Diane Garrett Joins TriStar Board of Directors

March 14, 2011

Options Granted

Houston, Texas - TriStar Gold Inc. is pleased to announce that Diane Garrett has joined the Board of Directors of TriStar. Ms. Garrett is President and CEO of Romarco Minerals Inc. Ms. Garrett holds a Masters Degree in Mineral Economics and a Ph.D. in Engineering. Ms. Garrett has more than 18 years of senior management experience and financial expertise in the field of natural resources. Ms. Garrett previously held the positions of Vice President Corporate Development with Dayton Mining Corporation and Beartooth Platinum Corporation. Prior thereto, Ms. Garrett held the position of Senior Mining Analyst and Portfolio Manager with U.S. Global Investors.

Mark Jones, President and CEO of TriStar stated, ”We are very excited to welcome Ms. Garrett to our board. Her vast experience and excellent qualifications will be of great assistance to us as we commence our extensive exploration program at Castelo de Sonhos in Brazil.”

TriStar has granted options to purchase 2,325,000 of its shares at the price of $0.81 per share to employees, officers and directors, subject to the terms of its current stock option plan. These options will expire March 15, 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 Castelo 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 Jones III
Chairman and CEO

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