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): September 12, 2018
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)
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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 12, 2018, Mr. Jan Packwood informed Westmoreland Coal Company (the “Company”) that he resigned from his position as director and chairman of the board of directors (the “Board”), effective immediately. Mr. Packwood’s departure was for personal reasons and not the result of any disagreement with the Company, its management, or any of its operations, policies or practices. In place of Mr. Packwood, the Board elected Mr. Robert C. Scharp to the position of chairman of the Board.
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: September 18, 2018
/s/ Jennifer S. Grafton
Jennifer S. Grafton
Chief Legal Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary