11 October 2012

Rio Tinto Alcan will be the official presenter of the 175th Anniversary celebrations of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region

Rio Tinto Alcan announced today that the company will be the official presenter of the 175th Anniversary of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.

"The history of Rio Tinto Alcan is intimately tied to the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. For many years, we have been engaged in the economic, social and cultural lives of our host communities," declared Étienne Jacques, Chief of Operations, Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal - North America. "Ensuring support for organisations that contribute to regional growth has always been a primary concern for Rio Tinto Alcan, and the 'Fêtes du 175e anniversaire' are a perfect example of this initiative. We are proud to be in a position to help promote regional interests and demonstrate the local enthusiasm and boundless natural beauties to the rest of the world."

"In addition to contributing to the economic growth of the region, this year of celebrations will serve to boost tourism, inviting visitors to come and experience the legendary warmth of our communities," concluded Mr. Jacques.

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, talc) 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.

For further information, please contact:

Rio Tinto Alcan
Media relations
Claudine Gagnon
T: +1 418 699 4005
M: +1 418 718 4005
claudine.gagnon@riotinto.com



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