VANCOUVER, BC — June 5, 2008 – International Beryllium Corporation (TSX-V: IB) (“IB”) is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the shares of a second beryllium product manufacturer and specialty alloy processing company in an arm’s length transaction. A finder’s fee may be payable to an arm’s length party, with the terms currently under negotiation.
Completion of the proposed transaction is subject to several conditions including customary due diligence and approval by the boards of directors of IB and the target company; shareholders of the target company; and the TSX Venture Exchange. There can be no assurance that the necessary approvals will be obtained or that the transaction will be completed as proposed or at all.
The acquisition target is based in the United States where it manufactures and processes a range of beryllium copper products and other special alloys. Its manufacturing infrastructure and processes are complementary to IB’s recent acquisition, Freedom Alloys, Inc., and will further integrate IB’s manufacturing value chain. The acquisition target has an established North American and international customer base serviced via direct sales channels and independent distributors.
“We are very pleased to have signed a letter of intent to acquire this company,” stated Anthony Dutton, President and CEO of IB. “Their technology and manufacturing capabilities will further enhance IB’s development of a vertically integrated global beryllium company allowing us to improve our manufacturing efficiencies and increase our market presence both in North America and internationally. We are very interested,” continued Dutton, “in their industrial components division, particularly in their oil and gas applications, and look forward to working closely with them to grow this business”.
About International Beryllium Corporation
International Beryllium Corporation is a global exploration and development company focused on beryllium, beryllium oxides and beryllium master alloys. Beryllium and related alloys are used in a broad range of specialized industrial applications such as nuclear power, oil and gas, defence, electronics and automotive. International Beryllium’s common shares are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol IB.
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International Beryllium Corporation
Anthony Dutton, CEO
(604) 689-1515 ext 111
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