Eastplats Receives Petition Seeking Leave to Commence a Derivative Action

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 31, 2020) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) ("Eastplats" or the "Company") announces that it has received a petition filed with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, by Xiaoling Ren, a shareholder of the Company, seeking leave from the court to commence a derivative action on behalf of the Company against certain of its current and former directors. Ms. Ren is represented by the same law firm who filed a similar petition in November 2018 (See News Release of November 9, 2018) that was dismissed by the Supreme Court of British Columbia (see News Release of August 29, 2019) in a decision affirmed by the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (see News Release of November 17, 2020).

The Company will seek advice and make a recommendation on the appropriate action.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDRowland Wallenius, Corporate Secretary and Chief Financial OfficerRwallenius@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

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This press release contains "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" (collectively referred to herein as "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "will", "plan", "intends", "may", "will", "could", "expects", "anticipates" and similar expressions.

In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements pertaining to: the timing and actions of the Company. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, commodity prices, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

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By Matt Earle

Matthew Earle is the Founder of MiningFeeds. In 2005, Matt founded MiningNerds.com to provide data and information to the mining investment community. This site was merged with Highgrade Review to form MiningFeeds. Matt has a B.Sc. degree with a minor in geology from the University of Toronto.

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