Ivanhoe Australia Limited

Ivanhoe Australia Limited

October 05, 2011 17:00 ET

Ivanhoe Australia's Non-Executive Director Douglas Kirwin to Resign

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2011) - Robert Friedland, Chairman, and Peter Reeve, Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Australia Limited (TSX:IVA)(ASX:IVA), announced today that Douglas Kirwin, a non-executive director of Ivanhoe Australia, has resigned.

Mr. Kirwin, who was appointed a director of Ivanhoe Australia in 2006, has made a significant contribution to the success of the Company's exploration program. As Executive Vice President, Exploration, of Ivanhoe Mines, Doug has been instrumental in mentoring Ivanhoe Australia's geologists and influencing the strategic direction and development of exploration at Ivanhoe Australia.

"On behalf of the Board I would like to thank him for this guidance and advice, which has enabled Ivanhoe Australia's great exploration culture to thrive," Mr. Friedland said.

Mr. Kirwin will remain a key member of the Ivanhoe Mines senior executive team in his position as Executive Vice President, Exploration.

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN)(NYSE:IVN)(NASDAQ:IVN) is Ivanhoe Australia's largest shareholder.

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