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Sam Walsh has been appointed chief executive of Rio Tinto, effective immediately.

Albanese out, Walsh takes over after Rio writes down $US14bn

Sam Walsh has been promoted to the top job at Rio Tinto, effective immediately, taking over from Tom Albanese who has quit as chief executive after the miner revealed a $US14 billion writedown.

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Total Shareholder Return as at 31/10/16

1 year TSR5 year TSR
376thRio Tinto12%-1%
481stWestpac-2%13%
490thTelstra-4%21%
501stCommonwealth Bank-7%14%
562ndWoolworths-19%-1%
709 WA (and selected non WA) listed companies ranked by 1 year TSR relative to other companies with similar revenue
Source: Morningstar

Share Transactions

13/12/13
$0 Bought
13/12/13
$90k Sold
03/05/13
$1k Bought
Total value as at the date of the transaction
Source: Morningstar

Revenue

1st↑Woolworths$61,149.4m
2nd-Rio Tinto$49,225.3m
5th-Commonwealth Bank$27,005.0m
6th-Telstra$26,607.0m
7th↑Westpac$21,642.0m
77 listed non wa companies ranked by revenue.
Source: Morningstar

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