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Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro Visits Peabody's Wambo Mine

Coal’s Essential Role

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional New South Wales (NSW) John Barilaro recently visited Peabody's Wambo Mine to experience one of NSW's most essential industries in person.

"My priority is to make sure New South Wales becomes a place of business, and we are open for business when it comes to mining," he said during the visit.

Barilaro, who toured the mine including underground operations and the preparation plant, recognized Peabody's efforts to recruit a diverse workforce. He noted 40 percent of Peabody's recently hired open-cut operators in Australia are women.

"Thank you to Peabody for having me here today, opening up the mine and allowing me to experience firsthand what is an important business in this region," Barilaro said.

Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company and a member of the Fortune 500, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products. Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.