CONSOL Energy Announces the Nomination of Bernard Lanigan, Jr., Joseph P. Platt and Edwin S. Roberson for Election to its Board of Directors at its 2016 Annual Shareholders Meeting
Bernard Lanigan, Jr.,
Joseph P. Platt and
Edwin S. Roberson to its Board of Directors for election at its annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for
The company also announced today the election of
William N. Thorndike, Jr. as Chairman of the Board effective immediately upon the conclusion of the annual meeting.
J. Brett Harvey, current Chairman of the Board, has elected to retire and not stand for re-election at the annual meeting. The Board has appointed Mr. Harvey as Chairman Emeritus, in recognition of his many years of service to the company, as both Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Philip W. Baxter and
David C. Hardesty, Jr. have also elected to retire and not stand for re-election at the annual meeting.
"We are excited to announce the nomination of
Joe Platt and
Ed Roberson to our Board," said
Nicholas J. DeIuliis, Chief Executive Officer. "We reached out to our largest shareholders and asked them for names of qualified candidates for director and these gentlemen rose to the top of the list. We want to thank Brett, Phil and David for their many contributions to the company over the years, but with their retirements, we think we have found three candidates who will prove to be worthy successors. Bernie, Joe and Ed will bring considerable financial, strategic and public company board experience to join an already highly accomplished and experienced board."
Bernard Lanigan, Jr.
Mr. Lanigan founded and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Mr. Lanigan has leadership experience with large, complex and diverse organizations, a strong background in financial, valuation, accounting and tax matters, as well as significant experience in strategic planning and risk assessment.
Joseph P. Platt
Mr. Platt is the general partner at
At the time of the sale of J&H, Mr. Platt was an owner, director and executive vice president. Mr. Platt is on the board of directors of
Mr. Platt brings to the Board significant financial, compensation and risk management expertise.
Edwin S. Roberson
Mr. Roberson currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of
Mr. Roberson brings to the Board significant leadership skills and financial and strategy expertise.
The other candidates for election to the Board of Directors at the meeting are:
Nicholas J. DeIuliis,
Alvin R. Carpenter,
William E. Davis,
Maureen E. Lally-Green,
Gregory A. Lanham,
John T. Mills,
William P. Powell and
William N. Thorndike, Jr.
This press release is not a proxy statement or a solicitation of proxies from the holders of common stock of CONSOL Energy. A solicitation of proxies in connection with the annual meeting will be made only by
About CONSOL Energy
The company's premium coals are sold to electricity generators and steel makers, both domestically and internationally. CONSOL Energy is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 Equity Index. Additional information may be found at www.consolenergy.com.