Ceramic Industry

Varley Joins Rio Tinto Board of Directors

July 15, 2011

Rio Tinto recently announced that John Varley will join the boards of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Ltd. as a non-executive director on September 1. Varley’s career includes 28 years at global financial services provider Barclays, where he spent six years as chief executive. He currently holds non-executive directorships at AstraZeneca plc and BlackRock Inc. In addition, he remains a senior advisor to Barclays and is a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

“John Varley is a high-caliber addition to the boards,” said Jan du Plessis, chairman. “Quite apart from John’s broad-ranging skills and experience in banking and financial markets, his all-round reputation and business judgment will enhance the boards’ existing strengths.”

For more information, visit www.riotinto.com.