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Eastern Platinum Limited initiates litigation

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Trading Symbol: ELR (TSX); EPS (JSE)

VANCOUVER , June 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Eastern Platinum Limited ("Eastplats" or the "Company") announces that it along with Eastplats Acquisition Co. Ltd, and Eastern Platinum Holdings Limited (collectively, along with Eastplats, the "Eastplats Companies") has filed notices of civil claim related to two separate actions in the British Columbia Supreme Court.

The first claim is brought against Serina Services AG ("Serina") and Ingwenya Incorporated ("Ingwenya") in relation to the payment of the $13,666,609 USD to them from the Eastplats Companies. The claim alleges that the agreements between those corporations and the Eastplats Companies are not binding, that the funds were not properly received by them, are an unjust enrichment to them and should be returned.

The second claim is brought against certain former officers and directors of Eastplats. It alleges that the former officers and directors purported to enter into agreements with Serina and Ingwenya on behalf of the Eastplats Companies pursuant to which $13,666,609 USD was transferred to Serina and Ingwenya without consideration, without conditions precedent for delivery of the funds being met, and without any apparent benefit to the Eastplats Companies. The Eastplats Companies are seeking damages from the former directors and officers on a number of legal grounds.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" (collectively referred to herein as "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation.  Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company.  Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "will", "plan", "intends", "may", "will", "could", "expects", "anticipates" and similar expressions. Further disclosure of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and other forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company's Annual Information Form and Management's Discussion and Analysis which are available under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com.

In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements pertaining to civil claims seeking damages and return of funds to the Company. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company.  Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.  By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements.  These factors include, but are not limited to, commodity prices, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date they are given and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

SOURCE Eastern Platinum Limited


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