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Turquoise Hill Announces Resignation of Director Jean-Sébastien Jacques

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2013) - Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ.TO)(TRQ.TO)(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 (TRQ.TO)(TRQ.TO)(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 (SGQ.TO)(1878.HK); and a 56% interest in copper-gold miner Inova Resources (IVA.TO)(IVA.AX), 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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