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Teck Reports Unaudited Second Quarter Results for 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Teck Reports Unaudited Second Quarter Results for 201205:00 EDT Wednesday, July 25, 2012VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 25, 2012) -All dollar amounts expressed in this news release are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted.Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) reported second quarter adjusted profit of $312 million, or $0.53 per share, compared with $663 million or $1.12 per share in 2011. "We are pleased with our operating results for the second quarter, with record quarterly copper production, a significant increase in coal sales compared with the last quarter and settlement of labour agreements at our Trail and Cardinal River operations. Notwithstanding these increases, commodity prices were lower due in part to uncertainty over global economic conditions, resulting in lower profits compared with the second quarter of last year. However, our balance sheet remains strong with $3.6 billion of cash, which positions us to continue advancing our longer term growth plans," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO.Highlights and Significant ItemsGross profit before depreciation and amortization was $1.0 billion in the second quarter compared with $1.4 billion the second quarter of 2011.Cash flow from operations, before working capital changes, was $725 million in the second quarter compared with $1.2 billion a year ago.Profit attributable to shareholders was $268 million and EBITDA was $790 million in the second quarter.To date we have reached agreements with our coal customers to sell 5.0 million tonnes of coal in the third quarter of 2012 and we expect to conclude additional sales over the course of the quarter. While prices for our premium coal have been agreed at US$225 per tonne, the average price for all products is approximately US$198 per tonne.Our cash balance was $3.6 billion at June 30, 2012, after capital expenditures, investments and debt payments totaling $891 million in the second quarter.New five-year labour agreements were ratified at our Trail Operations in the second quarter and at our Cardinal River Operations in early July.We achieved record quarterly copper production of 90,000 tonnes in the second quarter, which reflects our share of significantly higher production from Antamina's major mill expansion.Subsequent to quarter end, the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment for the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 project was voluntarily withdrawn in response to comments from Chilean regulators and requests for additional information. We are working with the regulators to define the time frame for resubmission of the application.We declared a $0.40 per share dividend on our Class A common shares and Class B subordinate voting shares, which was paid on July 3, 2012. This management's discussion and analysis is dated as at July 24, 2012 and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited consolidated financial statements of Teck Resources Limited (Teck) and the notes thereto for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and with the audited consolidated financial statements of Teck and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2011. In this news release, unless the context otherwise dictates, a reference to "the company" or "us," "we" or "our" refers to Teck and its subsidiaries. Additional information, including our annual information form and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2011, is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com .This document contains forward-looking statements. Please refer to the cautionary language under the heading "CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION"below.OverviewWe continue to make significant progress on our plan to increase copper and coal production. Copper production of 90,000 tonnes was a new quarterly record, with further increases expected in each of the next two quarters. Coal production was reduced by approximately 700,000 tonnes due to the nine-day Canadian Pacific Railway labour disruption which caused a complete shutdown of rail operations from our Elk Valley mines. However, material moved was maintained at our first quarter levels and this will benefit production in future periods. Base metal prices weakened during the second quarter. Contract coal prices were weaker than those we experienced in the previous quarter, but coal sales volumes increased. Unit operating costs at our coal operations rose slightly as a result of the effect of lower production levels as we were forced to temporarily curtail production due to the rail strike.Our strong cash flow, debt capacity and cash position of $3.6 billion, together with access to capital markets, should provide the financial capacity necessary to fund our attractive portfolio of growth projects.Profit and Adjusted Profit*Adjusted profit, which excludes the effect of certain transactions as described in the table below, was $312 million, or $0.53 per share, in the second quarter of 2012 compared with $663 million, or $1.12 per share, in the same period a year ago. The decline in adjusted profit was primarily due to significantly lower coal and metal prices. Also contributing to the lower adjusted profit were negative after-tax pricing adjustments of $53 million as a result of declining metal prices in the quarter compared with minimal adjustments in the second quarter of 2011. Partly offsetting these items was a 21% and 10% rise in coal and copper sales volumes, respectively.Profit attributable to shareholders was $268 million, or $0.46 per share, in the second quarter compared with $756 million or $1.28 per share in the same period last year. Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,($ in millions)2012201120122011Profit attributable to shareholders as reported$268$756$486$1,217Add (deduct):Asset sale gains(19)(113)(21)(121)Foreign exchange (gains) losses13219(5)Derivative (gains) losses12(8)(47)(4)Collective agreement charges38265026Financing items--329-Adjusted profit$312$663$816$1,113Adjusted earnings per share$0.53$1.12$1.39$1.88* Our financial results are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). This news release refers to adjusted profit, adjusted earnings per share, EBITDA and gross profit before depreciation and amortization, which are not measures recognized under IFRS in Canada and do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") in the United States. For adjusted profit we adjust profit attributable to shareholders as reported to remove the effect of certain kinds of transactions in these measures. EBITDA is profit attributable to shareholders before net finance expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization. Gross profit before depreciation and amortization is gross profit with depreciation and amortization added back. These measures may differ from those used by, and may not be comparable to such measures as reported by, other issuers. We disclose these measures, which have been derived from our financial statements and applied on a consistent basis, because we believe they are of assistance in understanding the results of our operations and financial position and are meant to provide further information about our financial results to investors.Business Unit ResultsOur business unit results are presented in the tables below.Three Months ended June 30($ in millions)RevenuesGross profit before depreciation and amortizationGross profit201220112012201120122011Copper$731$749$342$427$255$355Coal1,3621,471596844450709Zinc4675765415630133Energy1-----Total$2,561$2,796$992$1,427$735$1,197We achieved record copper production of 90,000 tonnes in the second quarter, an increase of 13% from the same period a year ago, reflecting our share of additional production from Antamina's mine expansion program and increased throughput at Highland Valley. Despite the record production and resulting 10% rise in copper sales volumes, gross profit before depreciation and amortization decreased by $85 million in the second quarter compared with a year ago as a result of a 14% decline in copper prices and increased unit costs. Operating costs rose in the quarter, reflecting higher costs for labour, energy and various consumables. Our average total cash unit costs of product sold, after by-product credits, in the second quarter of 2012 was US$1.74 per pound compared with US$1.56 per pound in the second quarter of 2011.Gross profit before depreciation and amortization from our coal business unit decreased by $248 million in the second quarter compared to the same period a year ago as a result of significantly lower coal prices, despite increased sales volumes. Coal production was 5.7 million tonnes in the second quarter, similar to the same period a year ago. Approximately 700,000 tonnes of coal production was lost due to the Canadian Pacific Railway strike, which caused a complete shutdown of rail operations from the Elk Valley mines for a nine-day period. The reduction in production volume increased unit costs of production and costs of sales in the quarter. Sales volumes were 6.7 million tonnes compared with 5.6 million tonnes in the second quarter of 2011. The average coal price of US$202 per tonne in the second quarter decreased by 26% from the second quarter of last year. Coal prices last year had reached record high levels due to the combination of strong demand for seaborne, high-quality steelmaking coal and weather-related restrictions on the supply of coal from Australia. Total unit cost of sales in the second quarter, including depreciation and transportation charges, were similar to the same period last year. Gross profit before depreciation and amortization from our zinc business unit decreased by $102 million in the second quarter compared with a year ago. This was primarily due to a one-time charge of $51 million ($38 million after-tax) related to the new labour agreement at Trail, lower metal prices and reduced sales volumes from Red Dog. Red Dog zinc production declined by 9% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago due to unplanned maintenance shutdowns. Refined zinc and lead production from Trail were similar to the same period a year ago. Zinc sales volumes in the second quarter from Red Dog decreased by 22% as a result of the timing of shipments, as customers had advanced shipments into the first quarter of 2012. Zinc and lead prices decreased 15% and 22%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2012 compared with the same period a year ago.RevenuesRevenues from operations were $2.6 billion in the second quarter compared with $2.8 billion a year ago. Revenues from our copper business unit declined slightly from a year ago as lower copper prices were partially offset by higher sales volumes. Coal revenues decreased by $109 million compared with the second quarter of 2011 as a result of significantly lower coal prices despite a 21% increase in sales volumes. Revenues from our zinc business unit declined by $109 million from a year ago as a result of lower metal prices and a 22% decline in sales volumes from Red Dog.Average Prices and Exchange Rates*Three monthsSix monthsended June 30,ended June 30,20122011% Change20122011% ChangeCopper (LME Cash - US$/pound)3.574.14-14%3.674.26-14%Coal (realized - US$/tonne)202272-26%212242-12%Zinc (LME Cash - US$/pound)0.871.02-15%0.901.05-14%Silver (LME PM fix - US$/ounce)2938-24%3135-11%Molybdenum (published price - US$/pound)1417-18%1417-18%Lead (LME Cash - US$/pound)0.901.16-22%0.921.17-21%Cdn/U.S. exchange rate (Bank of Canada)1.010.97+4%1.010.98+3%* Except for coal prices, the average commodity prices disclosed above are based on published benchmark prices and are provided for information only. Our actual revenues are determined using commodity prices and other terms and conditions specified in our various sales contracts with our customers. The molybdenum price is the price published in Platts Metals Week.Our year-to-date business unit results are presented in the table below:Six Months ended June 30($ in millions)RevenuesGross profit before depreciation and amortizationGross profit201220112012201120122011Copper$1,484$1,522$708$896$540$753Coal2,5602,4901,2411,3219901,065Zinc1,0621,150173323123276Energy2-1---Total$5,108$5,162$2,123$2,540$1,653$2,094 BUSINESS UNIT RESULTS The table below shows our production and sales of our major products.Units (000's)ProductionSalesSecond QuarterYear-to-dateSecond QuarterYear-to-date(note 1)20122011201220112012201120122011Principal productsCopperContained in concentratetonnes72621351196760132116Cathodetonnes181836361817363490801711558577168150Coaltonnes5,7075,75611,97210,1356,7165,56612,02110,517ZincContained in concentratetonnes1491662963327999214228Refinedtonnes69711431436972145145Other productsLeadContained in concentratetonnes24224743----Refinedtonnes2221434421224342MolybdenumContained in concentratepounds3,2342,3426,2044,2213,2802,2236,3904,578We include 100% of production and sales from our Highland Valley Copper, Quebrada Blanca and Carmen de Andacollo mines in our production and sales volumes, even though we own 97.5%, 76.5% and 90%, respectively, of these operations, because we fully consolidate their results in our financial statements. We include 22.5% of production and sales from Antamina, representing our proportionate equity interest in Antamina. REVENUES AND GROSS PROFIT QUARTER ENDED JUNE, 30 Our revenue, gross profit before depreciation and amortization, and gross profit by business unit are summarized in the table below:($ in millions)RevenuesGross profit before depreciation and amortizationGross profit201220112012201120122011CopperHighland Valley Copper$227$250$107$136$75$114Antamina207184148134141129Quebrada Blanca13714042691849Carmen de Andacollo12615337751856Duck Pond3422111367Other--(3)-(3)-731749342427255355Coal (note 1)1,3621,471596844450709ZincTrail434521(7)79(20)66Red Dog7511057754665Other254242Inter-segment sales(44)(60)----4675765415630133Energy1-----TOTAL$2,561$2,796$992$1,427$735$1,197Our coal business unit represents our interest in six operating mines. We wholly own the Fording River, Coal Mountain, Line Creek and Cardinal River mines, and have a 95% partnership interest in the Elkview mine and an 80% interest in the Greenhills mine. REVENUES AND GROSS PROFIT SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30 Our revenue, gross profit before depreciation and amortization, and gross profit by business unit are summarized in the table below:($ in millions)RevenuesGross profit before depreciation and amortizationGross profit201220112012201120122011CopperHighland Valley Copper$447$460$213$252$159$213Antamina413402296294283283Quebrada Blanca2732838615137108Carmen de Andacollo2813109516854129Duck Pond686721311020Other2-(3)-(3)-1,4841,522708896540753Coal (note 1)2,5602,4901,2411,3219901,065ZincTrail9291,006331568131Red Dog228253134161110139Other4116656Inter-segment sales(99)(120)----1,0621,150173323123276Energy2-1---TOTAL$5,108$5,162$2,123$2,540$1,653$2,094Our coal business unit represents our interest in six operating mines. We wholly own the Fording River, Coal Mountain, Line Creek and Cardinal River mines, have a 95% partnership interest in the Elkview mine and an 80% joint venture interest in the Greenhills mine. COPPER Highland Valley Copper (97.5%)Operating results at the 100% level are summarized in the following table:Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Tonnes milled (000's)11,89410,28622,76819,868CopperGrade (%)0.280.280.250.27Recovery (%)82.988.483.987.9Production (000's tonnes)27.325.847.447.2Sales (000's tonnes)25.626.648.746.8MolybdenumProduction (million pounds)2.61.74.83.1Sales (million pounds)2.41.74.73.5Cost of sales ($ millions)Operating costs$112$106$218$192Distribution costs$8$8$16$16Depreciation and amortization$32$22$54$39Gross profit summary ($ millions) (note 1)Before depreciation and amortization$107$136$213$252Depreciation and amortization(32)(22)(54)(39)After depreciation and amortization$75$114$159$213Results do not include a provision for the 2.5% non-controlling interest in Highland Valley Copper. The decline in Highland Valley Copper's second quarter gross profit before depreciation and amortization was primarily due to lower copper prices. Copper sales volumes in the second quarter were slightly lower than the same period a year ago due to timing of shipments.Copper production of 27,300 tonnes was 6% higher primarily as a result of higher throughput in the mill, partially offset by lower recovery. Throughput improvement projects are continuing to demonstrate strong results as the mill processed 16% more material than the same quarter last year. Molybdenum production was also strong in the quarter as a result of the additional throughput and higher feed grades.Cost of sales in the second quarter were similar to the same quarter a year ago, with the benefits realized from improvement projects largely offsetting higher costs associated with the increased throughput. The mill modernization project is progressing, with detailed engineering now over 50% complete. Concrete work has started and steel erection will commence in the third quarter. Antamina (22.5%)Operating results at the 100% level are summarized in the following table:Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Tonnes milled (000's)Copper-only ore7,7965,81114,18210,783Copper-zinc ore4,4993,4428,2757,75912,2959,25322,45718,542Copper (note 1)Grade (%)1.010.901.030.95Recovery (%)86.484.886.584.1Production (000's tonnes)106.969.1201.7145.5Sales (000's tonnes)100.672.4194.9152.7Zinc (note 1)Grade (%)1.842.381.852.27Recovery (%)79.985.979.785.3Production (000's tonnes)64.271.6123.5156.4Sales (000's tonnes)64.164.8111.6154.8MolybdenumProduction (million pounds)3.02.76.44.9Sales (million pounds)3.22.37.64.9Cost of sales (US$ millions)Operating costs$191$133$366$273Distribution costs$27$19$51$44Royalties and other costs (note 2)$47$49$103$115Depreciation and amortization$35$27$64$53Gross profit summary (our 22.5% share) ($ millions)Before depreciation and amortization$148$134$296$294Depreciation and amortization(7)(5)(13)(11)After depreciation and amortization$141$129$283$283Copper ore grades and recoveries apply to all of the processed ores. Zinc ore grades and recoveries apply to copper-zinc ores only. In addition to royalties paid by Antamina, we also pay a royalty in connection with the acquisition of our interest in Antamina equivalent to 7.4% of our share of cash flow distributed by the mine. The increase in our 22.5% share of Antamina's gross profit before depreciation and amortization in the second quarter was primarily due to higher copper production and sales volumes as the benefits from the expansion project began to be realized. Higher sales volumes were partially offset by the significantly lower copper and zinc prices. Tonnes milled in the second quarter were 33% higher than a year ago and averaged approximately 135,100 tonnes per day, which reflects Antamina's expanded mill capacity. The mix of mill feed in the second quarter was 63% copper-only ore and 37% copper-zinc ore, similar to the same period a year ago. Copper production increased by 55% to 106,900 tonnes compared with 69,100 tonnes in the second quarter of 2011. The higher production was the result of the mill expansion, as well as higher head grades and improved recovery. Zinc production decreased to 64,200 tonnes from 71,600 tonnes in the same period a year ago due to lower zinc grades and recoveries. Molybdenum production rose slightly in the second quarter compared with a year ago as a result of higher throughput of copper-only ores with higher molybdenum grades. Negotiations for a new collective labour agreement have commenced as the current agreement expired on July 23, 2012.Quebrada Blanca (76.5%)Operating results at the 100% level are summarized in the following table:Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Tonnes placed (000's)Heap leach ore1,7731,8413,2263,279Dump leach ore6,8065,91712,24412,2568,5797,75815,47015,535Grade (TCu%) (note 1)Heap leach ore0.911.040.890.93Dump leach ore0.430.500.440.45Production (000's tonnes)Heap leach ore9.88.720.316.3Dump leach ore6.47.612.815.816.216.333.132.1Sales (000's tonnes)16.915.633.330.5Cost of sales (US$ million)Operating costs$93$72$183$131Distribution costs$2$1$4$3Depreciation and amortization$23$21$48$44Gross profit summary ($ millions) (note 2)Before depreciation and amortization$42$69$86$151Depreciation and amortization(24)(20)(49)(43)After depreciation and amortization$18$49$37$108TCu% is the percent assayed total copper grade. Results do not include a provision for the 23.5% non-controlling interest in Quebrada Blanca. Quebrada Blanca's gross profit before depreciation and amortization declined in the second quarter due to lower copper prices and higher operating costs, partly offset by higher sales volumes. Cathode copper production in the second quarter of 16,200 tonnes was similar to the same period a year ago.Operating costs increased by US$21 million in the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago partly due to higher costs for sulphuric acid and energy, the effect of higher sales volumes that rose 8%, and an increased use of mine consumables. In addition, labour costs rose, reflecting the new terms of the collective agreement ratified earlier in 2012.Carmen de Andacollo (90%)Operating results at the 100% level are summarized in the following table:Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Tonnes milled (000's)4,0633,5627,9617,285CopperGrade (%)0.510.520.510.51Recovery (%)85.189.586.288.1Production (000's tonnes)17.716.735.333.0Sales (000's tonnes)15.214.932.028.9Gold (note 1)Production (000's ounces)11.813.124.726.7Sales (000's ounces)11.110.024.221.8Copper cathodeProduction (000's tonnes)0.81.42.43.4Sales (000's tonnes)0.71.62.73.6Cost of sales (US$ million)Operating costs$82$76$173$136Distribution costs$6$4$12$10Depreciation and amortization$19$20$41$40Gross profit summary ($ millions) (note 2)Before depreciation and amortization$37$75$95$168Depreciation and amortization(19)(19)(41)(39)After depreciation and amortization$18$56$54$129Carmen de Andacollo processes 100% of gold mined, but 75% of the gold produced is for the account of Royal Gold Inc. Results do not include a provision for the 10% non-controlling interest in Andacollo. The decrease in Carmen de Andacollo's second quarter gross profit before depreciation and amortization was primarily due to lower copper prices and higher operating costs.Production in the second quarter rose by 6% to 17,700, which reflects additional mill throughput as a result of mill modification enhancements completed earlier this year. The 20,000 tonnes per day pre-crushing plant will be ramped-up during the third quarter, and is expected to further increase plant throughput.Operating costs in the second quarter rose 8% from a year ago partly as result of higher labour costs, additional manpower levels and higher costs for energy.The expansion study at Carmen de Andacollo has evaluated both additional grinding (SAG mill 2) and additional pre-crushing as ways to increase concentrator throughput. Further circuit configuration and economic evaluation for the expansion will be undertaken based on the performance of the new 20,000-tonnes-per-day pre-crushing plant during the second and third quarters of 2012. During this period we will continue infill drilling to evaluate the resource potential and continue our investigation of sources available for additional water required for the expansion. We will also continue metallurgical test work to finalize the molybdenum recovery circuit.Duck Pond (100%)Duck Pond's gross profit before depreciation and amortization was $11 million in the second quarter compared with $13 million in the same period a year ago. Copper and zinc production in the second quarter were 3,800 tonnes and 5,500 tonnes, respectively, compared with 3,700 tonnes and 5,900 tonnes, respectively, last year. Copper and zinc sales in the second quarter were 3,700 tonnes and 4,700 tonnes, respectively, compared with 1,900 tonnes and 3,200 tonnes, respectively, last year.Copper Development ProjectsQuebrada Blanca Phase 2During the quarter we completed a feasibility study on our Quebrada Blanca hypogene project. The study estimates a capital cost for the development of the project of US$5.6 billion on a 100% basis (in January 2012 dollars, not including working capital or interest during construction), of which our funding share would be US$4.8 billion. The study contemplates the construction of a 135,000 tonne per day concentrator and related facilities connected to a new port facility by 165 kilometre concentrate and desalinated water pipelines.As part of the ongoing project work plan for 2012, the Social Environmental Impact Assessment for the project was submitted to the Chilean regulatory authorities during the second quarter. This was subsequently voluntarily withdrawn in order to allow us to respond to comments and to provide additional information requested by the Chilean authorities in the most effective manner. We are currently reviewing the requests and comments of the regulators and after discussions with them to clarify their requirements, the application will be resubmitted. Discussions are ongoing with various potential suppliers for power to the project. We are also in discussions with the other shareholders of Quebrada Blanca concerning financing options for the hypogene project, which may include limited recourse project financing and, possibly, bringing in a new funding partner. A decision to proceed with development will depend on the outcome of these discussions and progress on permitting issues.RelinchoThe feasibility study is progressing on schedule and is expected to be complete by the end of the first quarter of 2013. Exploration and geotechnical drilling are ongoing and a new resource and reserve estimate is expected at the completion of the feasibility study. Based on the prefeasibility design, production would average 180,000 tonnes per year of copper and 6,000 tonnes per year of molybdenum over a 22-year mine life, with higher production in the first five years.Galore Creek (50%) The Galore Creek project team is currently executing a $25 million work program for 2012 which was previously approved by the partners. The 2012 work program includes approximately 25,000 meters of infill and geotechnical drilling, which commenced in the second quarter to support the advanced engineering work completed in the fourth quarter of 2011. COAL Teck Coal Partnership (100%)Operating results at the 100% level are summarized in the following table:Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Production (000's tonnes)5,7075,75611,97210,135Sales (000's tonnes)6,7165,56612,02110,517Average sale priceUS$/tonne$202$272$212$242C$/tonne$203$264$213$237Operating expenses (C$/tonne)Cost of product sold$77$80$74$78Transportation$37$33$36$33Depreciation and amortization$22$24$21$24Gross profit summary ($ millions)Before depreciation and amortization$596$844$1,241$1,321Depreciation and amortization(146)(135)(251)(256)After depreciation and amortization$450$709$990$1,065Gross profit before depreciation and amortization in the second quarter declined primarily due to significantly lower selling prices, partially offset by higher sales volumes than in the second quarter of 2011.Coal production of 5.7 million tonnes in the second quarter was similar to the same quarter a year ago. Although our production capacity has increased in the past year, the Canadian Pacific Railway strike caused a complete shutdown of rail operations from the Elk Valley mines for a nine-day period. Due to limited storage capacity at most mines, the inability to ship coal immediately resulted in approximately 700,000 tonnes of lost production. A one-week delay in completing a two-week planned maintenance outage at our primary west coast port facility and start-up issues on the Elkview plant upgrade subsequent to commissioning also contributed to lower production this quarter.The volume of material moved in the second quarter of 76.5 million banked cubic metres ("BCM") was 10% higher than the same quarter in 2011, and raw coal production has also significantly increased over last year's levels. Subject to market conditions for the remainder of the year, production is expected to remain within the current guidance of 24.5 to 25.5 million tonnes in 2012, in spite of the loss of 700,000 tonnes of production during the rail strike.The average coal price of US$202 per tonne in the second quarter was 26% lower than the same period last year. Prices in the prior year period had reached record levels due to the combination of strong demand and reduced supply of high-quality steelmaking coal on the seaborne market. Prices have been agreed with the majority of the quarterly contract customers for the third quarter of 2012 based on pricing of approximately US$225 per tonne for our highest quality product. As of the date of this release, negotiated sales are approximately 5.0 million tonnes of coal for delivery in the third quarter at an average price of US$198 per tonne for all our products. We are still in pricing discussions with some of our quarterly contract customers and our third quarter sales will depend on market conditions over the balance of the quarter. Vessel nominations for quarterly contract tonnage are determined by customers and final sales for the quarter will depend on vessels arriving at port as scheduled, as well as on the level of additional sales. Unit cost of product sold in the second quarter before transportation and depreciation charges was $77 per tonne compared with $73 per tonne in the same period a year ago before a $7 per tonne one-time labour charge and $70 per tonne in the first quarter of this year. The higher unit costs were primarily due to increased waste stripping activities, as strip ratios increased to 11.7 in the second quarter compared with 10.6 in the second quarter of 2011. Additional waste stripping took place while the rail strike prevented any rail shipments. The 2012 annual cost of product sold is expected to fall within our current guidance range of $72 to $78 per tonne for current production plans.Unit transportation costs increased by $4 per tonne compared with the same quarter a year ago partly due to higher port costs and increased ocean freight costs as a higher portion of our sales being made is inclusive of ocean freight. The rate under a new port services agreement for westbound coal into our primary west coast port facility increased starting in April 2012. A number of opportunities have been undertaken to utilize different coal terminals in North America as a means of supplementing capacity during the planned outages, which are required to complete expansion programs at the Vancouver terminals, and as a risk reduction measure. These include Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody and the Port of Quebec. The additional costs incurred to ship to these alternative locations also contributed to the higher transportation costs in the second quarter. Annual unit transportation costs are expected to remain within the range of $34 to $38 per tonne.Depreciation and amortization decreased by $2 per tonne due to the significant increase in coal reserves recorded in 2011 as a result of our drilling program. Execution of our coal growth strategy continued during the quarter and $57 million was invested in expansion capital, mainly related to the Quintette re-opening project, a shovel purchase at Cardinal River, pre-stripping spending that will maximize Line Creek capacity, and the Neptune Bulk Terminals expansion project.The feasibility study for the reopening of the Quintette mine in British Columbia is progressing with completion expected in the third quarter of this year. The Mines Act Permit Amendment ("MAPA") application was submitted in April and is being reviewed with the Provincial regulators in order to comply with the newly issued draft guidelines pertaining to caribou management plans. Permit approval is not expected before the first half of 2013. First coal production could occur approximately 12 months after receipt of this permit.Work is ongoing to develop and implement selenium management plans for each of the six operating coal mines and the Quintette project. Permitting for current and future projects will depend on acceptable selenium management plans being developed and implemented. Water treatment is being planned at three mine sites in the Elk Valley, entailing expenditures of approximately $175 million over the next three years. Construction will commence later this year at the Line Creek Operation. In addition, an extensive applied research and development program focused on the development of long-term lower-cost methods of designing mines to reduce selenium generation has been initiated. Selenium management plans are not yet complete and additional costs could be incurred which may be significant. Neptune Bulk Terminals, of which we have a 46% ownership interest, will further expand its annual coal throughput capacity by an additional six million metric tonnes within the existing footprint. Neptune's annual coal handling capacity is currently nine million tonnes. This will be increased to 12.5 million tonnes with the addition of a second stacker reclaimer, already in the fabrication phase, in the spring of 2013. This next expansion phase is expected to take terminal capacity to 18.5 million tonnes per year. The proposed upgrades will include a second railcar dumper and associated conveying system, a new rail track within the existing rail loop, and the replacement of a ship loader and foundation reinforcement of the loading berth. The feasibility study for this expansion is expected to be completed in the third quarter. ZINC Trail (100%)Operating results at the 100% level are summarized in the following table:Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Metal productionZinc (000's tonnes)69.571.6143.5143.5Lead (000's tonnes)21.721.242.743.7Silver (million ounces)5.25.610.611.0Metal salesZinc (000's tonnes)68.571.6144.7144.7Lead (000's tonnes)21.022.642.742.4Silver (million ounces)5.15.510.610.9Cost of sales ($ millions)Concentrates$254$324$582$620Operating costs$161$93$261$180Distribution costs$26$25$53$50Depreciation and amortization$13$13$25$25Gross profit (loss) summary ($ millions)Before depreciation and amortization$(7)$79$33$156Depreciation and amortization(13)(13)(25)(25)After depreciation and amortization$(20)$66$8$131Trail's second quarter gross profit before depreciation and amortization and a one-time labour charge of $51 million related to a new five-year agreement, was $44 million. This was significantly lower than the same period a year ago due mainly to lower metal prices and reduced sales volumes. Production and sales at Trail were not affected by the Canadian Pacific Railway strike.Second quarter refined zinc production was lower than the same period a year ago as a result of planned annual maintenance shutdowns for both zinc roasters. Refined zinc production was slightly higher than sales volumes in the quarter, as inventory levels were replenished after strong sales in the first quarter of 2012 had outpaced production. Production of lead was slightly higher compared to same quarter last year due to continuing improved KIVCET feed rates. Silver production, however, did not benefit from the improved rates due to a temporary buildup of in-process inventory which is expected to be drawn down in the next quarter. Concentrate purchase costs in the second quarter were lower than the same period a year ago, reflecting lower prices for metals, particularly silver. Operating costs, before the $51 million labour settlement charge, increased due to timing of non-routine maintenance expenses and higher costs for labour and operating supplies consistent with increased KIVCET throughput.Construction of a new slag fuming furnace and settling furnace is scheduled to start-up in 2014 as early works activity continued with demolition and site preparation. Construction of the new acid plant remains on plan as ground-breaking commenced in June and the supply of major component equipment is on schedule for start-up targeted for late 2013.Upper Columbia River Basin (Lake Roosevelt) Teck American continued studies under the 2006 settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to conduct a remedial investigation on the Upper Columbia River in Washington State.Discovery and motion proceedings continue in the Lake Roosevelt litigation involving Teck Metals Ltd. in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. The first phase of the case, dealing with liability under CERCLA for cost recovery, is scheduled to be tried in September, 2012. In April, an order for summary judgement was issued, striking Teck Metals Ltd.'s defence of apportionment. We have sought leave to appeal the decision in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.There is no assurance that we will ultimately be successful in our defense of the litigation or that we or our affiliates will not be faced with further liability in relation to this matter. Until the studies contemplated by the EPA settlement agreement and additional damage assessments are completed, it is not possible to estimate the extent and cost, if any, of remediation or restoration that may be required or to assess our potential liability for damages. The studies may conclude, on the basis of risk, cost, technical feasibility or other grounds, that no remediation should be undertaken. If remediation is required and damage to resources found, the cost of remediation may be material.Red Dog (100%)Operating results at the 100% level are summarized in the following table:Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,2012201120122011Tonnes milled (000's)8369371,6951,858ZincGrade (%)18.818.618.318.7Recovery (%)82.581.983.182.1Production (000's tonnes)129.6143.0257.9285.8Sales (000's tonnes)59.476.3179.9177.3LeadGrade (%)4.94.84.84.8Recovery (%)56.547.457.047.6Production (000's tonnes)23.421.346.842.5Sales (000's tonnes)----Cost of sales (US$ millions)Operating costs$12$17$47$41Distribution costs$11$14$34$33Royalties (NANA)$(6)$6$12$21Depreciation and amortization$11$10$24$22Gross profit summary ($ millions)Before depreciation and amortization$57$75$134$161Depreciation and amortization(11)(10)(24)(22)After depreciation and amortization$46$65$110$139Red Dog's gross profit declined in the second quarter as a result of lower zinc prices and a 22% decrease in zinc sales volumes. Zinc production declined by 9% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago as a result of reduced mill throughput, partially offset by higher grades and recoveries. Mill throughput decreased by 11% primarily due to unplanned maintenance downtime and restricted operating rates in June, which resulted from pipe scale plugging powerhouse cooling lines and air compressors.Zinc recovery was positively impacted by the commissioning of additional fine grinding capacity as well as enhancements to floatation technology. Lead recoveries improved due to less soluble lead in the feed from weathered, near-surface Aqqaluk ore. During the second quarter, mill feed was almost exclusively from the Aqqaluk pit compared with 60% of feed in the second quarter of 2011.The 2012 shipping season commenced on July 12, 2012 with planned shipments of 1,000,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate and 163,000 tonnes of lead concentrate compared with 1,010,000 tonnes and 143,000 tonnes respectively, for the 2011 season.In accordance with the agreements governing our development of the mine, the net proceeds of production royalty that we pay to NANA Development Inc. will increase to 30% in the fourth quarter of 2012 from the current 25%. ENERGY Fort Hills ProjectEngineering studies are ongoing to update the design basis for the project and improve the accuracy of cost estimates to facilitate a project sanction decision by the partners in 2013. Suncor, operator of Fort Hills, has indicated that it is developing a cost-driven construction schedule and as a result, should the partners approve the sanction of phase one of the Fort Hills Project in 2013, production would not be expected to start before 2017. Our share of 2012 Fort Hills spending is estimated at $220 million, including our ongoing earn-in commitments.Frontier ProjectThe Frontier project has been designed for up to four production lines with a total capacity of approximately 277,000 barrels per day of bitumen. The first two production lines are planned to have a production capacity of 159,000 barrels per day. The Frontier project includes the development of Equinox as a satellite operation.The previously announced transaction to acquire SilverBirch Energy Corporation through a plan of arrangement involving the spin out of the assets of SilverBirch, other than its 50% interest in the Frontier project and Equinox, closed on April 4, 2012. This created a simplified ownership structure for Frontier, provides an opportunity to explore new partnerships and other alternatives to move the project towards development. With this acquisition our total contingent resources, estimated as at December 31, 2011, for all of our oil sands projects increased by 67% to a total of 3.5 billion barrels of bitumen.The Frontier project regulatory application was submitted to regulators in November 2011. Provincial and federal agencies are currently reviewing the application and compiling Supplemental Information Requests ("SIRs"). We anticipate receiving the final SIRs in the third quarter of 2012 and responding to these information requests in the fourth quarter of 2012. The Frontier project requires various provincial and federal regulatory reviews and conducting these reviews in parallel can streamline and improve the regulatory process while maintaining a thorough and rigorous review.No field exploration activities are planned in 2012 and the focus will be on supporting the regulatory application review, consultations with stakeholders and ongoing engineering studies. There is no certainty that any portion of our contingent bitumen resources will be commercially viable.Wintering Hills Wind Power FacilityDuring the first half of 2012, our share of the power generation from Wintering Hills was 49 GWhs. Expected power generation in 2012 is 80 GWhs, which will result in 50,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent offsets.OTHER COST AND EXPENSESFinancing expenses were $151 million in the second quarter compared with $135 million a year ago. The debt interest component of our financing expense increased from $91 million to $105 million in the quarter. The increase included $26 million of additional interest from the issuance of US$2 billion of notes in July, 2011. The effect of the higher debt was partly offset by the effect of liability management transactions implemented in the first quarter of 2012 that included the issuance of US$1 billion of new notes and the redemption of US$1.05 billion of our high-yield notes and reduced interest charges in the second quarter by $17 million. Finance charges also increased due to accretion of additional decommissioning and restoration provisions made in the third and fourth quarter of 2011.Other operating expense, net of other income, was $107 million in the second quarter compared with $96 million of other income in the second quarter of 2011. Included in other operating expense was $84 million of negative price adjustments in the second quarter of 2012 primarily from declining copper prices. This compares with positive pricing adjustments of $6 million in the second quarter of 2011 and $94 million in the first quarter of this year. The most significant item in the second quarter of 2011 was a $110 million gain from the sale of our interest in the Carrapateena project.The table below outlines our outstanding receivable positions, which were provisionally valued at March 2012, and our receivable positions provisionally valued at, June 30, 2012.Outstanding atOutstanding atMarch 31, 2012June 30, 2012(pounds in millions)PoundsUS$/lbPoundsUS$/lbCopper1293.831713.44Zinc1460.91930.84Non-operating income, net of expenses, includes items that arise from financial and other matters and includes such items as foreign exchange, debt refinancing, realized gains or losses on marketable securities and gains and losses on the revaluation of fixed price call options on certain of our high-yield notes. In the second quarter of 2012, other non-operating expense was $8 million. This compares with $19 million of other income in the second quarter of 2011.Income and resource taxes for the quarter were $147 million, or 34% of pre-tax earnings, which is higher than the Canadian statutory income tax rate of 25%. This was mainly due to the effect of resource taxes and higher tax rates in foreign jurisdictions. We are currently shielded from cash income taxes, but not resource taxes in Canada. We remain subject to cash taxes in foreign jurisdictions.OPERATING CASH FLOW, FINANCIAL POSITION AND LIQUIDITYCash flow from operations, before changes in non-cash working capital items, was $725 million in the second quarter compared with $1.2 billion a year ago. Changes in non-cash working capital items provided $43 million of cash in the second quarter compared with a use of cash of $586 million in the same period a year ago. In the second quarter of 2011, we had a substantial build-up in accounts receivable due to higher coal prices and timing of sales. In addition, production inventories rose as a result of higher cost of concentrates at Trail and timing of purchases.Expenditures on property, plant and equipment were $404 million in the second quarter and included $198 million on sustaining capital and $206 million on major development projects. The largest components of sustaining expenditures were at our coal operations which totalled $78 million. Major development expenditures included $25 million each at Trail and Relincho, $35 million for Antamina's expansion, $33 million at the Quebrada Blanca hypogene project and $57 million at our coal operations. The expenditures at our coal operations are largely to enable us to incrementally expand production at existing operations. In early April, we completed our acquisition of SilverBirch Energy Corporation for a net cash outlay of $432 million, which gave us full ownership of the Frontier oil sands project, including the Equinox property.We have committed and unused bank credit facilities aggregating $1.1 billion, the majority of which mature in 2016. OUTLOOKWe continue to experience volatile markets for our products. Commodity markets have historically been volatile, prices can change rapidly and customers can alter shipment plans. This can have a substantial impact on our business. Ongoing economic uncertainties in Europe and the United States and less robust growth rates in China, India and other emerging markets have impacted both demand and prices for some of our products. While we believe that the medium to longer term fundamentals for steelmaking coal, copper and zinc are quite favorable, the recent weakness in these markets may well persist over the near term. In the meantime, the Company's financial position is strong and we continuously monitor all aspects of our key markets as conditions evolve in order to be in a position to take whatever actions may be appropriate.Capital ExpendituresOur forecast capital expenditures for 2012 are now expected to be approximately $2.1 billion, which is slightly lower than our previous guidance of $2.3 billion, and are summarized in the following table: ($ in millions)SustainingDevelopmentTotalCopper$275$835$1,110Coal365325690Zinc16580245Energy-7070Corporate25-25$830$1,310$2,140The amount and timing of actual capital expenditures is dependent upon being able to secure permits, equipment, supplies, materials and labour on a timely basis and at expected costs to enable the projects to be completed as currently anticipated. We may change capital spending plans for the balance of the year depending on commodity markets, our financial position, results of feasibility studies, and other factors. We also expect to invest approximately $220 million as our share of costs for the Fort Hills oil sands project, including our earn-in commitments. Foreign Exchange, Debt Revaluation and Interest ExpenseThe sales of our products are denominated in U.S. dollars, while a significant portion of our expenses are incurred in local currencies, particularly the Canadian dollar. Foreign exchange fluctuations can have a significant effect on our operating margins, unless such fluctuations are offset by related changes to commodity prices.Our U.S. dollar denominated debt is subject to revaluation based on changes in the Canadian/U.S. dollar exchange rate. As at June 30, 2012, all of our U.S. dollar denominated debt is designated as a hedge against our U.S. dollar denominated foreign operations and working capital items. As a result, any foreign exchange gains or losses arising on our designated U.S. dollar debt are recorded in other comprehensive income. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AND DERIVATIVESWe hold a number of financial instruments and derivatives, the most significant of which are marketable securities, foreign exchange forward sales contracts, energy price option contracts, metal-related forward contracts, prepayment rights on certain senior debt notes and settlements receivable and payable. The financial instruments and derivatives are all recorded at fair values on our balance sheet with gains and losses in each period included in other comprehensive income and profit for the period as appropriate. Some of our gains and losses on metal-related financial instruments are affected by smelter price participation and are taken into account in determining royalties and other expenses. All are subject to varying rates of taxation depending on their nature and jurisdiction.QUARTERLY EARNINGS AND CASH FLOW(in millions, except for share data)201220112010Q2Q1Q4Q3Q2Q1Q4Q3Q2Revenues$2,561$2,547$2,972$3,380$2,796$2,366$2,716$2,414$2,198Gross profit7359181,2121,5711,1978971,127926848EBITDA7907811,3041,6601,4611,0341,013921888Profit (note 1)268218637814756461325316283Earnings per share$0.46$0.37$1.08$1.38$1.28$0.78$0.55$0.54$0.48Cash flow from operations$768$644$1,1991,3836217541,156771834Attributable to shareholders of the company. OUTSTANDING SHARE DATAAs at July 24, 2012 there were 576,622,749 Class B subordinate voting shares and 9,353,470 Class A common shares outstanding. In addition, there were 7,016,935 director and employee stock options outstanding with exercise prices ranging between $4.15 and $58.80 per share. More information on these instruments and the terms of their conversion is set out in Note 21 of our 2011 year end financial statements. The Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") has accepted our notice of intention to make a normal course issuer bid to purchase our Class B subordinate voting shares. Under the normal course issuer bid, we may purchase up to 20 million Class B subordinate voting shares during the period starting June 28, 2012 and ending on June 27, 2013, representing approximately 3.47% of the outstanding Class B subordinate voting shares, or 4.30% of the public float, as of June 15, 2012.We will make any purchases through the facilities of the TSX, the New York Stock Exchange or any other exchanges or alternative trading systems in both Canada and the United States, if eligible, or by such other means as may be permitted under the TSX's regulations, including private agreements under an issuer bid exemption order or block purchases in accordance with the applicable regulations. Purchases made by way of private agreements under an issuer bid exemption order issued by a securities regulatory authority will be at a discount to the prevailing market price as provided in the exemption order. Daily purchases will be limited to 566,681 Class B subordinate voting shares in accordance with the TSX's rules, except pursuant to permitted exceptions. The actual number of Class B subordinate voting shares to be purchased and the timing of any such purchases will be determined by us from time to time as market conditions warrant. All repurchased shares will be cancelled. Security holders may obtain a copy of the notice of intention, without charge, by request directed to the attention of our Corporate Secretary, at our offices located at Suite 3300-550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 0B3.INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTINGOur management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Any system of internal control over financial reporting, no matter how well designed, has inherent limitations. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. There have been no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended June 30, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, internal control over financial reporting.CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATIONThis news release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements as defined in applicable securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, principally under the heading "Outlook", but also elsewhere in this document, include estimates, forecasts, and statements as to management's expectations with respect to, among other things, our financial capacity necessary to fund growth projects, anticipated production at our business units and individual operations, profit and cash flow, sales volume and selling prices for our products (including settlement of coal contracts with customers), plans and expectations for our development projects, forecast operating costs, expected progress, costs and outcomes of our various projects and investments, including but not limited to those described in the discussions of our operations, the sensitivity of our earnings to changes in commodity prices and exchange rates, the impact of potential production disruptions, the impact of currency exchange rates, future trends for the company, progress in development of mineral properties, increased coal and copper production as a result of our expansion plans, timing of completion and results of our mill modernization program at Highland Valley Copper, our goals regarding the collective bargaining agreement at Antamina, expansion study at Carmen de Andacollo and expected ramp up of the pre-crushing plant, the statements under the heading "Copper Development Projects", including the expected resubmittal of the environment impact assessment for Quebrada Blanca Phase 2, the timing of permit approval, production and anticipated production levels from the Quintette coal mine, the statements under the heading "Energy" including the development of our Fort Hills, Frontier and Lease 421 Area oil sands projects, timing of final SIRs on our Frontier project and our responses thereto, capital expenditures and mine production costs, unit cost of product for coal, unit transportation costs, demand and market outlook for commodities, future commodity prices and treatment and refining charges, timing of completion of studies on our projects and the impact of measures to manage selenium discharges and costs and impacts related thereto, the timing of the construction of the new slag fuming furnace at our Trail operations. These forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties and actual results may vary materially. These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including, but not limited to, assumptions regarding general business and economic conditions, interest rates, the supply and demand for, deliveries of, and the level and volatility of prices of, zinc, copper and coal and other primary metals and minerals as well as oil, and related products, the timing of the receipt of regulatory and governmental approvals for our development projects and other operations, our costs of production and production and productivity levels, as well as those of our competitors, power prices, continuing availability of water and power resources for our operations, market competition, the accuracy of our reserve estimates (including with respect to size, grade and recoverability) and the geological, operational and price assumptions on which these are based, conditions in financial markets, the future financial performance of the company, our ability to attract and retain skilled staff, our ability to procure equipment and operating supplies, positive results from the studies on our expansion projects, our coal and other product inventories, our ability to secure adequate transportation for our products, our ability to obtain permits for our operations and expansions, our ongoing relations with our employees and business partners and joint venturers. With respect to the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2, assumptions are based on receiving comments from all interested parties and our ability to address the comments in a satisfactory manner. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive. Events or circumstances could cause actual results to vary materially.Factors that may cause actual results to vary materially include, but are not limited to, changes in commodity and power prices, changes in interest and currency exchange rates, acts of foreign governments and the outcome of legal proceedings, inaccurate geological and metallurgical assumptions (including with respect to the size, grade and recoverability of mineral reserves and resources), unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications or expectations, cost escalation, unavailability of materials and equipment, government action or delays in the receipt of government approvals, industrial disturbances or other job action, adverse weather conditions and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters), union labour disputes, political risk, social unrest, failure of customers or counterparties to perform their contractual obligations, changes in our credit ratings, unanticipated increases in costs to construct our development projects, difficulty in obtaining permits, inability to address concerns regarding permits of environmental impact assessments, and changes or further deterioration in general economic conditions.Statements concerning future production costs or volumes, and the sensitivity of the company's earnings to changes in commodity prices and exchange rates are based on numerous assumptions of management regarding operating matters and on assumptions that demand for products develops as anticipated, that customers and other counterparties perform their contractual obligations, that operating and capital plans will not be disrupted by issues such as mechanical failure, unavailability of parts and supplies, labour disturbances, interruption in transportation or utilities, adverse weather conditions, and that there are no material unanticipated variations in the cost of energy or supplies. We assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required under securities laws. Further information concerning risks and uncertainties associated with these forward-looking statements and our business can be found in our Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed on SEDAR and on EDGAR under cover of Form 40-F.WEBCASTTeck will host an Investor Conference Call to discuss its Q2/2012 financial results at 11:00 AM Eastern time, 8:00 AM Pacific time, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. A live audio webcast of the conference call, together with supporting presentation slides, will be available at our website at www.teck.com. The webcast is also available at www.earnings.com. The webcast will be archived at www.teck.com.Teck Resources LimitedConsolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,(Cdn$ in millions, except for share data)2012201120122011Revenues$2,561$2,796$5,108$5,162Cost of sales(1,826)(1,599)(3,455)(3,068)Gross profit7351,1971,6532,094Other operating expensesGeneral and administration(34)(32)(62)(62)Exploration(34)(23)(58)(39)Research and development(4)(1)(9)(8)Other operating income (expense) (Note 3)(107)96(27)84Profit from operations5561,2371,4972,069Finance income33266451Finance expense (Note 4)(151)(135)(316)(266)Non-operating income (expense) (Note 5)(8)19(355)34Share of profit (losses) of associates(1)2(4)(1)Profit before tax4291,1498861,887Provision for income and resource taxes(147)(366)(363)(617)Profit for the period$282$783$523$1,270Profit attributable to:Shareholders of the company$268$756$486$1,217Non-controlling interests14273753Profit for the period$282$783$523$1,270Earnings per shareBasic$0.46$1.28$0.83$2.06Diluted$0.46$1.28$0.83$2.05Weighted average shares outstanding (millions)585.9590.8586.0590.7Shares outstanding at end of period (millions)586.0590.8586.0590.8Teck Resources LimitedConsolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income(Unaudited)Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,(Cdn$ in millions)2012201120122011Profit$282$783$523$1,270Other comprehensive income (loss) in the periodCurrency translation differences (net of taxes of $15, $(3), $(1) and $(19))67(14)21(55)Available-for-sale financial instruments (net of taxes of $17, $1, $(2) and $2)(132)(24)10(30)Cash flow hedges (net of taxes of $nil, $nil, $nil and $1)--(1)(2)Actuarial loss on retirement benefit obligations (net of taxes of $20, $20, $27 and $10)(44)(46)(57)(22)Total other comprehensive loss for the period(109)(84)(27)(109)Total comprehensive income for the period$173$699$496$1,161Other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:Shareholders of the company(111)(84)(26)(108)Non-controlling interests2-(1)(1)(109)(84)(27)(109)Comprehensive income attributable to:Shareholders of the company1576724601,109Non-controlling interests16273652$173$699$496$1,161Teck Resources LimitedConsolidated Statements of Cash Flows(Unaudited)Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,(Cdn$ in millions)2012201120122011Operating activitiesProfit$282$783$523$1,270Items not affecting cashDepreciation and amortization257230470446Provision for deferred income and resource taxes2219892279Share of loss (gain) of associates1(2)41Gain on sale of investments and assets(23)(126)(26)(136)Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives132(53)8Foreign exchange loss (gains)16-23(10)Loss on debt repurchase--414-Finance expense151135316266Finance income(33)(26)(64)(51)Other39132187251,2071,7202,081Net change in non-cash working capital items43(586)(308)(706)7686211,4121,375Investing activitiesProperty, plant and equipment(404)(272)(723)(498)Financial investments and other assets(41)(53)(209)(71)Acquisition of SilverBirch Energy Corporation(432)-(432)-Proceeds from the sale of investments and other assets11346155(876)(191)(1,358)(414)Financing activitiesIssuance of debt--983-Repayment of debt(14)(11)(1,302)(78)Debt interest paid(93)(141)(231)(175)Issuance of Class B subordinate voting shares1-13Purchase and cancellation of Class B subordinate voting shares--(6)-Dividends paid--(235)(177)Distributions to non-controlling interests(11)(7)(17)(28)(117)(159)(807)(455)Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents66(3)(11)(24)Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(159)268(764)482Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period3,8001,0464,405832Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$3,641$1,314$3,641$1,314Teck Resources LimitedConsolidated Balance Sheets(Unaudited)June 30,December 31,(Cdn$ in millions)20122011ASSETSCurrent assetsCash and cash equivalents$3,641$4,405Current income and resource taxes receivable118101Trade accounts receivable1,1481,242Inventories1,8461,6416,7537,389Financial and other assets1,2351,138Investments in associates743715Property, plant and equipment23,78623,150Deferred income and resource tax assets189180Goodwill1,6481,647$34,354$34,219LIABILITIES AND EQUITYCurrent liabilitiesTrade accounts payable and other liabilities$1,324$1,435Dividends payable (Note 6 (c))234235Current income and resource taxes payable4093Debt3433591,9412,122Debt6,6786,676Deferred income and resource tax liabilities5,4225,342Retirement benefit obligations767691Other liabilities and provisions1,4061,495EquityAttributable to shareholders of the company17,94917,721Attributable to non-controlling interests19117218,14017,893$34,354$34,219Teck Resources LimitedConsolidated Statements of Changes in Equity(Unaudited)Six months ended June 30,(Cdn$ in millions)20122011Class A common shares$7$7Class B subordinate voting sharesBeginning of period6,7436,795Share repurchases(2)-Issued on exercise of options24End of period6,7436,799Retained earningsBeginning of period10,8588,840Profit for the period attributable to shareholders of the company4861,217Dividends declared(234)(177)Share repurchases(4)-Actuarial loss on retirement benefit obligations(57)(22)End of period11,0499,858Contributed surplusBeginning of period9784Share-based payment expense77Transfer to Class B subordinate voting shares on exercise of options(1)(1)End of period10390Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to shareholders of the company (Note 6(b))Beginning of period1647Other comprehensive income (loss) before actuarial loss on retirement benefit obligations31(86)End of period47(39)Non-controlling interestsBeginning of period172122Profit for the period attributed to non-controlling interests3753Other comprehensive loss(1)(1)Other-(3)Dividends or distributions(17)(28)End of period191143Total equity$18,140$16,858The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.Teck Resources LimitedNotes to Consolidated Financial Statements(Unaudited)1. BASIS OF PREPARATION We prepare our financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB"). These condensed interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting ("IAS 34"). These condensed interim consolidated financial statements follow the same accounting policies and methods of application as our most recent annual financial statements. Accordingly, they should be read in conjunction with our most recent annual financial statements. These condensed consolidated financial statements were approved for issue on July 24, 2012. 2. ACQUISITIONIn April 2012, we completed our purchase of SilverBirch Energy Corporation ("SilverBirch") by way of a plan of arrangement for a net cash outlay of $432 million. Under the arrangement, substantially all of SilverBirch's assets, other than its 50% interest in the Frontier and Equinox oil sands projects, were transferred into SilverWillow Energy Corporation ("SilverWillow"). As part of the arrangement, we also transferred to SilverWillow our 50% interest in certain other oil sands leases that were jointly owned with SilverBirch. SilverBirch shareholders, with the exception of Teck, received $8.50 in cash and one share of a new company, SilverWillow Energy Corporation ("SilverWillow"), for each SilverBirch common share. Following completion of the purchase, we now own 100% of the Frontier and Equinox oil sands projects, as well as 4.7 million common shares (8.7%) of SilverWillow issued in connection with the arrangement.We recorded the purchase at $493 million, which was the fair value of the consideration given up and was comprised of $415 million of cash paid to SilverBirch shareholders, $25 million in working capital contributed to SilverWillow, $12 million of oil sands leases contributed to SilverWillow, $40 million of SilverBirch shares that we owned prior to the transaction and $1 million in transactions fees. We accounted for this transaction as an acquisition of assets and have allocated the cost to the assets based on their relative fair values at the date of purchase. No goodwill arose on this transaction. The oil sand leases acquired are recorded as exploration costs within property, plant and equipment. The shares of SilverWillow are recorded as investments in marketable securities, which are designated as available for sale financial assets and measured at fair value.3. OTHER OPERATING INCOME (EXPENSE)Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,(Cdn$ in millions)2012201120122011Gain on sale of operating assets$3$125$4$130Commodity derivatives(2)(6)(4)(13)Pricing adjustments (a)(84)610(22)Share-based compensation (Note 6(a))(1)(10)(7)5Provision for closed properties(9)(6)(8)(6)Other(14)(13)(22)(10)$(107)$96$(27)$84a) Pricing Adjustments Sales and purchases of metals in concentrates and cathodes are recognized on a provisional pricing basis when title transfers and the rights and obligations of ownership pass to the customer, which usually occurs on shipment. However, the final pricing for the product sold and purchased is not determined at that time as it is contractually linked to market prices at a subsequent date. These arrangements have the characteristics of a derivative instrument as the value of our receivables and payables will vary as prices for the underlying commodities vary in the metal markets. These pricing adjustments result in gains (losses from purchases) in a rising price environment and losses (gains for purchases) in a declining price environment and are recorded as other operating income (expense). The profit impact of gains and losses on these financial instruments is mitigated by smelter price participation, royalty interests, taxes and non-controlling interests. It should be noted that while these effects arise on the sale of concentrates, we also purchase concentrates at our Trail refinery where the opposite effects occur.4. FINANCE EXPENSEThree months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,(Cdn$ in millions)2012201120122011Debt interest$105$91$226$184Discount and financing fee amortization46911Pension interest accretion24264949Decommissioning and restoration provision accretion20143727Other2345Less capitalized interest(4)(5)(9)(10)$151$135$316$2665. NON-OPERATING INCOME (EXPENSE)Three months ended June 30,Six months ended June 30,(Cdn$ in millions)2012201120122011Foreign exchange gains (losses)$(16)$(1)$(23)$8Other derivative gains (losses)(12)176018Debt repurchase and financing costs--(414)-Gain on sale of investments201226Other-2-2$(8)$19$(355)$346. EQUITYa) Share-Based Compensation During the first and second quarters of 2012, we granted 1,524,821 Class B subordinate voting share options to employees. These options have a weighted average exercise price of $39.24, a term of 10 years and vest in equal amounts over three years. The weighted average fair value of Class B subordinate voting share options issued was estimated at $12.15 per share option at the grant date using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model. The option valuations were based on an average expected option life of 4 years, a risk-free interest rate of 1.38%, a dividend yield of 2.04% and an expected volatility of 43%.During the first and second quarters of 2012, we issued 683,460 deferred and restricted share units to employees and directors. Deferred and restricted share units issued vest immediately for directors and vest in three years for employees. The total number of deferred and restricted share units outstanding at June 30, 2012 was 2,595,716.A share-based compensation expense of $7 million (2011 - $5 million recovery) was recorded for the six months ended June 30, 2012 in respect of all outstanding share options and units.b) Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)The components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are:June 30,December 31,(Cdn$ in millions)20122011Currency translation adjustment$31$10Unrealized gains on investments (net of tax of $(4) and $(2))133Unrealized gains on cash flow hedges (net of tax of $nil and $nil)-1$44$14Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:Shareholders of the company$47$16Non-controlling interests(3)(2)$44$14c) Dividends of $0.40 per share were declared on our Class A common shares and Class B subordinate voting shares with a record date of June 15, 2012, and were paid on July 3, 2012.7. SEGMENT INFORMATIONBased on the primary products we produce and our development projects, we have five reportable segments - copper, coal, zinc, energy and corporate - which is the way we report information to our Chief Executive Officer. The corporate segment includes all of our initiatives in other commodities, our corporate growth activities and groups that provide administrative, technical, financial and other support to all of our business units. Other operating expenses include general and administration costs, exploration, research and development, and other operating income (expense). Sales between segments are carried out at arm's length.Three months ended June 30, 2012(Cdn$ in millions)CopperCoalZincEnergyCorporateTotalSegment revenues7311,3625111-2,605Less: Inter-segment revenues--(44)--(44)Revenues7311,3624671-2,561Gross profit25545030--735Other operating income (expenses)(88)-(19)-(72)(179)Profit from operations16745011-(72)556Net finance expense(2)(12)(5)-(99)(118)Non-operating income (expenses)----(8)(8)Share of losses of associates----(1)(1)Profit before tax1654386-(180)429Capital expenditures2071354958404Three months ended June 30, 2011(Cdn$ in millions)CopperCoalZincEnergyCorporateTotalSegment revenues7491,471636--2,856Less: Inter-segment revenues--(60)--(60)Revenues7491,471576--2,796Gross profit355709133--1,197Other operating income (expenses)106-2-(68)40Profit from operations461709135-(68)1,237Net finance expense(2)(7)(6)-(94)(109)Non-operating income (expenses)----1919Share of profit (loss) from associates---2-2Profit before tax4597021292(143)1,149Capital expenditures1151261858272Six months ended June 30, 2012(Cdn$ in millions)CopperCoalZincEnergyCorporateTotalSegment revenues1,4842,5601,1612-5,207Less: Inter-segment revenues--(99)--(99)Revenues1,4842,5601,0622-5,108Gross profit540990123--1,653Other operating income (expenses)(30)(5)(10)-(111)(156)Profit from operations510985113-(111)1,497Net finance expense(3)(18)(11)-(220)(252)Non-operating income (expenses)----(355)(355)Share of profit (loss) from associates---(2)(2)(4)Profit before tax507967102(2)(688)886Capital expenditures321280723713723Goodwill4461,202---1,648Total assets7,81417,1795,0531,6992,60934,354Six months ended June 30, 2011(Cdn$ in millions)CopperCoalZincEnergyCorporateTotalSegment revenues1,5222,4901,270--5,282Less: Inter-segment revenues--(120)--(120)Revenues1,5222,4901,150--5,162Gross profit7531,065276--2,094Other operating income (expenses)78-(23)-(80)(25)Profit from operations8311,065253-(80)2,069Net finance expense(3)(14)(10)-(188)(215)Non-operating income (expenses)----3434Share of profit (loss) from associates----(1)(1)Profit before tax8281,051243-(235)1,887Capital expenditures22422027189498Goodwill4221,202---1,624Total assets7,04016,7052,8811,0832,15629,8658. DEBTa) Notes Issued In February 2012, we issued US$500 million of senior unsecured notes due March 2019, and US$500 million of senior unsecured notes due March 2042. The 2019 notes bear interest at rate of 3.0% per annum and were issued at 99.705% of face value. The 2042 notes bear interest at rate of 5.20% per annum and were issued at 99.533% of face value. The 2019 and 2042 notes are callable at any time by repaying the greater of the principal amount plus accrued interest and the present value of the principal and interest amounts discounted at a comparable treasury yield plus a stipulated spread. The 2042 notes are callable at 100% at any time on or after September 1, 2041. Our obligation under these notes is guaranteed by our wholly owned subsidiary, Teck Metals Limited.Net proceeds from these two issues were US$987 million after underwriting discounts and issue costs. The net proceeds, plus cash on hand, were used to finance the redemption described below.b) Notes Redeemed During the first quarter, we redeemed US$1.051 billion aggregate principal amount of outstanding notes. The notes redeemed were comprised of US$530 million of the 9.75% notes due 2014 and US$521 million of the 10.75% notes due 2019. The total payment, including the premium of the repurchase, was US$1.29 billion. We recorded an accounting charge of $414 million in the first quarter in connection with the redemption.9. CONTINGENCIESWe consider provisions for all our outstanding and pending legal claims to be adequate. The final outcome with respect to actions outstanding or pending as at June 30, 2012, or with respect to future claims, cannot be predicted with certainty. Significant contingencies not disclosed elsewhere in the notes to our financial statements are as follows:Upper Columbia River Basin (Lake Roosevelt) Teck American continued studies under the 2006 settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a remedial investigation on the Upper Columbia River in Washington State.Discovery and motion proceedings continue in the Lake Roosevelt litigation involving Teck Metals Ltd. in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. The first phase of the case, dealing with liability under CERCLA for cost recovery, is scheduled to be tried in September, 2012. In April, an order for summary judgement was issued, striking Teck Metals Ltd.'s defence of apportionment. We have sought leave to appeal the decision in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. There is no assurance that we will ultimately be successful in our defense of the litigation or that we or our affiliates will not be faced with further liability in relation to this matter. Until the studies contemplated by the EPA settlement agreement and additional damage assessments are completed, it is not possible to estimate the extent and cost, if any, of remediation or restoration that may be required or to assess our potential liability for damages. The studies may conclude, on the basis of risk, cost, technical feasibility or other grounds, that no remediation should be undertaken. If remediation is required and damage to resources found, the cost of remediation may be material.10. SEASONALITY OF SALESDue to ice conditions, the port serving our Red Dog mine is normally only able to ship concentrates from July to October each year. As a result, zinc and lead concentrate sales volumes are generally higher in the third and fourth quarter of each year than in the first and second quarter.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Greg WallerTeck Resources LimitedVP Investor Relations & Strategic Analysis604.699.4014ORMarcia SmithTeck Resources LimitedSVP Sustainability and External Affairs604.699.4616www.teck.com