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Nov 14, 2017, 07:00 ET Rio Tinto pursues its partnership with Pathways to Education

MONTREAL, Nov. 14 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto is investing an extra 3.5 million dollars over the next three years to help Quebec students from low-income communities the tools and life skills...


Nov 02, 2017, 07:32 ET Rio Tinto receives Corporate Leadership Award for low carbon aluminum smelter

MONTREAL, Nov. 2, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto has received the Canadian-American Business Council's Corporate Leadership Award for the $6 billion modernization of its BC Works smelter at Kitimat in ...


Aug 04, 2017, 09:00 ET Rio Tinto to sell Mason Resources Corp. shareholding

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Rio Tinto plc ("Rio Tinto") announced that, pursuant to a share purchase agreement between Rio Tinto International Holdings Limited ("Rio Tinto Holdings"), Turquoise Hill ...


Jun 14, 2017, 21:55 ET Rio Tinto's Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway wins the grand prize awarded by the Quebec Transport Association

MONTREAL, June 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto IOC wins the grand prize in the railway transport category for its interactive database project for geotechnical risk management at Quebec's Transport ...


Feb 11, 2016, 15:40 ET Rio Tinto and Indspire launch $2 million award program for Indigenous students in Canada

MONTREAL, Feb. 11, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto has partnered with Indspire through a $1 million contribution to establish the Rio Tinto Award for Indigenous Students. Rio Tinto's contribution is...


Dec 02, 2015, 13:37 ET Rio Tinto Unveils 187.7 Carat Canadian Diamond

LONDON, UK, Dec. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Rio Tinto has unveiled one of the largest diamonds ever discovered in Canada. The 187.7 carat gem-quality rough diamond, known as The Diavik Foxfire, was discovered...


Apr 07, 2014, 08:48 ET Rio Tinto gifts stake in Northern Dynasty Minerals to Alaskan charities

LONDON, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Rio Tinto will gift its 19.1 per cent shareholding in Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd (Northern Dynasty), owner of the Pebble Project, to two local Alaskan charitable...


Feb 12, 2014, 09:00 ET Rio Tinto sells wharf and land options to LNG Canada

LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto has entered into an option agreement with LNG Canada, a joint venture comprising Shell Canada Energy, Phoenix Energy Holdings Limited...


Jan 28, 2014, 13:24 ET Rio Tinto receives shares in Minera IRL Limited

LONDON, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration Limited (Rio Tinto) has received 44,126,780 common shares of Minera IRL Limited (IRL), representing approximately 19.44% of the issued...


Jan 13, 2014, 17:10 ET Rio Tinto maintains its shareholding in Turquoise Hill Resources following rights offering

TORONTO, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Rio Tinto has acquired 510,983,220 common shares of Turquoise Hill under Turquoise Hill's rights offering at a total cost of C$1,292,787,546.60 or C$2.53 per share. The ...


Dec 23, 2013, 07:37 ET Rio Tinto to undertake a strategic review of its shareholding in Northern Dynasty

LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Rio Tinto has advised the management of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd (Northern Dynasty), which owns 100 per cent of the Pebble Project, that it intends...


Aug 07, 2013, 23:36 ET Rio Tinto agrees to provide financing package to Turquoise Hill

LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Rio Tinto and Turquoise Hill Resources (Turquoise Hill) have signed an agreement under which Rio Tinto will provide Turquoise Hill with a financing...


Jun 28, 2013, 20:17 ET Rio Tinto provides convertible bridge facility to Turquoise Hill

LONDON, United Kingdom, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Rio Tinto has entered into a bridge funding agreement dated June 28, 2013 with Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. under which it has agreed to make available...


Jul 30, 2012, 09:16 ET Rio Tinto acquires shares in Ivanhoe Mines

LONDON, United Kingdom, July 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto acquired 133,571,192 common shares under Ivanhoe's rights offering at a total cost of US$934,998,344 or US$7.00 per share. The purchase...


May 23, 2012, 10:08 ET Rio Tinto confirms support for Ivanhoe Mines comprehensive financing package and agrees to amend certain terms of memorandum of agreement

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Apr 18, 2012, 11:02 ET Rio Tinto to provide comprehensive financing package to Ivanhoe Mines and agrees to Board and management changes

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Apr 18, 2012, 09:03 ET Rio Tinto to provide comprehensive financing package to Ivanhoe Mines and agrees to Board and management changes

LONDON, United Kingdom, April 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (Ivanhoe) have signed an agreement under which Rio Tinto has agreed to support and provide certain elements of a ...


Jan 11, 2012, 18:50 ET Rio Tinto completes acquisition of Hathor Exploration

MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto announces today that it has, through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, acquired the remaining 7,944,151 Hathor common shares not...


Jan 06, 2012, 19:58 ET Rio Tinto offer for Hathor Exploration

MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto, through an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, has now taken up a total of 119,456,310 Hathor common shares representing approximately 93.76 ...


Dec 14, 2010, 10:25 ET Rio Tinto announces modernisation and expansion of Canadian aluminium
smelters

MONTREAL, Dec. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto is to invest in its Canadian aluminium smelters to improve production efficiency through modernisation and expansion. The bulk of this new investment -...


Nov 25, 2010, 16:30 ET Rio Tinto announces new global Centre for Underground Mine Construction in
Canada

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto has announced a key strategic partnership in Canada, teaming with world leading researchers to create the Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine...


Oct 19, 2010, 09:52 ET Alcan Forging: Joint Venture with Czech Partner Strojmetal for further
expansion of forging activities

PARIS, France, Oct. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan Forging, a business of Alcan Engineered Products (Rio Tinto Group) has entered into a Joint Venture with Strojmetal Kamenice s.r.o. The creation of this...


Oct 07, 2010, 12:15 ET Alcan Extrusions and Automotive Structures expands manufacturing capacity
following the increasing demand for green car components

PARIS, France, Oct 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan Extrusions and Automotive Structures (EAS), part of Alcan Engineered Products - a business unit of Rio Tinto - has completed a major expansion of its...


Oct 01, 2010, 05:00 ET Rio Tinto Alcan to invest US$487 million in Icelandic smelter

LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Rio Tinto Alcan has today announced an investment of US$140 million in a leading-edge casting facility to produce value-added billet at its aluminium...


Jul 09, 2010, 22:58 ET Rio Tinto refers Ivanhoe's Shareholder Rights Plan to arbitration

LONDON, United Kingdom, July 9 /CNW/ - Rio Tinto announced today that it has given notice to Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. that it has referred to arbitration Ivanhoe's breaches of the Private Placement...