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Ivanhoe Mines to Issue Statement on Monday, September 26, on Challenge to Unauthorized Remarks About Oyu Tolgoi Project

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ivanhoe Mines to Issue Statement on Monday, September 26, on Challenge to Unauthorized Remarks About Oyu Tolgoi Project10:02 EDT Friday, September 23, 2011SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2011) - Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN)(NYSE:IVN)(NASDAQ:IVN) founder and Chief Executive Officer Robert Friedland said today that the company will issue a statement on Monday, September 26, in response to what it considers to be unauthorized and incomplete information concerning the Oyu Tolgoi Project by members of Rio Tinto's senior management this week.About Ivanhoe MinesIvanhoe 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 Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold-silver mine development project in southern Mongolia; its 57% interest in Mongolian coal miner SouthGobi Resources (TSX:SGQ)(HK:1878); a 62% interest in Ivanhoe Australia (TSX:IVAN)(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.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Bill TrenamanIvanhoe Mines Ltd. - Investors+1.604.688.5755ORBob WilliamsonIvanhoe Mines Ltd. - Media+1.604.331.9830