Barisan Gold Corporation
TSX VENTURE : BG

Barisan Gold Corporation

December 09, 2011 19:38 ET

Barisan Gold Advised of Potential Litigation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2011) - Barisan Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:BG) wishes to inform shareholders that it has been advised that PT Linge Mineral Resources ("PTLMR"), PT Gayo Mineral Resources ("PTGMR") and East Asia Minerals Corporation ("EAMC") have been named as defendants and Barisan Gold as a co-defendant in a civil case claim filed by PT Atlas Mineral Exploration ("PTAME") in the Central Jakarta District Court. PTAME is an Indonesian company that owns a 12% direct equity interest in each of PTLMR and PTGMR. Barisan Gold is the majority shareholder of PTLMR and PTGMR with an 80% direct equity interest in each company. PTAME is majority owned by a relative of a previous consultant to EAMC who left EAMC in October 2010.

PTAME approached PTGMR and PTLMR in recent months asking that its 12% equity interest in both companies be acquired. When Barisan Gold and PTAME could not agree on reasonable terms, including a price fair and reasonable to Barisan Gold for the sale of the interests held by PTMAE, PTAME filed this action.

The claim filed by PTAME purports to challenge the asset transfer process by which EAMC transferred its 80% direct equity interest in PTLMR and PTGMR to its wholly owned subsidiary, Barisan Gold. Barisan Gold strongly believes the claims are clearly without merit and intends on defending against this frivolous lawsuit vigorously. The Company has received legal advice confirming that the transfer of PTLMR and PTGMR from EAMC to Barisan Gold was legally executed in accordance with Indonesian law. Barisan Gold, its subsidiaries and EAMC intend to file their own claims and seek the maximum damages from PTAME under Indonesian law in response to this claim.

The defendants and co-defendant have engaged the services of Fredrik J. Pinakunary Law Offices and Bahar & Partners as Indonesian legal counsel with regards to this matter. The first hearing in this case is expected in 2-3 months. We will update shareholders as we receive more detailed information on the matter.

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About Barisan Gold Corporation

Barisan Gold (TSX VENTURE:BG) is a Canadian-based minerals exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "BG". The Company is engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of mineral properties in Indonesia. Barisan Gold currently owns and operates three gold and gold-copper properties in Indonesia's Aceh Province on the northern tip of Sumatra Island, namely the Barisan gold-copper porphyry belt, the Abong epithermal gold project and the Takengon gold-copper porphyry prospect. Barisan Gold currently has 40,706,186 shares outstanding.

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