SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
|Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)||October 14, 2004|
PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION
|(State or other jurisdiction of||(Commission File Number)||(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)|
|701 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (314) 342-3400
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On October 14, 2004, Peabody Energy Corporation (Peabody) issued a press release setting forth Peabodys third quarter 2004 earnings and providing guidance on Peabodys full year 2004 forecasted results. A copy of Peabodys press release is attached hereto as exhibit 99.1.
The information contained in this Current Report shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Press Release of Peabody Energy Corporation dated October 14, 2004.|
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 October 14, 2004||RICHARD A. NAVARRE|
|Richard A. Navarre
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer