East Asia Minerals Corporation

East Asia Minerals Corporation

August 29, 2013 07:00 ET

East Asia Minerals Support Villagers at Sangihe Island With a Water Purification Program

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2013) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) ("East Asia Minerals" or "the Company") announces that it has entered into an agreement with The GoodWater Company Pte Ltd. ("GoodWater") to establish a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program at its project on Sangihe Island in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.

The program will consist of installing water purification systems in the villages adjacent to the Company's Sangihe exploration site, with the goal of establishing a municipal water purification system that meets World Health Organization (WHO) standards.

"The Sangihe project is very important to East Asia Minerals and we are indebted to the local people who have shown strong support for our work there," said Ed Rochette, CEO of the Company. "This initiative is just one way we can give back to the community by assisting to improve their overall health and prosperity."

GoodWater is a Singapore-based organization that works with companies and Non-Government Organizations throughout Asia to provide safe drinking water systems to rural areas.

"It's estimated that one billion people worldwide do not have access to clean water," said Sean Tan, COO of GoodWater. "As providing clean water is the first step in improving health and bringing people out of poverty, East Asia Minerals' clean water program will make a real difference in the lives of Sangihe Island residents."

About East Asia Minerals Corporation

East Asia Minerals is an Asian-based, Canadian mineral exploration company with gold and copper exploration properties 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, which have a NI 43-101 compliant inferred resource of over 4 million ounces of gold. Its shares are listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "EAS".

For further information, visit the Company's website at www.EAminerals.com.

East Asia Minerals Corporation

Edward C. Rochette, CEO

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