Media Advisory - Large selection of late-model equipment, real estate to be sold in upcoming Ritchie Bros. Edmonton auction

    EDMONTON, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - On December 13 & 14, 2007, Ritchie Bros.
Auctioneers will sell more than 2,800 equipment and real estate assets to the
highest bidders attending an unreserved public auction at its permanent sale
site in Nisku (Edmonton), Alberta. In addition to a large selection of
late-model earthmoving and oilfield transportation equipment, more than 60
recreational, industrial and commercial properties in Alberta and Saskatchewan
will be sold in the public auction.

    WHO?    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers - the world's largest
            auctioneer of industrial equipment - will sell real
            estate and equipment for close to 400 consignors

    WHAT?   An unreserved public real estate and industrial equipment
            auction featuring more than 2,800 lots

    WHERE?  1500 Sparrow Drive, Nisku, Alberta (see directions
            below). Call sale site at 780-955-2486

    WHEN?   The auction starts at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 13 and
            Friday, December 14, 2007
            Note: real estate in the auction will sell at approx.
            12:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 13

    HOW?    A Ritchie Bros. unreserved auction is a fast-paced,
            exciting event. Mobile equipment moves over an elevated
            ramp in front of the seated crowd while they
            competitively bid on the items. Real estate is sold by
            photo. Everything is sold by unreserved auction, meaning
            there are no minimum bids, no reserve prices and
            everything sells to the highest bidder on auction day.

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    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

    Directions to sale site from Edmonton International Airport: Follow
Airport Road east for approximately 5km (beyond the highway overpass), and
turn left (north) on Sparrow Drive. The auction site is 3km north on the left.
Watch for auction signs.

For further information:

For further information: Brian Glenn, Regional Manager, Ritchie Bros.
Auctioneers, Sale Site, Tel: (780) 955-2486 or Kim Schulz, Corporate
Communications Manager, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Cell: (604) 788-5379 or

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