VANCOUVER, B.C. – February 23, 2017 – Desert Star Resources Ltd. (“Desert Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that today it has closed its non-brokered private placement of convertible securities of the Company (the “Private Placement”) for gross proceeds of $150,000. The Private Placement was previously announced on February 16, 2017. The convertible notes bear interest at the rate of 10% per year and have a maturity date of February 23, 2018. The lenders may convert at any time, all or a portion of the principal into units of the Company at a price of $0.11 per unit (each a “Unit”). Each underlying Unit consists of one common share of the Company and one transferable common share purchase warrant (“Warrants”). Each underlying Warrant is exercisable into one common share in the capital of the Company (“Warrant Share”) for a period of 18 months from the date of issuance, at an exercise price of $0.20 per Warrant Share. The convertible notes are subject to a four month hold period. No insiders participated in this portion of the Private Placement.

On behalf of the Board of
DESERT STAR RESOURCES LTD.

“Vince Sorace”
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Vince Sorace
President and CEO, Desert Star Resources Ltd.

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

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