Teck Cominco Limited

Teck Cominco Limited

November 03, 2006 17:50 ET

Teck Cominco Appoints Derek Pannell as Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 3, 2006) - Dr. Norman B. Keevil, Chairman, is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek G. Pannell as a Director of Teck Cominco Limited (TSX:TCK.A)(TSX:TCK.B)(NYSE:TCK).

Mr. Pannell was the Chief Executive Officer of Falconbridge Limited from June 2002 to October 2006.

Mr. Pannell is a metallurgical engineer with over 35 years of experience in the mining and metals industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Imperial College in London, England. Mr. Pannell is a former Chair of the Mining Association of Canada and Board member of the International Council on Mining and Metals.

Dr. Keevil said, "We are delighted to welcome Derek as a director and look forward to the contribution he will make to the company as we move forward."

About Teck Cominco:

Teck Cominco is a diversified mining company, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. 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.

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