Cloud Peak Energy Awards 2014-2015 Scholarships to Crow Tribe Students

Cloud Peak Energy and Crow Tribe of Indians

Gillette, Wyo. October 9, 2014 – Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD), one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the Crow Tribe of Indians recently awarded over $75,000 in scholarships to students from the Crow Tribe who are pursuing higher education. Cloud Peak Energy funds college and vocational scholarships annually as part of the Option to Lease Agreement and Exploration Agreement reached in 2013 between the Crow Tribe of Indians and Big Metal Coal Co. LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cloud Peak Energy Inc.

“On behalf of Cloud Peak Energy, I congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients who are demonstrating their dedication to higher education,” said Colin Marshall, Cloud Peak Energy’s President and CEO. “We as a company value education in our workplace and in our communities and are proud to support these Tribal members with their education as part of our agreements with the Crow Tribe.”

“The Crow people have always placed great emphasis on the value of education,” said Crow Tribal Chairman Darrin Old Coyote, “and these scholarships are an important part of our agreements with Cloud Peak for the Big Metal project. I want to thank Cloud Peak Energy for this valuable contribution to the future of our Crow youth.”

The scholarships will be paid over the course of two semesters. All recipients are members of the Crow Tribe and are currently attending higher education institutions.

Cloud Peak Energy and the Crow Tribe would like to congratulate the following scholarship recipients and wish them all the best of luck in their endeavors.

2014-2015 Cloud Peak Energy Scholarship Awardees:

Michael BuffaloSyracuse University
Bridget CastroUniversity of MT
Ralph Chavez, Jr.Little Big Horn College
Donya CostaMSU/Billings
Zahariah FighterSalish Kootenai College
Gusena GardnerLittle Big Horn College
Ronnea GramlingSalish Kootenai College
Rae HoweMSU/Bozeman
Devona LambertMSU/Billings
Alma McCormickMSU/Billings
JC Pretty PaintMSU/Bozeman
Bryon Real BirdLittle Big Horn College
Jolene Spotted BearLittle Big Horn College
Melton Spotted BearLittle Big Horn College
Abby Stewart Little Big Horn College
Tasha StewartLittle Big Horn College
Emery Three IronsMSU/Bozeman
George Two Moons, Jr.Little Big Horn College/MSU/Billings
Autumn WhitemanRocky Mountain College
Tara WhitemanLittle Big Horn College
Sunny WhitemanSalish Kootenai College
Tori YarlottLittle Big Horn College

About Cloud Peak Energy®

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE:CLD) is headquartered in Wyoming and is one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play Powder River Basin coal company. As one of the safest coal producers in the nation, Cloud Peak Energy mines low sulfur, subbituminous coal and provides logistics supply services. The company owns and operates three surface coal mines in the PRB, the lowest cost major coal producing region in the nation. The Antelope and Cordero Rojo mines are located in Wyoming, and the Spring Creek Mine is located in Montana. In 2013, Cloud Peak Energy shipped 86.0 million tons from its three mines to customers located throughout the U.S. and around the world. Cloud Peak Energy also owns rights to substantial undeveloped coal and complimentary surface assets in the Northern PRB, further building the company’s long-term position to serve Asian export and domestic customers. With approximately 1,700 total employees, the company is widely recognized for its exemplary performance in its safety and environmental programs. Cloud Peak Energy is a sustainable fuel supplier for approximately 4 percent of the nation’s electricity.

About the Crow Tribe of Indians

The Crow Tribe of Indians (Apsáalooke Nation) is a federally-recognized Indian tribe, whose 13,000 members occupy a 2.2 million acre Reservation in southeastern Montana. Under the Tribe’s 2001 Constitution, the Tribal Government consists of an Executive Branch, a Legislative Branch, and an independent Judicial Branch.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc.
Rick Curtsinger, 720-566-2948
Manager, Media Relations