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TORONTO, Ontario, October 4, 2010 – Lydian International Ltd. (TSX: LYD) (“Lydian” or “the Company”), a gold-focused mineral exploration and development company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of investment dealers led by Cormark Securities Inc. and including Dundee Securities Corporation, Canaccord Genuity Corp., TD Securities Inc. and Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. (the “Underwriters”), which have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 8,100,000 common shares (the “Shares”) of Lydian at a purchase price of $2.13 per Share (the “Offering Price”), for aggregate gross proceeds in the amount of $17.3 million (the “Offering”).  

In addition, the Company has granted the Underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 1,215,000 Shares (representing 15% of the base Offering) at the Offering Price exercisable within 30 days after the closing of the Offering for additional gross proceeds in the amount of up to approximately $2.6 million.  

The Offering is scheduled to close on or about October 26, 2010 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the securities regulatory authorities. 

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used for exploration drilling, metallurgical studies, refeasibility studies at the Amulsar project in Armenia, for gold exploration in other licenses and regions and for general corporate purposes.

These securities offered have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.  

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction. The common shares will not be and have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

Caution regarding forward-looking information: 

This news release may contain certain information that constitutes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “believe,” “anticipate” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved in interpreting drilling results and other geological data, fluctuating metal prices and other factors described above and in the Company’s most recent annual information form under the heading “Risk Factors” which has been filed electronically by means of the Canadian Securities Administrators’ website located at www.sedar.com. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. 

For further information please contact: 

Steve Smith 
Investor Relations Manager
+44 (0)1534 715472 
+44 (0)7829 848420  
info@lydianinternational.co.uk