Aberdeen Announces Board Changes

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – March 27, 2017) – ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC. (“Aberdeen”, or the “Company”) (TSX:AAB) welcomes General (retired) Lewis MacKenzie as a member of the board of directors of Aberdeen. General MacKenzie retired from the Canadian Forces after 36 years of service. Since retiring he has authored two bestselling books and numerous newspaper articles and is a frequent media commentator. He is known for commanding Sector Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, under the United Nations Protection Force in 1992. General MacKenzie has served as a director for a number of public companies. He has received the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

Aberdeen would like to thank Mr. John Begeman for his contributions to the Company during his tenure as a director. Mr. Begeman has tendered his resignation from the Aberdeen board so that he can join the board of directors of African Gold Group (TSX VENTURE:AGG). Mr. Begeman’s appointment to the African Gold board will be effective upon completion of Aberdeen’s investment into African Gold. Mr. Begeman was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Avion Gold Inc. when that company re-commenced mining operations at the Tabakoto and Segala gold mines in Mali. Avion Gold successfully restarted and expanded production at the Tabakoto and Segala operations. The management team, led by Mr. Begeman, identified and acquired the Houndé project in Burkina Faso. Endeavour Mining acquired Avion Gold in 2012 after substantial growth in both market capitalization and production had occurred. Aberdeen wishes good fortune to Mr. Begeman and the African Gold team as they pursue success in West Africa.


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

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Aberdeen International Inc.
Stan Bharti
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
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