Media Advisory - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers to celebrate 50 years in business and 10th anniversary on NYSE by ringing The Closing Bell(R)



    VANCOUVER, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE and TSX: RBA)
will celebrate its 50th anniversary in the auction business and 10th
anniversary as a publicly traded company by ringing The Closing Bell(R) at the
New York Stock Exchange at 4:00 p.m. EST on Monday, January 14, 2008. Ritchie
Bros. CEO Peter Blake will ring the bell to close trading for the day. Ritchie
Bros., the world's largest industrial auctioneer, was established in Kelowna,
B.C. in 1958. The Company's common shares were first listed on the NYSE on
March 10, 1998. Ritchie Bros. is now headquartered in Richmond, B.C.

    
    WHO?      CEO Peter Blake and other executives from Ritchie Bros.
              Auctioneers, the world's largest industrial auctioneer

    WHAT?     The Closing Bell(R) at the NYSE will be rung by Ritchie Bros.
              CEO Peter Blake to celebrate the Company's 50th anniversary in
              the auction business and 10th anniversary as a public company

    WHERE?    The New York Stock Exchange, New York, New York

    WHEN?     4:00 p.m. EST on Monday, January 14, 2008

    PHOTO     A photo of the bell ringing will be included with a news
              release being issued after market closing on Monday,
              January 14, 2008
    

    About Ritchie Bros.

    Ritchie Bros. is the world's largest auctioneer of industrial equipment,
operating through over 110 locations in more than 25 countries around the
world. The Company sells, through unreserved public auctions, a broad range of
used and unused industrial assets, including equipment, trucks and other
assets utilized in the construction, transportation, material handling,
mining, forestry, petroleum, marine, real estate, and agricultural industries.
The Company maintains a web site at www.rbauction.com.





For further information:

For further information: Kim Schulz, Corporate Communications Manager,
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Cel: (604) 788-5379 or (800) 663-8457 or email
kschulz@rbauction.com


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