East Asia Minerals Corporation
TSX VENTURE : EAS

East Asia Minerals Corporation

October 13, 2009 08:30 ET

East Asia Minerals Appoints Robert Parsons as Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 13, 2009) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Robert Parsons to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Parsons has more than 40 years of experience with mining corporations of all sizes with respect to taxation, economic feasibility, financing and tax strategies, dispute resolution, and related matters.

The Board of Directors and Management Team welcome Mr. Parsons to the Board of East Asia as it embarks on its next stage of growth. Mr. Parsons' extensive background and experience as an international mining professional adds further depth to the Board and will create the synergies needed as the Company's international projects continue to receive progressive exploration and advancement.

Mr. Parsons is a Chartered Accountant and retired partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers. He currently serves on the Board, and as Vice President of the World Mines Ministries Forum, and on the International Affairs Committee of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He has served on the Board of the PDAC (1985 to 2003), Executive Council of the Minerals Industry Federation, the Advisory Council of the Centre for Resource Studies at Queens University, the Professional Advisory Board of the Government of Canada's Petroleum Monitoring Board, and as a member of the Board of Directors of both the Indonesian Mining Association and the Canada-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the boards of a number of listed companies with mineral interests in Indonesia and Latin America. Mr. Parsons lives in Indonesia.

About East Asia Minerals Corporation
East Asia Minerals (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is an Asian-based, Canadian mineral exploration company with gold and copper exploration properties in Indonesia, and uranium exploration properties in Mongolia. In Indonesia the Company has a 70 to 85% interest in six advanced gold and gold-copper properties located in Aceh Province, Sumatra, and Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi. Two of these, the Sangihe (Binebase-Bawone) and Barisan 1 (Abong) gold projects, are being advanced to define NI43-101 compliant resources. The Company owns eleven uranium properties, including the advanced Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium projects, four phosphate properties, and a 75% interest in the Khok Adar copper oxide discovery in Mongolia. East Asia currently has 66,584,122 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

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