TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 8, 2013) - Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX:ER) announced that late Friday evening management ordered the evacuation of all crew members from the Clearwater project due to forest fires in the James Bay region of Québec. On July 6, 2013 crew members evacuated to safety in conjunction with a convoy of personnel from Hydro-Québec's EM-1 power facility located 10 km west of the project.

Eastmain is closely monitoring the situation and will resume work at Clearwater when it is safe to return. In the interim, crews will be re-allocated to the Eastmain Mine project where fieldwork will continue.

About Eastmain Resources Inc. (TSX:ER)

Eastmain is a Canadian gold exploration company with 100% interest in the Eau Claire and Eastmain gold deposits. The Corporation holds a pipeline of exploration projects within the James Bay District, including the Éléonore South property and has allocated $7.5 million in flow-through funding for 2013 Québec exploration. Eligible expenditures must be incurred by Dec. 31, 2013. The Corporation has sufficient working capital to continue its exploration programs for the foreseeable future.

Forward Looking Statements - Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of Eastmain, including, but not limited to the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, dependence upon regulatory approvals and the availability of financing. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

Contact Information:

Eastmain Resources Inc.
Dr. Donald J. Robinson
(519) 940-4870

Eastmain Resources Inc.
Catherine Butella
Exploration Manager
(519) 940-4870
(519) 940-4871 (FAX)