East Asia Minerals Corporation
TSX VENTURE : EAS

East Asia Minerals Corporation

June 27, 2011 12:47 ET

East Asia Minerals Makes Progress on Spin-Off of Subsidiaries

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2011) -

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East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) ("East Asia Minerals") is pleased to report on the progress with regards to the proposed distribution by way of dividend-in-kind to eligible East Asia Minerals shareholders of all the shares in Sangihe Gold Corporation ("Sangihe Gold"), Barisan Gold Corporation ("Barisan Gold") and East Asia Energy Corporation ("East Asia Energy") held by East Asia Minerals.

Earlier today, East Asia Minerals received final regulatory approvals in Indonesia to complete the transfer of its equity interest in the Barisan I, Barisan II and Takengon projects to Barisan Gold. Barisan Gold is to become a gold-copper porphyry exploration company focused on Indonesia. It will initially hold East Asia Minerals' 80% equity interest in the Barisan gold-copper porphyries (including the Abong epithermal gold deposit) and East Asia Minerals' 75% equity interest in the Takengon gold-copper project, all located in Aceh Province, Indonesia. The Upper Tengkereng prospect at Barisan returned an interval of 58.9 metres at 1.17 g/t gold and 0.48% copper at the end of hole within a 691-metre fully mineralized hole grading 0.39g/t gold and 0.30% copper in UTD002 (news release January 17, 2011).

East Asia Minerals continues to work diligently with authorities in Indonesia and Mongolia to complete the transfer of assets from East Asia Minerals to Sangihe Gold and East Asia Energy.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction. The shares and the rights to be distributed have not been approved or disapproved by any Canadian or U.S. regulatory authority nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the preliminary prospectus.

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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 six 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 77,962,372 shares outstanding. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

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Certain statements in this News Release, which are not historical in nature, constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of that phrase under applicable Canadian securities law. When used in this News Release, such statements use words such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "anticipate" and other similar terms. These statements reflect management's current assumptions and expectations regarding future results, performance or events as of the date hereof and by their nature are subject to certain underlying assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or events to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Forward looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as guarantees of future or performance results. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward looking statement.

Forward looking statements in this News Release include, among other things, statements regarding the proposed internal reorganization, dividend-in-kind and rights offerings, and the proposed terms, conditions, structure and consequences thereof to the Company and its security holders; the timing and receipt of approvals and consents; future exploration activities; and the adequacy of financial resources, among others.

Forward looking statements are based on assumptions, estimates, analysis and opinions of management made in light of its experience and its perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors that management believes to be relevant and reasonable in the circumstances at the date that such statements are made. The Company believes that the assumptions and expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the Company's ability to reorganize its properties and interests to permit it to carry out the proposed transactions in an effective and reasonable manner; the Company's future exploration and development activities; timely receipt of third party or regulatory approvals; and the Company's ability to obtain financing as and when required and on reasonable terms. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which may have been used and that these factors and assumptions may be incomplete or incorrect.

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.

Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements to reflect events or changes in circumstances that occur after the date hereof. Forward-looking statements should not be construed as investment advice. Readers should perform a detailed, independent investigation and analysis of the Company and are encouraged to seek independent professional advice before making any investment decision.

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There is no intention to register any portion of the securities to be distributed pursuant to the proposed transactions in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

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