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Natural Resource Partners L.P. Names Dennis F. Coker as Vice President - Aggregates

03/31/2008

HOUSTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE: NRP) announced today that Dennis F. Coker has joined the partnership as Vice President - Aggregates, a new officer position. He will be responsible for developing and implementing acquisitions in the aggregate industry. Mr. Coker will be based in the Houston office.

Prior to joining Natural Resource Partners, Mr. Coker most recently served as Director, Corporate Development for Hanson Building Materials America, where he had been employed since 2002. Mr. Coker has 13 years of experience in the aggregate industry, with the last eight years focused on business development activity.

"We are very happy to have Dennis join NRP. With his extensive experience in acquisitions in the aggregate industry, we look forward to significantly increasing and expanding that portion of our business," said Corbin J. Robertson, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Natural Resource Partners.

NRP currently has aggregate reserves in Washington State and West Virginia. Its aggregate reserves generate royalty income very similar to its coal reserves.

Company Profile

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.

SOURCE
Natural Resource Partners L.P.

CONTACT:
Kathy H. Roberts of Natural Resource Partners L.P., +1-713-751-7555, kroberts@nrplp.com

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