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Turquoise Hill Resources Provides Oyu Tolgoi Update at Annual Shareholders' Meeting

Friday, May 10, 2013

Turquoise Hill Resources Provides Oyu Tolgoi Update at Annual Shareholders' Meeting

13:14 EDT Friday, May 10, 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2013) - Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ)(NYSE:TRQ)(NASDAQ:TRQ) today provided an update on Oyu Tolgoi to shareholders attending the company's annual meeting.

Addressing shareholders, Kay Priestly, Turquoise Hill Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are making strong progress and completing vital operational components to transform Oyu Tolgoi from a development project into a full-scale mine. With the advancement of commissioning, we expect the concentrator will be consistently running at production rates of 70% of capacity and the start of concentrate shipments by the end of June 2013. Additionally, our timeline for project financing is well advanced."

At the meeting, all matters voted on by shareholders were approved.

About Turquoise Hill Resources

Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ)(NYSE:TRQ)(NASDAQ:TRQ), formerly Ivanhoe Mines, 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); a 57% interest in copper-gold miner Ivanhoe Australia (TSX:IVA)(ASX:IVA); 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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Forward-looking statements

Certain statements made herein, including statements relating to the anticipated achievement of commercial production commencement milestones, other matters that are not historical facts and statements of our beliefs, intentions and expectations about developments, results and events which will or may occur in the future, constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbour" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking information and statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect current expectations or believes regarding future events and are typically identified by words such as "anticipate", "could", "should", "expect", "seek", "may", "intend", "likely", "plan", "budget", "objective", "estimate", "will", "believe" and similar expressions suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the outcome of the discussions being held with the Government of Mongolia on the development and financing of the Oyu Tolgoi project and all related issues.

All such forward-looking information and statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by issuer's management in light of their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors management believes are appropriate in the circumstances. These statements, however, are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information or statements. Such factors include, among other things, the political risks associated with Turquoise Hill's principal operations in Mongolia; the impact of changes in, changes in interpretation to or changes in enforcement of, laws, regulations and government practices in the jurisdictions in which Turquoise Hill operates; and changes in the attitudes of the Mongolian government.

Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include those described under the heading "Risk Factors" included in the issuer's Annual Information Form, both filed on SEDAR and EDGAR. These risk factors may be generally stated as the risk that the assumptions and estimates expressed above do not occur, including the assumption in many forward-looking information or statements that other such information or statements will be correct. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Contact Information:
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
Jason Combes
Investors
Office: +1 604 648 3920
jason.combes@turquoisehill.com


Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.
Tony Shaffer
Media
Office: +1 604 648 3934
tony.shaffer@turquoisehill.com
www.turquoisehill.com

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