East Asia Minerals Corporation

East Asia Minerals Corporation

July 08, 2008 08:30 ET

East Asia Minerals Appoints Royle as VP Exploration & Business Development

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. David Z. Royle to the East Asia Minerals' Team as Vice President, Exploration and Business Development, effective immediately.

David Royle, (FAusIMM, CPGeo) is an exploration geologist with 33 years of international experience in all aspects of mineral exploration, project evaluation and feasibility. Mr. Royle has had regional responsibility for corporate exploration programs with portfolios targeting mainly gold and copper. He has a proven track record having played key roles in the grassroots discovery of significant mineral deposits in the Pacific Rim including Tolukuma, PNG (gold), Cerro Negro, Argentina (gold), Rio Blanco, Peru (copper-molybdenum), and Pierina, Peru (gold-silver), as well as at the Telfer alluvials in Western Australia (gold).

During the past 20 years Mr. Royle has held senior management positions with multinational resource companies. These include Managing Director, Kentor Gold Ltd.; General Manager Project Generation, MIM Exploration Pty Ltd.; General Manager Exploration, Latin America, MIM International Pty Ltd.; and Exploration Manager Americas, Newcrest Mining Ltd. Mr. Royle is a Fellow and Chartered Professional Geologist of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology from University of New England, Armidale, NSW.

In his role as Vice President, Exploration and Business Development, Mr. Royle will be responsible for oversight of project generation, acquisition and development throughout the Company. His experience will be instrumental in furthering the Company's success.

About East Asia Minerals Corporation

East Asia Minerals 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, North Sumatra, and Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi. Two of these, the Barisan 1 (Abong) and Sangihe (Binebase-Bawone) gold projects, are being drilled to define NI 43-101 compliant resources. The Company owns ten uranium properties, including the advanced Ingiin-Nars, Ulaan Nuur and Enger uranium projects, and a 75% interest in the Khok Adar copper oxide discovery in Mongolia. East Asia currently has 55,645,372 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

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