Alcan Cable Engineer Selected as 2012 IEC Young Professional by U.S. National Committee

ATLANTA, GA, June 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan Cable, a business unit of Rio Tinto, announced today that Aisha Bajwa, Alcan Cable Field Application Engineer, has been chosen as a 2012 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) (www.iec.ch) Young Professional by the U.S. National Committee (USNC) of the IEC. Ms. Bajwa was selected for her current and potential contribution to the cause of international standardization as it relates to wire and cable products.

"On behalf of Alcan Cable, we congratulate Aisha on receiving this prestigious recognition from the USNC.  Her selection as an IEC Young Professional is not only an honor for Aisha but also for Alcan Cable," said Robert G. Laviolette, Vice President, Distribution, Alcan Cable.  "Aisha's achievement demonstrates the high level of expertise of our Field Application Engineering staff, which provides sales and installation support for our STABILOY® aluminum alloy cable in the building construction market."

As a result of her selection, Ms. Bajwa will participate in the IEC Young Professionals 2012 Workshop in Oslo, Norway in October. Ms. Bajwa was required to complete an extensive application and secure industry recommendations in order to be considered for the award.

About Alcan Cable

With a history spanning over 100 years, Alcan Cable provides its customers with high-quality products and outstanding customer service.  As a leading manufacturer of aluminum cable and rod and strip products, Alcan Cable serves the utility, electrical distribution, OEM and renewable energy markets.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), Alcan Cable has four manufacturing operations in North America and one manufacturing operation in China, as well as a dedicated Technology Development Center for its global operations.

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 Alcan Cable

For further information:

Alcan Cable, Atlanta
Rhonda Buckley
Tel.: +1 770 392 2381

www.cable.alcan.com

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