Teck Cominco Limited

Teck Cominco Limited

September 27, 2006 10:06 ET

Teck Cominco Announces Receipt of Strike Notice at Highland Valley Copper

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 27, 2006) - Teck Cominco Limited (TSX:TCK.A)(TSX:TCK.B)(NYSE:TCK) announced today that Highland Valley Copper has been served strike notice by Local 7619 of the United Steel Workers of America on September 26, 2006. The collective agreement at the mine will expire on September 30, 2006.

The strike notice provides notice that a strike at Highland Valley Copper may commence as early as Sunday, October 1, 2006. Mediation has been suspended and is expected to resume on Saturday September 30.

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