Eastplats responds to lawsuit filed by Hebei Zhongheng Tianda Platinum Co. Limited

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

VANCOUVER, Jan. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Eastern Platinum Limited ("Eastplats" or the "Company") announces that it has filed its response to the notice of civil claim filed by Hebei Zhongheng Tianda Platinum Co. Limited ("HZT") referred to in the Company's press release dated December 9, 2016.  In its response, the Company is seeking to have the HZT claim dismissed with costs against HZT.

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.

In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements pertaining to: the lawsuit and the Company's request for dismissal of the lawsuit and costs against HZT.  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 publically 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

For further information: EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED: Diana Hu, President and Chief Executive Officer, dhu@eastplats.com (email), (604) 800-8200 (phone)


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