SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Rice Energy Inc. [ RICE ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
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 Stock, par value $0.01 per share 08/19/2014 S 3,114,825 D $26.2763 6,408,985(2)(3) I(4) See Explanation of Responses(1)(2)(3)
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. For purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), the Reporting Person may be deemed to be a director by deputization by virtue of the right of the Reporting Person to designate a member of the Issuer's board of directors pursuant to the Stockholders' Agreement between the Issuer, Rice Energy Holdings LLC, Rice Energy Family Holdings, LP, NGP Rice Holdings LLC and the Reporting Person (the "Stockholders' Agreement").
2. On January 29, 2014, the Reporting Person entered into the Stockholders' Agreement, pursuant to which, each of the parties thereto agreed, among other things, to cause the shares of Common Stock and any equity securities of the Issuer held by such party to be voted for the individuals properly designated by the parties to the Stockholders' Agreement for election to the Issuer's board of directors. As a result, the parties thereto may be deemed to be members of a group holding over 10% of the outstanding Common Stock of the Issuer for the purposes of Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act (the "Group").
3. The Reporting Person disclaims beneficial ownership of the shares of Common Stock held by the members of the Group, except to the extent of such Reporting Person's pecuniary interest therein, and this statement shall not be construed as an admission that such Reporting Person is the beneficial owner of any such shares for purposes of Section 16 of the Exchange Act or for any other purpose.
4. Foundation PA Coal Company, LLC ("Foundation") directly holds 6,408,985 shares of Common Stock. Foundation is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., and as such, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. is deemed to be the beneficial owner of these securities.
/s/ William L. Phillips III, Assistant Secretary, on behalf of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. 08/21/2014
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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