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Notice of change of interests in Riversdale


Rio Tinto today announced its relevant interest in Riversdale Mining Limited (Riversdale) increased from 49,579,228 ordinary shares (20.95 per cent), as disclosed in its most recent substantial holding notice relating to Riversdale dated 29 March 2011, to 98,247,606 ordinary shares (41.51 per cent).

As Rio Tinto’s Offer for Riversdale is now unconditional all the shares the subject of institutional acceptance facility (IAF) instructions have been converted into actual acceptances of the Offer in accordance with the terms of the IAF.

A notice of change of interests of substantial holder was today submitted to the Australian Securities Exchange. A copy of this notice is available at

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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