COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2010) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE:
TCK) ("Teck") announced today the
expiration and final results of its previously announced modified
"Dutch Auction" cash tender offer (the "Tender
Offer") for the notes listed in the table below (together, the
"Notes"). Teck accepted US$650
million aggregate principal amount of Notes for purchase in the Tender
Offer and expects to make payment for the accepted Notes on December
Based on the terms of the Tender Offer, the clearing premium is
determined to be US$30.00 per US$1,000 principal amount of Notes. The
Tender Offer is oversubscribed resulting in Notes tendered at the
clearing premium being pro rated based on a pro ration factor of
Upon retirement of the Notes purchased in the Tender Offer, Teck will have, through the three debt tender
offers it has conducted in 2010, retired approximately US$2 billion of
its high-yield debt, and refinanced US$1.45 billion at significantly
reduced interest rates resulting in a reduction of interest expense of
approximately US$150 million per year.
Details of the Notes accepted for purchase in the Tender Offer and the
related Total Consideration per US$1,000 principal amount of Notes are
Title of CUSIP Outstanding Accepted Total
Securities Numbers (US$) (US$) Consideration
10.75% Senior 878742AQ8/ $1,306,778,000 $264,184,000 $1,315.00
Secured Notes 878742AN5/
due 2019 C87392AC7
10.25% Senior 878742AM7/ $860,000,000 $200,547,000 $1,250.00
Secured Notes 878742AK1/
due 2016 C87392AB9
9.75% Senior 878742AJ4/ $715,003,000 $185,269,000 $1,255.00
Secured Notes 878742AG0/
due 2014 C87392AA1
Holders who validly tendered and did not
withdraw their Notes on or prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on
December 1, 2010 (the "Early Participation Date") and whose
Notes are purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer will receive the Total
Consideration shown above for each US$1,000 principal amount of such
Notes. Holders who validly tendered their Notes after the Early
Participation Date but prior to 12:01 a.m., New York City time, on
December 16, 2010, and whose Notes are purchased pursuant to the Tender
Offer, will receive the Total Consideration for each US$1,000 principal
amount of such Notes, less an early participation payment of US$30.00
per US$1,000 principal amount of Notes.
The terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, including the conditions
of Teck's obligation to accept and pay for
the Notes, are set forth in the Offer to Purchase dated November 17,
2010 and the related Letter of Transmittal distributed to holders of
This news release is not an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an
offer to purchase or sell any securities.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill
Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
Incorporated and Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as Dealer Managers for
the Tender Offer. Global Bondholder Services Corporation acted as the
depositary and information agent.
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 amount of Notes to be purchased in
the Tender Offer and the date of payment thereof.
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 and
action by courts or governments to enjoin the purchase of the Notes.
Certain of these risks are described in more detail in the annual
information form of Teck and in its public
filings with Canadian securities administrators and the U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission. 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.
About Teck Resources
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.