VANCOUVER, B.C. – August 19, 2014 – Desert Star Resources Ltd. (“Desert Star” or the “Company”) announces that it has negotiated an extension with an arms’ length lender of a loan of $500,000 that matured last week. The loan (see August 7, 2012 news release) of $500,000 bore interest at 10% per annum and was due and payable on maturity. The lender has agreed to defer the maturity date of the loan and accrued interest (aggregate $600,000) for one year. $350,000 of the principal and accrued interest is being extended on the same terms, while $250,000 of the balance owing by the Company will be rolled into convertible notes of Desert Star on the same terms as the convertible note private placement announced by Desert Star on August 18, 2014.

The convertible note private placement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Desert Star Resources

Desert Star is a Vancouver-based mineral exploration company focused on the identification, acquisition and development of copper and gold projects located in top-tier mineral belts in the southwestern United States that contain significant historical production, existing mining infrastructure and an established mining culture.

Vince Sorace
President and CEO, Desert Star Resources

For further information regarding Desert Star, please email info@desertstar.ca or visit our website at www.desertstar.ca.

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