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Rio Tinto Completes Share Buy-back Programme
Rio Tinto made the announcement on March 27 2012 that the US$7 billion buy-back programme announced last year had been completed on March 26 2012. Since the Group started buying back Rio Tinto plc shares in February 2011, 116,862,405 shares have been purchased at an average price of 37.47, equivalent to US$7.00 billion (4.38 billion).

At March 26 2012, Rio Tinto plc (a London Stock Exchange listed company) held 14,567,573 shares in treasury and 1,410,807,893 shares were in public hands. On the other hand, the Rio Tinto Limited (an Australian Securities Exchange listed company) issued share capital remains unchanged at 435,758,720 shares.
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