SOURCE: Thompson Creek Metals Company

Thompson Creek Metals Company

November 21, 2013 07:00 ET

Thompson Creek Metals Company Loads First Ocean Shipment of Concentrate

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. ("Thompson Creek" or the "Company") (NYSE: TC) (TSX: TCM) announced today that it has loaded its first ocean shipment of concentrate from its new Mt. Milligan Mine. Based on preliminary weights and assays upon ship loading, this first shipment consisted of 5,530 wet metric tonnes of concentrate containing approximately 2.8 million pounds of copper, 5,540 ounces of gold, and 10,500 ounces of silver. The concentrate was loaded in Vancouver on November 16, 2013. The Company expects to receive a provisional payment for 90% of the value of the concentrate in early December.

Jacques Perron, Chief Executive Officer of Thompson Creek, said, "We are pleased to have loaded our first shipment of concentrate just twelve weeks following the start-up of the Mt. Milligan Mine. This concentrate shipment represents a tremendous milestone for our Company and our employees. Looking forward, we expect Mt. Milligan to create substantial value for our Company and our shareholders."

About Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. is a growing, diversified North American mining company. The Company's principal operating properties are its 100%-owned Thompson Creek Mine, an open-pit molybdenum mine and concentrator in Idaho, its 100%-owned Mt. Milligan mine, an open-pit copper and gold mine and concentrator in British Columbia, a 75% joint venture interest in the Endako Mine, an open-pit molybdenum mine, concentrator and roaster in British Columbia, and the Langeloth Metallurgical Facility in Pennsylvania. The Company's development projects include the Berg property, a copper, molybdenum, and silver exploration property located in British Columbia and the Maze Lake property, a gold exploration project located in the Kivalliq District of Nunavut, Canada. The Company's principal executive office is located in Denver, Colorado. More information is available at www.thompsoncreekmetals.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains ''forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and applicable Canadian securities legislation. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words "believe," "project," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "future," "plan," "may," "should," "will," "would," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result," and similar expressions. Our forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements with respect to: future financial or operating performance of the Company or its subsidiaries and its projects; access to existing or future financing arrangements; future inventory, production, sales, cash costs, capital expenditures and exploration expenditures; future earnings and operating results; expected concentrate and recovery grades; estimates of mineral reserves and resources, including estimated mine life and annual production; statements as to the projected development of Mt. Milligan and other projects, including expected commercial production commencement dates; and estimates of Mt. Milligan development costs; future operating plans and goals; and future molybdenum, copper and gold prices.

Where we express an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, our forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by those forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results and events to differ from those described in such forward-looking statements can be found in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Thompson Creek's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although we have attempted to identify those material factors that could cause actual results or events to differ from those described in such forward-looking statements, there may be other factors, currently unknown to us or deemed immaterial at the present time, that could cause results or events to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Many of these factors are beyond our ability to control or predict. Given these uncertainties, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Pamela Solly
    Director, Investor Relations and
    Corporate Responsibility
    Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.
    Tel: (303) 762-3526
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    Barbara Komorowski
    Renmark Financial Communications Inc.
    Tel: (514) 939-3989
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