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Organizational Changes, New Board Members, Official Statements, and Financial and Operational Updates - Analyst Notes on Rio Tinto, Cliffs, BHP Billiton, Peabody, and McEwen Mining

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NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Rio Tinto plc (NYSE: RIO), Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CLF), BHP Billiton Limited (NYSE: BHP), Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU), and McEwen Mining, Inc. (NYSE: MUX). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register


Rio  Tinto  plc  Analyst  Notes

On March 5, 2014, Rio Tinto plc (Rio Tinto) announced the election of Anne Lauvergeon and Simon Thompson as non-executive directors of Rio Tinto and Rio Tinto Limited Boards. The Company informed that both Anne and Simon will also serve as members of the Sustainability and Nominations Committees. Anne's appointment will take effect from March 15, 2014, while Simon's appointment will take effect from April 1, 2014. The boards also announced the retirement of Vivienne Cox as a non-executive director, which will become effective at the conclusion of Rio Tinto's annual general meeting on April 15, 2014. The full analyst notes on Rio Tinto plc are available to download free of charge at:



Cliffs  Natural  Resources,  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 7, 2014, Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. (Cliffs) announced that its Chairman, James Kirsch, had a conversation over the phone with Casablanca Capital Chairman Donald Drapkin and Casablanca Capital CEO Douglas Taylor. The Company stated that the conversation included Drapkin's suggestion to postpone the record date for Cliffs' annual meeting of shareholders, originally scheduled on May 13, 2014. In accordance with the conversation, Cliffs' Board has agreed to accommodate the Drapkin's request in order to continue to pursue a potential settlement. The full analyst notes on Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:



BHP  Billiton  Limited  Analyst  Notes

On March 12, 2014, BHP Billiton Limited (BHP Billiton) announced the completion of the first year of the $28.6 million ANDA project to assist vulnerable and displaced persons in Colombia. BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities - a charity established by BHP Billiton as part of its community investment program, made the grant to the five-year ANDA project to help vulnerable people, including internally displaced persons, women, youth, Afro-Colombians and Indigenous persons in Colombia to become more resilient.  "We are delighted with the high participation of the 18 communities involved in the project to date. Each community has established a representative Community Management Committee with a total of 448 people actively involved," said Ian Wood, Chairman of BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities. "The Committees have mapped community assets and are in the process of identifying community potential and prioritising initiatives for implementation." The full analyst notes on BHP Billiton Limited are available to download free of charge at:



Peabody  Energy  Corporation  Analyst  Notes

On March 5, 2014, Peabody Energy Corporation (Peabody) announced several organizational changes, effective April 1, 2014. The Company announced the promotion of Andrew P. Slentz to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources officer- with executive responsibility for organizational and employee development, benefits, compensation, international human resources, security and facilities management. Slentz replaces Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Sharon D. Fiehler, who has been named Executive Vice President - Office of the CEO. In addition, the Peabody's Senior Vice President and Chief Information Office Lina A. Young will now report to Executive Vice President and CFO Michael C. Crews.  Peabody also informed that its global sales and marketing, trading, business development, and strategy functions are being reorganized into two new groups - Global Marketing and Trading Group and Global Development and Strategy Group. The full analyst notes on Peabody Energy Corporation are available to download free of charge at:



McEwen  Mining,  Inc.  Analyst  Notes

On March 10, 2014, McEwen Mining, Inc. (McEwen Mining) reported its Q4 2013 and full-year 2013 financial results. During the quarter, the Company's adjusted net income stood at $7.5 million, or $0.03 per basic share, compared to adjusted net loss of $15.8 million, or $0.06 per basic share, in Q4 2012. Full-year 2013 adjusted net loss came in at $3.5 million, or $0.01 per basic share, compared with adjusted net loss of $54.3 million, or $0.21 per basic share, for full-year 2012. Further, the Company reported that the full-year 2013 production exceeded guidance by 7% and was 33% higher than in 2012, totalling 139,445 gold equivalent ounces. The full analyst notes on McEwen Mining, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:  



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