VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2013) - Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ)(NYSE:TRQ)(NASDAQ:TRQ) announced today that the company's Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of director Jean-Sébastien Jacques. Mr. Jacques is resigning from the Turquoise Hill board in order to fully concentrate on his many responsibilities as Chief Executive, Copper at Rio Tinto.

A new Rio Tinto-nominated director will be announced in due course.

About Turquoise Hill Resources

Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ)(NYSE:TRQ)(NASDAQ:TRQ) is an international mining company focused on copper, gold and coal mines in the Asia Pacific region. The company's primary operation is its 66% interest in the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold-silver mine in southern Mongolia. Other assets include a 58% interest in Mongolian coal miner SouthGobi Resources (TSX:SGQ)(HK:1878); and a 56% interest in copper-gold miner Inova Resources (TSX:IVA)(ASX:IVA), formerly Ivanhoe Australia; and a 50% interest in Altynalmas Gold, a private company developing the Kyzyl Gold Project in Kazakhstan, which is in the process of being sold.

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