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Thompson Creek announces appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc., one of the world’s largest publicly traded, pure molybdenum producers, announce the appointment of S. Scott Shellhaas as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
The appointment follows the decision by the Company to close the Vancouver, British Columbia office requiring the Chief Operating Officer to work out of its principal executive offices in Denver, Colorado. As previously announced on June 5, 2009, Ken Collison, the Company’s former Chief Operating Officer, who was working in the Vancouver office, had chosen not to relocate to Denver. Mr. Collison will remain with the Company for the coming months as Operations Consultant and continue to work on specific projects.
“We are very pleased to welcome Scott Shellhaas to our management team and look forward to working with him. Scott has extensive minerals management experience, both domestic and international, involving a number of different metals. We are fortunate to be able to attract Scott to Thompson Creek,” said Kevin Loughrey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Shellhaas joins Thompson Creek with over 25 years of international executive management and operating experience within the mining industry.
Mr. Shellhaas’ mining career started with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company where he was a managing attorney from 1982 to 1989. He subsequently served in operating positions, including: President of Cyprus Australia Gold Company (1989-1991), a gold and copper producer in Australia; President of Cyprus Northshore Mining Company (1991-1994), an iron ore producer in Minnesota; President of Cyprus Foote Mineral Company (1993-1996), an international lithium producer operating in Chile and the United States; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Amax Gold Inc. (1996-1998), a publicly traded global gold producer. From 1998 to 2000, he was President of Cyprus Australia Coal Company, a coal producer in Australia, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Oakbridge Proprietary Ltd., an associated coal producing and marketing joint venture and consortium.
From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Shellhaas was the CEO designate for venture capital development projects involving coal, iron and steel producers within the United States. He then was Vice President of Richmond, Virginia-based Imagin Natural Resources, a start-up natural resource company focusing on the acquisition and operation of coal assets. Since leaving Imagin in 2008, he has provided executive management consulting services to natural resource and energy companies.
Mr. Shellhaas has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of Wyoming School of Law.
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