VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2012) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck") announced today that it has commenced an offering of senior unsecured notes, expected to price later today. Teck intends to use the net proceeds, together with cash on hand, to fund the redemption of all of the approximately US$530 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 9.75% senior notes due 2014 and a portion of the approximately US$1,043 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 10.75% senior notes due 2019. The new senior unsecured notes will be guaranteed by Teck Metals Ltd. and will rank pari passu with Teck's other senior unsecured debt. The new senior unsecured notes are being offered via an underwritten public offering in the United States pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement on Form F-9 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and in Canada on a private placement basis.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. A copy of the prospectus and related prospectus supplement may be obtained by visiting the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or by calling J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (212) 834-4533 (collect), Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at (877) 858-5407 (toll-free), Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at (800) 294-1322 (toll-free), Goldman, Sachs & Co. at (866) 471-2526 (toll-free) or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at (866) 718-1649 (toll-free).
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward-looking information as defined in the Securities Act (Ontario). The forward-looking statements in this news release include statements concerning the expected timing of pricing of the offering of notes, the intended use of proceeds and the redemption of outstanding notes.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Teck to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to vary include, but are not limited to, risks relating to conditions in financial markets that affect the ability to complete an offering of the notes or the use of proceeds for redemption of existing notes. Teck does not assume the obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc 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.