Teck Announces Rejection of Elkview Collective Agreement

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - Teck Resources Limited ("Teck", TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) announced today that 57% of the employees at its Elkview Operation in southeastern British Columbia voted to reject a new five year collective agreement. The current work stoppage that began on January 30, 2011 will continue. Teck plans to recommence discussions with the Elkview union bargaining committee aimed at reaching a new collective agreement.

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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.

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