Thompson Creek announces third-quarter 2009 financial results and production
and cost guidance for 2010

    
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TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ -

    
    Overview (all in U.S. dollars):

    -   Net income in the third quarter was $19.7 million or $0.16 per basic
        and $0.14 per diluted share, compared with a net loss in the second
        quarter of $0.4 million or $0.00 per basic and diluted common share.
        The improved financial results were due to both higher realized
        prices and an increase in sales of molybdenum from the Company's
        mines to 7.4 million pounds in the third quarter from 6.5 million in
        the second quarter.
    -   Molybdenum production was 6.2 million pounds in the third quarter of
        2009, down from 6.7 million pounds in the second quarter. The
        reduction was due to a planned two-week shutdown of both mines during
        the third quarter.
    -   Weighted-average cash cost per pound produced rose to $5.67 per pound
        in the third quarter from $5.21 per pound in the second quarter.
    -   2009 guidance for molybdenum production has been revised to 24 to
        26 million pounds (versus previous guidance of 22 to 26 million
        pounds). Sales of molybdenum produced at the Company's mines this
        year are expected to be 26 to 27 million pounds (up from previous
        guidance of 22 to 26 million pounds). The guidance range for cash
        cost per pound produced has been narrowed to $5.80 to $6.30 per pound
        (from previous guidance of $5.75 to $7.00 per pound).
    -   For 2010, the Company expects molybdenum production will be 29 to
        32 million pounds and cash cost per pound produced is estimated at $6
        to $7 per pound. Sales of molybdenum produced at the Company's mines
        are expected to be 27 to 30 million pounds.
    -   Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments at
        September 30, 2009 were $478.2 million, including $194.6 million in
        net proceeds from an equity issue completed in the third quarter.
        Total debt at quarter-end was $14.3 million.
    -   Average realized price on molybdenum and upgraded product sales was
        $12.75 per pound in the third quarter, up from $9.41 per pound in the
        second quarter and $10.14 per pound in the first quarter of 2009.
    -   Total capital expenditures were $47.5 million in the first nine
        months of 2009 and guidance for the full year has been revised to
        $61 million (from previous guidance of $80 million).

    Note: A conference call and webcast for analysts and investors is
    scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.
    

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. ("Company"), one of the world's largest publicly traded, pure molybdenum producers, today announced financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles. All dollar amounts are in U.S. dollars unless otherwise indicated.

"Thompson Creek's financial results improved in the third quarter primarily due to higher molybdenum prices," said Kevin Loughrey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition, our mining operations remained on track to achieve annual production and cost guidance that we had previously announced for 2009.

"Due to the improved outlook for molybdenum market fundamentals, the Company intends to operate the mill at the Thompson Creek Mine at full capacity starting in January 2010 (up from 78% of full capacity currently), and we expect that this will result in an increase of over 20% in the Company's annual molybdenum production to a range of 29 to 32 million pounds in 2010 from 24 to 26 million pounds in 2009."

Third-Quarter Financial Results

The Company's revenues declined by 65% to $114.4 million in the third quarter of 2009 from $331.1 million a year earlier primarily due to a 61% decline in the average realized price for molybdenum and upgraded products to $12.75 per pound from $32.85 per pound. Sales volume for molybdenum produced at the Company's mines was 8% higher at 7.4 million pounds in the third quarter versus 6.9 million pounds a year earlier.

After the deduction of operating, selling, marketing, depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion costs, the Company generated income from mining and processing operations totaling $43 million in the third quarter, down from $159 million a year earlier.

Third-quarter net income was $19.7 million or $0.16 per basic and $0.14 per diluted common share, compared with $100.6 million or $0.80 per basic and $0.74 per diluted common share in the third quarter of 2008.

The per-share figures are based on a weighted-average number of shares outstanding of 125.9 million basic and 136.2 million diluted in the third quarter of 2009, compared with 125.0 million basic and 136.8 million diluted in the third quarter of 2008. At November 5, 2009, there were 139.2 million common shares, 24.5 million warrants and 5.1 million employee options outstanding.

Third-quarter cash flow from operating activities was $28.6 million, compared with $110.3 million a year earlier.

    
    Selected Consolidated Operations Information

    (Unaudited)                        Three months ended  Nine months ended
                                          September 30        September 30
                                      ---------------------------------------
                                         2009      2008      2009      2008
                                      ---------------------------------------
    Operations
    Molybdenum production from mines
     (000's lb)(1)                       6,221     6,499    18,992    18,272
    Cash cost ($/lb produced)(2)      $   5.67  $   7.33  $   5.59  $   8.11
    Molybdenum sold (000's lb)
    Thompson Creek Mine and
     Endako Mine production              7,445     6,879    20,499    15,791
    Product purchased, processed
     and resold                          1,324     3,044     3,219     9,116
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                         8,769     9,923    23,718    24,907
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------

    Average realized price ($/lb)     $  12.75  $  32.85  $  10.90  $  32.75

    (1) Mined production pounds are molybdenum oxide and high performance
        molybdenum disulfide ("HPM") from the Corporation's share of the
        production from the mines; excludes molybdenum processed from
        purchased product.
    (2) Weighted-average of Thompson Creek Mine and Endako Mine cash costs
        (mining, milling, roasting and packaging) for molybdenum oxide and
        HPM produced in the period, including all stripping costs. Cash cost
        excludes: the effect of purchase price adjustments, the effects of
        changes in inventory, and depreciation, depletion, amortization and
        accretion. The cash cost for Thompson Creek, which only produces
        sulfide on site, includes an estimated molybdenum loss and an
        allocation of roasting and packaging costs from the Langeloth
        Metallurgical Facility, and the transportation cost from Thompson
        Creek to Langeloth.
    

Capital expenditures totaled $12.8 million in the third quarter of 2009, comprised of $7 million of sustaining capital expenditures and $5.8 million for the Company's 75% share of capital expenditures for the Endako mill expansion.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $478.2 million on September 30, 2009, compared with $262 million at June 30, 2009. On September 16, 2009, the Company completed an equity issue of 15.5 million shares and received $194.6 million in net proceeds.

The Company's total debt (primarily equipment loans) on September 30, 2009 was $14.3 million, compared with $15.6 million on June 30, 2009.

The Company's mines produced 6.2 million pounds of molybdenum in the third quarter, down from 6.5 million pounds in the third quarter of 2008. There was a planned two-week shutdown at both mines during the third quarter of 2009. The Thompson Creek Mine produced 4.4 million pounds, up from 4.3 million pounds a year earlier, while the Company's 75% share of the Endako Mine's production was 1.8 million, compared with 2.2 million pounds a year earlier.

The weighted-average cash cost per pound produced was $5.67 per pound in the third quarter of 2009, compared with $7.33 per pound a year earlier. The decline was primarily due to increased production as a result of higher ore grades and recoveries at the Thompson Creek Mine together with lower mining and milling costs at both of the Company's mines in the third quarter compared to the 2008 quarter, and lower costs for grinding media and consumables. The cash costs include production costs for the mining, milling, roasting and packaging of molybdenum oxide and high-performance molybdenum disulfide (HPM) and deferred stripping costs (mining costs related to future planned production phases).

At the Thompson Creek Mine, cash cost per pound produced in the third quarter was $5.35 per pound (including deferred stripping costs of $0.99 per pound), compared with $7.38 per pound (including deferred stripping costs of $1.80 per pound) a year earlier. The Endako Mine's cash cost per pound produced was $6.47 per pound, compared with $7.23 per pound a year earlier. There were minimal deferred stripping costs at Endako.

    
    Summary of Quarterly Results
    (US$ in millions except per pound and per share amounts - Unaudited)

                              Sep 30    Dec 31    Mar 31    Jun 30    Sep 30
                               2008      2008      2009      2009      2009
                            -------------------------------------------------
    Operations
    Mined molybdenum
     production (000's lb)     6,499     7,773     6,057     6,714     6,221
    Cash cost
     ($/lb produced)(1)        $7.33     $6.01     $5.93     $5.21     $5.67
    Molybdenum sold
     (000's lb):
    Thompson Creek Mine and
     Endako Mine production
     sold                      6,879     6,558     6,549     6,505     7,445
    Product purchased,
     processed and resold      3,044     1,565       898       997     1,324
                            -------------------------------------------------
                               9,923     8,123     7,447     7,502     8,769
                            -------------------------------------------------
    Average realized
     price ($/lb)             $32.85    $21.72    $10.14     $9.41    $12.75

    Financial
    Revenue                   $331.1    $181.6     $78.9     $73.8    $114.4
    Income from mining
     and processing           $159.0     $88.5     $12.0     $15.3     $43.0
    Net income (loss)         $100.6    $(24.6)    $11.2     $(0.4)    $19.7
    Income (loss) per share
      - basic                  $0.80    $(0.20)    $0.09    $(0.00)    $0.16
      - diluted                $0.74    $(0.20)    $0.09    $(0.00)    $0.14
    Cash flow generated by
     operating activities     $110.3    $181.0     $44.7     $13.4     $28.6
    

Nine-Month Financial Results

The Company's revenues in the first nine months of 2009 totaled $267.1 million, or 68% lower than the $829.8 million recorded a year earlier.

After the deduction of operating, selling, marketing, depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion costs, the Company generated income from mining and processing operations totaling $70.4 million the first nine months, down from $341.7 million a year earlier.

Net income was $30.5 million or $0.25 per basic and $0.24 per diluted common share, compared with $207.8 million or $1.75 per basic and $1.56 per diluted share in the year-earlier period.

The per-share figures are based on a weighted-average number of shares outstanding of 123.5 million basic and 125.1 diluted shares in the first nine months of 2009, compared with 118.5 million (basic) and 133.2 million (diluted) a year earlier.

Cash flow from operating activities in the first nine months of 2009 was $86.5 million, compared with $236.6 million a year earlier.

Capital expenditures totaled $47.5 million in the first nine months of 2009, comprised of $32.2 million of sustaining capital expenditures and $15.3 million for the Company's 75% share of capital expenditures for the Endako mill expansion.

Outlook

The Company's realized sales price averaged $12.75 per pound for the 2009 third quarter and $10.90 per pound for the first nine months of 2009. The realized price reflects sales of molybdenum oxide as well as upgraded product sales. Based on current market trends, the Company expects its average realized price for the fourth quarter of 2009 to be essentially unchanged from the third quarter of 2009. The Company has forward sales contracts for approximately 1.5 million pounds at an average fixed price of $12.63 per pound for molybdenum oxide over the remainder of the year. For 2009, the Company's sales of molybdenum produced from its own mines are expected to be 26 to 27 million pounds (versus previous guidance on June 8, 2009 of 22 to 26 million pounds) with sales of molybdenum purchased, processed and resold for 2009 expected to be 3 to 4 million pounds (unchanged from previous guidance on June 8, 2009).

Molybdenum production in 2009 is estimated to be 24 to 26 million pounds (versus previous guidance on June 8, 2009 of 22 to 26 million pounds). Expected production from the Thompson Creek Mine is 17 to 18 million pounds (versus previous guidance of 16 to 18 million pounds), and the Company's 75% share of Endako Mine's expected production is 7 to 8 million pounds (versus previous guidance of 6 to 8 million pounds).

The average cash cost per pound produced in 2009 is estimated at $5.80 to $6.30 per pound (versus previous guidance on June 8, 2009 of $5.75 to $7 per pound), with the Thompson Creek Mine's cash cost expected to be approximately $5.75 to $6.25 per pound (versus previous guidance of $5.50 to $6.50 per pound) and the Endako Mine's cash cost estimated at $6 to $6.50 per pound (versus previous guidance of $6.50 to $7.50 per pound). This assumes a US$1 = C$1.05 exchange rate for the fourth quarter of 2009. The estimated Thompson Creek Mine cash cost per pound produced for the 2009 fourth quarter and fiscal year is expected to increase reflecting increased labor costs resulting from a change in the mill operating schedule (currently an eleven days on, three days off schedule effective September 2009, up from a previous ten days on, four days off schedule, and going to a full seven day, twenty-four hour schedule effective January 1, 2010), and due to slightly lower production and higher repairs and maintenance expenses in the fourth quarter.

The 2009 estimated Thompson Creek Mine cash cost per pound produced includes approximately $25 million of stripping costs related to future planned production phases, totalling approximately $1.40 to $1.50 per pound (versus previous guidance of approximately $30 million on June 8, 2009, totalling approximately $1.65 to $1.90 per pound). The 2009 Endako Mine operating plan has minimal stripping costs.

For 2009, the Company's share of estimated sustaining capital expenditures at both mines and the Langeloth Metallurgical Facility are expected to be approximately $32 million (down from previous guidance on May 7, 2009 of approximately $38 million). The Company's 75% share of the Endako expansion capital expenditures are expected to be approximately $29 million (versus previous guidance on August 6, 2009 of $42 million).

    
    2010 Outlook
    ------------
    

For 2010, the Company expects molybdenum production volumes to be 29 to 32 million pounds, with the Thompson Creek Mine producing 22 to 24 million pounds and the 75% share of the Endako Mine production at 7 to 8 million pounds. The anticipated average cash cost per pound produced is estimated at $6 to $7 per pound, with the Thompson Creek Mine at $5.50 to $6.50 per pound and the Endako Mine at $7 to $8 per pound (assuming a US$1 = C$1.05 exchange rate). For the Endako Mine, a $0.01 change in the Canadian foreign exchange rate results in a $0.10 change in the direct production cost per pound produced.

The Company expects to sell 27 to 30 million pounds from its own mines in 2010. The Company has some discretion in building or depleting inventory levels depending upon the economic conditions and the related demand and sales prices for molybdenum. For 2010, the Company currently has fixed-price forward sales contracts for approximately 1.2 million pounds at an average fixed price of $15.15 per pound for molybdenum oxide.

In the third quarter of 2009, the Company's Board of Directors approved the resumption of the mill expansion project at its 75%-owned Endako Mine (subject to the joint venture partner approval). The expansion project had been postponed in late 2008. As of November 5, 2009, the Company has selected an engineering, procurement and construction management contractor and is currently reviewing and refining the project's scope, schedule, capital estimates and project execution plan. The Corporation is considering process enhancements and project scope changes to facilitate future operating efficiencies which may result in higher capital costs than were originally anticipated upon the resumption of the project. The new schedule and capital cost estimate are expected to be completed by the end of 2009. Permitting required by the expansion is proceeding, including the development of a closure plan for expanded dumps and tailing facilities and minor amendments to the Mining Act permit. Consultations with First Nations (local Aboriginal peoples) are proceeding. This process will have to be completed before permit amendments and any new permits are approved.

The Company expects to conduct development and exploration drilling at its operating mines totalling $2 to $4 million during 2010.

In 2010, the Company expects to spend approximately $7 to $9 million under the option agreement with U.S. Energy on the Mt. Emmons Project for an ongoing pre-feasibility study, further engineering evaluations, and ongoing project maintenance. The Company expects for 2010 to have minimal expenditures on the Davidson Project related to ongoing environmental assessments.

Accounting Change

The Company has determined that as of June 30, 2009 more than 50% of its outstanding shares were held by US residents. Therefore, the Company will be required to comply with US Securities and Exchange Commission public reporting filing requirements as of January 1, 2010. As a result, the Company will prepare its 2009 consolidated financial statements in accordance with US generally accepted accounting principles ("US GAAP") instead of Canadian GAAP. When the Company prepares its consolidated financial statements in accordance with US GAAP, the Company will not be required to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards on January 1, 2011. The conversion to US GAAP will impact the Company's accounting policies and disclosure controls and procedures. The primary differences between Canadian GAAP and US GAAP are the current period expensing of stripping costs, liability treatment and mark-to-market accounting for the Company's warrants and the financial statement presentation of stock compensation in the Company's consolidated statements of income.

Additional information on the Company's financial position is available in Thompson Creek's Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the period ended September 30, 2009, which will be filed with SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and EDGAR (www.sec.gov), and posted on the Company's website (www.thompsoncreekmetals.com).

Conference call and webcast

Thompson Creek will hold a conference call for analysts and investors to discuss its third-quarter 2009 financial results on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern). Kevin Loughrey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Pamela Saxton, Chief Financial Officer, will be available to answer questions during the call.

To participate in the call, please dial 416-644-3425 or 1-800-589-8577 about five minutes prior to the start of the call. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at www.newswire.ca and www.thompsoncreekmetals.com.

An archived recording of the call will be available at 416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 (Access code 4169885 followed by the number sign) from 10:30 a.m. on November 6 to 11:59 p.m. on November 13. An archived recording of the webcast will also be available at Thompson Creek's website.

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 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 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 www.sedar.com and is incorporated in its Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission which is available at www.sec.gov. 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 www.sedar.com and is incorporated in its Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the SEC which is available at www.sec.gov and subsequent continuous disclosure documents available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov for further information on mineral reserves and mineral resources, which is subject to the qualifications and notes set forth therein.

    
    Consolidated Balance Sheets
    (US dollars in millions - Unaudited)

                                                  September 30,  December 31,
                                                          2009          2008
                                                 -------------- -------------
    Assets
    Current assets
      Cash and cash equivalents                    $     303.5   $     258.0
      Short-term investments                             174.7             -
      Accounts receivable                                 55.7          55.0
      Product inventory                                   45.6          57.1
      Material and supplies inventory                     34.6          36.2
      Prepaid expense and other current assets             4.2           6.3
      Income and mining taxes recoverable                  3.0           1.4
                                                 -------------- -------------
                                                         621.3         414.0
    Other assets                                           1.9           3.0
    Restricted cash                                       16.1          14.2
    Reclamation deposits                                  30.1          26.9
    Property, plant and equipment                        664.4         594.1
    Goodwill                                              47.0          47.0
                                                 -------------- -------------
                                                   $   1,380.8   $   1,099.2
                                                 -------------- -------------
                                                 -------------- -------------
    Liabilities
    Current liabilities
      Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     $      31.9   $      36.5
      Income and mining taxes payable                      8.2           7.5
      Current portion of long-term debt                    4.4           5.6
      Future income and mining taxes                       6.1           8.1
                                                 -------------- -------------
                                                          50.6          57.7
    Long-term debt                                         9.9          11.7
    Other liabilities                                     21.3          21.8
    Asset retirement obligations                          24.9          23.3
    Future income and mining taxes                       172.4         167.2
                                                 -------------- -------------
                                                         279.1         281.7
                                                 -------------- -------------
    Shareholders' Equity
    Common shares                                        691.8         484.1
    Common share warrants                                 35.0          35.0
    Contributed surplus                                   42.5          40.4
    Retained earnings                                    334.8         304.3
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss                  (2.4)        (46.3)
                                                 -------------- -------------
                                                       1,101.7         817.5
                                                 -------------- -------------
                                                   $   1,380.8   $   1,099.2
                                                 -------------- -------------
                                                 -------------- -------------


    Consolidated Statements of Income
    (US dollars in millions, except per share amounts - Unaudited)

                                      Three months ended   Nine months ended
                                          September 30        September 30
                                      ------------------- -------------------
                                         2009      2008      2009      2008
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Revenues
      Molybdenum sales                $  111.8  $  325.9  $  258.5  $  815.7
      Tolling and calcining                2.6       5.2       8.6      14.1
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                         114.4     331.1     267.1     829.8
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Cost of sales
      Operating expenses                  55.7     155.2     153.6     447.5
      Selling and marketing                1.9       3.0       4.4       8.0
      Depreciation, depletion and
       amortization                       13.4      13.6      37.6      31.2
      Accretion                            0.4       0.3       1.1       1.4
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                          71.4     172.1     196.7     488.1
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Income from mining and processing     43.0     159.0      70.4     341.7
    Other (income) expenses
      General and administrative           3.7       6.6      11.5      15.7
      Stock-based compensation             0.9       4.8       6.3      13.0
      Exploration and development          1.2       1.2       4.9       2.5
      Loss (gain) on foreign exchange      6.8      (2.8)     10.8      (5.5)
      Interest and finance fees            0.4       0.1       0.9      14.9
      Interest income                     (0.8)     (0.7)     (1.8)     (2.3)
      Other                               (0.1)     (0.3)     (0.5)     (0.4)
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                          12.1       8.9      32.1      37.9
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Income before income and
     mining taxes                         30.9     150.1      38.3     303.8
    Income and mining taxes
     (recoverable)
      Current                              9.2      39.5      16.1      90.5
      Future                               2.0      10.0      (8.3)      5.5
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                          11.2      49.5       7.8      96.0
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Net income                        $   19.7  $  100.6  $   30.5  $  207.8
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Net income per share
      Basic                           $   0.16  $   0.80  $   0.25  $   1.75
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
      Diluted                         $   0.14  $   0.74  $   0.24  $   1.56
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------


    Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
    (US dollars in millions - Unaudited)

                                      Three months ended   Nine months ended
                                          September 30        September 30
                                      ------------------- -------------------
                                         2009      2008      2009      2008
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------

    Net income                        $   19.7  $  100.6  $   30.5  $  207.8
    Foreign currency translation
     adjustments                          26.9     (14.6)     43.9     (23.9)
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Comprehensive income              $   46.6  $   86.0  $   74.4  $  183.9
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------



    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
    (US dollars in millions - Unaudited)

                                      Three months ended   Nine months ended
                                          September 30        September 30
                                      ------------------- -------------------
                                         2009      2008      2009      2008
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Operating Activities
    Net income                        $   19.7  $  100.6  $   30.5  $  207.8
    Items not affecting cash:
      Depreciation, depletion and
       amortization                       13.4      13.6      37.6      31.2
      Accretion expense                    0.4       0.3       1.1       1.4
      Amortization of finance fees           -         -         -       5.4
      Stock-based compensation             0.9       4.8       6.3      13.0
      Future income taxes (recoverable)    2.0      10.0      (8.3)      5.5
      Unrealized loss (gain) on
       derivative instruments             (0.8)     (3.9)      0.9      (5.3)
    Change in working capital accounts    (7.0)    (15.1)     18.4     (22.4)
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
        Cash generated by operating
         activities                       28.6     110.3      86.5     236.6
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Investing Activities
    Short-term investments                 9.6         -    (172.2)        -
    Property, plant and equipment        (13.1)    (26.1)    (54.4)    (54.7)
    Deferred stripping costs              (4.4)     (7.8)    (18.8)    (20.7)
    Restricted cash                       (0.1)      0.6      (1.9)     (3.3)
    Reclamation deposit                   (0.1)     (0.2)     (2.6)     (0.7)
    Acquisition cost                         -         -         -    (100.0)
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
        Cash used in investing
         activities                       (8.1)    (33.5)   (249.9)   (179.4)
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Financing Activities
    Proceeds from issuance of
     common shares, net                  199.8         -     203.5     223.8
    Repayment of long-term debt           (1.3)     (0.8)     (4.0)   (238.2)
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
        Cash generated (used) by
         financing activities            198.5      (0.8)    199.5     (14.4)
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Effect of exchange rate
     changes on cash                       7.0      (3.6)      9.4      (4.8)
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Increase in cash and cash
     equivalents                         226.0      72.4      45.5      38.0
    Cash and cash equivalents,
     beginning of period                  77.5      79.3     258.0     113.7
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
    Cash and cash equivalents,
     end of period                    $  303.5  $  151.7  $  303.5  $  151.7
                                      --------- --------- --------- ---------
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SOURCE Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

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, wcheveldayoff@tcrk.com; Dan Symons, Renmark Financial Communications Inc., Tel.: (514) 939-3989, dsymons@renmarkfinancial.com

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