Rio Tinto is one of the world's leading mining and exploration companies. We find, mine and process the earth's mineral resources - metals and minerals essential for making thousands of everyday products that meet society's needs and contribute to improved living standards.
Our activities span the world with production from every continent. Our products include aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy products, gold, industrial minerals and iron ore.
The annual general meetings of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited were held on 18 April 2013 and 9 May 2013 respectively. All resolutions were passed by poll and the results are set out in attached.
Addresses by Rio Tinto chairman, Jan du Plessis, and Rio Tinto chief executive, Sam Walsh, at the annual general meeting for Rio Tinto Limited in Sydney today.
Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh said “Our operations achieved a solid performance in the first quarter, recovering rapidly from the seasonal weather disruptions. At Bingham Canyon, last week’s pit wall slide will have a significant impact on our copper production this year.
At 9.30 pm local time on 10 April 2013, Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon Mine experienced a slide along a geotechnical fault line of its north eastern wall. Movement on the north eastern wall had accelerated in recent weeks and pre-emptive measures were taken to relocate facilities and roads prior to the slide. All employees are safe and accounted for.
Rio Tinto has taken a major step forward in its expansion of its Pilbara operations, with the installation of the new shiploader with a nominal 55 million tonne annual capacity on the new wharf at Cape Lambert.
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