Massey CEO set to address investor conference

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Massey Energy Co.’s chief executive will address investors amid swirling rumors that the troubled Virginia-based coal company is a takeover target.

Don Blankenship is scheduled to speak Wednesday at the Dahlman Rose Global Metals, Mining & Materials Conference in New York. Massey says the speech will be broadcast over the Internet.

Massey has reported mounting losses since a deadly April explosion in West Virginia. It’s now widely considered a takeover target for rivals such as Alpha Natural Resources and steel industry giant ArcelorMittal SA.

The April 5 blast at Massey’s Upper Big Branch mine killed 29 miners and is the subject of criminal and civil investigations.

Massey operates dozens of mines in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.



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