Jacynthe Côté, chief executive of Rio Tinto Alcan, awarded the Entrepreneurs Club prize from the Quebec Employers Council

MONTREAL, April 22, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The chief executive of Rio Tinto Alcan, Jacynthe Côté, was awarded the Entrepreneurs Club prize by the Quebec Employers Council (QEC), in conjunction with organisation's 2013 Annual General Meeting. With this award, which recognises outstanding contributions to the economic development of Quebec, Mrs. Côté becomes a member of the very select Entrepreneurs Club established in 1986 by the QEC.

"It is with pride but also great humility that I accept this recognition, said Mrs. Côté. I extend my warm thanks to the Council and especially to all those I had the chance to meet in my career, and who, in their own way, have taught me so much," she said.

During her acceptance speech, the chief executive of Rio Tinto Alcan highlighted the multidimensional nature of success. She recalled the importance of being supported at work, at home, while expressing a particular empathy for young parents, for whom the work-family balance is a challenge. Her advice: perseverance.

Jacynthe Côté joins some 80 Quebec business leaders that have been awarded the Entrepreneurs Club prize by the Quebec Employers Council.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.

SOURCE: RIO TINTO ALCAN - EN

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