East Asia Minerals Corporation

East Asia Minerals Corporation

August 18, 2011 19:20 ET

East Asia Minerals Announces Change in Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2011) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) announces the resignation of Mr. John Wright as a Director of the Company.

The Company thanks Mr. Wright for his services since joining East Asia Minerals. Mr Wright has 35 years of mining experience in engineering, construction and operations of both open pit and underground mines in North and South America. Mr. Wright brought timely mining experience to the Company, and his contributions to the Board of Directors are appreciated. Moving forward with the new corporate strategy, Mr. Wright's skill set was not appropriate for the Company with the slow-down at Miwah.

The Company is currently reviewing for a replacement Director to the Board of Directors as it moves forward with its new management team and strategy.

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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 six uranium properties, including the advanced Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium projects, and two phosphate properties in Mongolia. East Asia currently has 81,637,372 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

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