SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)||December 1, 2003|
|PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
|incorporation or organization)|
|701 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri||63101|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
|Registrants telephone number, including area code||(314) 342-3400|
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
|EX-99.1 Press Release|
Item 5. Other Events and Regulation FD Disclosure.
On November 30, 2003, Peabody Energy Corporation issued a press release announcing that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with RAG Coal International AG to purchase two high-quality metallurgical coal operations in Queensland, Australia, and more than 100 million metric tonnes of coal reserves. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits.
See the Exhibit Index at page 4 of this report.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION|
|Date: December 1, 2003||
/s/ RICHARD A. NAVARRE
Richard A. Navarre
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
The exhibits below are numbered in accordance with the Exhibit Table of Item 601 of Regulation S-K.
|No.||Description of Exhibit|
|99.1||Press release of Peabody Energy Corporation dated November 30, 2003.|