Washington, D.C. 20549

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): September 9, 2019

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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340 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Bristol, Tennessee 37620
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(423) 573-0300
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Item 5.02.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 9, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Contura Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Emily S. Medine to serve as a director of the Company, effective September 10, 2019. Ms. Medine will serve as a member of the Board’s Safety, Health and Environmental Committee and as chair of its Compensation Committee from that date.

Since 1987, Ms. Medine has served in the coal practice for Energy Ventures Analysis, Inc. (“EVA”), where she currently serves as a principal. At EVA, Ms. Medine has advised U.S. and foreign coal consumers regarding, among other matters, coal markets, coal supply, fuel procurement strategies and sales and acquisitions of coal-related assets. Ms. Medine is also experienced in investment analysis, contract negotiations, procurement audits, and bankruptcy support. In addition, Ms. Medine has developed forecasts of U.S. and global solid fuel demand and prices for alternative coal types, coke and market segments. Prior to joining EVA, Ms. Medine held various sales and strategic analysis positions at CONSOL Energy, Inc. Ms. Medine received a bachelor of arts degree in geography, magna cum laude, from Clark University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a master of public administration degree from Princeton University.

Ms. Medine will participate in the Company’s non-employee director compensation program, which is described on pages 18 and 19 of the Company’s proxy statement for its 2019 annual meeting of stockholders, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 1, 2019. In addition, the Company will enter into its standard director and officer indemnification agreement with Ms. Medine.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Medine and any other persons pursuant to which she was named a director of the Company. Ms. Medine does not have any family relationship with any of the Company’s directors or executive officers or any persons nominated or chosen by the Company to be a director or executive officer, nor does she have any direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the press release announcing Ms. Medine’s appointment to the Board is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1
Press release of Contura Energy, Inc. dated September 11, 2019.


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.
Contura Energy, Inc.
Date: September 11, 2019
/s/ Mark M. Manno
Name: Mark M. Manno
Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative & Legal Officer and Secretary


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