Rio Tinto Plc

Rio Tinto Plc

Sector: Miscellaneous Metal Ores Not Elsewhere Classified Region: United Kingdom

: | New York Stock Exchange: RIO | XETRA: RIO1 | London Stock Exchange: RIO | OTC Markets: RTPPF

Similar to: Hard Creek Nickel Corp., Fortune Minerals Ltd.

Rio Tinto Plc is engaged in the business of finding, mining and processing of mineral resources. It operates through five product groups: Aluminium, Copper, Diamonds & Minerals, Energy and Iron Ore. The Aluminium product group produces bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum production. The Copper product group produces copper, with valuable by products of gold, molybdenum, silver and nickel. The Diamonds & Minerals product group is engaged in mining, refining and marketing operations across three sectors. The Energy product group includes thermal coal, coking coal and uranium. The Iron ore product group supplies the global seaborne iron ore trade. The company was founded on March 30, 1962 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Sam Walsh AO, Chief executive
Appointment: Director of Rio Tinto since 2009. He was appointed chief executive in January 2013 (note C).
Skills and experience: Sam, an Australian citizen, joined Rio Tinto in 1991, following 20 years in the automotive industry at General Motors and Nissan Australia. He has held a number of management positions during his career at Rio Tinto including chief executive of the Aluminium group from 2001 to 2004, chief executive of the Iron Ore group from 2004 to 2009 and chief executive Iron Ore and Australia from 2009 to January 2013. Sam is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Academy of Technical Science and Engineering. In June 2010, he was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia.
External appointments (current and recent): Director of Seven West Media Limited, Australia's largest diversified media business, from 2008 until January 2013.
Notes: (A) Audit committee (R) Remuneration committee (N) Nominations committee (S) Sustainability committee (C) Chairman's committee (I) Independent
Christopher Lynch, Chief financial officer
Appointment: Director of Rio Tinto since 2011 and chief financial officer since April 2013 (note C).
Skills and experience: Chris, an Australian citizen, has nearly 30 years' experience in the mining and metals industry. He was chief executive officer of the Transurban Group, an international toll road developer and manager with interests in Australia and North America, until July 2012. His career has included seven years at BHP Billiton, where he was chief financial officer and then executive director and group president - Carbon Steel Materials. Prior to this Chris spent 20 years with Alcoa Inc. where he was vice-president and chief information officer based in Pittsburgh and chief financial officer Alcoa Europe in Switzerland. He was also managing director of KAAL Australia Limited, a joint venture company formed by Alcoa and Kobe Steel.
External appointments (current and recent): Chief executive officer of the Transurban Group Limited from 2008 until July 2012; non-executive director of AMT Management Limited; Citylink Melbourne Limited, Sydney Roads Limited and The Hills Motorway Limited during 2008; and commissioner of the Australian Football League since 2008.
Notes: (A) Audit committee (R) Remuneration committee (N) Nominations committee (S) Sustainability committee (C) Chairman's committee (I) Independent
Guy Elliott, Senior executive director
Appointment: Director of Rio Tinto since 2002.
Skills and experience: Guy, a British citizen, has been with Rio Tinto for more than 30 years. He joined the Group in 1980 in the uranium marketing division having previously been in investment banking. He subsequently held a variety of commercial and management positions, including head of Business Evaluation and president of Rio Tinto Brasil. He was appointed chief financial officer in 2002, a position he held until April 2013. Guy intends to retire at the end of 2013.
External appointments (current and recent): Non-executive director of SAB Miller plc since July 2013; non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Royal Dutch Shell plc since 2010 and 2011 respectively, a member of the Takeover Panel since 2012 and non-executive director and senior independent director of Cadbury plc from 2007 and 2008, respectively, until 2010.

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