Rio Tinto: Results of voting at 2010 annual general meetings

Limited annual general meeting scheduled for 22 April 2010 was adjourned (with no resolutions being put to the meeting) and resumed on 26 May 2010. All resolutions were passed by poll and the results are as 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.
The following resolutions, which were put to both Rio Tinto Limited and Rio Tinto plc 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
AGAINST
Receipt of reports and financial statements (Resolution 1)
1,162,039,992
11,205,699
Approval of the Remuneration report
(Resolution 2)
704,124,096
421,289,124
To elect Robert Brown as a director
(Resolution 3)
1,187,178,786
2,305,224
To elect Ann Godbehere as a director
(Resolution 4)
1,185,337,670
4,215,216
To elect Sam Walsh as a director
(Resolution 5)
1,183,438,436
6,147,629
To re-elect Guy Elliott as a director
(Resolution 6)
1,184,224,734
5,350,375
To re-elect Michael Fitzpatrick as a director (Resolution 7)
1,179,951,872
9,648,834
To re-elect Lord Kerr as a director (Resolution 8)
1,186,302,024
3,251,311
Re-appointment of auditors of Rio Tinto plc and auditors’ remuneration
(Resolution 9)
1,172,957,349
5,050,581
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The following resolutions, which were put to Rio Tinto Limited shareholders only, were passed at the Rio Tinto Limited meeting held on 26 May 2010 as special resolutions. The results of the polls were as follows:
FOR
AGAINST
Renewal of off-market and on-market share buyback authorities
(Resolution 10)
193,889,143
610,774
Renewal of authorities to buy back shares held by Rio Tinto plc
(Resolution 11)
192,250,946
2,186,179
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.
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