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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jan du Plessis

60 2009 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Samuel Walsh

64 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Christopher Lynch

60 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Alfredo Antonio Barrios Prieto

1 2014 Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Aluminium

Alan Davies

43 2012 Chief Executive - Rio Tinto Diamonds and Minerals

Andrew Harding

47 2013 Chief Executive - Iron Ore

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

42 2013 Chief Executive - Copper

Harry Kenyon-Slaney

53 2012 Chief Executive - Rio Tinto Energy

Hugo Bague

53 2009 Group Executive - People and Organisations

Greg Lilleyman

47 2014 Group Executive - Technology & Innovation

Debra Valentine

60 2009 Group Executive - Legal, External and Regulatory Affairs

Eleanor Evans

47 2013 Joint Company Secretary

Tim Paine

50 2012 Joint Company Secretary

Guy Elliott

59 2013 Director

Megan Clark

2014 Non-Executive Director

Michael L'Estrange

2014 Non-Executive Director

Anne Lauvergeon

55 2014 Non-Executive Director

Simon Thompson

56 2014 Non-Executive Director

Robert Brown

69 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Fitzpatrick

61 2006 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ann Godbehere

59 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Richard Goodmanson

67 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

John Kerr

72 2003 Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul Tellier

74 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

John Varley

59 2012 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Mark Shannon

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jan du Plessis

Mr. Jan P. du Plessis has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Rio Tinto Ltd since April 20, 2009. He has been on the Company's Board since September 1, 2008. He worked in various management positions in the South African Rembrandt Group from 1981, and in 1988 became Group finance director of Compagnie Financiere Richemont, the Swiss luxury goods group. In 2004, he became chairman of British American Tobacco plc. He has served as Non-executive director of Marks and Spencer Group plc since 2008 and senior independent non-executive director from 1 March 2012, non-executive director of British American Tobacco plc from 1999 until 2009 and chairman of the board from 2004 until 2009, non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Lloyds Banking Group plc from 2005 and 2008 respectively until 2009, chairman of RHM plc from 2005 until 2007. He is Member of the Remuneration Committee, Nominations Committee (Chairman) and Chairman's Committee of the Company. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from Stellenbosch University. He is a Chartered Accountant.

Samuel Walsh

Mr. Samuel (Sam) Maurice Cossart Walsh has been Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since January 17, 2013. He is Member of the Chairman's Committee of the Company. He joined Rio Tinto in 1991, following 20 years in the automotive industry at General Motors and Nissan Australia. He has held a number of management positions within the Group, including from 2001 to 2004 chief executive of the Aluminium group and since 2004 chief executive of the Iron Ore group. Sam is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In June 2010, he was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia. He has been Director of Seven West Media Limited since 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Melbourne.

Christopher Lynch

Mr. Christopher (Chris) James Lynch is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since April 2013. He was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director on September 1, 2011. He has nearly 30 years experience in the mining and metals industry. He was chief executive officer of the Transurban Group, an international toll road developer and manager with interests in Australia and North America, until 2012. His career has included seven years at BHP Billiton, where he was chief financial officer and then executive director and group president - Carbon Steel Materials. Prior to this, Chris spent 20 years with Alcoa Inc. where he was vice-president and chief information officer based in Pittsburgh, and chief financial officer Alcoa Europe in Switzerland. He was also managing director of KAAL Australia Limited, a joint venture company formed by Alcoa and Kobe Steel. He was a commissioner of the Australian Football League from 2008 until March 2014.

Alfredo Antonio Barrios Prieto

Mr. Alfredo Antonio Barrios Prieto has been appointed as Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Aluminium of Rio Tinto Ltd., with effect from 1 June 2014. Alfredo Barrios’ most recent role was Executive Director and Executive Vice President Downstream at the joint venture TNK-BP, one of Russia’s biggest vertically integrated oil and gas companies, where he was responsible for the refining, trading, supply, logistics, and marketing businesses. He joined BP in 1992 and has enjoyed a varied and distinguished career including senior leadership roles in the United Kingdom, United States, Russia and Continental Europe. He has a strong track record of successfully delivering sustained safety and business performance, large capital intensive projects and international government relations.

Alan Davies

Mr. Alan Davies serves as Chief Executive - Rio Tinto Diamonds and Minerals of Rio Tinto Ltd since September 1, 2012. He joined the Group in 1997 and has held management positions in Australia, London and the US for the Iron Ore and Energy businesses. Prior to his current role, Alan was president, international operations for Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore business with global accountability for operations and projects in Canada, India and Guinea. Alan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. He was a director of the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 2010 to 2011.

Andrew Harding

Mr. Andrew Harding has been Chief Executive - Iron Ore of Rio Tinto Ltd since February 14, 2013. Prior to his current role, Andrew spent three years as chief executive, Copper, where he was responsible for a range of mines and projects including the development of the world-class Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia. Andrew joined Rio Tinto in 1992 and spent seven years in Rio Tinto Iron Ore. He has also held a range of positions in Technology & Innovation, Energy and Aluminium and was president and chief executive officer of Kennecott Utah Copper. He was a director of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (formerly Ivanhoe Mines Ltd) between 2009 and July 2010; and between 2011 and February 2013.

Jean-Sebastien Jacques

Mr. Jean-Sebastien Jacques has been Chief Executive - Copper of Rio Tinto Ltd since February 14, 2013. He joined Rio Tinto in October 2011 as president, International Operations – Copper, where he led a senior team and oversaw Rio Tinto’s interests in the Palabora Mining Company in South Africa, Northparkes Mines in Australia, Kennecott Eagle Minerals, the Pebble Mine in the United States and Sulawesi in Indonesia. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Jean-Sebastien spent more than 15 years working across Europe, South East Asia, India and the United States in operational and strategy roles in the aluminium, bauxite and steel industries. He served as group director, Strategy and was on the executive committee at Tata Steel Group from 2007 to 2011. He was appointed vice chairman of the International Copper Association in October 2013. He was a director of Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd from February to September 2013, a director of Bougainville Copper Limited from 2012 until April 2013, and a director of Palabora Mining Company Limited from 2011 until July 2013.

Harry Kenyon-Slaney

Mr. Harry Kenyon-Slaney has been a Chief Executive - Rio Tinto Energy of Rio Tinto Ltd since September 1, 2012. He joined the Group in 1990 from Anglo American Corporation and has held management positions in South Africa, Australia and the UK. Harry spent his early career at Rio Tinto in marketing and operational roles in the uranium, copper and industrial minerals businesses. In 2004, he was appointed chief executive of Energy Resources of Australia and in 2007, managing director of Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium. Prior to his current role, he was chief executive of Rio Tinto’s Diamonds & Minerals product group. He became a director of the World Coal Association in October 2012 and became a director of the Coal industry Advisory Board to the IEA in March 2013.

Hugo Bague

Mr. Hugo Bague has been Group Executive - People and Organisations of Rio Tinto Ltd since October 2009. He was appointed in 2009 having joined Rio Tinto as global head of Human Resources in 2007. Previously he worked for Hewlett-Packard where he was the global vice president, Human Resources for the Technology Solutions Group, based in the United States. Prior to this he worked for Compaq Computers, Nortel Networks and Abbott Laboratories based in Switzerland, France and Germany. He has been Non executive director and member of nominating and governance committee and the compensation committee of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated since March 2011; and Member of the Advisory Council of United Business Institute in Brussels, Belgium since 1995.

Greg Lilleyman

Mr. Greg Lilleyman is Group Executive - Technology & Innovation of Rio Tinto Ltd effective January 1, 2014. He joined the Group in 1990 and held a number of operational roles across the Pilbara, Hunter Valley and Canada with both the Iron Ore and Energy businesses. In 2011 Greg was appointed president, Pilbara Operations for Rio Tinto Iron Ore and in August 2013 assumed the role of head of productivity improvement with Technology & Innovation. Greg was a board member of the Australian Institute of Management of Western Australia between 2012 and May 2013, a board member of the Energy & Minerals Institute between 2011 and May 2013, and a director of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia between 2008 and May 2013, holding the position of president between 2011 and May 2013. Since 2012 he has been a board member of the Curtin University Foundation.

Debra Valentine

Ms. Debra A. Valentine, J.D., has been Group Executive - Legal, External and Regulatory Affairs of Rio Tinto Ltd since October 2009. She previously worked at United Technologies Corporation in the United States where she was vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary. Before then, she was a partner with the law firm O’Melveny & Myers, in Washington DC. Debra served as general counsel at the United States Federal Trade Commission from 1997 to 2001. She has been a member of the United States-based Council on Foreign Relations since 1993, and the American Law Institute since 1991. She is on the board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the North America Advisory Council at Chatham House.

Eleanor Evans

Ms. Eleanor Evans serves as Joint Company Secretary of Rio Tinto Ltd since June 7, 2013. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Eleanor was general counsel and company secretary at AMEC plc and chief legal officer and company secretary at Cobham plc. In both roles Eleanor was responsible for legal, compliance and secretariat matters globally, was a member of the executive committee and the risk committee, and was secretary to the board of directors and their principal committees. Eleanor commenced her career as a solicitor specializing in corporate and financial law with Norton Rose Fulbright and in her earlier career held senior legal roles at The BOC Group plc and Corus Group plc. Eleanor is a member of the executive committee of GC100, the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100, and is a trustee of the StepChange Foundation UK, a charity.

Tim Paine

Mr. Tim A. Paine has been Joint Company Secretary of Rio Tinto Ltd since December 2012. He has over 20 years experience in corporate counsel and company secretary roles, including at ANZ Bank, Mayne Group, Symbion Health and Skilled Group. Tim commenced his career as a solicitor in private practice and has also managed his own consulting company.

Guy Elliott

Mr. Guy R. Elliott has been reappointed as Director of Rio Tinto Ltd on April 18, 2013. He was on the board since January 2002, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director from June 19, 2002 until April 18, 2013. He was with Rio Tinto for more than 30 years. He joined the Group in 1980 in the uranium marketing division, having previously been in investment banking. He subsequently held a variety of commercial and management positions, including head of Business Evaluation and president of Rio Tinto Brasil. He was chief financial officer from 2002 to April 2013. He has served as non-executive director and senior independent director of SAB Miller plc since July 2013 and December 2013 respectively, non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Royal Dutch Shell plc since 2010 and 2011 respectively, a member of the Takeover Panel since 2012, non-executive director and senior independent director of Cadbury plc from 2007 and 2008 respectively until 2010.

Megan Clark

Dr. Megan Elizabeth Clark AC, has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd., with effect from 20 November 2014. Dr Clark was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Economic Geology at the University of Western Australia in 1981 before earning a Doctorate in Economic Geology at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario in 1987. She worked in an extensive range of roles for Western Mining Corporation, including mineral exploration, mine geology, research and development and strategy, before joining NM Rothschild and Sons (Australia) as a director in venture capital and later joining BHP Billiton as vice president Technology in 2003. She was appointed vice president Health, Safety, Environment, Community and Sustainability with BHP Billiton in 2008. Dr Clark is currently a member of the Australian advisory board to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In 2009, Dr Clark was appointed chief executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. She will step down from that position with immediate effect. As the director of the national research agency, Dr Clark has also held a number of influential advisory positions to the Government of Australia and the World Economic Forum on science, technology, innovation and research. She has been a member of the Australian Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council, and the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing. She is also a Commissioner on the International Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering; the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. In 2014, Dr Clark was appointed as a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to scientific research and development.

Michael L'Estrange

Professor Michael L'Estrange AO has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd., with effect from 1 September 2014. Michael has nearly 30 years of distinguished public service experience in Australia, and brings to our board a wealth of expertise in foreign policy, international relations and trade. His appointment further reinforces the significance of Australia to Rio Tinto's global operations.” Michael L’Estrange said “Serving on the Rio Tinto board presents a wonderful opportunity, particularly in today’s dynamic international environment. I look forward to working with the board and management team as Rio Tinto looks to strengthen its global business.” Michael L’Estrange will join the nominations committee. There is no further information which is required to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the United Kingdom Listing Rules. Michael graduated with Honours from Sydney University in 1974. . A History major, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and studied at Oxford University, graduating with First Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He joined the Australian Government’s Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 1981. Among other appointments, he served on the Royal Commission into Australia's Security and Intelligence Agencies. In 1986, he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship and spent two years studying at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC and at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. From 1989 to 1994, he worked in a range of policy advisory positions before he was appointed the inaugural executive director of the Menzies Research Centre in Canberra in 1995. In 1996, he was appointed by the Prime Minister as Secretary to Cabinet and Head of the Cabinet Policy Unit. He served in that role until 2000 when he became Australia's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

Anne Lauvergeon

Ms. Anne Lauvergeon has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd with effect from March 15, 2014. She is currently a non-executive director of American Express Company, non-executive director of EADS N.V., non-executive director of Vodafone plc, non-executive director of Total SA and is also chairman and chief executive officer of French advisory company, A.L.P. SAS. Anne has advised that she will not put herself forward for re-election as non-executive director of Vodafone plc at their annual general meeting in July 2014. She was a non-executive director of GDF SUEZ from 2001 to 2012, vice-chair of Safran SA from 2001 to 2009 and from 2001 to 2011 she served as chief executive officer of AREVA Group. Anne is a mining engineer, has a Degree in Physics from the École Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, France and a Ph.D in Physics from the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, France.

Simon Thompson

Mr. Simon Robert Thompson has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Limited with effect from April 1, 2014. He has been chairman of Tullow Oil plc since 2012, non-executive director of AMEC plc since 2009 and a non-executive director of Sandvik AB since 2008. He has also served as a non-executive director of Newmont Mining Corporation since 2008, but will be retiring from that board during April 2014. He was an independent director of United Company Rusal from 2007 to 2009, and non-executive director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited from 2004 to 2008.

Robert Brown

Mr. Robert (Bob) E. Brown has been Non-Executive Independent Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since April 1, 2010. He is chairman of Aimia Inc., a customer loyalty management provider, and serves on the board of BCE Inc. (Bell Canada Enterprises), Canada’s largest communications company. He was previously president and chief executive officer of CAE Inc., a world leader in flight simulation and training. Before that he spent 16 years at Bombardier Inc., the aerospace and transportation company, where he was firstly head of the Aerospace Group and then president and chief executive officer. He has also served as chairman of Air Canada and of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. Bob was inducted to the Order of Canada, as well as l'Ordre National du Quebec. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from five Canadian universities. He also serves as Non-Executive Director of Fier CPVC-Montreal LP since 2005. He was Non-Executive Director of Ace Aviation Holdings Inc (2004-2009).

Michael Fitzpatrick

Mr. Michael (Mike) Clifford Fitzpatrick has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since June 6, 2006. He is chairman of Treasury Group Limited, a Sydney-based incubator of fund management companies, chairman of the Australian Football League and a former chairman of the Australian Sports Commission. After leaving professional football in 1983 and working for the Treasury of the State of Victoria and with investment banks in New York, Michael founded the pioneering infrastructure asset management company Hastings Funds Management Limited in 1994. He was a Rhodes Scholar in 1975. He has served as Non-Executive Director of Carnegie Wave Energy Limited since 2012, Chairman of Infrastructure Capital Group Limited since 2005 and Director of the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research since 2001.

Ann Godbehere

Ms. Ann Frances Godbehere has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since February 9, 2010. She has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry. She spent ten years at Swiss Re, latterly as chief financial officer from 2003 until 2007 and from 2008 until 2009 she was interim chief financial officer and executive director of Northern Rock post nationalisation. She is a qualified accountant. She has served as Non-executive director of British American Tobacco plc with effect from 3 October 2011, non-executive director of UBS AG since 2009, non-executive director of Atrium Underwriting Group Limited and Ariel Group Limited since 2007, non-executive director of Prudential Plc since 2007 and chairman of its audit committee since 2009, chief financial officer and executive director of Northern Rock from 2008 to 2009. She is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company.

Richard Goodmanson

Mr. Richard Roy Goodmanson has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since December 1, 2004. He was executive vice president and chief operating officer of DuPont until 2009. Prior to this he was president and chief executive officer of America West Airlines and senior vice president of operations for Frito-Lay, Inc., a North American division of PepsiCo. Richard has worked at senior levels for McKinsey & Co, where he led client service teams on major programs of strategy development. He spent ten years in heavy civil engineering project management, principally in South East Asia, including the construction of the Hong Kong Subway System. He serves as Non-Executive Director of Qantas Airways Limited since 2008. He was Economic Adviser to the Governor of Guangdong Province, China (2003-2009), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Limited (1999-2009) and Director of the United Way of Delaware (2002-2009).

John Kerr

Lord John M.B.L. Kerr (Lord Kerr of Kinlochard) has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since October 14, 2003. He was a member of the UK Diplomatic Service for 36 years and headed it from 1997 to 2002 as permanent under secretary at the Foreign Office. He previously served in HM Treasury and in the former Soviet Union and Pakistan, and was ambassador to the European Union and the US. He has been an Independent member of the House of Lords since 2004. He has served as an advisory board member of Edinburgh Partners Limited since 2012, Director and Vice Chairman of Scottish Power Limited since 2009 and 2012 respectively, Chairman of the Centre for European Reform (London) since 2008, Vice President of the European Policy Centre (Brussels) since 2007, Trustee of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland since 2005 and Director of The Scottish American Investment Company plc since 2002. He was Deputy Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 2005 until 2012, Chairman of the Court and Council of Imperial College London from 2005 until 2011, advisory board member of BAE Systems from 2008 until 2011, advisory board member of Scottish Power (Iberdrola) from 2007 until 2009, Trustee of the National Gallery in London from 2002 until 2010, Trustee of the Rhodes Trust from 1997 until 2010 and a Fulbright Commissioner from 2004 until 2009.

Paul Tellier

Hon. Paul Mathias Tellier has been Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Ltd since October 25, 2007. He was clerk of the Privy Council Office and secretary to the Cabinet of the Government of Canada from 1985 to 1992 and was president and chief executive officer of the Canadian National Railway Company from 1992 to 2002. He became president and chief executive officer of the Canadian National Railway Company from 1992 to 2002. Until 2004, he was president and chief executive officer of Bombardier Inc., the aerospace and transportation company. He has served as Chairman of Global Container Terminals Inc. since 2007 and Director of McCain Foods Limited since 1996. He was trustee of the International Accounting Standards Foundation from 2007 until 2012, co-chair of the Prime Minister of Canada’s Advisory Committee on the Renewal of the Public Service from 2006 until February 2014, strategic adviser to Societe Generale (Canada) from 2005 until May 2013, member of the advisory board of General Motors of Canada since 2005, director of Bell Canada from 1996 until 2010, director of BCE Inc. (Bell Canada Enterprises) from 1999 until 2010.

John Varley

Mr. John Silvester Varley has been Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Rio Tinto Limited since May 2012. He has been Chairman of the Remuneration Committee since October 18, 2011. He joined Barclays PLC in 1982 after working as a solicitor. He was chief executive of Barclays from 2004 until 2010. During a 28-year career with the bank he held several senior positions, including chairman of the Asset Management division, group finance director and deputy chief executive. He serves as non-executive director of BlackRock Inc. since 2009, non-executive director of AstraZeneca plc since 2006, chairman of Marie Curie Cancer Care since 2011 and chairman of Business Action on Homelessness since 2006.

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