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Rio Tinto’s bid for Riversdale - Australian Securities and Investments Commission relief


Rio Tinto Jersey Holdings 2010 Limited (RTJ) today issued a Second Supplementary Bidder’s Statement in relation to its current takeover bid for ordinary shares in Riversdale Mining Limited.

The Second Supplementary Bidder’s Statement contains information about Australian Securities and Investments Commission decisions notified to RTJ, in response to RTJ’s applications for relief from certain provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) as they apply to the takeover bid.

The Second Supplementary Bidder’s Statement was today submitted to the Australian Securities Exchange. A copy 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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