Teck Resources Ltd has announced the reorganisation of its business to separate Teck into two independent, publicly-listed companies: Teck Metals Corp. and Elk Valley Resources Ltd. (EVR).
The separation will create two world-class resource companies and provide investors with choice for allocating investment between two businesses with different commodity fundamentals and value propositions. Teck Metals will be growth-oriented, with premier, low-cost base metals production, a top-tier copper development portfolio, and a disciplined capital returns policy. EVR will be a high-margin Canadian steelmaking coal producer, focused on long-term cash generation and providing cash returns to shareholders, with significant equity value accretion potential. Both companies will remain committed to strong environmental and social performance.
“This transformative transaction creates two strong, sustainable, world-class mining companies committed to responsibly providing essential resources the world needs,” said Jonathan Price, CEO, Teck. “Both Teck Metals and EVR have high-quality operating assets and strong financial foundations, with talented and dedicated employees, committed to ensuring safe and responsible operations. The transaction simplifies the portfolio of each company, allowing for strategic and financial focus and the ability to pursue tailored capital allocation strategies. It provides investors with choice in response to the evolving investment landscape, and establishes a pathway to full financial separation of the two companies over time.”
“This transaction is the culmination of a comprehensive review by our Board to determine the best path to realise the full potential of the two businesses, while at the same time ensuring ongoing responsible management and operation for the long term,” said Sheila Murray, Chair of the Board, Teck. “We are confident that pursuing this plan will position both businesses for even greater success, allow shareholders to optimise their exposure to the different underlying commodities, and support a sustainable future for the benefit of employees, local communities, and Indigenous peoples.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/23022023/teck-to-spin-off-steelmaking-coal-business-to-shareholders/
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