Rio Tinto renews its partnership agreement with the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

MONTRÉAL, 7 June 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto will renew its partnership with the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal to remain the co-presenting sponsor through 2020.

Alexis Segal, general manager of Communities and Communications for Rio Tinto's aluminium group said: "Montréal is the headquarters of all our Canadian businesses and home to our global aluminium business. We are pleased to announce the renewal of our sponsorship of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, an event that makes Montréal stand out on the global stage. Our sponsorship ensures that more than two-thirds of the festival's 1,000 concerts are free and accessible to the public. It is important that this world-class event can be enjoyed by all, which is why Rio Tinto's support has a special focus on families by providing programs and activities for children of all ages."

By co-presenting the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Rio Tinto supports the free outdoor programming and all the family activities, making the event accessible to all.

The family activities at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal will feature a newly renovated Parc Musical Rio Tinto, with new games and musical activities, face painting and kid-friendly refreshment area in addition to festival favorites such as the Petite École du Jazz at the Complexe Desjardins and the Club Famille Rio Tinto located on l'Esplanade de la Place des Arts, featuring a picnic area, daily animation and an arts & crafts centre.

Rio Tinto – Invested in Canada
With more than 11,000 employees working at over 35 sites and operations, Rio Tinto is the largest mining and metals business operating in Canada. Rio Tinto's extensive operations in Canada include mining and manufacturing interests in iron ore, diamonds and titanium dioxide, as well as exploration activities, research and development centres, port and rail facilities, alumina refinery and hydroelectric facilities in the provinces of Quebec and British Columbia that supply leading-edge aluminium smelting operations that produce the world's most responsible aluminium with the lowest carbon footprint. In addition, Montreal is home to the global headquarters for Rio Tinto's Aluminum business.



For further information: please contact: Media relations, Rio Tinto, Claudine Gagnon, Tél. : +1.514.848.8151, Cell. : +1.514.377.4914,, Site Web :


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