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Thursday 14 April, 2005

Rio Tinto

2005 AGM - results of voting

Rio Tinto PLC
14 April 2005

Rio Tinto plc

Results of voting at 2005 annual general meeting





The annual general meeting of Rio Tinto plc was held on 14 April 2005.



Under Rio Tinto's dual listed companies structure established in 1995, decisions
on significant matters affecting shareholders of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto
Limited in similar ways are taken through a joint electoral procedure.



Resolutions 4-6 and 8-14 of the Rio Tinto plc annual general meeting fall into
this category, and the results of the voting on these resolutions will be
announced shortly after the Rio Tinto Limited annual general meeting which will
be held in Australia on 29 April 2005.



The remaining resolutions 1-3 and 7 were put to Rio Tinto plc shareholders on a
poll at the annual general meeting and the results as certified by the
scrutineers, Computershare Investor Services PLC, were as follows:




RESOLUTIONS                                                                     FOR               AGAINST
1.  To authorise directors to allot shares                              647,091,765             6,313,855
2.  To authorise directors to allot shares for cash and to              650,955,039             2,513,586
    disapply pre-emption rights.
3.  To renew the authority for the purchase of Rio Tinto plc's          653,018,385               553,684
    ordinary shares by itself and by Rio Tinto Limited.
7.  To approve the Rio Tinto Share Savings Plan                         632,472,066             9,475,231







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