VANCOUVER, B.C. – April 10, 2015 — Desert Star Resources Ltd. (“Desert Star“)(TSX-V: DSR) and Providence Resources Corp. (“Providence“)(TSX-V: PV) (Desert Star and Providence together, the “Companies“) are pleased to announce that further to their news release of March 5, 2015, the Companies have received shareholder approval for the Companies’ amalgamation by plan of arrangement. All items at each of the Companies’ annual general and special meetings held on April 8, 2015 were approved. Further, on April 9, 2015, the Companies received approval of the BC Supreme Court by way of a Final Order for the plan of arrangement.

The amalgamated company (“Amalco”) will keep the name “Desert Star Resources Ltd.” and expects its common shares to commence trading on the TSXV under the symbol “DSR” on or about April 15, 2015.

Each Desert Star shareholder will receive one share in Amalco for every Desert Star share held and each Providence shareholder will receive 0.4 shares in Amalco and 0.4 share purchase warrants in Amalco (each whole Amalco warrant exercisable for 2 years at $0.25) for every Providence share held. For more information, refer to the Companies’ joint information circular that is posted on the SEDAR website under the profile of each company at

About Desert Star and Providence

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.

Providence Resources is a precious and base metal junior exploration company focused on creating shareholder value through acquisition and aggressive exploration in established, highly endowed mineral belts.

On behalf of the Board of

Vince Sorace, President and CEO

For further information please contact:

Desert Star Resources Ltd.: or visit our website at

Providence Resources Corp.: or visit our website at

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