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Foreign Investment Review Board approval of Riversdale takeover


Rio Tinto today received unconditional approval from the Australian Treasurer to acquire up to 100 per cent of Riversdale Mining Limited.

Accordingly, as stated in the notice submitted to the Australian Securities Exchange today, the condition to the takeover offer relating to this approval has been fulfilled.

The offer is scheduled to close at 7.00pm (Sydney time) on 18 February 2011, unless extended or withdrawn.

For further information, please refer to the Bidder’s Statement or contact the Offer Information Line

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.

Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.


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