SUPERIOR, AZ, Nov. 21, 2016 – Resolution Copper today announced that Andrew Lye has been named Project Director, replacing Andrew Taplin.

Lye has more than two decades of mining experience and has been with Rio Tinto and its subsidiaries for over 20 years. In February 2016, he assumed duties as General Manager, Studies, at Resolution Copper. Before coming to Arizona, Lye led the La Granja copper project in Peru. Andrew has previously led studies, project development, commissioning and operations of block cave mines, integral to future success at Resolution Copper. In addition, he has led operational, support and technical teams across the globe, working in Peru, Madagascar and Australia.

Rio Tinto executive Nigel Steward said, “Andrew Lye brings to his new role a breadth of experience and a long record of partnering closely with the community to deliver mutual benefits. We have every confidence that Andrew will provide the leadership and technical expertise to lead Resolution Copper from initial permitting, to construction, to a world-class operating mine.”

“I also would like to recognize and thank Andrew Taplin for his immeasurable contributions to Resolution Copper,” said Steward. “Four years ago, Andrew signed on to head up this project and through his leadership he has consistently delivered by moving the project ever closer to production. It’s been quite a journey and Andrew has made a difference,” concluded Steward.


About Resolution Copper

The Resolution Copper Project is operated by Resolution Copper Mining, which is a limited liability company owned 55 percent by Resolution Copper Company (a Rio Tinto PLC subsidiary) and 45 percent by BHP Copper Inc., a BHP Billiton PLC subsidiary.


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