East Africa Metals Announces Acceleration of Warrant Expiry Date

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 15, 2018 — East Africa Metals Inc. (TSX Venture:EAM) (“East Africa” or the “Company”) announces that it has elected to accelerate the expiry date of the warrants (the “Warrants”) issued to purchasers and finders under its private placement financing completed on May 31, 2016.  Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.25 per share.  The Warrants were originally set to expire on May 31, 2018 and will now expire on February 5, 2018. 
Pursuant to the terms of the Warrants, if at any time after October 1, 2016, the Company’s common shares have a closing price on the TSX Venture Exchange of $0.30 per share or greater for a period of 10 consecutive trading days, the Company will be entitled to accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants upon 20 days’ notice given by news release, and the Warrants will then expire on the 20th day after the date of such notice. As of the market close on January 15, 2018, East Africa’s common shares had traded at or above $0.30 for 10 consecutive trading days.This news release constitutes notice to Warrant holders that the Company has elected to accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants and of the new expiry time.  Effective today, the Warrants issued to the purchasers and finders pursuant to the above noted private placement are set to expire at 4:30 p.m. (Vancouver time) on February 5, 2018.  Any Warrants remaining unexercised after the new expiry time will be cancelled.  More information on the Company can be viewed at the Company’s website: www.eastafricametals.comOn behalf of the Board of Directors:
Andrew Lee Smith, P.Geo., CEO
For further information contact:
Nick Watters, Business Development
Telephone      +1 (604) 488-0822
Email              [email protected]
Website          www.eastafricametals.com
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “project”, “budget”, “schedule”, “may”, “will”, “could”, “might”, “should” or variations of such words or similar words or expressions. Forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by East Africa as at the date of such information and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of East Africa to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: early exploration; the closing of the agreement with the exploration and development company to advance  the Magambazi Project or identify any other corporate opportunities for the Company;  mineral exploration and development; metal and mineral prices; availability of capital; accuracy of East Africa's projections and estimates, including the initial mineral resource for the Adyabo, Harvest  and Magambazi Projects; estimated timing of receipt of the Terakimti Oxide Gold mining licence and/or exploration licence extensions, interest and exchange rates; competition; stock price fluctuations; availability of drilling equipment and access; actual results of current exploration activities; government regulation; political or economic developments; foreign taxation risks; environmental risks; insurance risks; capital expenditures; operating or technical difficulties in connection with development activities; the speculative nature of strategic metal exploration and development including the risks of diminishing quantities of grades of reserves; contests over title to properties; and changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, as well as those risk factors set out in East Africa’s management’s discussion and analysis for the year end December 31, 2016, management’s discussion and analysis for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 and East Africa’s listing application dated July 8, 2013. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including but not limited to the timely closing of the financing; the timely closing of the Handeni Property definitive agreement; the ability of the Company to repay the loan by the required date; the price of gold, silver, copper and zinc; the demand for gold, silver, copper and zinc; the ability to carry on exploration and development activities; the timely receipt of any required approvals; the ability to obtain qualified personnel, equipment and services in a timely and cost-efficient manner; the ability to operate in a safe, efficient and effective manner; and the regulatory framework regarding environmental matters, the renewal or extension of exploration licences, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although East Africa has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. The Company does not update or revise forward looking information even if new information becomes available unless legislation requires the Company do so. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information contained herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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