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Aug 17, 2011

Barisan Gold Announces Listing on TSX Venture Exchange

For Immediate Release, August 17, 2011 TSXV: BG

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- August 17, 2011 -- Barisan Gold Corporation (TSXV-BG), the company recently spun-out from East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSXV-EAS) by way of dividend-in-kind to eligible East Asia Minerals' shareholders of record on July 21, 2011, is pleased to announce that effective today, the common shares of the company will commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol BG. The shares of Barisan Gold will initially trade on an if and when issued basis. On or before August 24, 2011, East Asia Minerals will distribute the dividend shares to eligible shareholders, as well as cash proceeds, if any, to ineligible shareholders and the commencement of formal trading of Barisan Gold shares is expected to be on or about August 25, 2011 (or earlier if necessary arrangements can be made).

Barisan Gold is concurrently undertaking a one-for-one rights issue to eligible East Asia Minerals' shareholders of record on July 21, 2011 (now Barisan Gold shareholders). For each Barisan Gold share owned, shareholders will receive one Barisan Gold right, which if exercised, will allow shareholders to purchase one Barisan Gold unit (comprising one share and one half share purchase warrant), for CAD$0.55 per Barisan Gold unit. Each whole share purchase warrant may be exercised for CAD$2.00 to purchase one share of Barisan Gold at any time from September 26, 2011 (the "Commencement Date") to 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on the date that is 24 months following the Commencement Date. The Barisan Gold rights are expected to expire on or about September 16, 2011. Effective today, the Barisan rights will commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol BG.RT. The rights will trade on if and when issued basis commencing today and, on or before August 24, 2011, East Asia Minerals will distribute the rights to eligible shareholders, as well as cash proceeds, if any, to ineligible shareholders. Commencement of formal trading of Barisan Gold rights is expected to be on or about August 25, 2011 (or earlier if necessary arrangements can be made).

The rights issue is expected to raise approximately C$11.1 million and is fully backstopped by CEF Holdings Ltd., a company owned 50% by Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd. and 50% by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Proceeds from the rights issue will be used to advance exploration at Barisan Gold's Barisan gold-copper porphyry belt project as well as for general corporate purposes. Shareholders are recommended to consult the Barisan Gold prospectus filed on SEDAR on August 9, 2011 for details on the rights issue.

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, visit the Company's website at www.barisangold.com, or contact:
Nick Kohlmann, Corporate Communications Toronto T: +1 416 792 8734 E: kohlmann@barisangold.com

Mark Patchett, Investor Relations Vancouver T: +1 604 637 8154 E: patchett@barisangold.com

About Barisan Gold Corporation
Barisan Gold (BG-TSXV) is a Canadian-based minerals exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "BG". The Company is engaged in the exploration, acquisition and development of mineral properties in Indonesia. Barisan Gold currently owns and operates three gold and gold-copper properties in Indonesia's Aceh Province on the northern tip of Sumatra Island, namely the Barisan gold-copper porphyry belt, the Abong epithermal gold project and the Takengon gold-copper porphyry prospect. Barisan Gold currently has 20,353,093 shares outstanding.

Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this News Release, which are not historical in nature, constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of that phrase under applicable Canadian securities law. When used in this News Release, such statements use words such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "anticipate" and other similar terms. These statements reflect management's current assumptions and expectations regarding future results, performance or events as of the date hereof and by their nature are subject to certain underlying assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or events to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements. Forward looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties and should not be read as guarantees of future or performance results. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward looking statement.

Forward looking statements are based on assumptions, estimates, analysis and opinions of management made in light of its experience and its perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors that management believes to be relevant and reasonable in the circumstances at the date that such statements are made. The Company believes that the assumptions and expectations reflected in such forward looking statements are reasonable. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the Company's future exploration and development activities; timely receipt of third party or regulatory approvals; and the Company's ability to obtain financing as and when required and on reasonable terms. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list is not exhaustive of all factors and assumptions which may have been used and that these factors and assumptions may be incomplete or incorrect.

Forward looking statements are also subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking information. Those risks include the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits; the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with our expectations; commodity and currency price fluctuation; failure to obtain adequate financing; regulatory, permitting and licensing risks; and general market and mining exploration risks.
Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements to reflect events or changes in circumstances that occur after the date hereof. Forward-looking statements should not be construed as investment advice. Readers should perform a detailed, independent investigation and analysis of the Company and are encouraged to seek independent professional advice before making any investment decision.
 
 

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