International Bethlehem Announces Advisory Board Appointment

November 17, 2008

West Vancouver, British Columbia â€" November 17, 2008 â€" International Bethlehem Mining Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert (Bob) Middleton to the Company’s Senior Advisory Board. Mr. Middleton is a renowned geophysicist and known for his wealth of experience in earth sciences in Canada. Mr. Middleton has been involved with many of the major discoveries made in Canada during the last four decades. President, Ron Coombes states, “We are obviously very pleased to have Mr. Middleton join our highly skilled team. During the current market turmoil, we believe that there are numerous worthwhile property opportunities and Mr. Middleton’s expertise will greatly assist us in evaluating some of these opportunities and, at the same time, moving the Company’s current exploration projects forward in an effective and efficient manner.”

Mr. Middleton graduated from Michigan Technological University with a degree in Geophysics. He worked with the Ontario Department of Mines from 1969-1971 as their first staff geophysicist. From 1971-1974, he was employed as Manager of Airborne Operations by Barringer Research Limited. He was Exploration Manager and V.P. of Exploration for Rosario Resources from 1974-1980. He then moved to Newmont of Canada where he was Exploration Manager for Eastern Canada. Since 1983 to the present, he has been an exploration consultant to many major and junior mining companies.

For further information, contact Mr. Clive Shallow, investor communications, at 604-922-2030 or visit the Company’s new website at   


International Bethlehem Mining Corp.

“Ronald A. Coombes”

Ronald A. Coombes, President & CEO

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