SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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*
Drexler John T.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
ONE CITY PLACE
SUITE 300

(Street)
ST. LOUIS MO 63141

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
05/01/2008
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
ARCH COAL INC [ ACI ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Sr. V.P. and CFO
5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 951 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) (1) 02/29/2012 Common Stock 2,074 9.08 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) (2) 04/25/2012 Common Stock 2,074 11.3 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) (3) 07/22/2014 Common Stock 5,400 16.1 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) (4) 02/22/2017 Common Stock 8,700 32.99 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) (5) 02/21/2018 Common Stock 4,650 52.69 D
Employee Stock Options (right to buy) (6) 04/24/2018 Common Stock 34,400 56.84 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The reporting person received 10,700 stock options on February 28, 2002. As of the date of this report, the reporting person has 2,074 stock options remaining which vested on February 28, 2006.
2. The reporting person received 10,700 stock options on April 25, 2002. As of the date of this report, the reporting person has 2,074 stock options remaining which vested on April 25, 2006.
3. The reporting person received 6,000 stock options on July 22, 2004. As of the date of this report, the reporting person has 5,400 stock options remaining. The stock options vested as follows: 2,000 stock options vested on July 22, 2005; 2,000 stock options vested on July 22, 2006; and 2,000 stock options vested on July 22, 2007.
4. The reporting person received 8,700 stock options on February 22, 2007. The stock options vest as follows: 2,900 stock options vested on February 22, 2008; 2,900 stock options vest on February 22, 2009; and 2,900 stock options vest on February 22, 2010.
5. The reporting person received 4,650 stock options on February 21, 2008. The stock options vest as follows: 1,550 stock options vest on February 21, 2009; 1,550 stock options vest on February 21, 2010; and 1,550 stock options vest on February 21, 2011.
6. The reporting person received 34,400 non-qualified stock options on April 24, 2008. The stock options vest as follows: 11,467 stock options vest on April 24, 2009; 11,467 stock options vest on April 24, 2010; and 11,466 stock options vest on April 24, 2011.
Remarks:
/s/ Gregory A. Billhartz, Attorney-in-Fact 05/07/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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