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Rio Tinto board changes

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Rio Tinto will appoint three new independent non-executive directors to the board.

Hinda Gharbi, Executive Vice President of Reservoir & Infrastructure at Schlumberger Ltd, and Jennifer Nason, a Global Chairman at JP Morgan Chase & Co., will join the board with effect from 1 March 2020. Ngaire Woods, Professor of Global Economic Governance at Oxford University, will join with effect from 1 September 2020.

The new directors broaden the experience of the board, bringing skills and international expertise across diverse backgrounds in natural resources, finance, technology, governance and public policy. These appointments bring Rio Tinto’s board back to 12 directors.

Hinda Gharbi has assumed her position in February 2019. Gharbi has been on the Schlumberger executive committee for the last 3 years, and has been with the company for 24 years, working in various engineering, functional and line management positions, including health and safety, human resources, technology development and operations across France, Malaysia, Nigeria, Thailand, the UK and the US. Hinda has dual Australian-Tunisian nationality.

Jennifer Nason has over 30 years’ experience of corporate finance and capital markets. For the past 17 years, she has led the Technology, Media and Telecommunications global client practice, based in the US. During her time at JP Morgan, she has also worked in the metals and mining sector team in Australia. Jennifer has dual Australian-US nationality and is a current director and former chair of the American Australian Association.

Ngaire Woods CBE is the Founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Professor of Global Economic Governance and the Founder and Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University. She has been a Fellow of University College Oxford for the past 17 years. She has served as an adviser in publc policy, international development and governance to the African Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the Center for Global Development, the International Monetary Fund and the EU. Ngaire is a dual New Zealand and British citizen.

Rio Tinto confirms that, with respect to each of the new non-executive directors, there are no matters to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 9.6.13(1) – (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.

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