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Friday 09 April, 2021

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Results of Rio Tinto plc AGM

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Rio Tinto PLC
09 April 2021
 

 

 

Rio Tinto plc - 2021 annual general meeting voting results

 

9 April 2021

 

The annual general meeting of Rio Tinto plc was held on 9 April 2021.

 

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 of the Rio Tinto plc annual general meeting fall into this category, and the results of the voting on these resolutions will be announced shortly after the Rio Tinto Limited annual general meeting which will be held in Australia on 6 May 2021.

 

The remaining resolutions 18 to 22 were put to Rio Tinto plc shareholders on a poll at the annual general meeting today. The results of that poll are set out below.

 

The addresses given by the Chairman, the Chief Executive and the Remuneration Committee Chairman are available at https://www.riotinto.com/invest/shareholder-information/annual-general-meetings .

 

Resolutions

For/Discretion (no of votes)

% for / discretion

Against

(no of votes)

Total votes validly cast

% of issued share capital voted

Withheld*

18. Renewal of and amendment to the Rio Tinto UK Share Plan

 

 

958,961,532

 

 

 

99.74%

 

 

2,503,754

 

 

 

961,465,286

 

 

 

77.06%

 

 

1,824,362

 

19. General authority to allot shares

 

942,842,741

 

98.06%

 

18,684,984

 

 

961,527,725

 

 

77.07%

 

 

1,746,184

 

20. Disapplication of pre-emption rights

 

958,441,387

 

 

99.73%

 

 

2,635,516

 

 

961,076,903

 

 

77.03%

 

 

2,210,031

 

21. Authority to purchase Rio Tinto plc shares

 

766,908,987

 

 

79.77%

 

 

194,541,112

 

 

961,450,099

 

 

77.06%

 

 

1,839,548

 

22. Notice period for general meetings other than annual general meetings

907,313,113

 

94.36%

 

54,268,727

 

961,581,840

 

77.07%

 

1,704,804

 

 

*It should be noted that a vote 'withheld' is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes for and against each resolution.

 

For the purposes of section 341 of the UK Companies Act 2006, the votes validly cast are expressed in the table as a percentage of Rio Tinto plc's total issued share capital (excluding shares held in Treasury) as at 8pm on 7 April 2021, being the time at which a shareholder had to be registered in the Company's register of members in order to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. The number of shares in issue was 1,255,764,724 (excluding Treasury shares 1,247,682,690 ).

 

The Company notes that Resolution 21 'Authority to purchase Rio Tinto plc shares' was passed with less than 80% of votes in favour. Shining Prospect (a subsidiary of the Aluminium Corporation of China "Chinalco") voted against Resolution 21. Chinalco has not sold any of its shares in Rio Tinto plc and now has a holding of over 14% given its non-participation in the Company's significant share buyback programmes. This places Chinalco close to the 14.99% holding threshold agreed with the Australian Government at the time of its original investment in Rio Tinto.

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2 copies of all the resolutions passed, other than ordinary business, will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism .

 

 

LEI: 213800YOEO5OQ72G2R82
Classification: 3.1. Additional regulated information required to be disclosed under the laws of a Member State

 

This announcement is authorised for release to the market by Rio Tinto's Group Company Secretary.

 

Contacts

 

[email protected] 

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Media Relations, United Kingdom

Illtud Harri

M +44 7920 503 600

 

David Outhwaite

T +44 20 7781 1623

M +44 7787 597 493

 

Media Relations, Americas

Matthew Klar

T +1 514 608 4429

 

Media Relations, Asia

Grant Donald

T +65 6679 9290

M +65 9722 6028

 

Media Relations, Australia

Jonathan Rose

T +61 3 9283 3088

M +61 447 028 913

 

Matt Chambers

T +61 3 9283 3087

M +61 433 525 739

 

Jesse Riseborough

T +61 8 6211 6013

M +61 436 653 412

 

Investor Relations, United Kingdom

Menno Sanderse
T: +44 20 7781 1517
M: +44 7825 195 178

 

David Ovington

T +44 20 7781 2051

M +44 7920 010 978

 

Clare Peever
M: +44 7788 967 877

 

 

Investor Relations, Australia

Natalie Worley

T +61 3 9283 3063

M +61 409 210 462

 

Amar Jambaa

T +61 3 9283 3627
M +61 472 865 948

 

Group Company Secretary

Steve Allen

Rio Tinto plc

6 St James's Square

London SW1Y 4AD

United Kingdom

T +44 20 7781 2000

Registered in England

No. 719885

 

Joint Company Secretary

Tim Paine

Rio Tinto Limited

Level 7, 360 Collins Street

Melbourne 3000

Australia

T +61 3 9283 3333

Registered in Australia

ABN 96 004 458 404




 

 

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