Compass Minerals Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Kevin S. Crutchfield will become the company’s president and chief executive officer and serve as a member of its Board of Directors effective May 7, 2019. Mr. Crutchfield joins Compass Minerals with more than 30 years of mining experience, most recently as CEO of Contura Energy, Inc., a publicly traded, leading coal producer.

“After a comprehensive search, our Board is delighted to welcome Kevin to Compass Minerals, and believes his proven track record as a CEO and his extensive mining experience will be critical both operationally and strategically as the company moves forward,” said Dick Grant, chairman of the Board and interim CEO. “We look forward to working with Kevin to create value for our shareholders.”

“I am grateful to the Board for entrusting me to lead a company with such a rich and storied history,” said Kevin S. Crutchfield. “I am excited to partner with our employees, customers and other key stakeholders to build on the strength of Compass Minerals to achieve future success.”

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