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East Asia Minerals Corporation Retains TMX Equicom for Investor Relations Services

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 7, 2013) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) ("East Asia Minerals" or "the Company") today announced that it has retained TMX Equicom to provide strategic investor relations and financial communications services.

Under the terms of the agreement, East Asia Minerals will pay TMX Equicom a monthly retainer fee of $7,500 for select strategic communications services. The contract term is for 12 months and commences immediately.

Neither TMX Equicom nor any of its principals have an ownership interest, directly or indirectly, in East Asia Minerals Corporation or its securities, and the Company has not granted TMX Equicom or its principals any right to acquire any such interests.

TMX Equicom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TMX Group Limited, and provides strategic communications services to approximately 100 public companies across a diverse range of industries from its offices in Toronto, Calgary and San Diego.

The Company also announces the resignation of Michael McAllister as Manager of Investor Relations. "We appreciate and thank Michael for his contributions to East Asia Minerals' investor relations program," stated Edward Rochette, Chairman and CEO.

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.

East Asia Minerals Corporation

Edward Rochette, Chairman & CEO,

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