East Asia Minerals Corporation
TSX VENTURE : EAS

East Asia Minerals Corporation

May 26, 2005 09:00 ET

East Asia Minerals Appoints VP Business Development

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 26, 2005) - East Asia Minerals Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:EAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael A. Hawkins, M.Sc. as Vice President Business Development for the Company. His appointment is effective June 12, 2005.

Mr. Hawkins is an exploration geologist with over 25 years experience focused throughout Asia, PNG, North America, Latin America and Australia. He has a proven track record of discovery of high-grade gold and copper-gold resources and has been directly involved in the greenfields exploration, discovery and development of several million ounces of gold in the Asia-Pacific region. He holds a Master of Science degree in Geology from James Cook University. Prior to his appointment to East Asia Minerals, Mr. Hawkins was the Exploration Manager for AngloGold Ashanti (Mongolia). His responsibilities included; the management of AngloGold's exploration projects in Mongolia, targeting, assessing and acquiring quality exploration properties, managing the country to district scale project generation studies and property appraisals requirements, as well as liaison with government, statutory authorities, NGO's, stakeholders and competitor mining companies active in Mongolia.

In his role as VP Business Development, Mr. Hawkins will work closely with Dr. Page, VP Exploration and will be responsible in managing project generation and acquisitions. He will also work closely with the President in assisting in the management of company personnel and exploration programs. Mr. Hawkins' experience will be instrumental in furthering the Company's activities in the East Asia region.

Khok Adar

East Asia is currently focused on the Khok Adar high grade copper oxide discovery in Bayan Ulgii Province, Western Mongolia. Phase 1 drill results were previously released in the May 10, 2005 news release. Hole KA-04-01, located in the western end of "Zone 1", 1intersected 89.1 m of 2.08% Cu and 12.6 g/t Ag from surface - 89.1 m (includes 10 m of 9.01% Cu and 41 gpt Ag). The first phase of drilling focused on the western extension of "Zone 1" where trenching exposed 210m of copper oxide mineralization averaging 1.43% Cu. Zone 1 (defined by previous Soviet work) extends approximately 1.7 km to the east where it appears to bifurcate into two zones offset to the southeast and extend a further 1.8 km where they remain open. The second phase of trenching and drilling is expected to commence shortly. The drill program will focus on delineating the extent to the high grade mineralization and drill testing the aforementioned eastern strike extension. Programs are also underway to evaluate the Cu-Ox potential of the other 8 zones identified by the Soviets.

Options

The Company has granted options to directors and employees of the Company to purchase up to 750,000 shares of the Company at the exercise price of $0.60 each for a period of five years.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

"Lyndon Bradish"

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