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Aberdeen International Announces Intention to Make Normal Course Issuer Bid

02/03/2009

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, Ontario, February 3, 2009: ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. (“Aberdeen” or the “Company”) (TSX: AAB) is pleased to announce its intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid (“NCIB”), subject to TSX (“Exchange”) approval, to buy back its common shares through the facilities of the Exchange.

The maximum number of common shares that may be purchased for cancellation pursuant to the NCIB is that number of common shares that represents 10% of the common shares in the public float on the date that the Exchange approves the NCIB. Based on the 73,707,006 common shares in the public float as at February 2, 2009, the maximum number of shares would be 7,370,700. Aberdeen notes that the number of its shares in the public float is less than the 94,874,339 issued and outstanding Aberdeen common shares as of February 2, 2009, because the public float number does not include common shares held by Aberdeen insiders. The maximum number of common shares that may be re-purchased on a daily basis is 25% of Aberdeen’s average daily trading volume for the last six calendar months, 33,951. The actual number of common shares that would be purchased, if any, and the timing of such purchases will be determined by Aberdeen considering market conditions, stock prices, its cash position, and other factors.

The Board of Directors of Aberdeen believes that the underlying value of Aberdeen is not reflected in the current market price of its common shares, and may not be so reflected at certain times during the course of the NCIB, and has thus concluded that the repurchase of common shares pursuant to the proposed NCIB presently constitutes an appropriate use of financial resources and would be in the best interest of Aberdeen shareholders.

Purchases under the NCIB are expected to be permitted to commence on or about February 5, 2009 and will terminate on February 4, 2010 or the date upon which the maximum number of common shares have been purchased by Aberdeen pursuant to the NCIB. There can not be any assurance as to how many common shares, if any, will ultimately be acquired by Aberdeen under the NCIB. Aberdeen intends that any shares acquired pursuant to the NCIB will be cancelled. Any purchases made pursuant to the NCIB will be made in accordance with the rules of the TSX and will be made at the market price of the common shares at the time of the acquisition. Aberdeen will make no purchases of common shares other than open market purchases that may be made during the period that the NCIB is outstanding.

Within the last 12 months, Aberdeen has acquired 8,056,334 securities under an existing NCIB with a weighted average price of $0.32 per security.

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 Note

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 Company’s plan of business operations; purchases under the NCIB; receipt of regulatory approval; conduct and operation of the NCIB; impact and other benefits of the proposed NCIB, and the Company’s investment philosophy and business purposes. 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, transaction risks, regulatory risks, metal prices, competition, financing risks, and risks inherent in the mining industry. 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.

THE TSX DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.