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International Tower Hill Increases Non-Brokered Private Placement

Vancouver, B.C. – International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (TSX: ITH, NYSE-MKT: THM, Frankfurt: IW9) (“ITH” or the “Company”) announces that it has increased the amount of its non-brokered private placement financing (the “Offering”) announced on July 12, 2012.

The Offering will occur in two stages.  The first stage will consist of up to 9,458,308 common shares of the Company at a price of CAD 2.60 per common share for gross proceeds of up to CAD 24.6 million.  This portion of the financing is anticipated to close on or before August 3, 2012.

The second stage of the Offering will consist of that number of common shares that, when valued at a price equal to a 10% discount from the five day volume weighted average price for the common shares as at September 10, 2012, will equal CAD 5 million (3,000,000 shares maximum).  While this portion of the placement will be priced 60 days from the announcement of the Offering, the single placee in the second stage is purchasing CAD 5 million of the first stage of the Offering and has committed to close the second stage portion of the Offering.  Closing of the second stage is anticipated on or before September 21, 2012.

It is anticipated that certain insiders of the Company will participate in the Offering.  The Company has determined that there are exemptions available from the various requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 for the issuance of any common shares issued to insiders.  The Company will pay a 4% cash finder’s fee in connection with a portion of the Offering.

All common shares issued in the Offering will be subject to a hold period in Canada of four months from the closing of the first or second stage of the Offering, as applicable.  All common shares issued in the United States will be subject to resale restrictions under U.S. federal and state securities laws. Completion of the Offering is subject to the Company obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals, including acceptance for filing by the Toronto Stock Exchange and the approval of the NYSE-MKT.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the private placement for the completion of its bankable Feasibility Study at the Livengood Gold project in Alaska and for general working capital purposes.

The common shares to be issued in the Offering have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”) or any applicable securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) or persons in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the common shares to be issued in the Offering, nor shall there be any offer or sale of the common shares to be issued in the Offering in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

About International Tower Hill Mines Ltd.

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. controls a 100% interest in the world-class Livengood Gold Project accessible by paved highway 70 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska.

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