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Monday 09 February, 2009

Rio Tinto

Mr Jim Leng

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Rio Tinto PLC
08 February 2009
 



Mr Jim Leng


9 February 2009


Rio Tinto announces that Jim Leng, a non-executive Director, has resigned from the Boards with immediate effect and will therefore not take up the post of Chairman of the Boards in April as previously planned.  

    

At the request of the Boards, Rio Tinto's current Chairman, Paul Skinner, has agreed to remain as Chairman until mid 2009, by which time it is anticipated that a successor will be appointed.  The process to appoint a new Chairman is underway.



About Rio Tinto 

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.


Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.



For further information, please contact:


Media Relations, London 

Christina Mills

Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1154

Mobile: +44 (0) 7825 275 605


Nick Cobban

Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1138

Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 041 003

Media Relations, Australia 

Amanda Buckley

Office: +61 (0) 3 9283 3627

Mobile: +61 (0) 419 801 349


Ian Head

Office: +61 (0) 3 9283 3620

Mobile: +61 (0) 408 360 101

Media Relations, Americas 

Tony Shaffer

Office: +1 202 393 0266

Mobile: +1 202 256 3667



Investor Relations, London

Nigel Jones

Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 2049 

Mobile: +44 (0) 7917 227365


David Ovington

Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 2051

Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 010 978

Investor Relations, Australia

Dave Skinner

Office: +61 (0) 3 9283 3628

Mobile: +61 (0) 408 335 309


Simon Ellinor

Office: +61 (0) 7 3867 1607

Mobile: +61 (0) 439 102 811

Investor Relations, North America

Jason Combes

Office: +1 801 204 2919

Mobile: +1 801 558 2645



Email: questions@riotinto.com


Website: www.riotinto.com  




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