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Natural Resource Partners L.P. Corrects Typographical Errors in January Release

02/15/2008
HOUSTON, Feb 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE: NRP) today announced that there were two typographical errors contained in the guidance table attached to the January 16 press release. General and administrative expenses should have shown a range of $20.0 million to $22.0 million and other expenses should have shown a range of $1.0 million to $1.5 million. While the detail numbers were incorrect, total expenses and all other items in the release were correct. The following table corrects these errors and restates NRP's complete guidance for 2008.

Natural Resource Partners L.P. is headquartered in Houston, TX, with its operations headquarters in Huntington, WV. NRP is a master limited partnership that is principally engaged in the business of owning and managing coal properties, and coal handling and transportation infrastructure in the three major coal producing regions of the United States: Appalachia, the Illinois Basin and the Powder River Basin. In addition, the partnership also manages aggregate reserves, oil and gas properties and timber assets across the United States.

For additional information, please contact Kathy H. Roberts at 713-751-7555 or kroberts@nrplp.com. Further information about NRP is available on the partnership's website at http://www.nrplp.com.

This press release may include "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such statements include the anticipated coal royalty revenues, coal production, operating expenses, net income and other items listed on the following table. All statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the partnership expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the partnership based on its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the partnership. These risks include, but are not limited to, decreases in demand for coal; changes in operating conditions and costs; production cuts by our lessees; commodity prices; unanticipated geologic problems; changes in the legislative or regulatory environment and other factors detailed in Natural Resource Partners' Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Natural Resource Partners L.P. has no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

                        Natural Resource Partners L.P.
                                   Guidance
            (dollars and tons in millions except per unit amounts)

                                                            Full Year 2008
                                                               (Range)
    Revenues
      Coal royalty revenues                              $  186.5 -  $ 207.0
      Aggregate revenues                                      7.0 -      9.0
      Override royalties                                     10.0 -     13.0
      Oil and gas royalties                                   4.5 -      5.5
      Coal processing fees                                    7.0 -      9.0
      Coal transportation fees                               14.0 -     18.0
       Property taxes                                         9.0 -     10.0
      Other revenues (1)                                      4.0 -      5.0
          Total Revenues                                 $  242.0 -  $ 276.5

    Expenses
      Depreciation, depletion, and amortization          $   70.0 -  $  75.0
      General and administrative                             20.0 -     22.0
      Property, franchise and other taxes                    12.0 -     13.5
      Coal transportation expenses                            1.3 -      1.5
      Coal royalty and override payments                      1.0 -      1.5
         Total operating expenses                           104.3 -    113.5

      Interest expense (net)                             $   22.0 -  $  25.0

    Net income                                           $  120.0 -  $ 132.0

    Net income per unit                                  $   1.40 -  $  1.55

    Principal payments                                   $   23.2 -  $  23.2

    Distributable cash flow (2)                          $  167.0 -  $ 184.0


    (1)  Other revenues consist of minimums recognized as revenue, wheelage,
         rentals and timber.
    (2)  Distributable cash flow represents net income plus depletion and
         amortization minus principal payments.  Distributable cash flow is a
         "non-GAAP financial measure" that is presented because management
         believes it is a useful adjunct to net cash provided by operating
         activities under GAAP.  Distributable cash flow is a significant
         liquidity metric that is an indicator of NRP's ability to generate
         cash flows at a level that can sustain or support an increase in
         quarterly cash distributions paid to its partners.  Distributable
         cash flow is also the quantitative standard used throughout the
         investment community with respect to publicly-traded partnerships.
         Distributable cash flow is not a measure of financial performance
         under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to cash
         flows from operating, investing or financing activities.  We believe
         that "net cash provided by operating activities" would be the most
         comparable financial measure to distributable cash.  However, due to
         the substantial uncertainties associated with forecasting future
         changes to operating assets and liabilities, we cannot provide
         guidance on forward-looking net cash provided by operating activities
         or provide reconciliations of distributable cash flow to that
         measure.



                              Guidance continued

                                                            Full Year 2008
                                                               (Range)
    Regional Statistics
    Coal royalty production (tons)
          Northern Appalachia                                 6.0 -      7.5
          Central Appalachia                                 35.0 -     40.0
          Southern Appalachia                                 4.0 -      5.0
      Appalachia                                             45.0 -     52.5
      Illinois Basin                                          6.5 -      8.0
      Northern Powder River Basin                             5.5 -      6.5
        Total                                                57.0 -     67.0

    Coal royalty revenues
          Northern Appalachia                            $   17.5 -  $  21.0
          Central Appalachia                                125.0 -    135.0
          Southern Appalachia                                17.0 -     19.5
      Appalachia                                         $  159.5 -  $ 175.5
      Illinois Basin                                         17.0 -     19.0
      Northern Powder River Basin                            10.0 -     12.5
        Total                                            $  186.5 -  $ 207.0

    Average coal royalty revenue per ton
          Northern Appalachia                            $   2.80 -  $  2.92
          Central Appalachia                                 3.38 -     3.57
          Southern Appalachia                                3.90 -     4.25
      Appalachia                                         $   3.34 -  $  3.54
      Illinois Basin                                         2.38 -     2.62
      Northern Powder River Basin                            1.82 -     1.92
        Total                                            $   3.09 -  $  3.27

    Aggregates
    Production (tons)                                         5.0 -      5.6
    Revenues                                             $    7.0 -  $   9.0
    Average royalty revenue per ton                      $   1.40 -  $  1.61

SOURCE
Natural Resource Partners L.P.

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