Aberdeen International Inc.
TSX : AAB

Aberdeen International Inc.

December 17, 2013 07:00 ET

Aberdeen Reports Shareholders' Equity of $0.58 Per Share and Financial Results for Third Quarter Ended October 31, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 17, 2013) - ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. ("Aberdeen", or the "Company") (TSX:AAB) has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2014, ended October 31, 2013. For more information please see the Company's Condensed Interim Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") posted on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

As at October 31, 2013, Aberdeen's Shareholders' Equity (or Net Asset Value, "NAV") was $49.5 million, or $0.58 per share. Aberdeen's shareholders' equity decreased by $2.3 million from $51.8 million at the end of Q2 2014. The decrease in shareholders' equity was largely due to the performance of Aberdeen's equity investment portfolio in the third quarter, which had a total investment loss of $2.3 million for the quarter. In the third quarter of 2014, the stock market performance for small capitalization mining and resource stocks continued to be weak. On a year-over-year basis, Aberdeen's shareholders' equity decreased by $24.4 million. Note that the reference to shareholders' equity is similar to previous references to Net Asset Value or "NAV" by Aberdeen.

October 31, 2013 January 31, 2013 October 31, 2012
Shares outstanding 85,449,422 85,994,602 86,272,302
$ $/Shares $ $/Shares $ $/Shares
Cash on hand 1,176,224 0.01 10,417,577* 0.12 1,118,673 0.01
Investments
Publicly traded 17,654,947 0.207 29,844,393 0.347 31,082,470 0.360
Private 20,067,856 0.235 21,039,834 0.245 13,831,781 0.160
Non-trading warrants
Intrinsic value - - 1,032,114 0.012 100,650 0.001
Option value 329,433 0.004 1,415,665 0.016 841,105 0.010
329,433 0.004 2,447,779 0.028 941,755 0.011
Portfolio Investments 38,052,236 0.445 53,332,006 0.620 45,856,006 0.532
Loans / preferred shares 8,421,625 0.099 6,116,040 0.071 28,310,109 0.328
Total 47,650,085 0.558 69,865,623 0.812 75,284,788 0.873
* Includes cash from trades made at the end of January 2013 but settled in February 2013.

Aberdeen reported net earnings of $(2.5) million or $(0.03) per basic share for the three months ended October 31, 2013 on total revenue of $(1.9) million. Revenue was comprised of $(2.3) million from net investment losses and $0.4 million from interest and dividend income. For the three months ended October 31, 2012, Aberdeen reported net earnings of $3.8 million or $0.04 per basic share on total revenue of $6.1 million ($5.6 million from net investment gains and $0.5 million from interest and dividend income and advisory service fees).

For the nine months ended October 31, 2013, Aberdeen reported net earnings of $(13.7) million or $(0.16) per basic share on total revenue of $(12.9) million. Revenue was comprised of $(13.8) million from net investment losses and $0.9 million from interest income, dividends and advisory services fees. For the nine months ending October 31, 2012, Aberdeen reported net earnings of $(22.2) million or $(0.26) per share on total revenue of $(19.3) million ($(20.9) million from net investment losses, $0.6 million from royalties and $1.0 million from interest and dividend income and advisory service fees).

Normal Course Issuer Bid ("NCIB")

During the nine months ending October 31, 2013, 725,180 common shares were purchased for cancellation under the Company's NCIB at an average cost of $0.17. Aberdeen expects to continue to purchase shares over the remainder of the fiscal year, depending on market conditions and other investment opportunities that may be available.

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 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.

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