VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 7, 2013) - Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ)(NYSE:TRQ)(NASDAQ:TRQ) today announced the appointment of Rowena Albones to the company's Board of Directors. She is a Rio Tinto-nominated director that is replacing Jean-Sébastien Jacques.

Ms. Albones is currently Chief Financial Officer Copper at Rio Tinto and is a member of the Rio Tinto Copper Executive Committee. She joined Rio Tinto in September 1999 and has held a variety of financial and commercial roles across the company, including finance roles in operations and major project development and construction. Ms. Albones has also held leadership roles representing Rio Tinto in multiple joint ventures. The majority of her career has been in resources and mining, engineering and the oil and gas sectors. Ms. Albones is a member of the Oyu Tolgoi LLC Board of Directors and chair of the Oyu Tolgoi LLC Audit Committee.

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Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE:TRQ)(NASDAQ:TRQ)(TSX: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 (ASX:IVA)(TSX: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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