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Rio Tinto’s offer for Riversdale opens


Rio Tinto has today sent its first Bidder’s Statement to Riversdale Mining Limited (Riversdale) shareholders in relation to the takeover bid for all the ordinary shares in Riversdale.

The offer is dated 11 January 2011 and closes at 7.00pm (Sydney time) on 18 February 2011, unless extended or withdrawn.

A copy of the Bidder’s Statement was sent to the Australian Securities Exchange and 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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