New Vice President Appointed to Lead Teck Asian Affairs

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2011) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) announced today the appointment of Ralph Lutes as Vice President, Asian Affairs & Chief Representative, China. Mr. Lutes will join Teck on May 1, 2011.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ralph Lutes," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. "Ralph joins us at an exciting time, and his many years of experience in Asia will be instrumental as we build on our expertise in China and further develop the tremendous opportunity that Asia represents for Teck."

Mr. Lutes joins Teck from Stikeman Elliott LLP, where he has practised corporate and commercial law in the firm's Toronto, Hong Kong and Vancouver offices. He has also served as Managing Director and Counsel with CIBC World Markets in Singapore with responsibility for the Far East and Australia, including offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney and Perth.

China's rapid infrastructure development and emerging consumer economy are creating significant and growing demand for Teck's key products including copper and steelmaking coal. In his role as Vice President, Asian Affairs & Chief Representative, China, Mr. Lutes will build upon Teck's existing presence in China and further strengthen important relationships with customers in the public and private sectors.

Mr. Lutes holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of New Brunswick and a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University.

Mr. Lutes will be based in Teck's corporate office in Beijing, established in 2006.

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.

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