Rio Tinto RIO Transaction in Own Shares

  Rio Tinto (RIO) - Transaction in Own Shares

RNS Number : 5059N
Rio Tinto PLC
28 September 2012




                                Rio Tinto plc

                          Transaction in Own Shares

                              28 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:                      27 September 2012
Number of ordinary shares transferred:               448
Highest transfer price per share:                £10.434
Lowest transfer price per share:                 £10.434



Following the above purchase; Rio Tinto plc holds 14,304,408 ordinary shares
as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding
shares held as treasury shares) is 1,411,071,058.















For further information, please contact:





                            Secretarial Department

Pat Sims

Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1910



Website: www.riotinto.com

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