Teck Resources Limited
TSX : TCK.A
TSX : TCK.B
NYSE : TCK

Teck Resources Limited

May 04, 2009 07:00 ET

Teck Announces Proposed Private Placement of Senior Secured Notes

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2009) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) announced today that it intends to commence an offering of senior secured notes under Rule 144A to eligible purchasers.

Teck intends to use the net proceeds from the private placement to repay borrowings under its existing bridge credit facility.

The securities to be offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the "Securities Act") or any state securities laws; and unless so registered, the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The senior secured notes are expected to be eligible for trading by qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and non-U.S. persons under Regulation S. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any securities in any jurisdiction where such offering or sale would be unlawful. This press release contains information about pending transactions, and there can be no assurance that these transactions will be completed.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information as defined in the Securities Act (Ontario). Forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of words such as "expects", "intends", "is expected", "potential" or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur, or be achieved.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Teck to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include statements concerning Teck's plans to issue senior secured notes and to use the proceeds to repay borrowings under its bridge credit facility Events or circumstances could cause actual results to differ materially.

Factors that may cause actual results to vary include, but are not limited to, risks relating conditions in the financial markets and other risk factors as detailed from time to time in Teck's reports filed with Canadian securities administrators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Certain of these risks are described in more detail in the annual information form of Teck and in its public filings with Canadian securities administrators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Teck does not assume the obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

About Teck

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, metallurgical coal, zinc, gold and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Further information about Teck can be found at www.teck.com.

Contact Information

  • Teck Resources Limited
    Greg Waller
    Vice President, Investor Relations & Strategic Analysis
    (604) 699-4014
    www.teck.com