Ritchie Bros Auctioneers announces analyst webcast from New York

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated
("Ritchie Bros." or the "Company") (TSX:RBA; NYSE:  RBA) today announced that it
will be hosting an analyst meeting in New York on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at
8:30 a.m. Eastern time. There will be a live audio webcast of the
presentations available on our website at www.rbauction.com; click on 'About
Ritchie Bros.' then click on 'Investor Information'. Please go to our website
at least 15 minutes early to download and install any necessary audio

    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 trucks, equipment and other
assets used in the construction, transportation, mining, forestry, petroleum,
materials handling, marine, agricultural and real estate industries. Ritchie
Bros. maintains a website at www.rbauction.com.

For further information:

For further information: Jeremy Black, Director of Business Development,
Corporate Secretary, Phone: (604) 273-7564, Fax: (604) 273-2405, Email:

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