SOURCE: Circle Star Energy Corp.

Circle Star Energy Corp.

April 19, 2012 09:00 ET

Circle Star Energy Contracts for 111,000 Acres Located in North West Kansas

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2012) - Circle Star Energy Corp. (OTCBB: CRCL) (the "Company" or "Circle Star"), a rapidly emerging development and production company with interests in several notable oil and gas plays in Texas and Kansas, is pleased to announce plans to increase its leasehold position in Northwest Kansas. The accumulation of several transactions totaling approximately 111,000 net acres to the Company are in addition to the previously announced 64,000 acre leasehold in Gove and Trego counties, positioning the Company's total contracted Northwest Kansas acreage position at approximately 175,000 net acres.

The 111,000 acres are located in Decatur, Graham, Logan, Norton, Rawlins, Sheridan, and Thomas counties, Kansas. The leasehold interests include 100% working interest and an average net revenue interest of approximately 80%. The Company will receive, as part of these new acquisitions, approximately 40 square miles of 3D seismic and 100% operated working interest in an oil well producing from the Kansas City-Lansing formation, which sits above the Kansas Mississippian.

Circle Star CEO Jeff Johnson comments, "The contracting of over 175,000 net acres in Northwest Kansas is an important step towards fulfilling the Company's goal of leasing a meaningful acreage position in Northwest Kansas. With this announcement, Circle Star Energy is better positioned to begin the process of focusing on increasing Company revenues via oil production through the drill bit and exploring potential Joint Venture opportunities." Johnson continues, "Although there is much work to be done, this is an important step in realizing Circle Star's long term goals of maximizing shareholder value."

The agreements contain customary representation and warranties, covenants and indemnification provisions and conditions. The transactions are anticipated to close within 60-75 days. Consideration to be paid will comprise of cash and Company common stock. 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:

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