/R E P E A T -- Media invitation - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal welcomes Tom Albanese, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto/

                     The outlook for global commodities -
                 Opportunities ahead for Rio Tinto and Canada

    MONTREAL, Oct. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Media representatives are invited to
attend the business luncheon of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal on
Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at noon. Tom Albanese, Chief Executive of
Rio Tinto, will be our guest speaker.
    The conference will focus on the growing and ongoing influence of China
on increasing global product demand, the effects and consequences of an
economic slowdown in the West, and also the acquisition of Alcan in
October 2007, the largest mining sector takeover to date.

    Date:     Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    Time:     From noon to 2 p.m.
              Speech - 12:15 p.m.

    Where:    Delta Centre-Ville
              777 University Street

    The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal has some 7,000 members. Its
primary mission is to represent the interests of the business community of
Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and businesses of all
sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full
potential in terms of innovation, productivity and competitiveness. The Board
of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.

For further information:

For further information: RSVP with Sylvie Paquette, Coordinator, Media
relations, (514) 871-4000, ext. 4015, sylvie.paquette@ccmm.qc.ca

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