Rio Tinto RIO Director/PDMR Shareholding

  Rio Tinto (RIO) - Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 5354O
Rio Tinto PLC
11 October 2012

Rio Tinto plc

Director/PDMR Shareholdings

11 October 2012




                    Rio Tinto Share Ownership Plan ('SOP')

Rio Tinto plc was notified today that on the 10 October the following person
discharging managerial responsibilities ('PDMR') purchased ordinary shares in
Rio Tinto plc, and was allocated the same number of shares free of charge
('matching shares') under the SOP. This was a non-discretionary transaction.

PDMR        No of shares acquired               Price per share GBP
G R Elliott 8 (4 purchased + 4 matching shares)       30.2800

The SOP is an HMRC approved Share Incentive Plan under which qualifying UK
employees are able to purchase ordinary shares of 10p each in the Company out
of monthly deductions from salary and are allocated an equivalent number of
matching shares.

This announcement is made in accordance with the requirements of DTR 3.1.4 R.


Adam Westley

Deputy Company Secretary

Rio Tinto plc

Tel: 020 7781 1594

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