Teck Cominco Limited

Teck Cominco Limited

October 25, 2006 18:19 ET

Pogo Mine Update

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 25, 2006) - Teck Cominco Limited (TSX:TCK.A)(TSX:TCK.B)(NYSE:TCK) announced today that preliminary damage estimates have been completed at the Pogo mine site, following the incident on October 19, 2006 in which electrical power to the Pogo mine site was lost.

Temporary power has been established to all major facilities, sufficient to permit scheduled maintenance and construction work to proceed in the mill. An additional portable generator is scheduled to arrive on site by October 27, which should permit a partial restart of underground mining by October 31. Underground ore production will be stockpiled on surface until mill operations resume. Teck Cominco continues to assess alternatives for restoration of power. The timing for a return to full underground operation will not be known until after October 29.

Teck Cominco is a diversified mining company, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. The company is a world leader in the production of zinc and metallurgical coal and is also a significant producer of copper, gold, indium and other specialty metals. Further information can be found at www.teckcominco.com.

Contact Information

  • Teck Cominco Limited
    Greg Waller
    Director, Financial Analysis and Investor Relations
    (604) 687-1117
    Website: www.teckcominco.com