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

Teck Cominco Limited

February 20, 2009 17:00 ET

Teck Announces Sale of El Brocal

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2009) - Teck Cominco Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) announced today that it has agreed to sell its indirect interest in Sociedad Minera El Brocal S.A.A. to Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. for US$35 million cash. Closing is subject to customary conditions and is expected to occur in the first quarter.

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 Cominco Limited - Investor Relations Contact
    Greg Waller
    Vice President, Investor Relations & Strategic Analysis
    (604) 699-4014
    Email: greg.waller@teck.com
    or
    Teck Cominco Limited - Media Contact
    Sarah Goodman
    Director, Corporate Affairs
    (604) 699-4407
    Email: sarah.goodman@teck.com
    Website: www.teck.com