Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto recently concluded a US$7.5bn revolving credit facility, as GTR reported here.

The arrangers for the transaction, GTR now understands, are ANZ, BNP Paribas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BTMU, Citi, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets, RBS, and Société Générale – all of which also acted as bookrunners.

The other lead arrangers included Bank of China, BMO Capital Markets, Scotiabank, CIBC World Markets, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Mizuho, NAB, Natixis, Santander, Standard Chartered, SMBC, TD Securities and Westpac.

BofAML was the only financier to join this facility that was not involved in Rio’s previous US$6bn revolver, while previous investors BBVA, Macquarie Group, and UBS were no longer present.

It was also confirmed that the proceeds are to refinance an existing US$6bn facility signed in November 2010 and for general corporate purposes.