CHILE – The South American Mining division of FINNING INTERNATIONAL INC. has sold 31 pieces of Caterpillar equipment to MINERA ESCONDIDA, a part of the BHP BILLITON GROUP. The equipment package is worth approximately Cdn$48 million and includes eight CAT 797B mining trucks, in addition to other support equipment. The new machines are part of the sustaining capital program at Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine. Delivery of all equipment will be completed by February 2005.Vancouver-based Finning International Inc. is one of the biggest Caterpillar equipment dealers in the world. For additional information visit www.finning.com.