Ivanhoe Mines Announces Early Exercise of Warrants by Rio Tinto

- June 30th, 2010

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN)(NYSE:IVN)(NASDAQ:IVN), and John Macken, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced that Rio Tinto has exercised its Series A warrants four months ahead of schedule, providing Ivanhoe Mines with proceeds of US$393.1 million to help fund the development and construction of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining complex in Mongolia.

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN)(NYSE:IVN)(NASDAQ:IVN), and John Macken, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced that Rio Tinto has exercised its Series A warrants four months ahead of schedule, providing Ivanhoe Mines with proceeds of US$393.1 million to help fund the development and construction of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining complex in Mongolia.

The press release is quoted as saying:

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN)(NYSE:IVN)(NASDAQ:IVN) is an international mining company with operations focused in the Asia Pacific region. Assets include the company’s 66% interest in the world-scale, Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine development project in southern Mongolia; its 57% interest in Mongolian coal miner SouthGobi Resources (TSX:SGQ)(HK:1878); an 81% interest in Ivanhoe Australia (ASX:IVA), a copper-gold-uranium-molybdenum-rhenium exploration and development company; and a 50% interest in Altynalmas Gold Ltd., a private company developing the Kyzyl Gold Project in Kazakhstan.

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