Unmasking the Crown’s Golden Shares in Rio Tento

The Crown’s Golden Shares controlling all of her companies is innocuously named “ ’A’ Preference Shares.”

Rio Tinto PLC. (Jun. 28, 1974). 1974 Annual Return, Reg. No. 719885. Companies House.


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‘A’ Preference = the Crown’s controlling “Golden Shares” to maintain control over insiders.

‘B’ Preference = the Crown’s insiders holdings to maintain control over lower directors and officers.

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