SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): August 29, 2014
WESTMORELAND COAL COMPANY
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
9540 South Maroon Circle,
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (855) 922-6463
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Form 8-K, the information disclosed in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall be not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information and Exhibit be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
On August 29, 2014, Westmoreland Coal Company (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Company commenced an offer to exchange up to $425 million aggregate principal amount of its 10.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2018, which have been registered under the Securities Act, for an equal aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 10.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2018, which were issued on April 28, 2014 in a private placement. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Press Release dated August 29, 2014
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.
WESTMORELAND COAL COMPANY
Date: August 29, 2014
/s/ Jennifer S. Grafton
Jennifer S. Grafton
General Counsel and Secretary
Press release dated August 29, 2014