Original article by Richard Gluyas, Matt Chambers
The Australian – Page: 20 : 22-Mar-18
Citigroup expects Rio Tinto to return the bulk of the proceeds from the sale of the Hail Creek coal to shareholders, after paying about $A300m in taxes on the $US1.7bn ($A2.2bn) deal. However, Rio Tinto CEO Jean-Sebastien Jacques says the resources group is unlikely to return capital to investors before the release of its full-year report in February 2019. He stresses that Rio Tinto is divesting its coal assets because commodities such as iron ore and aluminium offer better growth options.
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