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Aberdeen International Announces Stephan Theron as New Chief Financial Officer


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February 9, 2010: ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. (“Aberdeen” or the “Company”) (TSX:AAB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephan Theron, B.Comm, CGA, as its new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Analyst effective February 1, 2010. In addition to acting as Aberdeen’s CFO, Mr. Theron will also assist in the analysis and management of Aberdeen’s investment portfolio.

Mr. Theron has over ten years of extensive financial management, project finance and equity analysis experience in the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Aberdeen International, Mr. Theron was Sector Head, materials and energy at an independent investment research firm, with a focus on emerging markets. He also worked on various capital projects in Southern Africa, North America and Europe. Mr. Theron is a Certified General Accountant (“CGA”) and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Johannesburg.

David Stein, Aberdeen’s President and COO, commented, “We are pleased to announce the appointment of Stephan as CFO and look forward to working with him as we continue to expand our investment portfolio and seek new investment opportunities. His worldwide experience in the resource industry will add a breadth of knowledge to our management team.”

Brad Boland, the former Chief Financial Officer of Aberdeen, is stepping aside to focus on his efforts as Chief Financial Officer of Crocodile Gold Corp as the company progresses its mining operations in Australia. Aberdeen wishes to thank Mr. Boland for his contributions to the Company during his time as CFO. Mr. Boland stated, “Just over a year ago Aberdeen played a key role in the creation and initial financing of Crocodile Gold, and as the Company has grown over the past year I have become more involved in the day-to-day management as CFO. I am excited about the future of this emerging mid-tier gold producer and look forward to dedicating more time to it going forward.” In order to ensure a seamless transition, Mr. Boland will continue to serve Aberdeen in a consulting capacity over the next few months while the annual financial results are being completed.

In addition, Aberdeen announces the appointment of Ashleigh Clelland as Manager, Investor Relations. Ms. Clelland has worked in investor relations previously with Yamana Gold, Pancontinental Uranium and Equicom (TMX Group). She also currently works for Crocodile Gold Corp as Manager, Investor Relations. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Toronto.

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.

Please visit the Company’s web site at www.aberdeeninternational.ca or write us at smoore@aberdeeninternational.ca

For further information please contact:

David Stein George Faught Ashleigh Clelland
President and COO CEO Manager, Investor Relations
Tel: 416-861-5812 416-861-5887 416-861-5899

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 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.