Carlos Vilhena Joins TriStar Board Of Directors

July 6, 2011

Options Granted

Houston, Texas…TriStar Gold Inc. is pleased to announce that Carlos Vilhena has joined the Board of Directors of TriStar. Carlos Vilhena is a partner at the law firm of Pinheiro Neto Advogados, in Brasilia, Brazil, where he coordinates the firm's mining law and government relations practices.

In recent years he has given legal advice for a large number of clients, including major and junior mining companies, in all areas related to the mining sector, including policy, regulatory, M&A, land, community relations, infrastructure, indigenous populations, processing, sales, tax, environment, power, contracts, corporate, financing and litigation.

For many years he has been appointed as one of the top practitioners in Brazil for mining legal expertise by The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers published by Who's Who Legal, as well as the leading mining law practitioner in Brazil by the Latin Lawyer. In 2011, Chambers Global recognized Mr. Vilhena as the one of the most reputed mining lawyers in Brazil.

Mr. Vilhena acts as the International Affairs Officer of the Brazilian Mining Association - Ibram. He also acts as Secretary of the Mining Committee of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association.

Mr. Vilhena holds an LLM degree in Natural Resources Law from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland and an LLB in Law from the University of Brasilia Law School.

Mark Jones, President and CEO of TriStar stated, ‘We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Vilhena to our board. His vast experience and well established reputation and relationships in Brazil will assist TriStar in advancing our Castelo de Sonhos gold project in Brazil.”

TriStar has granted options to purchase 300,000 shares of the company at the price of $0.69 per share to Mr. Vilhena. The options will expire July 6, 2016.

About TriStar:

TriStar Gold is a well-financed gold exploration company focused on high-potential properties in Brazil. TriStar holds an option to acquire the Castelho de Sonhos Gold Exploration Project in Para State and exploration projects in the Tapajos district known as the Bom Jardim and the Andorinhas Property. The Company’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol TSG-V. Further information is available at

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TriStar Gold Inc.

Mark E. Jones III
Chairman and CEO

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