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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Reports Increases to 2007 Third Quarter Coal Sales Volumes, Revenues, Net Income and EBITDA; Posts Record Nine Month Financial and Operating Results; and Declares Quarterly Distribution of $0.56 Per Unit

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2007--Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP) today reported increases to coal sales volumes, revenues, net income and EBITDA for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 (the "2007 Quarter") compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2006 (the "2006 Quarter"). ARLP's financial and operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 (the "2007 Period") reflect records for tons produced, tons sold, revenues, net income and EBITDA.

ARLP also announced that the Board of Directors of its managing general partner (the "Board") declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.56 per unit for the 2007 Quarter (an annualized rate of $2.24 per unit), payable on November 14, 2007 to all unitholders of record as of November 7, 2007. The 2007 Quarter distribution represents a 12.0% increase over the cash distribution of $0.50 per unit for the 2006 Quarter. Increases to ARLP's quarterly cash distribution to unitholders are generally considered by the Board at its January and July meetings.

"Buoyed by strong performance in the third quarter, ARLP again delivered record operating and financial results through the first nine months of 2007," said Joseph W. Craft III, President and Chief Executive Officer. "These strong results are particularly gratifying as we continue to manage the operating and financial impacts of recent changes in the interpretation and enforcement of federal and state regulatory safety standards. Looking forward, we continue to see improving coal market conditions and significant opportunities to execute on our organic growth strategies."

Consolidated Financial Results

Net income for the 2007 Quarter increased to $38.7 million, or $0.83 of adjusted net income per diluted limited partner unit, compared to net income for the 2006 Quarter of $38.6 million, or $0.88 of adjusted net income per diluted limited partner unit. EBITDA rose to $63.7 million in the 2007 Quarter, an increase of 9.2% compared to 2006 Quarter EBITDA of $58.4 million. (ARLP's use of adjusted net income per limited partner unit is consistent with the methodology generally used by securities analysts and consensus estimates. For definitions of adjusted net income per limited partner unit and EBITDA and related reconciliations to GAAP, please see the end of this release.)

Revenues for the 2007 Quarter increased 6.5% to $260.5 million, compared to $244.7 million for the 2006 Quarter. Increased revenues were primarily due to higher average coal sales prices which rose $1.79 to a record $38.91 per ton sold. In addition, synfuel-related operating revenues rose $3.6 million to $6.8 million, primarily due to increased synfuel-related activities in the 2007 Quarter compared to the 2006 Quarter.

Operating expenses in the 2007 Quarter increased to $176.9 million, compared to $162.2 million in the 2006 Quarter. Operating expenses at the Mettiki mining complex increased $11.6 million in the 2007 Quarter, primarily due to the anticipated higher cost structure of mining in West Virginia compared to Maryland. ARLP completed the transition of longwall operations to the Mountain View mine from the depleted Mettiki mine in the fourth quarter of 2006. Higher operating expenses of $3.7 million at the Elk Creek mine were due to the mine operating at an increased production capacity in the 2007 Quarter compared to development activity during the 2006 Quarter. Increased labor related expenses, materials and supply costs, sales related expenses, and costs attributable to recently enacted mine safety regulations also contributed to higher operating expenses in the 2007 Quarter. These increases to operating expenses were partially offset by net gains of $2.8 million realized from sales of surplus equipment in the 2007 Quarter.

Financial results for the 2007 Quarter benefited from lower outside purchases, which decreased $2.3 million compared to the 2006 Quarter, and were negatively impacted by higher depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, which rose $4.5 million compared to the 2006 Quarter.

ARLP reported net income of $130.5 million for the 2007 Period, an increase of 2.4% compared to net income of $127.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 (the "2006 Period"). Revenues for the 2007 Period rose 10.9% to a record $780.9 million and coal sales volumes increased 4.8% to a record 18.7 million tons, as compared to $704.4 million and 17.8 million tons for the 2006 Period, respectively. The 2007 Period revenues also benefited from record average coal sales prices per ton of $38.72, an increase of 5.9% compared to the 2006 Period. EBITDA for the 2007 Period climbed 9.9% to a record $202.4 million, compared to EBITDA of $184.1 million for the 2006 Period. Total coal production increased during the 2007 Period to a record 18.3 million tons, compared to 18.2 million tons of coal produced during the 2006 Period. (For a definition of EBITDA and reconciliation to GAAP, please see the end of this release.)

Financial results for the 2007 Period benefited from the net gain and reduced operating expenses attributable to the final settlement on insurance claims associated with the Excel No. 3 mine fire. (See ARLP Press Release dated July 30, 2007.) ARLP's year-to-date financial results were negatively impacted by higher operating expenses and outside purchases and increased depreciation, depletion and amortization, as discussed above.

Regional Results and Analysis

                 Illinois      Central       Northern
                   Basin       Appalachia    Appalachia    Total (4)
               ------------- ------------- ------------- -------------
               2007   2006   2007   2006   2007   2006   2007   2006
                 Qtr    Qtr    Qtr    Qtr    Qtr    Qtr    Qtr    Qtr
               ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------

Tons sold
 (millions)     4.520  4.409  0.850  0.793  0.860  0.942  6.230  6.164
Coal sales
 price per ton
 (1)           $34.09 $34.24 $57.92 $53.42 $45.46 $30.78 $38.91 $37.12
Segment
 Adjusted
 EBITDA
 Expense per
 ton (2)       $24.10 $24.10 $47.10 $44.45 $34.89 $21.32 $28.97 $27.26
Segment
 Adjusted
 EBITDA
 (millions)
 (3)           $ 51.8 $ 47.9 $  9.2 $  7.1 $ 10.2 $  9.4 $ 70.9 $ 65.8

(1) Sales price per ton is defined as total coal sales divided by total tons sold.

(2) Segment Adjusted EBITDA Expense per ton represents the sum of operating expenses, outside purchases and other income divided by total tons sold.

(3) For a definition of Segment Adjusted EBITDA and reconciliation to GAAP, please see the end of this release.

(4) Total includes other and corporate.

Primarily as a result of higher Illinois Basin and Central Appalachian sales tons, ARLP sold 6.2 million tons of coal in the 2007 Quarter, an increase of approximately 66,000 tons compared to the 2006 Quarter. Higher coal sales volumes in the Illinois Basin were primarily due to increased production at the Elk Creek mine. In addition, production increased at the Pattiki mine as that operation experienced more favorable mining and geologic conditions during the 2007 Quarter. These increases to Illinois Basin coal sales volumes were partially offset by reduced production at the Dotiki mine due to adverse geologic conditions encountered during the 2007 Quarter. Coal sales volumes in the Central Appalachian region increased 7.2% during the 2007 Quarter primarily as a result of improved mining conditions at the MC Mining mine. Lower coal sales volumes in the Northern Appalachian region during the 2007 Quarter reflect the impact of accelerated production levels from the Mettiki mine during the 2006 quarter in preparation for the transition of longwall operations to the Mountain View mine during the fourth quarter of 2006.

Total average coal sales price per ton for the 2007 Quarter increased 4.8% over the 2006 Quarter to a record $38.91 per ton sold. Improved contract pricing in the Central Appalachian region resulted in an 8.4% increase in average coal sales price per ton during the 2007 Quarter, compared to the 2006 Quarter. Average coal sales prices in the Northern Appalachian region increased 47.7% per ton as a result of new coal sales contracts, which reflect the impact of anticipated higher operating costs at the Mountain View mining operation.

Total Segment Adjusted EBITDA Expense per ton increased 6.3% during the 2007 Quarter to $28.97 per ton sold, compared to the 2006 Quarter. ARLP's operating regions continued to experience reduced productivity and higher operating expenses associated with new mine safety standards, which resulted in increased Segment Adjusted EBITDA Expense per ton in the 2007 Quarter. Increased Segment Adjusted EBITDA Expense per ton in the Northern Appalachian region also reflects the previously discussed increased operating costs at the Mountain View mine, primarily due to higher transportation cost, West Virginia severance taxes and the loss of certain Maryland state tax benefits. (For a definition of Segment Adjusted EBITDA and reconciliation to GAAP, please see the end of this release.)

Outlook

Commenting on ARLP's outlook, Mr. Craft said, "Coal prices in the eastern U.S. are increasing primarily in response to supply reductions and increased international demand. In addition, as scheduled scrubber installations continue, utilities are increasingly willing to commit for scrubber quality coal. We recently agreed in principal with three new customers for shipments of Illinois Basin coal to begin in 2008. To meet this increased demand in the near term, ARLP will invest approximately $10.5 million over the next four to six months to add one million tons of annual incremental production capacity to our western Kentucky operations."

Mr. Craft added, "To meet the anticipated increase in future demand for scrubber quality coal, we are also actively investing in our previously announced organic growth projects and are hopeful that the coal sales commitments required to execute on our strategy can be obtained timely."

Reflecting results for the 2007 Period and based on its current outlook for the remainder of the year, ARLP is expecting 2007 coal sales between 24.7 to 25.1 million tons. ARLP has also concluded negotiations for sales of approximately 23.8 million tons, 17.4 million tons and 15.5 million tons in 2008, 2009 and 2010, respectively, of which approximately 2.0 million tons, 8.2 million tons and 9.7 million tons currently remain open to market pricing in 2008, 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Based on current estimates, ARLP is tightening its 2007 guidance ranges for revenues, excluding transportation revenues, $985.0 to $1,000.0 million; EBITDA, $255.0 to $265.0 million; and net income, $155.0 to $165.0 million. Guidance ranges for 2007 net income include an estimated benefit of approximately $25.0 to $27.0 million from ARLP's various coal synfuel-related agreements. Net income from ARLP's various coal synfuel-related agreements was approximately $8.0 million and $24.9 million in the 2007 Quarter and 2007 Period, respectively. Realization of future synfuel related benefits could be reduced if non-conventional synfuel tax credits become unavailable to the owners of the coal synfuel facilities due to a rise in the price of crude oil or otherwise. The non-conventional synfuel tax credit is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2007.

Capital expenditures in the 2007 Quarter totaled $25.8 million. Based on results for the 2007 Period and current estimates for the remainder of the year, ARLP is currently anticipating total 2007 capital expenditures in a range of $170.0 to $180.0 million.

A conference call regarding ARLP's 2007 Quarter financial results is scheduled for today at 10 a.m. Eastern. To participate, dial 866-825-3308 and provide pass code 11584750. International callers should dial 617-213-8062. Investors may also listen to the call via the "investor information" section of ARLP's website at http://www.arlp.com."

About Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

ARLP is a diversified producer and marketer of steam coal to major United States utilities and industrial users. ARLP, the nation's only publicly traded master limited partnership involved in the production and marketing of coal, is currently the fourth largest coal producer in the eastern United States with operations in all major eastern coalfields. ARLP currently operates eight underground mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia.

News, unit prices and additional information about ARLP, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are available at http://www.arlp.com. For more information, contact the investor relations department of ARLP at 918-295-7674 or via e-mail at investorrelations@arlp.com.

The statements and projections used throughout this release are based on current expectations. These statements and projections are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially. These projections do not include the potential impact of any mergers, acquisitions or other business combinations that may occur after the date of this release. At the end of this release, we have included more information regarding business risks that could affect our results.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: With the exception of historical matters, any matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from projected results. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to, the following: increased competition in coal markets and our ability to respond to the competition; fluctuation in coal prices, which could adversely affect our operating results and cash flows; risks associated with the expansion of our operations and properties; deregulation of the electric utility industry or the effects of any adverse change in the domestic coal industry, electric utility industry, or general economic conditions; dependence on significant customer contracts, including renewing customer contracts upon expiration of existing contracts; customer bankruptcies and/or cancellations or breaches of existing contracts; customer delays or defaults in making payments; fluctuations in coal demand, prices and availability due to labor and transportation costs and disruptions, equipment availability, governmental regulations and other factors; our productivity levels and margins that we earn on our coal sales; greater than expected increases in raw material costs; greater than expected shortage of skilled labor; any unanticipated increases in labor costs, adverse changes in work rules, or unexpected cash payments associated with asset retirement obligations and workers' compensation claims; any unanticipated increases in transportation costs and risk of transportation delays or interruptions; greater than expected environmental regulation, costs and liabilities; a variety of operational, geologic, permitting, labor and weather-related factors; risk associated with major mine-related accidents, such as mine fires or other interruptions; results of litigation, including claims not yet asserted; difficulty maintaining our surety bonds for asset retirement obligations as well as workers' compensation and black lung benefits; coal market's share of electricity generation; prices of fuel that compete with or impact coal usage, such as oil or natural gas; legislation, regulatory and court decisions; the impact from provisions of The Energy Policy Act of 2005; replacement of coal reserves; a loss or reduction of the direct or indirect benefit from certain state and federal tax credits, including non-conventional source fuel tax credits; difficulty obtaining commercial property insurance, and risks associated with our increased participation (excluding any applicable deductible) in the commercial insurance property program.

Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in ARLP's public periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including ARLP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, filed on March 1, 2007 with the SEC. Except as required by applicable securities laws, ARLP does not intend to update its forward-looking statements.

          ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND OPERATING DATA
            (In thousands, except unit and per unit data)
                             (Unaudited)

                      Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended
                         September 30,             September 30,
                   ------------------------- -------------------------
                       2007         2006         2007         2006
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

Tons sold                6,230        6,164       18,687       17,836
Tons produced            6,083        6,114       18,278       18,164

SALES AND OPERATING
 REVENUES:
  Coal sales       $   242,412  $   228,802  $   723,646  $   652,527
  Transportation
   revenues              9,138       10,966       28,423       29,956
  Other sales and
   operating
   revenues              8,976        4,972       28,837       21,881
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
       Total
        revenues       260,526      244,740      780,906      704,364
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

EXPENSES:
  Operating
   expenses            176,857      162,209      521,814      455,096
  Transportation
   expenses              9,138       10,966       28,423       29,956
  Outside purchases      3,737        6,020       17,610       14,251
  General and
   administrative        7,175        7,391       23,370       21,640
  Depreciation,
   depletion and
   amortization         21,804       17,273       63,022       48,283
  Net gain from
   insurance
   settlement                -            -      (11,491)           -
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
       Total
        operating
        expenses       218,711      203,859      642,748      569,226
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

INCOME FROM
 OPERATIONS             41,815       40,881      138,158      135,138

  Interest expense      (3,037)      (2,870)      (8,697)      (9,458)
  Interest income          273          712        1,376        2,525
  Other income             121          216        1,189          684
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
INCOME BEFORE
 INCOME TAXES,
 CUMULATIVE EFFECT
 OF ACCOUNTING
 CHANGE AND
 MINORITY INTEREST      39,172       38,939      132,026      128,889
INCOME TAX EXPENSE         550          352        1,794        1,658
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
INCOME BEFORE
 CUMULATIVE EFFECT
 OF ACCOUNTING
 CHANGE AND
 MINORITY INTEREST      38,622       38,587      130,232      127,231
CUMULATIVE EFFECT
 OF ACCOUNTING
 CHANGE                      -            -            -          112
MINORITY INTEREST           63           53          230           96
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
NET INCOME         $    38,685  $    38,640  $   130,462  $   127,439
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

GENERAL PARTNERS'
 INTEREST IN NET
 INCOME            $     8,175  $     6,051  $    24,112  $    16,985
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

LIMITED PARTNERS'
 INTEREST IN NET
 INCOME            $    30,510  $    32,589  $   106,350  $   110,454
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

BASIC NET INCOME
 PER LIMITED
 PARTNER UNIT      $      0.70  $      0.70  $      2.30  $      2.26
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

DILUTED NET INCOME
 PER LIMITED
 PARTNER UNIT      $      0.70  $      0.69  $      2.28  $      2.24
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

DISTRIBUTIONS PAID
 PER COMMON UNIT   $      0.56  $      0.50  $      1.64  $      1.42
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

WEIGHTED AVERAGE
 NUMBER OF UNITS
OUTSTANDING-BASIC   36,550,659   36,426,306   36,547,305   36,426,306
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

WEIGHTED AVERAGE
 NUMBER OF UNITS
OUTSTANDING-DILUTED 36,801,186   36,824,613   36,790,999   36,795,976
                   ============ ============ ============ ============
          ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                   (In thousands, except unit data)
                             (Unaudited)

ASSETS                                            September December
                                                     30,       31,
                                                    2007      2006
                                                  --------------------
CURRENT ASSETS:
  Cash and cash equivalents                       $  19,105 $  36,789
  Trade receivables, net                             89,300    96,558
  Other receivables                                   2,256     3,378
  Due from affiliates                                   123        25
  Marketable securities                                   -       260
  Inventories                                        24,998    20,224
  Advance royalties                                   3,316     4,629
  Prepaid expenses and other assets                   1,012     8,225
                                                  --------------------
       Total current assets                         140,110   170,088

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT:
  Property, plant and equipment, at cost            922,159   819,991
  Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and
   amortization                                    (406,954) (383,284)
                                                  --------------------
       Total property, plant and equipment, net     515,205   436,707

OTHER ASSETS:
  Advance royalties                                  27,308    22,135
  Other long-term assets                             14,695     6,032
                                                  --------------------
       Total other assets                            42,003    28,167
                                                  --------------------
TOTAL ASSETS                                      $ 697,318 $ 634,962
                                                  ====================

LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
  Accounts payable                                $  54,730 $  57,879
  Due to affiliates                                   1,064     1,414
  Accrued taxes other than income taxes              12,955    14,618
  Accrued payroll and related expenses               17,405    14,698
  Accrued interest                                    1,162     4,264
  Workers' compensation and pneumoconiosis
   benefits                                           7,715     7,704
  Current capital lease obligation                      375       339
  Other current liabilities                           9,774    13,786
  Current maturities, long-term debt                 18,000    18,000
                                                  --------------------
       Total current liabilities                    123,180   132,702

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:
  Long-term debt, excluding current maturities      135,000   126,000
  Pneumoconiosis benefits                            28,691    26,315
  Accrued pension benefit                             4,053     6,191
  Workers' compensation                              51,752    38,488
  Asset retirement obligations                       49,110    47,825
  Due to affiliates                                   1,135       994
  Long-term capital lease obligation                  1,232     1,512
  Minority interest                                     609       839
  Other liabilities                                   6,141     5,616
                                                  --------------------
       Total long-term liabilities                  277,723   253,780
                                                  --------------------
       Total liabilities                            400,903   386,482
                                                  --------------------

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

PARTNERS' CAPITAL:
  Limited Partners - Common Unitholders 36,550,659
   and 36,419,847 units outstanding, respectively   594,992   549,005
  General Partners' deficit                        (291,815) (293,569)
  Accumulated other comprehensive income             (6,762)   (6,956)
                                                  --------------------
       Total Partners' Capital                      296,415   248,480
                                                  --------------------
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL           $ 697,318 $ 634,962
                                                  ====================
          ALLIANCE RESOURCE PARTNERS, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
           CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                            (In thousands)
                             (Unaudited)

                                                   Nine Months Ended
                                                     September 30,
                                                  --------------------
                                                     2007      2006
                                                  --------------------

CASH FLOWS PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES       $ 211,324 $ 184,450
                                                  --------------------

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
  Property, plant and equipment:
    Capital expenditures                            (95,017) (141,963)
    Changes in accounts payable and accrued
     liabilities                                     (9,297)   (1,198)
    Proceeds from sale of property, plant and
     equipment                                        5,859       599
  Proceeds from insurance settlement for
   replacement assets                                 2,511         -
  Purchase of marketable securities                       -   (19,188)
  Proceeds from marketable securities                   260    68,343
  Payment for acquisition of coal reserves and
   other assets                                     (53,309)        -
  Payment for acquisition of business                     -    (2,318)
  Advances on Gibson rail project                    (5,912)        -
                                                  --------------------
      Net cash used in investing activities        (154,905)  (95,725)
                                                  --------------------

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                               -
  Borrowings under revolving credit facilities      130,250         -
  Payments under revolving credit facilities       (103,250)        -
  Payments on capital lease obligation                 (244)        -
  Payment on long-term debt                         (18,000)  (18,000)
  Payment of debt issuance cost                        (194)     (690)
  Equity contribution received by Mid-America
   Carbonates, LLC                                        -     1,000
  Cash contribution by General Partners                  91         -
  Distributions paid to Partners                    (82,756)  (66,642)
                                                  --------------------
      Net cash used in financing activities         (74,103)  (84,332)
                                                  --------------------

NET CHANGE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS             (17,684)    4,393

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD     36,789    32,054

                                                  --------------------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD        $  19,105 $  36,447
                                                  ====================

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
  CASH PAID FOR:
    Interest                                      $  12,583 $  13,711
                                                  ====================
    Income taxes                                  $   2,175 $   1,900
                                                  ====================

  NON-CASH INVESTING ACTIVITY:
    Purchase of property, plant and equipment     $   2,843 $   8,166
                                                  ====================

Reconciliation of GAAP "Cash Flows Provided by Operating Activities" to Non-GAAP "EBITDA", Reconciliation of non-GAAP "EBITDA" to GAAP "Net Income" and Reconciliation of non-GAAP "EBITDA" to "Segment Adjusted EBITDA" (in thousands).

EBITDA is defined as net income before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, cumulative effect of accounting change and minority interest. EBITDA is used as a supplemental financial measure by our management and by external users of our financial statements such as investors, commercial banks, research analysts and others, to assess:

    --  the financial performance of our assets without regard to
        financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis;

    --  the ability of our assets to generate cash sufficient to pay
        interest costs and support our indebtedness;

    --  our operating performance and return on investment as compared
        to those of other companies in the coal energy sector, without
        regard to financing or capital structures; and

    --  the viability of acquisitions and capital expenditure projects
        and the overall rates of return on alternative investment
        opportunities.

EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income, income from operations, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. EBITDA is not intended to represent cash flow and does not represent the measure of cash available for distribution. Our method of computing EBITDA may not be the same method used to compute similar measures reported by other companies, or EBITDA may be computed differently by us in different contexts (i.e. public reporting versus computation under financing agreements).

Segment Adjusted EBITDA is defined as income before net interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, general and administrative expenses, and cumulative effect of accounting change and minority interest.

                                                               Year
                                                               Ended
                     Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended   December
                        September 30,       September 30,       31,
                     ------------------- ------------------- ---------
                                                               2007E
                       2007      2006      2007      2006    Midpoint
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------

Cash flows provided
 by operating
 activities          $ 69,952  $ 55,630  $211,324  $184,450  $270,000
Long-term incentive
 plan                    (785)   (1,170)   (2,171)   (3,092)   (3,100)
Asset retirement
 obligations             (614)     (538)   (1,832)   (1,563)   (2,400)
Coal inventory
 adjustment to market     927       482       (12)   (1,640)        -
Net gain (loss) on
 sale of property,
 plant and equipment    2,768        57     3,614       441     3,600
Gain from insurance
 recoveries for
 property damage            -         -     2,357         -     2,400
Gain from insurance
 settlement proceeds
 received in a prior
 period                     -         -     5,088         -     5,100
Other                     (46)      (79)     (139)     (491)     (300)
Net effect of working
 capital changes      (11,776)    1,478   (24,975)   (2,591)  (28,300)
Interest expense, net   2,764     2,158     7,321     6,933    10,600
Income taxes              550       352     1,794     1,658     2,400
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
EBITDA                 63,740    58,370   202,369   184,105   260,000
Depreciation,
 depletion and
 amortization         (21,804)  (17,273)  (63,022)  (48,283)  (87,200)
Interest expense, net  (2,764)   (2,158)   (7,321)   (6,933)  (10,600)
Income taxes             (550)     (352)   (1,794)   (1,658)   (2,400)
Cumulative effect of
 accounting change          -         -         -       112         -
Minority interest          63        53       230        96       200
                     --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
Net income           $ 38,685  $ 38,640  $130,462  $127,439  $160,000
                     ========= ========= ========= ========= =========
                                   Three Months Ended
                                     September 30,
                                ------------------------
                                   2007         2006
                                ----------- ------------

EBITDA                              $63,740      $58,370
General and administrative            7,175        7,391
                                ----------- ------------
Segment Adjusted EBITDA             $70,915      $65,761
                                =========== ============

Reconciliation of GAAP "Net Income per Limited Partner Unit" reflecting the impact of EITF 03-6 to non-GAAP "Adjusted Net Income per Limited Partner Unit"

Net income per limited partner unit as dictated by EITF 03-6 is theoretical and pro forma in nature and does not reflect the economic probabilities of whether earnings for an accounting period would or could be distributed to unitholders. The Partnership Agreement does not provide for the distribution of net income, rather, it provides for the distribution of available cash, which is a contractually defined term that generally means all cash on hand at the end of each quarter after establishment of sufficient cash reserves required to operate the ARLP in a prudent manner. Accordingly, the distributions we have paid historically and will pay in future periods are not impacted by net income per limited partner unit as dictated by EITF 03-6.

In addition to net income per limited partner unit as calculated in accordance with EITF 03-6, we also present "adjusted net income per limited partner unit," as reflected in the table below. "Adjusted net income per limited partner unit," is defined as net income after deducting the amount allocated to the general partners' interests, including the managing general partner's incentive distribution rights, divided by the weighted average number of outstanding limited partner units during the period. As part of this calculation, in accordance with the cash distribution requirements contained in the Partnership Agreement, net income is first allocated to the managing general partner based on the amount of incentive distributions attributable to the period. The remainder is then allocated between the limited partners and the general partners based on their respective percentage ownership in ARLP. Adjusted net income per limited partner unit is used as a supplemental financial measure by our management and by external users of our financial statements such as investors, commercial banks, research analysts and others, to assess:

    --  the actual operation of our Partnership Agreement with respect
        to the rights of the general and limited partners
        participation in distributions, and

    --  the financial performance of our assets without regard to
        financing methods or capital structure; and our operating
        performance and return on investment as compared to those of
        other companies in the coal energy sector, without regard to
        financing or capital structures.

Our method of computing adjusted net income per limited partner unit may not be the same method used to compute similar measures reported by other companies and may be computed differently by us in different contexts.

                                 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
                                   September 30,      September 30,
                                 ------------------ ------------------
                                    2007     2006     2007      2006
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Net Income per Limited Partner
 Unit:
  Basic                              $ 0.70   $0.70     $2.30   $ 2.26
  Diluted                            $ 0.70   $0.69     $2.28   $ 2.24
Dilutive impact of theoretical
 distribution of earnings
 pursuant to EITF 03-6:
  Basic                              $ 0.13   $0.19     $0.61   $ 0.77
  Diluted                            $ 0.13   $0.19     $0.61   $ 0.76
Adjusted Net Income per Limited
 Partner Unit:
  Basic                              $ 0.83   $0.89     $2.91   $ 3.03
  Diluted                            $ 0.83   $0.88     $2.89   $ 3.00

    CONTACT: Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.
             Brian L. Cantrell, 918-295-7673

    SOURCE: Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.