All resolutions passed at the AGM of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited on 14 April 2016 and 5 May 2016

LONDON, 05-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The annual general meetings of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited were held on 14 April 2016 and 5 May 2016 respectively. All resolutions were passed by poll and the results are set out below.

Under Rio Tinto’s dual listed companies structure established in 1995, decisions on significant matters affecting shareholders of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited in similar ways are taken through a joint electoral procedure. Resolutions 1 to 17 contained in the notice of meeting for both Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited fall into this category. Resolutions 18 to 21 of the Rio Tinto plc notice of meeting were put to Rio Tinto plc shareholders only and resolution 18 of the Rio Tinto Limited notice of meeting was put to Rio Tinto Limited shareholders only.

The following resolutions, which were put to both Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited shareholders on a poll at the respective annual general meetings, were subject to the joint electoral procedure and the aggregate results of the joint polls were as follows:

    For % of votes Cast Against % of votes Cast
1 Receipt of the 2015 Annual report 1,034,696,482 83.97% 197,467,139 16.03%
2 Approval of the Directors’ Report on Remuneration and Remuneration Committee chairman’s letter 1,051,946,426 87.40% 151,589,177 12.60%
3 Approval of the Remuneration Report 1,045,352,178 86.90% 157,645,356 13.10%
4 To re-elect Robert Brown as a director 1,232,346,219 99.72% 3,445,530 0.28%
5 To re-elect Megan Clark as a director 1,234,412,656 99.88% 1,442,054 0.12%
6 To re-elect Jan du Plessis as a director 1,212,231,854 98.14% 22,925,873 1.86%
7 To re-elect Ann Godbehere as a director 1,227,332,465 99.40% 7,398,779 0.60%
8 To re-elect Anne Lauvergeon as a director 1,217,946,653 99.16% 10,367,587 0.84%
9 To re-elect Michael L’Estrange as a director 1,234,533,840 99.89% 1,322,885 0.11%
10 To re-elect Chris Lynch as a director 1,231,940,529 99.68% 3,933,210 0.32%
11 To re-elect Paul Tellier as a director 1,234,008,421 99.85% 1,807,729 0.15%
12 To re-elect Simon Thompson as a director 1,220,776,961 99.39% 7,512,354 0.61%
13 To re-elect John Varley as a director 1,222,055,099 99.47% 6,470,596 0.53%
14 To re-elect Sam Walsh as a director 1,234,463,586 99.89% 1,394,206 0.11%
15 Re-appointment of auditors 1,210,767,916 97.96% 25,228,508 2.04%
16 Remuneration of auditors 1,226,837,232 99.29% 8,716,359 0.71%
17 Special resolution – strategic resilience for 2035 and beyond 1,216,973,176 99.16% 10,307,346 0.84%

The poll results for Rio Tinto plc only resolutions of the meeting held on 14 April 2016

    For % of votes Cast Against % of votes Cast
18 General authority to allot shares 910,808,386 91.71% 82,343,837 8.29%
19 Disapplication of pre-emption rights 784,327,474 79.14% 206,794,141 20.86%
20 Authority to purchase Rio Tinto plc shares 989,548,633 99.18% 8,154,745 0.82%
21 Notice period for general meetings other than annual general meetings 927,358,150 92.98% 69,976,696 7.02%

The poll result for Rio Tinto Limited only resolution of the meeting held on 5 May 2016

    For % of votes Cast Against % of votes Cast
18 Renewal of off-market and on-market share buy-back authorities 237,226,869 99.71% 699,729 0.29%

As previously announced, at the conclusion of the Rio Tinto Limited annual general meeting, non-executive director Richard Goodmanson retired from the board.

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