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Aberdeen International Acquires 12.7% of Longford Energy Inc.


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Toronto, Ontario, July 11, 2008: ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. (“Aberdeen” or the “Company”) (TSX: AAB) is pleased to announce that it has increased its holding of common shares of Longford Energy Inc. (“Longford Energy”). As a result of a purchase as part of the private placement recently completed by Longford Energy, Aberdeen has acquired 2,000,000 Longford Energy common shares and 1,000,000 share purchase warrants. Each warrant entitles Aberdeen to acquire one Longford Energy common share at a price of $1.00 at any time prior to July 10, 2010. Following this purchase, Aberdeen beneficially owns an aggregate of 5,250,887 Longford Energy common shares, which represents approximately 12.7% of the issued and outstanding Longford Energy common shares. On a partially diluted basis, Aberdeen would hold approximately 23.0% of Longford Energy common shares.

The additional purchase was made for investment purposes only and Aberdeen could increase or decrease its investment in Longford Energy as considered beneficial.

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 highquality 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

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, the information in this press release constitutes “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities law. Such forward-looking information may be identified by words such as “plans”, “proposes”, “estimates”, “intends”, “expects”, “believes”, “may”, “will” and include without limitation, statements regarding the future shareholdings of the Company, the future intentions of the Company with regard to its shareholdings; the Company’s plan of business operations; and anticipated returns. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, among others, resource prices, competition, financing risks, acquisition risks, risks inherent in investing in speculative and small capitalization companies, and regulatory risks. Most of these factors are outside the control of the Company. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as otherwise required by applicable securities statutes or regulation, the Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.