Warrior Met Coal Joins Russell® 2000 Index
30 June 2017
Warrior Met Coal, Inc., the leading dedicated U.S. based producer and exporter of high quality metallurgical (“met”) coal for the global steel industry, today announced that it has joined the Russell 2000® Index of small- to mid-capitalization companies in the United States.
“Being added to the Russell 2000 less than three months after our successful IPO is a notable milestone for our company,” commented Walt Scheller, CEO of Warrior Met Coal. “Membership in the index should help increase Warrior’s exposure in the investment community and further establish our place as the premier and only ‘pure-play’ met coal producer in the U.S.”
Russell indexes are an important component of index funds and serve as benchmarks for investment managers and institutional investors pursuing both passive and active investment strategies.
About Warrior Met Coal
Warrior is a large scale, low-cost U.S. based producer and exporter of premium hard coking coal (“HCC”), operating highly efficient longwall operations in its underground mines located in Alabama. The HCC that Warrior produces from the Blue Creek coal seam contains very low sulfur and has strong coking properties and is of a similar quality to coal referred to as the benchmark HCC produced in Australia. The premium nature of Warrior’s HCC makes it ideally suited as a base feed coal for steel makers and results in price realizations near the HCC benchmark. Warrior sells all of its met coal production to steel producers in Europe, South America and Asia. For more information about Warrior Met Coal, please visit www.warriormetcoal.com.
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Warrior Met Coal
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