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Aberdeen Appoints David Stein as President and Director

09/01/2009

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, Ontario, September 1, 2009: ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. (“Aberdeen” or the
“Company”) (TSX: AAB) is pleased to announce the appointment of David M. Stein, MSc., CFA,
as the new President and Chief Operating Officer of Aberdeen. As part of the appointment, Mr.
Stein will also be joining the Board of Directors. George Faught will continue in his role as Chief
Executive Officer and Director of Aberdeen and will continue to provide leadership and strategic
direction to the Company. Mr. Stein will begin his new role at Aberdeen on October 1, 2009.
Mr. George Faught, CEO of Aberdeen commented "We are pleased to welcome David to the
Aberdeen team. I am confident that David's technical expertise combined with his experience in the
capital markets will help Aberdeen enhance and realize the value of its investment portfolio over
time."

Mr Stan Bharti, Executive Chairman of Aberdeen stated “I have known David for many years in his
role as a highly-ranked mining equities analyst in Canada; he is well respected by both industry
and institutional investors and he will be an invaluable addition to our senior management team.”
Mr. Stein comes to Aberdeen from Cormark Securities Inc., when he was most recently a mining
equities analyst (gold mining), director and member of the executive committee. Mr. Stein joined
Cormark's predecessor Sprott Securities Inc. in 2001 and has been a publishing analyst for 9
years. Mr. Stein holds a Master of Science degree (Economic Geology) and Bachelor of Applied
Science (Geological Engineering) from Queen's University, and is a CFA charter holder.
Mr. Stein remarks "I am thrilled to be joining Aberdeen in a leadership role. I am excited to work
with the existing portfolio of mining and resource investments to realize value for shareholders and
to work with George, Stan and the Aberdeen team to unearth the next generation of early-stage
investments. I look forward to building on Aberdeen's previous successes."

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
smoore@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
impact of the appointment on Aberdeen; past success as an indicator of future success; net asset
value of the Company; the potential of investee companies and the appreciation of their share
price; 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, metal prices,
competition, financing risks, acquisition risks, risks inherent in the mining industry, 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.