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Aberdeen Reports Shareholders' Equity of $0.50 Per Share and Second Quarter Financial Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/15/17 -- ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. ("Aberdeen", or the "Company") (TSX: AAB) is pleased to announce that it has released its financial results for the quarter ended July 31, 2017.

Highlights:

--  Total revenue of $11.4M, including realized gains on investments of
    $15.2 million during the six months ended July 31, 2017;
--  Net income for the six months ended July 31, 2017 was $9.8 million or
    $0.11 per basic share;
--  Completed sale of remaining 50% shareholdings in PLASA for $5 million
    cash and 6 million Lithium X Energy shares, which shares were valued at
    approximately $13 million as at July 31, 2017.

As at July 31, 2017, Aberdeen's shareholders' equity and net asset value ("NAV") was $44.7 million, or $0.50 per share. Given the nature of Aberdeen's operations, there is currently no difference between "shareholder equity" and "net asset value" for Aberdeen.


                    July 31, 2017      January 31, 2017     July 31, 2016
Shares
 outstanding          88,912,282          88,912,282          88,912,282
                      $     $/Shares      $     $/Shares      $     $/Shares
                 -----------------------------------------------------------
Cash on hand      4,896,269    0.060    626,293    0.007    319,206    0.000
Investments
  Publicly
   traded        26,565,073    0.299 17,011,407    0.191 19,016,290    0.214
  Private        10,478,142    0.118 15,614,855    0.176 17,625,252    0.199
  Non-trading
   warrants
    Intrinsic
     value          119,047    0.001    288,000    0.003          -        -
    Option value    183,276    0.002     44,880    0.000    234,190    0.003
                 -----------------------------------------------------------
                    302,323    0.003    332,880    0.003    234,190    0.003
                 -----------------------------------------------------------
Portfolio
 Investments     37,345,538    0.420 32,959,142    0.370 36,902,932    0.415
Loans             1,938,500    0.022  1,659,030    0.019  2,839,640    0.032
                 -----------------------------------------------------------
Total            44,180,307    0.497 35,244,465    0.396 40,061,778    0.451
                 -----------------------------------------------------------
                 -----------------------------------------------------------

For the three months ended July 31, 2017, Aberdeen reported net earnings of $12.9 million or $0.14 per basic share on total revenue of $14.0 million. Revenue was comprised of $13.9 million from net investment gains and $0.1 million from interest income and advisory fees. For the three months ending July 31, 2016, Aberdeen reported net loss of $0.3 million or $0.00 per basic share on total revenue of $0.8 million ($0.7 million from net investment gains and $0.1 million from interest income and advisory fees).

For the six months ended July 31, 2017, Aberdeen reported net earnings of $9.8 million or $0.11 per basic share on total revenue of $11.4 million. Revenue was comprised of $11.3 million from net investment gains and $0.1 million from interest income and advisory fees. For the six months ending July 31, 2016, Aberdeen reported net earnings of $12.4 million or $0.13 per basic share on total revenue of $14.3 million ($14.1 million from net investment gains and $0.2 million from interest income and advisory fees).

ABOUT ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL

Aberdeen International is a global resource investment company and merchant bank focused on small capitalization companies in the mining and metals sector.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.aberdeeninternational.ca and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Cautionary Notes

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 financial results of 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 investments; 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.

Contacts:
Aberdeen International Inc.
Stan Bharti
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
+1 416-861-2267
[email protected]
www.aberdeeninternational.ca

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