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Business Summary
Logo Rio Tinto Limited
Explores and mines for mineral resources

Rio Tinto Ltd. is an international mining company that focuses on finding, mining and processing the Earth's mineral resources.

Its businesses include open pit and underground mines, mills, refineries and smelters as well as research and service facilities.

The company comprises of five principal product groups: Aluminium, Copper, Diamonds & Minerals, Energy and Iron Ore. It also comprises two support groups: Technology & Innovation and Exploration.

The Aluminium product group includes bauxite, alumina and aluminium.

The Copper group includes copper, gold, molybdenum and silver.

The Diamonds & Minerals group comprises mining, refining and marketing operations across four sectors.

This group includes diamonds, borates, salt and titanium dioxide.

The Energy product group includes thermal coal, used for electricity generation in power stations, and of coking coal for steel making.

Its products include thermal coal, coking coal and uranium.

The Iron ore product group supplies to the iron ore market which makes steel for industrial and infrastructure use. It is also a salt exporter, producing industrial salt for the chemicals industry.

Its products include iron ore and salt.

Its projects include Benga, Oyu Tolgoi, Pilbara, and Simandou.

The company was founded on December 17, 1959 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

Number of employees : 59 775 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20132014Delta
AUD (in Million)%AUD (in Million)%
Iron Ore27,11651.1%25,94949.1% -4.5%
Aluminum13,00124.5%13,51225.6% +3.79%
Copper6,17111.6%7,00213.2% +11.86%
Energy5,68910.7%4,8029.1% -18.49%
Diamonds & Minerals4,3748.2%4,6268.7% +5.44%
Other Operations1,8373.5%268.620.5% -583.86%
Items Excluded from Underlying Earnings-25.04-0%---
Inter-segment Transactions-1,233-2.3%-383.42-0.7%-
Share of Equity-3,551-6.7%-2,649-5%-
Sales per Regions
20132014Delta
AUD (in Million)%AUD (in Million)%
China20,16538%21,29040.3% +5.28%
Japan9,14817.2%8,60416.3% -6.33%
Other Asia8,67216.3%8,82016.7% +1.68%
United States7,45014%7,17713.6% -3.81%
Europe (Excluding United Kingdom)5,79210.9%4,9129.3% -17.91%
Canada1,3312.5%1,5843% +15.96%
Australia1,1622.2%1,2422.3% +6.41%
United Kingdom643.621.2%536.121% -20.05%
Mongolia-----
Other-984.73-1.9%-1,038-2%-
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Samuel Walsh641991Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Jan du Plessis612008Chairman
Christopher J. Lynch, MBA602011Chief Financial Officer & Non-Executive Director
Paul Mathias Tellier742007Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard R. Goodmanson, MBA662004Independent Non-Executive Director
Ann Frances Godbehere582010Independent Non-Executive Director
Robert Ellis Brown702010Independent Non-Executive Director
John Silvester Varley582011Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Anne Marie Alice Lauvergeon, PhD542014Independent Non-Executive Director
Simon Robert Thompson542014Independent Non-Executive Director
Shareholders
NameShares%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 14,181,537 3.34%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 6,749,330 1.59%
Vanguard Investments Australia Ltd. 5,548,861 1.31%
Colonial First State Asset Management (Australia) Ltd. 5,377,081 1.27%
Schroder Investment Management Australia Ltd. 3,669,168 0.87%
Australian Foundation Investment Co. Ltd. (Invt Mgmt) 3,651,753 0.86%
Commonwealth Superannuation Corp. (Investment Management) 3,259,363 0.77%
FIL Investment Management (Australia) Ltd. 2,955,918 0.70%
AMP Capital Investors Ltd. 2,704,072 0.64%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Ltd. 2,587,432 0.61%
Holdings
NameShares%Valuation
Energy Resources of Australia Limited (ERA) 354,078,85468.4%106,135,136 USD
Bougainville Copper Limited (BOC) 215,920,08953.8%53,105,546 USD
Sector
Basic Materials
Mineral Resources
 Metals & Mining
  Integrated Mining
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Rio Tinto Limited : Connections
Agir Pour L’Insertion Dans L’Industrie
Australia Business Arts Foundation
State Library of Western Australia Foundation
The Chamber of Arts & Culture WA, Inc.
McCain Foods Ltd.
Ecole des Mines de Nancy
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd.
Australian Football League
The Trilateral Commission
Rio Tinto Australian Holdings Ltd.
Monetary Authority of Singapore
Business Disability Forum
Libération SARL
Hackett Foundation, Inc.
United Nations Global Compact
Rio Tinto Western Australia Future Fund
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Business Action On Homelessness
Black Swan State Theatre Co. Ltd.
Australia Japan Business Co-Operation Committee
Paris Sciences et Lettres
GCT Global Container Terminals, Inc.
Efficiency Capital Ltd.
St. Dunstan's
Scouts Australia
Bell Canada
Order of Canada
Company contact information
Rio Tinto Ltd.
120 Collins Street
Level 33
Melbourne, Victoria (VIC) 3000

Phone : +61.3.9283.3333
Fax : +61.3.9283.3707
Web : www.riotinto.com
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