Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) owns directly and indirectly, 100% of the members� interest in Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC (MGP). MGP is a managing general partner of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP). The ARLP Partnership is a diversified producer and marketer of coal primarily to United States utilities and industrial users. The Company has four segments: Illinois Basin, Appalachia, White Oak, and Other and Corporate. The ARLP Partnership operates 10 underground mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and West Virginia, including the new Tunnel Ridge mine in West Virginia. The ARLP Partnership�s mining activities are conducted in three geographic regions: Illinois Basin, Central Appalachian and Northern Appalachian regions.