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Aberdeen Launches Legal Action Against Simmers and First Uranium


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Toronto, Ontario, August 4, 2009: ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. (“Aberdeen” or the“Company”) (TSX: AAB) announces that it has filed a Statement of Claim against Simmers andJack Mines Ltd. and First Uranium (Proprietary) Limited, which is a subsidiary of First UraniumCorporation, to recover the US$10 million convertible loan and the balance of the graduated goldroyalty for the fourth quarter of 2008. The aggregate amount of damages claimed by Aberdeen isUS$11.4 million.

Aberdeen provided Simmers with a three year US$10 million convertible loan that matured onDecember 31, 2008. Pursuant to the terms of the Loan Agreement, on October 16, 2008 Aberdeencalled for conversion of the loan facility to equity which the Simmers shareholders subsequentlyvoted against on February 16, 2009. As a result of this shareholder decision, the US$10 millionloan was due on December 31, 2008 and Aberdeen became entitled to a 1% life of mine royalty onall gold produced from the Simmers Buffels mine and the First Uranium Mine Waste Solutionstailings recovery project and any other gold produced from the greater Buffels area. The terms ofthe loan agreement provides that the 1% NSR is in addition to the graduated royalty and therepayment of the US$10 million loan principal.

Aberdeen has engaged Werksmans a leading South African law firm to enforce its rights under theloan agreement.

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

For further information please contact

George Faught Stan Bharti
President and CEO Executive Chairman
Tel: (416) - 861 – 5887 Tel: (416) - 861-5876

Cautionary Notes

Cautionary NotesExcept for statements of historical fact contained herein, the information in this press releaseconstitutes “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities law. Suchforward-looking information may be identified by words such as “plans”, “proposes”, “estimates”,“intends”, “expects”, “believes”, “may”, “will” and include without limitation, statements regarding thestatements with respect to the conduct and the strategy of our claim; the merits of our claim; thereceipt of damages in connection with our claim; and the anticipated timetable of the claim. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate; actual results and futureevents could differ materially from such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differmaterially include, among others, metal prices, competition, financing risks, acquisition risks,litigation risks, risks inherent in the mining industry, and regulatory risks. Most of these factors areoutside the control of the Company. Investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance onforward-looking information. Except as otherwise required by applicable securities statutes orregulation, the Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update publiclyforward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.