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Aberdeen International Reports Value of Investment Portfolio and Cash of $0.83 Per Share for Fourth Quarter Ending January 31, 2013


TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2013) - ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. ("Aberdeen", or the "Company") (TSX:AAB) today announces that the value of its investment portfolio as at January 31, 2013, the end of its 2013 fourth fiscal quarter, was approximately $70.9 million including a cash balance of $10.4 million. This equates to a value of $0.83 per basic share outstanding. This report of the portfolio value is not equivalent to the net asset value that has been previously reported by Aberdeen as it does not include assets and liabilities of the company that are not treated as investments. Rather, this report refers only to the cash, equity investments (private and public), option-type investments (for example, warrants) and corporate debt/loans receivable of the Company.

The value of the investment portfolio decreased from the third quarter results for the period ended October 31, 2012, by approximately $4.4 million or 5.8 percent. Despite a small rally in January, the TSX Venture exchange was down 7.0% over the same period. Annual financial results are expected to be released on or before May 1, 2013, which include the Company's other assets and liabilities.

January 31, 2013 October 31, 2012 January 31, 2012
Shares outstanding 85,994,602 86,272,302 86,100,139
$ $/Shares $ $/Shares $ $/Shares
Cash on hand 10,417,577* 0.12 1,118,673 0.01 7,372,118 0.09
Publicly traded 29,564,393 0.344 31,082,472 0.360 51,916,759 0.603
Private 21,319,834 0.248 13,831,781 0.160 16,325,377 0.190
Non-trading warrants
Intrinsic value 1,032,114 0.012 100,650 0.001 1,915,000 0.022
Option value 1,415,665 0.016 841,105 0.010 2,170,214 0.025
2,447,779 0.028 941,755 0.011 4,085,214 0.047

53,332,006 0.620 45,856,008 0.532 72,327,350 0.840
Loans / preferred shares 7,167,196 0.083 28,310,109 0.328 3,459,778 0.040
Total 70,916,779 0.825 75,284,790 0.873 83,159,246 0.966
* Includes cash from trades made at the end of January 2013 but settled in February 2013.

David Stein, Aberdeen's CEO stated: "While we were encouraged by stock price action in the early part of January, the enthusiasm has faded quickly in the past few weeks. Gold stocks that were leading the mining market in 2012 have seen their share prices cut drastically as the sector has lost support. Despite our bullishness over the longer-term, we expect the weak commodities and junior equities markets to continue in the short to medium term. Strategically we have moved to increase liquidity in our portfolio to manage risk and potentially take advantage of deeply discounted valuations."

Suspension of Regular Dividend

Aberdeen has decided to suspend the payment of dividends due to market conditions. The implementation of a regular dividend has not led to the positive re-rating that the Company expected, and given the extreme pessimism and weakness in the junior mining equities space, the Company feels that preservation of cash for other endeavours is a priority.

Normal Course Issuer Bid

During the twelve months ending January 31, 2013, 1,005,500 common shares were purchased for cancellation at an average cost of approximately 40 cents. Aberdeen's current NCIB program will expire on February 26, 2013.

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.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.aberdeeninternational.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter: AberdeenAAB.

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.

Contact Information:

Aberdeen International Inc.

Mike McAllister

Manager, Investor Relations

+1 416-309-2134


Aberdeen International Inc.

David Stein

President and Chief Executive Officer

+1 416-861-5812