East Asia Minerals Corporation
TSX VENTURE : EAS

East Asia Minerals Corporation

December 09, 2011 19:39 ET

East Asia Minerals Advised of Potential Litigation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2011) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) wishes to inform shareholders that it has been advised that East Asia Minerals, PT Linge Mineral Resources ("PTLMR") and PT Gayo Mineral Resources ("PTGMR") have been named as defendants and Barisan Gold Corp. ("BGC") 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. BGC is the majority shareholder of PTLMR and PTGMR with an 80% direct equity interest in each company. BGC was spun-out from East Asia Minerals to its shareholders of record on July 21, 2011 by way of dividend-in-kind. 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 BGC and PTAME could not agree on reasonable terms, including a price fair and reasonable to BGC 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 East Asia Minerals transferred its 80% direct equity interest in PTLMR and PTGMR to its wholly owned subsidiary, BGC. East Asia Minerals 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 East Asia Minerals to BGC was legally executed in accordance with Indonesian law. East Asia Minerals, BGC and its subsidiaries 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 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 three advanced gold and gold-copper properties located in Aceh Province, Sumatra, and Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi. The Company owns seven uranium properties, including the advanced Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium projects, and two phosphate properties in Mongolia. East Asia currently has 84,221,582 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

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Forward looking statements are also subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking information. Those risks include the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with our expectations; commodity and currency price fluctuation; failure to obtain adequate financing; regulatory, permitting and licensing risks; and general market and mining exploration risks.

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