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BRIEF-Rio Tinto says Jan du Plessis to retire as chairman
March 9, 2017 / 8:19 AM / 9 months ago

BRIEF-Rio Tinto says Jan du Plessis to retire as chairman

March 9 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto Plc:

* Says chairman Jan du Plessis has informed board that he intends to retire as chairman after completion of an orderly succession process

* Planning for chair succession by board commenced in June 2016 after announcement of appointment of J-S Jacques as CEO

* Senior independent director John Varley is leading process to appoint a new chairman

* Says successor expected to be announced before end of 2017

* Du Plessis retiring as chairman by no later than 2018 annual general meeting in australia

* Du Plessis will join BT Group board as a non-executive director on June 1, 2017 and become chairman of BT effective Nov 1, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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