Thompson Creek announces appointment of James L. Freer to Board of Directors

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    TORONTO, Aug. 7 /CNW/ - Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (the
"Company"), one of the world's largest publicly traded, pure molybdenum
producers, today announced the appointment of James L. Freer to the Company's
Board of Directors.
    "We are very pleased that someone as distinguished and experienced in the
audit and accounting field as James L. Freer has agreed to serve as a Director
of Thompson Creek Metals," said Kevin Loughrey, Chairman and Chief Executive
    Mr. Freer, a resident of Bellevue, Washington, is a Certified Public
Accountant and recently retired from Ernst & Young LLP, one of the largest
U.S. audit and accounting firms after serving in various positions for 38
years including Managing Partner of the Northwest Area (Seattle) from 1991 to
1995 and the Pacific Southwest Area (Los Angeles) from 1995 to 2000.
    From 2000 until his retirement, Mr. Freer was one of 20 members on the
Ernst & Young Americas Executive Board, which is responsible for governance
and strategy, and one of 12 members of the Americas Operations Committee. He
also served as Americas Vice Chair with lead responsibility for all aspects of
the firm's people focus, including compensation, technical and other training,
policies, culture, retention, and development.

    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 also
developing the Davidson Deposit, a high-grade underground molybdenum project
near Smithers, B.C. The Company has approximately 800 employees. Its principal
executive office is in Denver, Colorado, and it has other executive offices in
Toronto, Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia. 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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