VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 9, 2012) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck") announced today that Edward C. Dowling has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective September 18, 2012.

Mr. Dowling is the former President and CEO of Alacer Gold Corp., a position from which he retired in July 2012. Other leadership roles held throughout his 30-year career in the mining industry include: President and CEO, Anatolia Minerals Development Limited; President and CEO, Meridian Gold Inc.; Executive Director, Mining and Exploration, De Beers, Johannesburg, South Africa; Executive Vice-President, Operations, Cleveland-Cliffs; and a variety of leadership capacities at Cyprus Amax Minerals Company.

He is a director of Alacer Gold and Victoria Gold Corp., and has served on the boards of Anatolia Minerals and Meridian Gold.

Mr. Dowling holds a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering as well as a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mineral Processing, all granted from the Pennsylvania State University.

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