Teck announces closing of Waneta Dam sale
The transaction has received the necessary regulatory approvals and consents, including approval by the BC Utilities Commission.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”), (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) announced the closing of the sale of its two-thirds interest in the Waneta Dam in British Columbia, Canada, to BC Hydro for $1.2 billion cash.
The transaction has received the necessary regulatory approvals and consents, including approval by the BC Utilities Commission. Teck will record an after-tax gain of approximately $820 million as a result of the sale, with no cash tax payable on the proceeds.
As part of the sale, Teck Metals Ltd. (“Teck Metals”) holds a 20-year lease to use the two-thirds interest in Waneta to produce power for its industrial operations in Trail. Annual payments will begin at approximately $75 million per year and escalate at 2% per annum, equivalent to an initial power price of $40/MWh based on 1,880 GWh of energy per annum. Teck Metals has an option to extend the lease for a further 10 years at comparable rates.
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.