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Rio Tinto (RIO)

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto prices fixed & floating rate bonds
RNS Number : 1327H
Rio Tinto PLC
15 June 2013

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


14 June 2013


Rio Tinto has priced an aggregate of US$3.0 billion of fixed and floating rate bonds.

The offering comprises US$1.0 billion of 3-year and US$1.25 billion of 5.5-year fixed rate, and US$250 million 2-year and US$500 million 3-year floating rate 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 3-year fixed rate notes pay a coupon of 1.375% and will mature on 17 June 2016.

The 5.5-year fixed rate notes pay a coupon of 2.250% and will mature on 14 December 2018.

The 2-year floating rate notes pay a coupon of 3-month US$ LIBOR plus 55 basis points and will mature on 19 June 2015.

The 3-year floating rate notes pay a coupon of 3-month US$ LIBOR plus 84 basis points and will mature on 17 June 2016.

BNP Paribas Securities Corp., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Credit Suisse (USA) LLC and RBS Securities Inc. acted as Joint Bookrunners.

A copy of the prospectus relating to the offering of the fixed and floating rate bonds can be obtained from Rio Tinto at the registered address above, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering (BNP Paribas Securities Corp., toll-free on 1-800-854-5674, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, collect on 1-212-834-4533, and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, toll-free on 1-866-718-1649).


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.



For further information, please contact:

Media Relations, EMEA / Americas

Illtud Harri

Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1152

Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 503 600

David Outhwaite

Office: +44 (0) 20 7781 1623

Mobile: +44 (0) 7787 597 493

Christina Mills

Office:  +44 (0) 20 7781 1154

Mobile: +44 (0) 7825 275 605

Investor Relations, London

Mark Shannon

Office:  +44 (0) 20 7781 1178

Mobile: +44 (0) 7917 576597

David Ovington

Office:  +44 (0) 20 7781 2051

Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 010 978


Media Relations, Australia / Asia

David Luff
Office:  +61 (0) 3 9283 3620
Mobile: +61 (0) 419 850 205

Bruce Tobin

Office: +61 (0) 3 9283 3612

Mobile: +61 (0) 419 103 454

Investor Relations, Australia

Christopher Maitland

Office: +61 (0) 3 9283 3063

Mobile: +61 (0) 459 800 131

Rachel Storrs

Office: +61 (0) 3 9283 3628

Mobile: +61 (0) 417 401 018

Media Relations, Canada

Bryan Tucker

Office: +1 (0) 514 848 8151

Mobile: +1 (0) 514 825 8319

Investor Relations, North America

Jason Combes

Office:  +1 (0) 801 204 2919

Mobile: +1 (0) 801 558 2645





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