REG - Rio Tinto - Transaction in Own Shares

Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:14pm EDT

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Rio Tinto PLC
27 September 2012

Rio Tinto plc

Transaction in Own Shares

27 September 2012




Rio Tinto plc announces that it transferred to participants in its employee share schemes the following number of its ordinary shares of 10p each, which were previously held as treasury shares.


Ordinary Shares


Date of transfer:

26 September 2012

Number of ordinary shares transferred:


Highest transfer price per share:


Lowest transfer price per share:



Following the above purchase; Rio Tinto plc holds 14,304,856 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 1,411,070,610.








For further information, please contact:



Secretarial Department

Pat Sims

Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1910



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