VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2012) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck") announced today that it has priced its previously announced offering of senior unsecured notes. 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.
Teck will issue US$1.00 billion in aggregate principal amount of notes, consisting of US$500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% notes due 2019 and US$500 million aggregate principal amount of 5.200% notes due 2042. The notes being offered will be unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by Teck Metals Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Teck. The offering is expected to close on or about February 28, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions. Teck expects to receive aggregate net proceeds of approximately US$987 million from the offering, after deducting underwriting fees and estimated offering expenses.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. The senior unsecured notes offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement in the United States and a private placement in Canada. 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 net proceeds from the offering of the notes, the intended use of proceeds and the closing of the notes offering.
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 unexpected expenses involved in the offering of the notes, closing of Teck's offering of the notes, conditions in financial markets and satisfaction of closing conditions to the offering. 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.