VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 7, 2016) - An open letter issued today by Ivanhoe Mines and its 64%-owned subsidiary, Ivanplats, cites an article published on the OpenCanada website that, according to the companies, disregards essential facts and recycles untrue and irresponsible misrepresentations by activists concerning the Platreef mine development project underway in South Africa. The letter calls on OpenCanada editors to correct the public record and to ensure that the article respects the facts.

The full text of the open letter is available on the Ivanhoe Mines website and may be accessed through the following link:

https://www.ivanhoemines.com/assets/docs/nr/2016-06-07_opencanada-untrue-claims.pdf

Contact Information:

Investors
Bill Trenaman
+1.604.331.9834

Media
North America: Bob Williamson
+1.604.512.4856
South Africa: Jeremy Michaels
+27.82.939.4812
www.ivanhoemines.com