Ivanhoe Australia Limited
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Ivanhoe Australia Limited

June 07, 2012 20:53 ET

Ivanhoe Australia Limited: Change of CEO

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - June 7, 2012) -

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The Board of Ivanhoe Australia Limited (TSX:IVA)(ASX:IVA) has announced that Chief Executive Officer, Peter Reeve, has resigned from the position of CEO.

Inés Scotland, currently a non-executive Director of the company, will assume the role of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, pending the appointment of a permanent successor.

Chairman, Peter McMahon, said, "Peter played an important role in Ivanhoe Australia's transition to a public company and has overseen significant enhancement in the value of the company's key projects. We thank Peter for his contribution and wish him well in his future endeavours.

"The Board is pleased that Inés has agreed to step into the role of Managing Director. She will oversee the completion of the strategic and business review announced earlier this month to clarify the company's direction and establish a framework for the effective and timely delivery of value from our portfolio of opportunities."

Inés Scotland has been a Director of Ivanhoe Australia since June 2011 and is the former founder and Managing Director of Citadel Resources. She has extensive Australian and international experience across the mining value chain, including exploration, feasibility studies, project financing, construction and operations.

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN)(NYSE:IVN)(NASDAQ:IVN) is Ivanhoe Australia's largest shareholder and currently owns, directly and indirectly, approximately 59% of Ivanhoe Australia's issued and outstanding shares.

This information is available on our website: www.ivanhoeaustralia.com.

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