BRIEF-Alliance Resource updates production status of Pontiki mine

Oct 2 (Reuters) - Alliance Resource Partners LP :

* L.P. updates production status of pontiki mine in central appalachia; complex

remains idled

* Evaluating potential impact to Q3 results including a charge to reflect an

impairment of $34 million of assets

* Currently anticipates the impact to future distributable cash flow will be

negligible

* Developing contingency plans to indefinitely suspend operations at mine and

in such event deploy equipment

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