Dr. Norman B. Keevil to receive Ernst & Young's Lifetime Achievement award at October 4 gala

Chairman of Teck Resources Limited honoured by Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year®

VANCOUVER, Sept. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Ernst & Young is proud to honour Dr. Norman B. Keevil, Chairman of Teck Resources Limited, with the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Pacific Lifetime Achievement award for his significant contributions to BC's business community. He will receive the honour at the Vancouver gala on October 4.

"Ernst & Young's Lifetime Achievement award was made for business leaders like Dr. Norman B. Keevil," says Ron Voyer, Pacific Director of Entrepreneur Of The Year. "Dr. Keevil's outstanding entrepreneurial achievements and leadership have left a lasting impact on Canada's mining industry."

Dr. Keevil's entrepreneurial drive has grown Teck from a few small gold mines in Ontario and Quebec to a company with operations across Canada and, in more recent years, in Australia, Chile, Peru and the United States. Teck is now the world's largest zinc producer.

"Dr. Keevil's business achievements are matched only by his community involvement," says Voyer. "His contributions to education are an inspiration and example to the next generation of entrepreneurs."

Dr. Keevil is an ongoing supporter of the Mineral Deposits Research Unit at the University of British Columbia (UBC), as well as the founder of the Norman B. Keevil Chair in Mineral Exploration at UBC, the Teck Chair in Exploration Geophysics at the University of Toronto, and a scholarship fund at the University of Western Ontario.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Lifetime Achievement award is about more than just recognition. It's about moral philanthropy. It celebrates the kind of public mentorship needed to continually renew Canada's business ecosystem by spotlighting business and community leadership at the highest level.

About Ernst & Young's Lifetime Achievement award
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. It honours the visionary Canadians who innovate, create jobs, generate wealth and invest in the well-being of communities from coast to coast. In addition to naming industry and specialty category winners and the overall regional Entrepreneur Of The Year, Ernst & Young presents a Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honours a distinguished, renowned business leader who, during their lifetime, has made a lasting impact on Canadian business and the community.

Former Pacific recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award include Peter M. Brown (2010), Robert Lee (2008), Dr. John MacDonald (2006), William L. Sauder (2004), Milton Wong (2002), Joseph Segal (2001), and Jim Pattison (2000).

For a complete list of Entrepreneur Of The Year category finalists for the Pacific Region and our programs in Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic and regional gala dates, please visit ey.com/ca/EOY.

For ticket information about the Entrepreneur Of The Year Pacific Awards Gala, please contact Sandie Atkinson at 604 643 5486 or sandie.j.atkinson@ca.ey.com.

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This year's national program sponsors are National Post, La Presse and RDI.

About Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurial Services practice
Ernst & Young LLP's Entrepreneurial Services practice guides Canadian entrepreneurs by delivering integrated services tailored to their goals and needs at every stage of the business lifecycle. We are the world's leader in advising, guiding and recognizing the entrepreneurs who propel the economy — and community — forward.

For more information, please visit ey.com/ca/Entrepreneurs.

About Ernst & Young
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SOURCE: Ernst & Young

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