Rio Tinto RIO Transaction in Own Shares

  Rio Tinto (RIO) - Transaction in Own Shares

RNS Number : 2620Q
Rio Tinto PLC
02 November 2012

                                Rio Tinto plc

                          Transaction in Own Shares

                               2 November 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:                      1 November 2012
Number of ordinary shares transferred:           7,000
Highest transfer price per share:              £16.530
Lowest transfer price per share:               £16.530

Following the above purchase; Rio Tinto plc holds 14,244,348 ordinary shares
as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding
shares held as treasury shares) is 1,411,131,118.

For further information, please contact:

                            Secretarial Department

Pat Sims

Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1910


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