VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 24, 2012) - East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EAS) ("EAS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Rocca as Vice President, Exploration of East Asia Minerals Corporation.
Mr. Rocca will have primary responsibility for development of the East Asia Minerals exploration team and for leading the Company's exploration program for the Sangihe project, in addition to EAS's other assets. Mr. Rocca has more than 24 years of senior leadership experience in exploration and mine development geology. Most recently he was a Director and Senior Consultant with Dragon International Geological Services Pty Ltd., where he fulfilled roles including: Project Manager, Chief Geologist and Mine Superintendent. Prior to that Mr. Rocca was employed with African Barrick Gold as Technical Services Manager, where he oversaw the mine design and development of the Buzwagi and Tulawaka Mines. Over a six year period, he also held the position of Chief Geologist overseeing establishment of the Geology departments for both mines. He was also a key member of the management team which awarded mining, drilling and blasting contracts. Mr. Rocca has also held several other leadership and senior management positions at Gindalbie Gold NL, Barrick Gold Australia and Perilya Mines NL, to name a few. Mr Rocca holds a Bachelor of Applied Science - Geology from Curtin University of Technology and is a member of AusIMM.
Edward Rochette, Chief Executive Officer with East Asia Minerals commented: "Frank is a seasoned exploration and mine development geologist, with a significant amount of time spent in senior leadership roles in Australia and Africa. We'd like to welcome Frank aboard as he will be a valuable addition to the EAS management team and we look forward to his future contributions to the Company."
Mr. Rocca may be granted stock options of the Company, in future, subject to receipt of board and regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, in consideration for his services to the Company.
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".
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Edward Rochette, Chairman & CEO
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