Teck announces pricing of US$2.0 billion notes offering
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 will issue US$2.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of notes, consisting of US$300 million aggregate principal amount of 3.15% notes due 2017, US$700 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75% notes due 2022 and US$1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 6.25% notes due 2041. 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 July 5, 2011, subject to customary closing conditions.
Teck expects to receive aggregate net proceeds of approximately US$1.98 billion from the offering, after deducting underwriting fees and estimated offering expenses. Teck intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include anticipated capital spending for project development in its coal, copper and energy businesses and the repayment of debt.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
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