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Eastplats Reports Production Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2012

Eastplats Reports Production Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2012 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- Eastern
Platinum Limited ("Eastplats") (TSX:ELR)(AIM:ELR)(JSE:EPS) reports
operating results from the Crocodile River Mine ("CRM") for the
fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 ("Q4 2012"). 
Production statistics for the current quarter and historical quarters
are as follows: 


 
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                                                               Increase     
                                Quarter ended                 (decrease)    
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                                                            Q4 2012  Q4 2012
Production         Dec 31, Sep 30, Jun 30, Mar 31, Dec 31,      vs.      vs.
 statistics           2012    2012    2012    2012    2011  Q3 2012  Q4 2011
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Ounces produced     14,066  21,273  26,412  24,474  19,854  (7,207)  (5,788)
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Run-of-mine tonnes                                                          
 hoisted           127,654 206,176 257,250 247,538 200,919 (78,522) (73,265)
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Run-of-mine tonnes                                                          
 processed         123,222 203,279 252,883 235,354 194,532 (80,057) (71,310)
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Development                                                                 
 (meters)            1,365   2,066   2,922   3,117   2,929    (700)  (1,564)
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On-reef                                                                     
 development                                                                
 (meters)              350     966   1,653   1,704   1,591    (616)  (1,241)
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Stoping units                                                               
 (square meters)    16,468  28,943  40,959  39,857  31,767 (12,475) (15,299)
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Head grade                                                                  
 (grams/tonne)        4.09    4.08    3.99    4.07    4.05     0.01     0.04
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Concentrator                                                                
 recovery from ROM                                                          
 ore(i)                72%     76%     79%     77%     76%     (4%)     (4%)
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Chrome dispatched                                                           
 (tonnes)           45,306  53,761  56,521  74,920  62,791  (8,455) (17,485)
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(i) Concentrator recovery has been rounded to the nearest percentage point. 

 
The Company is pleased to report that its implementation of a
comprehensive mine development plan at CRM is progressing well. As a
result of the planned temporary suspension of stoping at the
Zandfontein section, production in Q4 2012 is lower than in previous
quarters. 
The Company will no longer be providing quarterly production figures
in advance of the release of its quarterly financial results until
full production resumes at Zandfontein, which is anticipated to be in
2014. 
The qualified person having reviewed the operating results presented
in this press release is Mr. Brian Montpellier, P.Eng. 
Eastplats expects to release its full fourth quarter results on
Thursday, March 14, 2013. 
Total shares issued and outstanding: 928,187,807 
Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information 
Certain statements included herein constitute "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities
legislation. These forward-looking statements pertain to the price of
PGMs, fluctuations in currency markets (specifically the South
African Rand and the U.S. dollar), the future development of the
Company's projects, and the Company's plans for its properties. These
forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions by the
Company and therefore, readers are cautioned that forward-looking
statements are not a guarantee of future performance. There can be no
assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual
results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in
such forward- looking statements due to factors such as general
economic and market conditions, changes in government legislation,
controls, regulations and political developments. 
The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise
any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent
required by applicable laws. 
No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory
authority has approved or disapproved the information contained
herein. 
Contacts:
Eastern Platinum Limited
Investor Relations
1-(604)-685-6851
1-(604)-685-6493 (FAX)
info@eastplats.com
www.eastplats.com 
NOMAD: Cannaccord Genuity Limited, London
Rob Collins
+44 (0) 207 7523 8000 
JSE SPONSOR: PSG-Capital (Pty) Limited
Johan Fourie
+27 21 887 9602
johanf@psgcapital.com
 
 
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