Aberdeen International Inc.

TSX : AAB


Aberdeen International Inc.

May 26, 2014 17:01 ET

Aberdeen International Reports Value of Investment Portfolio and Cash of $0.50 Per Share for First Quarter Ending April 30, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 26, 2014) - ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. ("Aberdeen", or the "Company") (TSX:AAB) today announces that the value of its investment portfolio as at April 30, 2014, the end of its 2015 first fiscal quarter, was approximately $44.0 million including a cash balance of $0.3 million. This equates to a value of $0.50 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 January 31, 2014 by approximately $1.6 million or 3.5 percent. First quarter financial results are expected to be released on or before June 14, 2014, which include the Company's other assets and liabilities.

April 30, 2014 January 31, 2014 April 30, 2013
Shares outstanding 87,349,422 87,349,422 85,994,602
$ $/Shares $ $/Shares $ $/Shares
Cash on hand 306,273 0.00 868,267 0.01 3,698,856 0.04
Investments
Publicly traded 16,192,377 0.185 17,216,988 0.197 21,669,343 0.252
Private 20,437,628 0.234 20,075,953 0.230 21,363,120 0.248
Non-trading warrants
Intrinsic value 32,500 0.000 25,000 0.000 - -
Option value 275,236 0.003 545,909 0.006 929,324 0.011
307,736 0.004 570,909 0.007 929,324 0.011
Portfolio Investments 36,937,741 0.423 37,863,850 0.433 43,961,787 0.511
Loans / preferred shares 6,713,452 0.077 6,902,617 0.079 7,682,603 0.089
Total 43,957,466 0.503 45,634,734 0.522 55,343,246 0.644

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 an 24 to 36 month investment time frame.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.aberdeeninternational.ca.

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.

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