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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Former International Coal Group Inc. President and CEO Ben Hatfield has taken a job with Patriot Coal Corp.

St. Louis-based Patriot Coal announced Wednesday that it has named Hatfield as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Patriot says the 54-year-old Hatfield will be based in Charleston.

Hatfield had served as ICG's chief executive for six years before Arch Coal bought the company in June.

Patriot says Hatfield's appointment is part of a reorganization of senior management.

Patriot operates coal mines in West Virginia and Kentucky.

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