Teck Resources acquires additional 543,478 common shares of Erdene Resource
Teck Resources announced that it has subscribed for and acquired an additional 543,478 common shares of Erdene Resource Development Corp. at a cost of $0.92 per common share, in a private placement conducted by Erdene. Following the subscription, Teck holds 13,222,904 common shares of Erdene, or approximately 9.1% of Erdene's outstanding common shares. Due to recent share issuances by Erdene, Teck's beneficial ownership of, or control or direction over, Erdene common shares decreased to less than 10%. Erdene is a mining company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of base and precious metals in Mongolia. The subscription was made for investment purposes and to satisfy certain funding commitments under a private placement agreement entered into with Erdene in April 2013. Teck may otherwise determine to increase or decrease its investment in Erdene depending on market conditions and any other relevant factors.