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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Increases Second Quarter 2018 Unitholder Distribution to $0.52 Per Unit

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP) today announced that the
Board of Directors of ARLP's general partner approved an increased cash
distribution to its unitholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 (the
"2018 Quarter").

ARLP unitholders will receive a cash distribution for the 2018 Quarter
of $0.52 per unit (an annualized rate of $2.08 per unit), payable on
August 14, 2018 to all unitholders of record as of the close of trading
on August 7, 2018. The announced distribution represents a 4.0% increase
over the cash distribution declared of $0.50 for the quarter ended June
30, 2017 and a 1.0% increase over the cash distribution declared of
$0.515 for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

As previously announced, ARLP will report financial results for the 2018
Quarter before the market opens on Monday, July 30, 2018 and Alliance
management will discuss these results during a conference call beginning
at 10:00 a.m. Eastern that same day.

As a reminder to former common unitholders of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
("AHGP"), ARLP and AHGP recently completed the Simplification
Transactions pursuant to which AHGP became a wholly owned subsidiary of
ARLP and all of the ARLP common units held by AHGP and its subsidiaries
were distributed to the unitholders of AHGP in exchange for their AHGP
common units. (Please see press release dated May 31, 2018.) As a result
of the closing of the Simplification Transactions, AHGP ceased to be a
publicly traded company and no further distributions or public
announcements with respect to AHGP are expected to be made in the future.

To participate in the conference call, dial (877) 506-1589 and request
to be connected to the Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. earnings
conference call. Canadian callers should dial (855) 669-9657 and all
other International callers should dial (412) 317-5240 and request to be
connected to the same call. Investors may also listen to the call via
the "investor information" section of ARLP's website at http://www.arlp.com.

An audio replay of the conference call will be available for
approximately one week. To access the audio replay, dial US Toll Free
(877) 344-7529; International Toll (412) 317-0088; Canada Toll Free
(855) 669-9658 and request to be connected to replay access code
10121817.

This announcement is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury
Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b), with 100% of the partnership's
distributions to foreign investors attributable to gross income, gain or
loss that is effectively connected with a United States trade or
business. Accordingly, ARLP's distributions to foreign investors are
subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable tax
rate.

About Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

ARLP is a diversified producer and marketer of coal to major United
States and international utilities and industrial users. ARLP, the
nation's first publicly traded master limited partnership involved in
the production and marketing of coal, is currently the second largest
coal producer in the eastern United States with mining operations in the
Illinois Basin and Appalachian coal producing regions.

ARLP currently operates eight mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia as well as a coal loading terminal
on the Ohio River at Mount Vernon, Indiana. ARLP also generates income
from a variety of other sources, including investments in oil and gas
mineral interests and gas compression services.

News, unit prices and additional information about ARLP, including
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are available at http://www.arlp.com.
For more information, contact the investor relations department of ARLP
at (918) 295-7674 or via e-mail at investorrelations@arlp.com.

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