International Royalty Acquires Producing Coal Royalty



    AMEX:  ROY
    TSX:IRC

    DENVER, CO, Sept. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - International Royalty Corporation
(AMEX:   ROY, TSX: IRC) (the "Company" or "IRC") is pleased to announce that it
has completed the acquisition of an overriding royalty interest on the Skyline
Coal Mine located in Carbon and Emery Counties, Utah. The Skyline Mine is
operated by Canyon Fuel Company, a subsidiary of Arch Coal Inc., one of the
largest coal producers in the United States.
    The royalty acquired represents a 77.424% interest in the underlying
1.825% overriding royalty originally held by Skyline Partners 1993 L.P. on the
"New Lease Block", providing an effective 1.413% royalty to IRC. The royalty
is payable on all sales revenue after deductions for washing and associated
transportation costs. The acquisition cost as of the June 1, 2008 effective
date of the transaction was US$2.6 million; an estimated US$350,000 in royalty
revenues received and receivable from that date until closing will
subsequently be treated as a reduction to the purchase price. IRC estimates
that the royalty will generate annual revenues of approximately US$1.2 million
per year, net of washing/transportation expenses and the State of Utah mineral
production withholding tax, over the 4 year life of the longwall panels in the
current mine plan. The royalty interest also applies to additional resources
at the Skyline mine, should they be developed.
    Production at the Skyline complex began in 1981 on the "Old Lease Block"
and to date over 70 million short tons of thermal coal has been extracted(1).
Mining on the "New Lease Block" began in 2005 via an underground longwall
system with continuous miner sections supporting development. Production
during 2007 is reported to have been 2.4 million short tons, up from
1.6 million short tons in 2006(2). The operator's Assigned Reserves for the
Skyline Complex at the end of 2007 are reported as 22.8 million tons(3). A
high quality coal is produced, with 11,550 Btu/lb heat value, 0.4% sulfur,
9.6% ash and 9.0% moisture4. Most of the production is sold under long-term
contracts to large utility and industrial consumers in the Western United
States.

    
    References

    1. "Utah Coal Production and Distribution", Utah Geological Survey,
       1985-2007.
    2. "Annual Review and Forecast of Utah Coal, Production and Distribution
       - 2007", Advanced Tables, Utah Geological Survey.
    3. SEC Form 10K, Year Ending December 31, 2007, Arch Coal Inc.
    4. "Utah Coal Production and Distribution - 2006", Utah Geological Survey
       Circular 103.
    

    International Royalty Corporation
    ---------------------------------

    International Royalty Corporation (IRC) is a global mineral royalty
company. IRC holds more than 80 royalties including an effective 2.7% NSR on
the Voisey's Bay mine, a sliding-scale NSR on the Pascua gold project in
Chile, a 1.5% NSR on the Las Cruces copper project in Spain and a 1.5% NSR on
approximately 3.0 million acres of gold lands in Western Australia. IRC is
senior listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:IRC) as well as the American
Stock Exchange (AMEX:   ROY ).

    On behalf of the Board of Directors,
    INTERNATIONAL ROYALTY CORPORATION

    Douglas B. Silver
    Chairman and CEO

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    Some of the statements contained in this release are forward-looking
statements including, but not limited to, statements that describe IRC's
estimated revenues, estimated production from the Skyline coal mine, estimated
taxes and expenses, assumed reserves, estimated mine life, possible extension
of expected life and quality of coal produced. Information related to the
projects (estimated reserves, resources and mineralization; timing of
development, construction and costs; and projected production and revenues) is
derived from information provided to IRC by the operators and may constitute
forward- looking statements. Since forward-looking statements are not
statements of historical fact and address future events, conditions and
expectations, they inherently involve unknown risks, uncertainties,
assumptions and other factors well beyond IRC's ability to control or predict.
Actual results and developments may differ materially from those contemplated
by such forward-looking statements. Material factors that could cause actual
revenues to differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking
statements include fluctuations in coal prices; taxes and processing costs;
accuracy of the operators' projections and production capacities; the effects
of weather, operating hazards, adverse geological conditions and availability
of labor, materials and equipment; changes in governmental laws and
regulations, economic conditions or shifts in political attitudes or
stability. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as
representing IRC's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this
release. IRC has relied on published data from the project operators, which it
cannot independently verify. Accordingly, readers should not place undue
reliance on any forward-looking statements.




For further information:

For further information: Jack Perkins, Director of Investor Relations,
(303) 991-9500;-----Douglas B. Silver, Chairman and CEO, (303) 799-9020,
info@internationalroyalty.com, www.internationalroyalty.com;-----Renmark
Financial Communications Inc.: Barbara Komorowski:
bkomorowski@renmarkfinancial.com; Jen Power: jpower@renmarkfinancial.com;
(514) 939-3989, Fax: (514) 939-3717, www.renmarkfinancial.com

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