El Paso Corp. (ticker: EP, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
El Paso Announces New President of Coal Operations
HOUSTON, TEXAS, May 29, 2001—El Paso Merchant Energy, a
subsidiary of El Paso Corporation (NYSE:EPG), announced today that Kevin S.
Crutchfield will be the new president of Coastal Coal Company beginning June 1.
Based in Roanoke, Virginia, Crutchfield will be responsible for all coal
operations and will report to John B. Holmes, Jr., chief operating officer for
El Paso Merchant Energy.
Crutchfield has extensive executive-level experience in the natural gas and
coal industries, most recently serving as president of AMVEST Corporation and
president and chief executive officer of AMVEST Minerals Corporation. He
previously held the position of chairman, president and chief executive officer
for Cyprus Australia Coal Company, as well as other executive positions with
Pittston Coal Company.
Crutchfield obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining and Minerals
Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and he has
completed the University of Virginia's Colgate Darden School of Business
El Paso Corporation, the largest and most broadly based natural gas company
in the world, spans the energy value chain from wellhead to electron. With an
enterprise value in excess of $50 billion, El Paso is a leader in every phase of
the natural gas industry. The company owns and operates a significant portion of
the North American natural gas delivery grid, operates the fastest growing, most
sophisticated energy merchant group, and is the nation's third largest natural
gas producer. El Paso, a leader in risk management techniques, is focused on
maximizing shareholder value, transforming existing markets, and speeding the
development of new markets. Visit El Paso at www.elpaso.com.
This release includes forward-looking statements and
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Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The company has made every reasonable
effort to ensure that the information and assumptions on which these statements
and projections are based are current, reasonable, and complete. However, a
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