International Bethlehem Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

February 12, 2008

West Vancouver, British Columbia ‚Ä" February 12, 2008 ‚Ä" International Bethlehem Mining Corp. (the ‚ÄúCompany‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúInternational Bethlehem‚ÄĚ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sead Hamzagic, CGA, as the Chief Financial Officer and a director of the Company. Mr. Hamzagic will be replacing John Morita as CFO. Mr. Morita will be pursuing other business interests, however, has agreed to continue as a director and member of the Company‚Äôs audit committee. International Bethlehem wishes to thank Mr. Morita for his contributions during his tenure as CFO.

Mr. Hamzagic has over 10 years of public accounting practice experience and 13 years of experience in financial management matters. Mr. Hamzagic has held a number of senior management positions in a variety of businesses and industries. Most recently Mr. Hamzagic was the Vice President of Finance for a large group of privately held companies that were involved in property development and management. Mr. Hamzagic is a member in good standing with the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia.

Additionally, the Company has granted 950,000 options to certain directors, officers and consultants at an exercise price of $0.14 per share.

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

International Bethlehem Mining Corp.

‚ÄúDouglas L. Mason‚ÄĚ
Douglas L. Mason, Chairman


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