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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)











Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): December 20, 2017




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)








(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


211 North Broadway

Suite 2600

Saint Louis, MO





(Address of Principal Executive Offices)




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Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (314) 932-6160


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Item 2.06

Material Impairments


On December 20, 2017, the Board of Directors of Foresight Energy GP LLC, the general partner of Foresight Energy LP (the “Partnership”), approved the submission of a re-entry plan to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for the Deer Run Mine at the Partnership’s Hillsboro Energy complex.  The re-entry submission contains a plan for the permanent sealing of the current longwall district of the Deer Run Mine immediately upon MSHA’s approval.  At this time, the Partnership is uncertain as to when production will resume at its Deer Run Mine.


In connection with the proposed re-entry plan, certain longwall equipment and other related assets will be permanently sealed within or may not be recovered from the Deer Run Mine.  As such, the Partnership expects to record an aggregate impairment charge between $42 million and $67 million in the fourth quarter of 2017.  The impairment charge represents the estimated net book value of the certain longwall equipment and other related assets as of December 2017.  The Partnership expects the permanent sealing of the current longwall district to result in future cash expenditures between $0.8 million and $1.5 million.


Forward-Looking Statements


This Form 8-K contains, and oral statements made from time to time by our representatives may contain, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  These statements include, without limitation statements regarding the operations at our Deer Run Mine and other statements that contain words such aspossible, intend, will, if and expect” and actual results can be impacted by numerous factors, including operation risks relating to the securities markets, the impact of adverse market conditions affecting business of the Partnership, adverse changes in laws including with respect to tax and regulatory matters and other risks.  There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ from those expected by management of the Partnership.  Known material factors that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements are described in Part I, Item 1A.  Risk Factors of the Partnerships Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 12017.  The Partnership undertakes no obligation to update or revise such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or which the Partnership becomes aware of, after the date hereof.





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, thereunto duly authorized.



Foresight Energy LP





Foresight Energy GP LLC,



its general partner





/s/ Robert D. Moore



Robert D. Moore



President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer



Date: December 22, 2017




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