International Explorer’s Passion, Ability and Concern for Community Win Accolades from All Sides

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Monday, January 27, 2021 — East Africa Metals Inc. (TSX-V: EAM – “East Africa” or the “Company”) president and CEO Andrew Lee Smith is a professional geologist with 30 years of experience exploring, developing, and operating African and North American base and precious metals mining projects.

He holds an Honours BSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo and is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Smith received the Mining Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1994 from the Quebec Prospectors Association for his role in the development of the Beaufor and Sleeping Giant mines. He was named Outstanding Alumnus of 2009 by the Science Faculty of the University of Waterloo for his contributions to international mineral exploration.