VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – July 3, 2018 Eastern Zinc Corp. (TSX-V:EZNC.H)(the “Company”) is pleased to announce that effective June 26, 2018, it has appointed Mr. Stephen Stine to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Stine is a mining executive with 39 years’ experience in public/private company formation, acquisitions, turnarounds, debt and equity financings and mine operations around the world. Mr. Stine is a co-founder and former director of Alamos Gold where he served as COO in charge of exploration and production. Mr. Stine previously worked for Southern Peru Copper in Peru and speaks Spanish. Most recently, Mr. Stine acted as Director and COO of Etruscan Resources where he was responsible for turning around the Youga Gold Mine in Burkina Faso, West Africa. During that time, the mine doubled production and the cost of production was reduced by 50%.

On behalf of:

EASTERN ZINC CORP.

Joel Dumaresq

Director and CFO

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