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Rio Tinto PLC

05 May 2022

5 May 2022

Results of Rio Tinto annual general meetings

The annual general meetings of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited were held on 8 April 2022 and 5 May 2022 respectively.

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 notices of meeting of each Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited, and Resolution 22 in the Rio Tinto plc notice of meeting and the corresponding Resolution 19 in the Rio Tinto Limited notice of meeting set out in tables 1 and 2 below, fall into this category.

Resolutions 18 to 21 of the Rio Tinto plc notice of meeting, in table 3 below, were put to Rio Tinto plc shareholders only. Resolution 18 of the Rio Tinto Limited notice of meeting, in table 4 below, was put to Rio Tinto Limited shareholders only.

All resolutions were carried, except for Resolution 22 in the Rio Tinto plc notice of meeting and the corresponding Resolution 19 in the Rio Tinto Limited notice of meeting, the poll for which was not valid because more than 75% of the votes validly cast on Resolution 3 (Approval of the 2021 Directors' Remuneration Report) were cast in favour of that resolution.

Resolution 17, to approve Rio Tinto Group's Climate Action Plan, was endorsed by Rio Tinto Limited and Rio Tinto plc shareholders, with 84% of the votes validly cast on the resolution across the joint electorate voted in favour of that resolution. The Climate Action Plan puts the low-carbon transition at the heart of Rio Tinto's business strategy: combining investments in commodities that enable the energy transition with actions to decarbonise the company's operations and value chains.

The results of the Rio Tinto plc polls were certified by the scrutineer, Computershare Investor Services PLC, and the results of the Rio Tinto Limited polls were as reported by the duly appointed returning officer, a representative of Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited. These results are as set out below. Information on the final proxy position for each company is detailed in Appendix 1, and the votes cast on each resolution as a percentage of the issued capital of each company is set out on our website at www.riotinto.com/invest/shareholder-information/annual-general-meetings .

Table 1

The following joint decision resolutions, which were put to both Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited shareholders on a poll at the respective annual general meetings, were duly carried. The results of the polls were as follows:

 
         Resolution            Total Votes Cast            For                  Against          Withheld/ Abstained 
                                                                                                         (1) 
                                                     Number         %       Number        % 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------          ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
       Receipt of the 2021 
 1.    Annual Report              1,109,705,149   1,106,438,236   99.71     3,266,913    0.29               20,451,863 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
       Approval of the 
       Directors' 
       Remuneration Report: 
 2.    Implementation Report      1,118,631,817   1,074,361,923   96.04    44,269,894    3.96               11,499,374 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
 3.    Approval of the            1,117,770,086   1,073,891,314   96.07    43,878,772    3.93               12,359,627 
       Directors' 
       Remuneration Report 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
 4.    To elect Dominic           1,118,980,333   1,093,669,797   97.74    25,310,536    2.26               11,166,359 
       Barton BBM as a 
       director 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
       To elect Peter 
       Cunningham as a 
 5.    director                   1,127,801,868   1,125,771,083   99.82     2,030,785    0.18                2,252,089 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
       To elect Ben Wyatt as 
 6.    a director                 1,127,753,907   1,122,629,915   99.55     5,123,992    0.45                2,300,993 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
 7.    To re-elect Megan          1,127,942,691   1,034,147,529   91.68    93,795,162    8.32                2,202,684 
       Clark AC as a 
       director 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
       To re-elect Simon 
 8.    Henry as a director        1,126,943,956   1,072,429,146   95.16    54,514,810    4.84                3,204,234 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
       To re-elect Sam 
 9.    Laidlaw as a director      1,127,882,458   1,045,126,420   92.66    82,756,038    7.34                2,267,071 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
 10.   To re-elect Simon          1,127,915,093   1,077,546,804   95.53    50,368,289    4.47                2,230,282 
       McKeon AO as a 
       director 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
 11.   To re-elect Jennifer       1,127,910,066   1,076,539,138   95.45    51,370,928    4.55                2,235,309 
       Nason as a director 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
 12.   To re-elect Jakob          1,127,931,604   1,121,633,343   99.44     6,298,261    0.56                2,214,435 
       Stausholm as a 
       director 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
 13.   To re-elect Ngaire         1,127,913,097   1,076,957,425   95.48    50,955,672    4.52                2,231,528 
       Woods CBE as a 
       director 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
       Re- appointment of 
 14.   auditors                   1,128,264,407   1,119,984,108   99.27     8,280,299    0.73                1,884,692 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
       Remuneration of 
 15.   auditors                   1,127,776,623   1,126,045,772   99.85     1,730,851    0.15                2,372,086 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
       Authority to make 
 16.   political donations        1,128,064,199   1,118,547,189   99.16     9,517,010    0.84                2,074,281 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
 17.   Climate Action Plan        1,100,727,843     927,804,087   84.29   172,923,756   15.71               29,413,160 
----  ----------------------  -----------------  --------------  ------  ------------  ------  ----------------------- 
 
   (1) In calculating the results of the respective polls under the joint electoral procedure, 
   "withheld" votes at Rio Tinto plc's meeting are aggregated with "abstained" votes at Rio Tinto 
   Limited's meeting. For all relevant purposes "withheld" votes and "abstained" votes have the 
   same meaning. They are not included in the calculation of the proportion of votes for and 
   against each resolution. 
 

Table 2

The poll for Resolution 22 in the Rio Tinto plc notice of meeting and the corresponding Resolution 19 in the Rio Tinto Limited notice of meeting was not valid because more than 75% of the votes validly cast on Resolution 3 (Approval of the 2021 Directors' Remuneration Report) were cast in favour of that resolution. Poll figures are provided below for information purposes only, and do not constitute a voting result.

 
            Resolution                  Total              For                 Against          Withheld/ 
                                        Votes                                                    Abstained 
                                         Cast                                                       (1) 
                                                      Number      %        Number         % 
--------  -----------------------  --------------  -----------         --------------  ------  ----------- 
           Resolution to hold 
            a meeting for fresh 
            election of directors 
 19/22.     (conditional item)(2)   1,126,473,984   26,300,905   2.33   1,100,173,079   97.67    3,644,573 
--------  -----------------------  --------------  -----------  -----  --------------  ------  ----------- 
 (2) Resolution 22 in the Rio Tinto plc notice of meeting and Resolution 19 in the Rio Tinto 
  Limited notice of meeting are corresponding resolutions. 
 

Table 3

The following resolutions were put to Rio Tinto plc shareholders only and carried at the Rio Tinto plc meeting held on 8 April 2022. Resolution 18 was carried as an ordinary resolution and resolutions 19 to 21 as special resolutions. In accordance with the UK Listing Authority's Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of all the resolutions passed by Rio Tinto plc shareholders, other than ordinary business, have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and are available for inspection at

https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism . The results of the polls were as follows:

 
            Resolution              Total Votes Cast           For                 Against         Withheld/ Abstained 
                                                         Number        %       Number        % 
----  ---------------------------  -----------------  ------------          ------------  ------  -------------------- 
       General authority to allot 
 18.   shares                            920,552,687   906,818,271   98.51    13,734,416    1.49             2,155,910 
----  ---------------------------  -----------------  ------------  ------  ------------  ------  -------------------- 
       Disapplication of 
 19.   pre-emption rights                920,160,412   915,306,396   99.47     4,854,016    0.53             2,550,514 
----  ---------------------------  -----------------  ------------  ------  ------------  ------  -------------------- 
       Authority to purchase Rio 
 20.   Tinto plc shares                  921,105,942   732,358,932   79.51   188,747,010   20.49             1,602,135 
----  ---------------------------  -----------------  ------------  ------  ------------  ------  -------------------- 
 21.   Notice period for general         921,160,622   878,544,694   95.37    42,615,928    4.63             1,547,188 
       meetings other than annual 
       general meetings 
----  ---------------------------  -----------------  ------------  ------  ------------  ------  -------------------- 
 

Resolution 20 'Authority to purchase Rio Tinto plc shares' was passed as a special resolution, but with less than 80% of votes in favour. As previously announced, Shining Prospect (a subsidiary of the Aluminium Corporation of China "Chinalco") voted against Resolution 20. Chinalco has not sold any of its shares in Rio Tinto plc and now has a holding of just over 14% given its non-participation in the Company's significant share buyback programmes. This places Chinalco close to the 14.99% holding threshold agreed with the Australian Government at the time of its original investment in Rio Tinto.

Table 4

Resolution 18 below was put to Rio Tinto Limited shareholders only. Resolution 18 was carried as a special resolution. The results of the poll were as follows:

 
                  Resolution                    Total Votes Cast           For               Against        Withheld / 
                                                                                                             Abstained 
                                                                     Number        %      Number      % 
-----  --------------------------------------  -----------------  ------------          ----------  -----  ----------- 
        Renewal of off-market and on-market 
 18.     share buy-back authorities                  206,804,067   205,283,446   99.26   1,520,621   0.74      638,387 
-----  --------------------------------------  -----------------  ------------  ------  ----------  -----  ----------- 
 

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This announcement is authorised for release to the market by Steve Allen, Rio Tinto's Group Company Secretary.

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Appendix 1

FINAL PROXY POSITION

Shareholders are encouraged to look at the voting figures provided in the main part of this announcement, as proxy figures may not be an accurate indication of the voting at the annual general meetings; a proxy is an authority or direction to the proxy holder to vote and not a vote itself. As such, the proxy figures do not reflect the votes cast by shareholders who attend the meeting in person, or through an attorney or corporate representative.

References in this appendix in respect of Resolutions 1-17 and Resolutions 22 in the Rio Tinto plc notice of meeting and the corresponding Resolution 19 in the Rio Tinto Limited notice of meeting, to an appointment specifying that a proxy abstain on a resolution should, when referring to voting at Rio Tinto plc's annual general meeting, be taken as references to the appointment specifying that the proxy withhold from voting on a resolution.

The proxy position for each company (excluding the proxy votes carried from one meeting to the other meeting by the Special Voting Shares in accordance with the DLC structure) on the resolutions put to both Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited shareholders under the joint electoral procedure was as follows:

 
 PROXY POSITION FOR RIO TINTO PLC AND RIO TINTO LIMITED ON JOINT DECISIONS           Rio Tinto plc   Rio Tinto Limited 
 1. Receipt of the 2021 Annual Report 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             906,790,072         201,557,768 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    903,956,248         198,716,680 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                 2,527,270             187,515 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                 14,661,083           5,786,546 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   306,554           2,653,573 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 2. Approval of the Directors' Remuneration Report: Implementation Report 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             910,660,716         206,618,672 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    873,614,361         197,099,799 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                36,745,085           6,895,782 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                 10,788,624             725,488 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   301,270           2,623,091 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 3. Approval of the Directors' Remuneration Report 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             909,802,814         206,623,571 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    873,253,429         196,986,341 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                36,251,715           6,997,850 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                 11,646,024             719,613 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   297,670           2,639,380 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 4. To elect Dominic Barton BBM as a director 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             910,877,553         206,782,617 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    885,759,860         203,620,215 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                24,815,038             493,912 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                 10,573,431             561,006 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   302,655           2,668,490 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 5. To elect Peter Cunningham as a director 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,750,666         206,721,557 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    918,204,266         203,278,655 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                 1,242,283             786,916 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,700,283             529,366 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   304,117           2,655,986 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 6. To elect Ben Wyatt as a director 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,721,440         206,710,829 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    915,915,129         202,416,199 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                 3,504,528           1,610,903 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,729,756             540,784 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   301,783           2,683,727 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 7. To re-elect Megan Clark AC as a director 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,740,218         206,881,147 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    846,092,206         183,957,537 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                73,344,327          20,240,943 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,710,976             463,677 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   303,685           2,682,667 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 8. To re-elect Simon Henry as a director 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,323,422         206,847,171 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    876,356,992         192,520,336 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                42,664,696          11,635,790 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  2,127,773             496,066 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   301,734           2,691,045 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 9. To re-elect Sam Laidlaw as a director 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,711,876         206,846,294 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    855,156,166         185,901,714 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                64,253,429          18,288,285 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,739,072             498,529 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   302,281           2,656,295 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 10. To re-elect Simon McKeon AO as a director 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,726,262         206,868,668 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    881,262,680         192,205,284 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                38,162,557          11,992,189 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,724,933             476,155 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   301,025           2,671,195 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 11. To re-elect Jennifer Nason as a director 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,719,763         206,873,328 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    879,925,049         192,510,239 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                39,492,100          11,678,123 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,731,432             471,495 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   302,614           2,684,966 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 12. To re-elect Jakob Stausholm as a director 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,718,914         206,881,940 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    914,104,842         203,202,925 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                 5,313,513             984,265 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,732,282             462,656 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   300,559           2,694,750 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 13. To re-elect Ngaire Woods CBE as a director 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,718,694         206,878,328 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    880,372,560         192,495,214 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                39,046,112          11,708,952 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,732,651             466,495 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   300,022           2,674,162 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 14. Re- appointment of auditors 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             920,031,713         206,899,083 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    912,427,273         203,782,257 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                 7,285,540             442,351 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,420,708             444,010 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   318,900           2,674,475 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 15. Remuneration of auditors 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,547,287         206,894,982 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    918,396,958         203,867,413 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                   829,527             335,056 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,905,134             447,243 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   320,802           2,692,513 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 16. Authority to make political donations 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             919,833,661         206,899,074 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    912,313,709         202,012,555 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                 7,213,134           2,269,489 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  1,607,076             443,710 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   306,818           2,617,030 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 17. Climate Action Plan 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             898,296,562         201,093,410 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                    758,159,068         166,523,274 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                               139,820,512          31,946,634 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                 23,151,516           6,246,416 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   316,982           2,623,502 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 19/22. Resolution to hold a meeting for fresh election of directors (conditional item)(1) 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:             918,530,541         206,605,871 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that 
 the proxy: 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                     24,007,183           2,236,300 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                               894,136,393         201,735,080 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                  2,917,838             737,023 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                   386,965           2,634,491 
                                                                                    --------------  ------------------ 
 

(1) Resolution 22 in the Rio Tinto plc notice of meeting and Resolution 19 in the Rio Tinto Limited notice of meeting are corresponding resolutions.

 
 PROXY POSITION FOR RIO TINTO PLC ONLY MATTERS - RESOLUTIONS FROM MEETING HELD ON 8 APRIL 2022    Rio Tinto plc 
 18. General authority to allot shares 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  -------------- 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:                          919,296,547 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy: 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                                 905,254,940 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                             13,732,937 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                               2,155,873 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                                308,670 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 19. Disapplication of pre-emption rights 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  -------------- 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:                          918,899,871 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy: 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                                 913,721,705 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                              4,862,732 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                               2,550,477 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                                315,434 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 20. Authority to purchase Rio Tinto plc shares 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  -------------- 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:                          919,831,812 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy: 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                                 730,767,201 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                            188,744,798 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                               1,602,100 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                                319,813 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 21. Notice period for general meetings other than annual general meetings 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  -------------- 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies validly appointed:                          919,900,079 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the appointments specified that the proxy: 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                                 876,988,463 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                             42,607,387 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                               1,547,153 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                                304,229 
                                                                                                 -------------- 
 
 
 PROXY POSITION FOR RIO TINTO LIMITED ONLY MATTERS - RESOLUTIONS FROM MEETING HELD ON 5 MAY    Rio Tinto Limited 
  2022 
 18. Renewal of off-market and on-market share buy-back authorities 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all proxies 
  validly appointed:                                                                                 206,707,131 
                                                                                              ------------------ 
 Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the 
  appointments specified that the proxy: 
                                                                                              ------------------ 
 (i) was to vote for the resolution                                                                  202,536,526 
                                                                                              ------------------ 
 (ii) was to vote against the resolution                                                               1,510,796 
                                                                                              ------------------ 
 (iii) was to abstain on the resolution                                                                  637,692 
                                                                                              ------------------ 
 (iv) may vote at the proxy's discretion                                                               2,659,809 
                                                                                              ------------------ 
 

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