VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2007) - Teck Cominco Limited ("Teck Cominco") (TSX: TCK.A, TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) today announced the extension of its small shareholder selling program ("the Program") to March 30, 2007.
The voluntary Program, originally scheduled to expire on February 28, 2007, enables registered and beneficial shareholders who own 99 or fewer Class A and/or Class B ("Shares") of Teck Cominco as of December 20, 2006, to sell their Shares without incurring any brokerage commission. The sale of Shares will be executed through the facilities of The Toronto Stock Exchange.
Teck Cominco makes no recommendation as to whether or not an eligible shareholder should participate in the Program. The decision to participate should be based upon a shareholder's particular financial circumstances. Eligible shareholders may wish to obtain advice from their broker or financial advisor as to the advisability of participating.
Teck Cominco has retained Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario to manage the Program and to handle share transactions and payments. Questions regarding the Program should be directed to them at 1-866-568-7436 (English and French).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Teck Cominco Limited
Karen L. Dunfee
(604) 687-6100 (FAX)