TriStar Changes Year End

January 17, 2012

HOUSTON, TX - TriStar Gold Inc. (the Company) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Company has determined to change the fiscal year end of TriStar from January 31 to December 31, effective December 31, 2011. In addition the presentation currency set out in the Company’s financial statements will be changed to US Dollars rather than Canadian Dollars.

About TriStar:
TriStar Gold is a well-financed gold exploration company focused on high-potential properties in Brazil. In addition to Castelo de Sonhos, TriStar holds exploration projects in the Tapajós 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

For further information, please contact:

TriStar Gold Inc.
Mark E. Jones, III
Chairman and CEO

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.