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Ivanhoe Mines CEO Robert Friedland a Keynote Speaker At International Mining Conference in Florida on February 27

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ivanhoe Mines CEO Robert Friedland a Keynote Speaker At International Mining Conference in Florida on February 2708:30 EST Wednesday, February 22, 2012VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2012) - Robert Friedland, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX:IVN)(NYSE:IVN)(NASDAQ:IVN), will be the keynote luncheon speaker at the BMO Capital Markets Global Metals & Mining Conference on Monday February 27, 2012, in Hollywood, Florida. Mr. Friedland's keynote presentation, and a separate presentation on behalf of Ivanhoe Mines, will include a perspective on projected trends in global metals markets, an update on the rapid progress that is being made toward the start later this year of first copper-gold-silver production at the Oyu Tolgoi mining complex in southern Mongolia, production developments at Ivanhoe's subsidiaries and value-building initiatives. About Ivanhoe Mines 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 Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine development project in southern Mongolia; its 58% interest in Mongolian coal miner SouthGobi Resources (TSX:SGQ)(HK:1878); a 59% interest in Ivanhoe Australia (ASX:IVA)(TSX:IVA), a copper-gold-uranium-molybdenum-rhenium exploration and development company; and a 50% interest in Altynalmas Gold, a private company developing the Kyzyl Gold Project in Kazakhstan. Ivanhoe Mines' shares are listed on the New York, NASDAQ and Toronto stock exchanges under the symbol IVN.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Bill TrenamanIvanhoe Mines Ltd. - Investors+1.604.688.5755ORBob WilliamsonIvanhoe Mines Ltd. - Media+1.604.688.5755www.ivanhoemines.com