Thompson Creek announces appointment of Chief Operating Officer

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    TORONTO, Aug. 11 /CNW/ - Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. ("Company"),
one of the world's largest publicly traded, pure molybdenum producers, today
announced the appointment of S. Scott Shellhaas as Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer.
    The appointment follows the decision by the Company to close the
Vancouver, British Columbia office requiring the Chief Operating Officer to
work out of its principal executive offices in Denver, Colorado. As previously
announced on June 5, 2009, Ken Collison, the Company's former Chief Operating
Officer, who was working in the Vancouver office, had chosen not to relocate
to Denver. Mr. Collison will remain with the Company for the coming months as
Operations Consultant and continue to work on specific projects.
    "We are very pleased to welcome Scott Shellhaas to our management team
and look forward to working with him. Scott has extensive minerals management
experience, both domestic and international, involving a number of different
metals. We are fortunate to be able to attract Scott to Thompson Creek," said
Kevin Loughrey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
    Mr. Shellhaas joins Thompson Creek with over 25 years of international
executive management and operating experience within the mining industry.
    Mr. Shellhaas' mining career started with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company
where he was a managing attorney from 1982 to 1989. He subsequently served in
operating positions, including: President of Cyprus Australia Gold Company
(1989-1991), a gold and copper producer in Australia; President of Cyprus
Northshore Mining Company (1991-1994), an iron ore producer in Minnesota;
President of Cyprus Foote Mineral Company (1993-1996), an international
lithium producer operating in Chile and the United States; and President and
Chief Operating Officer of Amax Gold Inc. (1996-1998), a publicly traded
global gold producer. From 1998 to 2000, he was President of Cyprus Australia
Coal Company, a coal producer in Australia, and Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Oakbridge Proprietary Ltd., an associated coal producing and
marketing joint venture and consortium.
    From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Shellhaas was the CEO designate for venture
capital development projects involving coal, iron and steel producers within
the United States. He then was Vice President of Richmond, Virginia-based
Imagin Natural Resources, a start-up natural resource company focusing on the
acquisition and operation of coal assets. Since leaving Imagin in 2008, he has
provided executive management consulting services to natural resource and
energy companies.
    Mr. Shellhaas has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of
North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor with Honors from the University
of Wyoming School of Law.

    About Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

    Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded,
pure molybdenum producers in the world. The Company 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. The Company has approximately 750 employees. Its principal
executive office is in Denver, Colorado, and it has another executive office
in Toronto, Ontario. More information is available at

    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 which may include, but is not
limited to, statements with respect to the timing and amount of estimated
future production. 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/or its subsidiaries to be materially different from any future
results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements. Such factors include those factors discussed in
the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Thompson Creek's current annual
information form which is available on SEDAR at and is
incorporated in its Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission which is available at 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 does not undertake to update any such
forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable securities
laws. 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, readers are cautioned not
to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
    Readers should refer to Thompson Creek's current annual information form
which is available on SEDAR at and is incorporated in its Annual
Report on Form 40-F filed with the SEC which is available at and
subsequent continuous disclosure documents available at and for further information on mineral reserves and mineral resources,
which is subject to the qualifications and notes set forth therein.

For further information:

For further information: Wayne Cheveldayoff, Director of Investor
Relations, Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc., Tel: (416) 860-1438, Toll free:
1-800-827-0992,; Dan Symons, Renmark Financial
Communications Inc., Tel.: (514) 939-3989,

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