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ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES 19% OF AVION RESOURCES CORP

10/18/2007


ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES 19% OF AVION RESOURCES CORP
  • ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL SELLS ITS ETHIOPIAN EXPLORATION ASSETS TO AVION RESOURCES CORP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18th, 2007

Toronto, Ontario, October 18th, 2007: ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. (“Aberdeen” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture Exchange: AAB) is pleased to announce that it has acquired approximately 19% of Avion Resources Corp (TSX Venture Exchange: AVR) for approximately $620,000 as part of the recently announced Private Placement offering by Avion. Aberdeen acquired 2,818,700 Units of Avion at $0.22 per unit. Each Unit consisting of One common share in the Company and one share purchase warrant at a price of $0.29 per warrant for 24 months following closing.

Subsequent to the Private Placement investment Aberdeen has agreed to sell its Ethiopian exploration assets to Avion for approximately $2.0 million plus a 1% NSR.

Aberdeen acquired approximately 4,000 km2 of highly prospective property in the North and West of Ethiopia in 2006. In 2007 Aberdeen contracted Carracle Creek to conduct airborne geophysical surveys and flew over 5,000 line kilometres in the recently completed program.

“Aberdeen was first on the ground in acquiring these assets in 2006 and feel now is the time to leverage these assets into an exploration focused company like Avion to accelerate their potential up the value curve” says George Faught, President and CEO of Aberdeen International.

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Avion recently completed a $2.2 million non-brokered private placement in order to fund new acquisitions such as the exploration package in Ethiopia.

Mr. Rene Bharti, President and CEO of Avion, stated “we are very excited to acquire such a prospective package of assets in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a stable democracy and having had little mineral exploration over the last decade offers a tremendous opportunity to make significant mineral discoveries”.

About Avion Resources Corp

The Company is a mining exploration company focusing on acquiring assets throughout North and Western Africa.

About Aberdeen International Inc:

Aberdeen is a publicly traded global investment and merchant banking company focused on small cap companies in the resource sector. Aberdeen will seek to acquire significant equity participation in pre-IPO and/or early stage public resource companies with undeveloped or undervalued high-quality resources. Aberdeen will focus on companies that: (i) are in need of managerial, technical and financial resources to realize their full potential (ii) are undervalued in foreign capital markets and (iii) operate in jurisdictions with moderate local political risk. Aberdeen will seek to provide value-added managerial and board advisory services to companies. The Corporation’s intention will be to optimize the return on its investment over an 18 to 24 month investment time frame.

Aberdeen International Inc.
Please visit the Company’s web site at www.aberdeeninternational.ca or write us at
info@aberdeeninternational.ca

For further information please contact
George Faught Stan Bharti

President and CEO Executive Chairman
Tel: (416) - 861 – 5887 Tel: (416) - 861-5876

Cautionary Notes

With respect to all statements herein relating to Glencairn, its business and its prospects, Aberdeen has relied solely upon the management of Glencairn.

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, the information in this press release constitutes “forward-looking"