In the present work, Mg - 9wt. % Li - 7% wt. Al – 1 wt. % Sn (LAT971) alloy was cast and hot rolled at ~573K. Phase analysis of LAT971 revealed the presence of dual phase structure namely Mg-rich α- and Li-rich β-phase. After hot rolling, it was observed that dynamic recrystallization led to refinement of the α-phase grain structure. Significant crystallographic texture evolution, characterized by electron backscatterd diffraction, revealed increased activity of the non-basal (101 ̅0) slip plane after conventional hot rolling process.