Aberdeen Completes Sale of Historical Holdings to Landmark Partners for Proceeds of $8.1 Million

Aberdeen Enters Into Definitive Agreement for Sale of Historical Holdings to Landmark Partners
August 26, 2015
Aberdeen Reports Shareholders’ Equity of $0.29 per Share and 2016 Second Quarter Financial Results
September 16, 2015

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Sept. 10, 2015) – ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. (“Aberdeen”, or the “Company”) (TSX:AAB) has completed the sale of certain public and private holdings to Ore Acquisition Partners, LP (the “Partnership”), an investment vehicle owned by funds managed by Landmark Equity Advisors, LLC (“Landmark Partners”) previously announced on August 13, 2015.

Highlights of the Transaction:

  • Gross proceeds generated by the transaction of approximately $8.1 million
  • The right for Aberdeen to earn an additional $2,000,000, payable upon the achievement of certain milestones
  • Management fees payable to Aberdeen for a minimum of three years and up to five years for management and administration services provided to the Partnership, which includes a small minority interest in the net profits of the Partnership
  • Receipt of proceeds on the sale of 325,000 shares of Tahoe Resources will be deferred until the entire Tahoe position is sold. The deferred payment to Aberdeen will be equal to the net proceeds received from the future sales of these Tahoe shares

Aberdeen will retain a number of significant investments which were not part of the Transaction, including its 44% interest in African Thunder Platinum with a book value of $10.3 million, and a portfolio of several smaller publicly traded holdings with a current market value of approximately $2.2 million.

Aberdeen intends to use a substantial amount of the net proceeds from the sale for future investments in pre-IPO and/or public resource companies and/or projects with undervalued high quality resources, in keeping with the current business model of Aberdeen.

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 low to moderate local political risk. Aberdeen will seek to provide value-added managerial and board advisory services to companies.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.aberdeeninternational.ca and follow us on Facebook and Twitter: AberdeenAAB. A video Q&A on the Landmark transaction can be found at Aberdeen’s YouTube Channel.

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, proceeds to be received on closing or subsequently, the ability of the Company to generate additional value for shareholders as a result of such transactions, 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; industry opportunities and dynamics 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 beyond 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.Contact Information:
Aberdeen International Inc.
Rob Hopkins
Manager, Investor Relations
+1 416-861-5899

Aberdeen International Inc.
David Stein
President and Chief Executive Officer
+1 416-861-5812