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International Beryllium Corporation to Focus Exploration on Utah Properties

Published Friday, January 2, 2009

VANCOUVER, BC - International Beryllium Corporation (TSX-V:IB) ("IB" or the "Company"), after reviewing its mineral property portfolio, has decided to focus its exploration activities on its Utah mineral properties. As a consequence, the Company will suspend exploration work on its Brazilian properties and relinquish its Ugandan properties in due course.

The Company continues to work on integrating its Freedom and Nonferrous manufacturing divisions and expects to complete the integration by the end of March 2009. The Company is seeking to take advantage of synergies including sharing administrative costs and reducing shipping charges.

International Beryllium Corporation is a global manufacturing, exploration and development company focused on beryllium, beryllium oxides and beryllium master alloys. Beryllium and related alloys are used in a broad range of specialized industrial applications such as nuclear power, defence, electronics and automotive. International Beryllium's common shares are traded on the TSX-V under the symbol IB.

This news release was prepared by management of IBC, which takes full responsibility for its contents. The TSX-V has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

International Beryllium Corporation

Anthony Dutton, Chief Executive Officer

(604) 685-6263 ext 111

Email: adutton@internationalberyllium.com

Website: www.internationalberyllium.com