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Corporate Governance

Our Structure

Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited established a dual listed companies (DLC) structure in December 1995. As a result, the two companies are managed as a single economic unit, even though both companies continue to be separate legal entities with separate share listings and share registers. Further detail in relation to the DLC structure is set out in the following documents and in our Annual Report (in the Shareholder information section):

The principal market for Rio Tinto plc shares is the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Rio Tinto Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Rio Tinto plc also has a sponsored ADR facility and the underlying shares are registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

Rio Tinto is headquartered in London and has a corporate office in Melbourne.

Both Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited have adopted a common approach to corporate governance, applying the principles contained in the UK Corporate Governance Code, the Listing Rules and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules published by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations and the NYSE Corporate Governance Standards.

Our constitutional documents:

The Rio Tinto Group comprises a large number of companies. A list of principal subsidiaries is set out in note 33 of the financial statements in our 2019 Annual Report. Our principal joint operations, principal joint ventures and principal associates are set out in notes 34, 35 and 36.