Eastmain Reports 4.9 g/t Au over 45 metres from Eleonore South JV

Eastmain Resources Inc.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 2, 2017) - Eastmain Resources Inc. ("Eastmain" or the "Company") (TSX:ER) is pleased to announce the receipt of assays from the first 9 drill holes from the 14-hole, Phase 2 drilling program at the Éléonore South Joint Venture ("ESJV") property. The 14-hole program consisted of 2,733 m of drilling and was completed in early April (see FIGURES 1 and 2 and Table 1, below). Assays are pending on the remaining 5 holes. The results of the Phase 1 program (see PR dated November 21, 2016) and the results of the Phase 2 program will be used to plan follow-up exploration on the JV property in the second half of 2017.