TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 3, 2016) - ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. ("Aberdeen", or the "Company") (TSX:AAB) is pleased to announce that David Stein, President and CEO of Aberdeen International has been awarded the CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Award.

The CIM-Bedford Canadian Young Mining Leaders Awards encourages and accelerates the development of leadership in Canadian mining by recognizing outstanding achievement and potential of young Canadian mining leaders. It recognizes workers 39 years of age or under for exceptional achievement, as well as their potential for future leadership in various sectors of mining including: corporate performance, operations, finance, technical services and innovation, marketing and trading, as well as services and support functions.

Over the past six years with Aberdeen, Mr. Stein has overseen all major transactions of Aberdeen including the successful sale of the Simmer and Jack and First Uranium gold royalties to Premier Royalties Corp., and profitable exits from Sulliden Gold, Belo Sun Gold, Avion Gold and many other investments. Most recently Mr. Stein led the acquisition of African Thunder Platinum's assets in South Africa on behalf of Aberdeen and the acquisition of the Sal de Los Angeles lithium project in Argentina. Prior to joining Aberdeen as President in 2009, Mr. Stein was a senior partner at Cormark Securities Inc., where he was a gold mining equities analyst, director and member of the executive committee. Mr. Stein holds a Master of Science degree in Economic Geology and Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from Queen's University, and is a CFA charter holder.

Mr. Stein was presented his award, along with other award winners, at a ceremony during the CIM Convention 2016 held from May 1st to May 4th in Vancouver, BC.


Aberdeen International is a private equity investor and advisor focusing on the global mining and natural resources industry. African Thunder Platinum, Aberdeen's premiere investment, is a lower-cost platinum group metals producer in South Africa's well-known Bushveld Complex. Aberdeen has further enhanced its mineral investment holdings with the acquisition of the lucrative Sal de los Angeles lithium project in Argentina.

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Contact Information:

Rob Hopkins
Manager, Investor Relations
Aberdeen International Inc.
+1 416-861-5899

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