Rio Tinto RIO Rio Tinto prices US$3.0bn of fixed rate bonds

  Rio Tinto (RIO) - Rio Tinto prices US$3.0bn of fixed rate bonds

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Rio Tinto PLC
17 August 2012




    Rio Tinto Finance (USA) plc prices US$3.0 billion of fixed rate bonds



17 August 2012



Rio Tinto  has priced  US$3.0 billion  of  fixed rate  bonds with  a  weighted 
average coupon of 2.67% and a weighted average maturity of 12.9 years.
The offering comprises US$1.25  billion of 5-year,  US$1.0 billion of  10-year 
and US$750 million of 30-year  SEC-registered debt securities. The bonds  will 
be issued by Rio Tinto Finance (USA) plc and will be fully and unconditionally
guaranteed by Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited.
The 5-year notes pay a coupon of 1.625% and will mature on 21 August 2017.
The 10-year notes pay a coupon of 2.875% and will mature on 21 August 2022.
The 30-year notes pay a coupon of 4.125% and will mature on 21 August 2042.
HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, RBS Securities Inc., BNP
Paribas Securities Corp.,  RBC Capital Markets,  LLC, SG Americas  Securities, 
LLC and Standard Chartered Bank acted as Joint Bookrunners.
A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering of the fixed rate bonds  can 
be obtained from Rio Tinto at the registered address above, any underwriter or
any  dealer  participating  in  the  offering  (HSBC  Securities  (USA)  Inc., 
toll-free 1-866-811-8049, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, toll-free  1-866-718-1649, 
and RBS Securities Inc., toll-free 1-866-884-2071).



About Rio Tinto



Rio Tinto is  a leading international  mining group headquartered  in the  UK, 
combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and New York Stock Exchange 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, thermal  and  metallurgical 
coal, uranium, gold,  industrial minerals (borax,  titanium dioxide and  salt) 
and iron  ore. Activities  span  the world  and  are strongly  represented  in 
Australia and  North  America with  significant  businesses in  Asia,  Europe, 
Africa and South America.





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Mobile: +1 (0) 514 825 8319       Mobile: +1 (0) 801 558 2645



Website: www.riotinto.com
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