Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. Announces Appointment of General Counsel

    
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DENVER, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. ("Thompson Creek" or "Company") (NYSE: TC and TSX:TCM), one of the world's largest publicly traded, pure molybdenum producers, today announced the appointment of Wendy Cassity as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

"We are very pleased to welcome Wendy Cassity to our management team and look forward to working with her," said Kevin Loughrey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thompson Creek. "Wendy has extensive experience in corporate, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and will be responsible for overseeing all legal matters for Thompson Creek," added Mr. Loughrey.

Ms. Cassity began her legal career as a Corporate Associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP in New York before joining McDermott Will & Emery LLP in New York as a Partner and Corporate Associate. Most recently Ms. Cassity has served as external M&A counsel for Danaher Corporation in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Cassity has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English and History from the University of Arizona and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law. Ms. Cassity also served as Managing Editor of The Columbia Law Review and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

On August 5, 2010, Thompson Creek and its Board of Directors were advised of Dale Huffman's decision to leave the Company and pursue other opportunities once his successor is appointed and a successful transition has been completed. Mr. Huffman currently serves as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Ms. Cassity is expected to join Thompson Creek on September 7, 2010.

"I would like to express my appreciation to Dale for his contributions to the Company and for his continuing assistance through this transition period," said Mr. Loughrey. "Dale played a significant role in the 2006 Thompson Creek-Blue Pearl transaction and in the subsequent evolution of Thompson Creek into a public company. He has been an important member of our management team and will likely assist us from time to time in a consulting capacity."

About Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded, pure molybdenum producers in the world. Thompson Creek owns the Thompson Creek open-pit molybdenum mine and mill in Idaho, a metallurgical roasting facility in Langeloth, Pennsylvania and a 75% share of the Endako open-pit mine, mill and roasting facility in northern British Columbia. Thompson Creek is evaluating the Mount Emmons Deposit, a high-grade underground molybdenum deposit near Crested Butte, Colorado. Thompson Creek has an option to acquire up to 75% of the property. The Company is continuing to pursue permitting of the Davidson Deposit, a high-grade underground molybdenum deposit near Smithers, B.C. Thompson Creek has approximately 875 employees. Its principal executive office is in Denver, Colorado, and it also has an office in Toronto, Ontario. More information is available at www.thompsoncreekmetals.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Thompson Creek and its subsidiaries to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of Thompson Creek or its subsidiaries and its projects, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital, operating and exploration expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits of Thompson Creek including Mt. Emmons and Davidson, costs and timing of future exploration, requirements for additional capital, benefits of the Terrane acquisition to Thompson Creek shareholders including: the ability for Thompson Creek to diversify its assets; the benefits of the Gold Stream Transaction, if consummated; the ability to finance future projects without equity dilution and Thompson Creek's potential to obtain significant production growth by 2013; the achievement of the mine plan at Mt. Milligan including: the estimated mine life; the expected annual production; and ability to create up to 400 direct permanent jobs, the breakdown of how Thompson Creek intends to fund the initial capital cost at Mt. Milligan; the commissioning of a mine and mill complex at Mt. Milligan in 2013; Thompson Creek's expected 2010 molybdenum production, the expected increase in Thompson Creek's share of annual production resulting from the expansion of the Endako mine; the execution of a definitive Gold Stream Transaction, Thompson Creek's expected fully diluted share count following the transaction, the objectives and timing of the Arrangement and Gold Stream Transaction, the ability for the closing conditions to be satisfied in connection with the Arrangement, disruption to Thompson Creek's business as a result of the Arrangement, and Thompson Creek's ability to achieve its expected growth strategy.

Such factors include, among others, risks related to general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties including the current global recessionary economic conditions, the associated low molybdenum prices and the levels of disruption and continuing illiquidity in the credit markets; risks related to foreign currency fluctuations; energy prices & fluctuations; title disputes or claims; limitations of insurance coverage; changes in governmental regulation of mining operations; risks related to the volatility of Thompson Creek's share price; changes in environmental regulation; the actual results of current exploration activities; actual results of reclamation activities; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations of ore grade or recovery rates; impurities and toxic substances in the mined material, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the age of the Langeloth Facility; structural integrity and old equipment at the Endako Mine; accidents, labor disputes and other risks of the mining industry; access to skilled labor; relations with employees; dependence upon key management personnel and executives; political instability, insurrection or war; disruption of transportation services; increased transportation costs and delays in obtaining governmental permits and approvals, or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities. Additional factors that could cause Thompson Creek's results to differ from those described in the forward-looking information can be found in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Thompson Creek's current Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, and subsequent documents filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although Thompson Creek has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and Thompson Creek disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by law. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Readers should refer to Thompson Creek's current Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov and other continuous disclosure documents available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov for further information on ore reserves and mineralized material, which is subject to the qualifications and notes set forth therein.

SOURCE Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

For further information: For further information: Pamela Solly, Director of Investor Relations, Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc., Tel: (303) 762-3526, psolly@tcrk.com; Wayne Cheveldayoff, Investor Relations Advisor, Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc., Tel: (416) 860-1438, wcheveldayoff@tcrk.com; Christine Stewart, Renmark Financial Communications Inc., Tel: (416) 644-2020, cstewart@renmarkfinancial.com

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