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Statement by Anglo American, BHP Hilliton and Rio Tinto on transparency of tax payments.

“The responsible development of national resources is, for many countries, a crucial route to alleviating poverty and raising living standards.
Regrettably, the revenues generated have not always been properly accounted for, preventing their use for the public good. We, therefore, welcome the initiative on transparency of payments, taken by the British Prime Minister in Johannesburg today. We look forward to working with governments, international institutions, NGO’s and other companies to develop a satisfactory framework for reporting in the interests of integrity and sustainable development”.

Sir Robert Wilson, Chairman Rio Tinto plc
Brian Gilbertson, Chief Executive BHP Billiton plc
Tony Trahar, Chief Executive Anglo American plc