Washington, D.C. 20549

                             FORM 8-K

        Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
               The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):
                         February 6, 1998

                       THE PITTSTON COMPANY
      (Exact Name of registrant as specified in its charter)

    Virginia               1-9148            54-1317776
 (State or other        (Commission       (I.R.S. Employer
  jurisdiction          File Number)     Identification No.)
of Incorporation)

1000 Virginia Center Parkway
P. O. Box 4229
Glen Allen, VA                               23058-4229
(Address of principal                        (Zip Code)
executive offices)

       (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Item 5. Other Events The Registrant reports that, effective February 6, 1998, in addition to his election as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Registrant, Michael T. Dan was also elected as a Director. SIGNATURE Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. THE PITTSTON COMPANY (Registrant) By /s/ Austin F. Reed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Dated: February 10, 1998