International Bethlehem Closes Private Placement

December 9, 2010

West Vancouver, British Columbia " December 9, 2010 " International Bethlehem Mining Corp. (the “Company” or “International Bethlehem”) is pleased to announce that, further to its news release dated November 19, 2010, International Bethlehem has closed its non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”). The Company has raised $130,000 by the issuance of 2,600,000 non-flow through units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.05 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one common share and one share purchase warrant, with each warrant entitling the holder to purchase an additional common share at a price of $0.10 for a period of two years from the closing date. All of the securities issued pursuant to this Private Placement are subject to a hold period expiring on April 9, 2011. Certain of the Units subscribed for in this Private Placement were acquired by directors and senior officers of the Company.

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Private Placement for general working capital purposes and for furthering the exploration of the Company’s Myoff Creek Rare Earth Elements Property located 55 km northwest of Revelstoke, BC.
For further information, contact Mr. Clive Shallow, investor relations at 604-922-2030 or visit the Company’s website at

International Bethlehem Mining Corp.
"Douglas L. Mason"
Douglas L. Mason, Director (Chairman)

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