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ASX 200 rises, Rio chair will leave, Nine gets a new CEO on Wednesday 3 March 2021

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) went up today by 0.8% to 6,818 points.

Australian GDP was in focus today as it rose by 3.1% in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Here are some of the highlights from the ASX today.

The ASX 200 miner announced today that the Chair Simon Thompson has informed the board will not seek re-election as a non-executive director at the 2022 annual general meeting (AGM).

Sam Laidlaw, senior independent director of Rio Tinto plc, and Simon McKeon, senior independent director of Rio Tinto Limited, will lead the search for Mr Thompson’s successor.

It was also announced that Michael L’Estrange, a non-executive director, will retire from the board at the conclusion of the 2021 AGMs.

Mr Thompson spoke about the…



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