SOURCE: Weststar Resources Corp.

Weststar Resources Corp.

January 14, 2010 00:01 ET

Weststar Acquires Property Adjoining Imperial Metals Corp. Red Chris, BC Property

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - Weststar Resources Corp. (TSX-V: WER) (FRANKFURT: HN3) (the "Company") is pleased to announce it has purchased a 100 percent interest in 27 strategic claims in the Red Chris area of northwestern British Columbia. The claims are within 10 km of the Red Chris copper-gold property owned by Imperial Metals Corp.

In a recent announcement (see NR Dec 20, 2009 for Imperial Metals Corp.) results of drilling assays from Imperial metals Deep East zone at Red Chris included the following:

"Drill hole RC09-350 previously reported the highest grade intercepted at Red Chris to date (Stockwatch news, Nov. 9, 2009: RC09-350 returned 152.5 metres grading 4.12 per cent copper and 8.83 grams per tonne gold starting at a depth of 540 metres). The higher-grade material extends to 962.5 metres and averages 2 per cent copper and 3.8 grams per tonne gold over 432.5 metres. With all intervals assayed, drill hole RC09-349 intercepted 625.3 metres of 0.82 per cent copper and 0.93 gram per tonne gold starting at a depth of 390 metres."

The 27 claims acquired by Weststar cover an area of approximately 26,544.48 acres located to the northwest of the Red Chris property. Terms of the agreement include a cash payment of $10,000 and the issuance of 1,000,000 shares of Weststar upon TSX Venture Exchange approval. A finder's fee is payable on this transaction. The acquisition is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Company is planning an exploration program to follow up on numerous historic copper showings located on the northwest portion of the newly acquired claims.

The Company is also in preliminary discussions to acquire additional claims in the area, which if successfully concluded, will be announced in a timely manner.

On Behalf of the Board

Mitchell Adam, President
Weststar Resources Corp.

"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." WARNING: The Company relies on litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements. Actual results could differ materially from those described in the news release as a result of numerous factors, some of which are outside the control of the Company.

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