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Aberdeen International Reports Value of Investment Portfolio and Cash of $0.59 Per Share for Second Quarter Ending July 31, 2013

Aug 19 2013 12:00AM



TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/19/13 -- ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. ("Aberdeen", or the "Company") (TSX: AAB) announces that the value of its investment portfolio as at July 31, 2013, the end of its 2014 second fiscal quarter, was approximately $50.7 million including a cash balance of $1.9 million. This equates to a value of $0.59 per basic share outstanding based on Aberdeen's investment portfolio alone. 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 value as at April 30, 2013 by approximately $4.6 million or 8.3 percent. Second quarter financial results are expected to be released on or before September 14, 2013, which include the Company's other assets and liabilities.

July 31, 2013 January 31, 2013 July 31, 2012Shares outstanding 85,551,422 85,994,602 86,480,139 $/ $/ $/ $ Shares $ Shares $ Shares -------------------------------------------------------------Cash on hand 1,929,013 0.02 10,417,577(i) 0.12 4,073,749 0.05Investments Publicly traded 19,985,561 0.234 29,844,393 0.347 34,037,369 0.394 Private 20,409,748 0.239 21,039,834 0.245 14,416,279 0.167 Non-trading warrants Intrinsic value - - 1,032,114 0.012 - - Option value 489,716 0.006 1,415,665 0.016 758,996 0.009 ------------------------------------------------------------- 489,716 0.006 2,447,779 0.028 758,996 0.009 -------------------------------------------------------------Portfolio Investments 40,885,025 0.478 53,332,006 0.620 49,212,644 0.569Loans / preferred shares 7,913,532 0.093 6,116,040 0.071 18,319,003 0.212 -------------------------------------------------------------Total 50,727,570 0.593 69,865,623 0.812 71,605,396 0.828 ------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------(i) Includes cash from trades made at the end of January 2013 but settled in February 2013.

In addition, the Company announces that it has engaged a strategic advisor to provide the Company with advice regarding potential strategic financing alternatives.

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.

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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 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 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.

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

Source: Marketwire

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