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East Asia Minerals Announces Management Change

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) ("EAS" or the "Company") announces Dave Anthony, Chief Operating Officer has resigned from his position, with effect from December 31, 2012. Dave has been involved with several successful initiatives at East Asia, including assisted with the negotiation of the IUP extension for the Miwah Project, conduct of engineering studies for the Sangihe and Miwah projects and initiation of the exploration project at the Binebase, Bowone and Taware sites. Dave has expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to lead East Asia Minerals through this period of development and has stated, "I have been offered an opportunity to join an outstanding company and develop a world class deposit. Ultimately, this proved to be an offer that was best for me & my family and one which I couldn''t turn down. I remain convinced that East Asia Minerals presents an excellent investment opportunity for its shareholders and employees and have agreed to join the Board of Directors when a position becomes available." 

The announcement of Dave''s new posting will be made very soon. We appreciate the contribution Dave has made to East Asia Minerals and wish him every success in future. The search for Dave Anthony''s replacement has been initiated.

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. 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.

On Behalf of East Asia Minerals Corporation:

Edward Rochette, Chairman & CEO

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