Rio Tinto agrees sale of Alcan Cable

  5/21/2012

Rio Tinto has reached an agreement to sell Alcan Cable to General Cable Corporation for US$185 million. The sale is expected to close later this year after the transaction receives all necessary regulatory clearances.

Alcan Cable, which employs 1051 people, has five manufacturing operations, a distribution centre and a dedicated technology development center in North America and an operation in Tianjin, China.

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.





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