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Aberdeen Announces Intention to Make a Normal Course Issuer Bid


TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Aberdeen International Inc. (TSX:AAB) ("Aberdeen" or the "Company") announces its intention to make a Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB"), subject to Toronto Stock Exchange ("Exchange") approval, to buy back its common shares through the facilities of the Exchange. Any purchases made pursuant to the NCIB will be made in accordance with the rules of the TSX and in some instances may be effected through alternative trading systems and will be made at the market price of the common shares at the time of the acquisition.

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. Based on the 70,739,102 common shares in the public float as at May 27, 2013, the maximum number of shares to be purchased and cancelled would be 7,073,910. Aberdeen notes that the number of its shares in the public float is less than the 85,994,602 total basic issued and outstanding Aberdeen common shares as of May 27, 2013, because the public float number does not include common shares held by Aberdeen insiders. Daily purchases will be limited to 50,036 common shares other than block purchase exceptions. This number represents 25% of the average daily trading volume for the six month period from November 1, 2012 to April 30, 2013. 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. Aberdeen made a previous NCIB that terminated effective February 26, 2013, pursuant to which Aberdeen purchased 1,005,500 securities at a weighted average price per security of $0.41.

The Board of Directors of Aberdeen believes that the underlying value of the Company 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 permitted to commence on May 30, 2013 and will terminate on May 29, 2014 or the date upon which the maximum number of common shares have been purchased by Aberdeen pursuant to the NCIB. There cannot 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.

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.

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/or (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 a 24 to 36 month investment time frame.

Please visit the Company's web site at www.aberdeeninternational.ca, write to info@aberdeeninternational.ca or follow the Company on Twitter at "Aberdeen AAB".

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.

Please also note that the numbers provided in this press release have been rounded and are therefore approximates.

Contact Information:

Aberdeen International Inc.

Mike McAllister

Manager, Investor Relations

+1 416-309-2134


Aberdeen International Inc.

Ryan Ptolemy

Chief Financial Officer