Eastern Platinum Limited: Operations at Crocodile River Mine Suspended After Fatal Accident

Eastern Platinum Limited: Operations at Crocodile River Mine Suspended After 
Fatal Accident 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 -- Mr. Ian
Rozier, President and CEO of Eastern Platinum Limited ("Eastplats" or
the "Company") (TSX:ELR)(AIM:ELR)(JSE:EPS), reports that mining
operations at the Zandfontein Section of the Crocodile River Mine
("CRM") have been suspended following a fatal accident at the mine. 
Mr. Allan Swartz, a shift supervisor, was fatally injured after
falling down an empty ore pass. A Section 54 Stop Work Order has been
issued by the Development of Mineral Resources ("DMR") and mining
operations at Zandfontein have been stopped pending a full
investigation by the DMR Inspector of Mines. 
"This is terrible news for the family affected. Management has made
health and safety a key priority at CRM. This is a tragic accident
and it is being investigated thoroughly," stated Ian Rozier. 
Total shares issued and outstanding: 928,187,807 
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statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities
legislation. These forward-looking statements are based on certain
assumptions by Eastplats 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
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factors such as general economic and market conditions, changes in
government legislation, controls, regulations and political
developments. 
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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
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info@eastplats.com
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