Eastmain and ESJV Partners begin 8,000 Metre Drilling Program at Eleonore South, James Bay Region, Quebec

Eastmain Resources Inc.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 9, 2017) - Eastmain Resources Inc. ("Eastmain" or the "Company") (TSX:ER)(OTCQX:EANRF) is pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the 8,000 m, two-phase, diamond drilling program has begun at the Éléonore South JV Property. The drilling is part of a comprehensive $3.9 million program, following up on the 2016/2017 drill program (see press release dated July 20, 2017) and guided by additional surface geological and geophysical exploration underway on the Property. The Property is adjacent to Goldcorp's Éléonore Gold Mine property in James Bay, Québec (FIGURES 1-2).