Teck Cominco Limited

Teck Cominco Limited

May 12, 2006 09:00 ET

Teck Cominco Announces Appointment of Peter Kukielski as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 12, 2006) - Donald R. Lindsay, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teck Cominco Limited (TSX:TEK.MV.A)(TSX:TEK.SV.B), is pleased to announce that effective July 15, 2006, Peter Kukielski will join Teck Cominco as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kukielski was most recently Executive Vice President and COO at Falconbridge Ltd. Prior to joining Falconbridge, Mr. Kukielski held senior engineering and project management positions with BHP Billiton and Fluor Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from Stanford University.

Mr. Kukielski will be responsible for all of Teck Cominco's mining and metallurgical operations across all commodities, marketing and sales, and project engineering and management.

"I am delighted that Peter Kukielski is joining Teck Cominco. Peter brings a wealth of strategic, operations, project management as well as international experience to our company. I congratulate Peter on his appointment and welcome him to our executive management team," said Mr. Lindsay.

Mr. Lindsay also announces the retirement of Michael P. Lipkewich following 36 years of service with the company. Mr. Lipkewich has served as Senior Vice President, responsible for the company's mining operations and project development.

"Mike Lipkewich has been instrumental in building Teck Cominco into a world class mining company. During his career with the company, Mike has been a central figure in the company's development including the creation of the Elk Valley Coal Partnership and participation in the Fort Hills oil sands project. I wish Mike a long and very happy retirement," said Mr. Lindsay.

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

Contact Information

  • Teck Cominco Limited
    David Parker
    Director, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability
    (604) 687-1117
    Website: www.teckcominco.com