SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Cline Christopher

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O CLINE RESOURCE AND DEVELOPMENT COMP
3801 PGA BOULEVARD, SUITE 903

(Street)
PALM BEACH GARDENS FL 33410

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NATURAL RESOURCE PARTNERS LP [ NRP ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) X Other (specify below)
Controls entity with director
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
01/23/2013
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Units 01/23/2013 P (1) 756,914 (1) A $19.8173 (1) 756,914 (1) (3) I (1) See Footnote (3)
Common Units 4,902,410 (2) (3) D (2)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. On January 23, 2013, Cutlass Collieries LLC ("Cutlass") purchased 756,914 ("Purchased Units") common units ("Common Units") of Natural Resource Partners L.P. (the "Company") directly from the Company for an aggregate purchase price of $15,000,000. Accordingly, Cutlass is the record holder of the Purchased Units. Insight Resource, LLC is the managing member of Cutlass. Cline Resource and Development Company is the managing member of Insight Resource, LLC and Christopher Cline is the sole shareholder and sole director of Cline Resource and Development Company. Accordingly, each of Christopher Cline, Cline Resource and Development Company, Insight Resource, LLC, and Cutlass are deemed to share voting and dispositive control over the Common Units held of record by Cutlass.
2. Christopher Cline is the owner of record of 4,902,410 Common Units.
3. Christopher Cline is the direct and indirect beneficial owner of 5,659,324 Common Units in the aggregate, which amount consists of the indirect beneficial ownership of the Purchased Units referenced in footnote (1) above, as well as the direct beneficial ownership of the 4,902,410 Common Units of the Company owned of record by Christopher Cline referenced in footnote (2) above.
Remarks:
Adena Minerals, LLC ("Adena"), a company controlled by Christopher Cline, is entitled to nominate two directors to the board of GP Natural Resource Partners LLC, the general partner of NRP (GP) LP, which is the general partner of the Company.
/s/ Christopher Cline, Authorized Representative 01/24/2013
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