Results of voting at 2016 annual general meetings of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited.The annual general meetings of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited were held on 14 April 2016 and 5 May 2016 respectively. All resolutions were passed by poll and the results are 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. Resolutions 1 to 17 contained in the notice of meeting for both Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited fall into this category. Resolutions 18 to 21 of the Rio Tinto plc notice of meeting were put to Rio Tinto plc shareholders only and resolution 18 of the Rio Tinto Limited notice of meeting was put to Rio Tinto Limited shareholders only.
The following resolutions, which were put to both Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited 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:As previously announced, at the conclusion of the Rio Tinto Limited annual general meeting, non-executive director Richard Goodmanson retired from the board.