SOURCE: Circle Star Energy Corp.

Circle Star Energy Corp.

March 12, 2012 09:00 ET

Circle Star Energy Announces Contract to Lease 64,000 Acres of Mississippi Lime Oil & Gas Prospect Lands in Northwest Kansas

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 12, 2012) - Circle Star Energy Corp. (OTCBB: CRCL) (the "Company"), a performance-driven company with interests in a number of high-impact, large scale oil and gas plays in the mid-continent region, is pleased to announce a lease agreement to lease approximately 64,000 acres of lands prospective for oil development in Northwest Kansas.

The leasehold encompasses lands in both Trego and Gove counties in Kansas and is structured to deliver effective Net Revenue Interests ("NRI") of approximately 81% to the Company. The area is located within a segment of the oil-rich Mississippian Limestone formation known as the "Mississippian Extension." The transaction is for both Company common stock and cash valued at approximately $110 per acre.

This latest announcement joins with the previously announced contract of an outright land purchase of approximately 7,500 acres prospective for the "Original Mississippian" formation in Southern Kansas. Upon closing of both announced transactions, the Company will have a combined Kansas land position of approximately 71,500 acres in this exciting area.

Circle Star plans to exploit the shallow 4500' Kansas City-Lansing sub-formation at an estimated cost to drill and complete of approximately $500K per well. Additionally the Company will look to Joint Venture or farm-out the deeper Mississippian Limestone.

Company CEO Jeff Johnson comments, "Our ongoing efforts in pursuit of a significant land position in Kansas continue to move forward with today's announcement. This emerging new play provides extraordinary upside potential for Circle Star shareholders as has been made clear in recent months through the participation and success of other players in the region."

The agreement contains customary representation and warranties, covenants and indemnification provisions and conditions. The transaction is anticipated to close by the end of April, 2012. Further details regarding the Company, its appointments, finances and agreements are filed as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database. For more information visit: www.circlestarenergy.com.

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