Clifton Star Resources Inc.

Clifton Star Resources Inc.

March 16, 2009 09:15 ET

Clifton Star Resources' Donchester Property Intersects 169.0m of 2.12 g/t Au in North Zone

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - Clifton Star Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CFO)(FRANKFURT:C3T) is releasing assay results from drilling completed in December to mid February along the Porcupine Destor Fault in Duparquet and Destor townships of Quebec. The Company has been exploring and developing the resource on five former gold producers, the Beattie, Donchester, Dumico, Central Duparquet and the Duquesne. Three major zones have been identified -the North, South and the RW zones on the Duparquet properties. Included within the zones are a multiplicity of vein systems.

The North zone has been drilled continuously for a distance of 2350 meters and a depth of 600 meters.

The South zone has been drilled continuously for a distance of 2300 meters and a depth of 400 meters.

The RW zone has been drilled continuously for a distance of 950 meters and a depth of approximately 450 meters.

All holes have been drilled with approximately 50 meter drill spacing and all zones are open at either end and at depth.

The Duquesne, company owned and in nearby Destor township has three vein systems and has been drilled continuously for a distance of some 1400m and to a depth of about 600 meters. It is open at either end and at depth.

Table 1: Beattie property drill results.

Gold Value
Drill Hole Zone Location From To Length g/t

B08-03 South 840mE 252.0m 257.0m 5.0m 2.68
of hole)
B08-84 South 350mE 70.0m 77.0m 7.0m 4.46
And 218.0m 219.0m 1.0m 4.52
B08-92 North 1330mE 158.0m 173.0m 15.0m 1.42
B09-01 South 1420mE 95.0m 98.0m 3.0m 1.85
B09-02 North 1375mE 103.3m 106.2m 3.0m 1.84
And 226.7m 245.0m 18.3m 1.91
B09-03 North 1390mE 34.0m 38.0m 4.0m 3.65
And 243.3m 259.1m 15.7m 2.10
B09-05 North 1390mE 490.8m 495.7m 4.9m 3.04
Drilled underneath and located 50m behind on the same grid line
Within this section 2.0m 5.75
B09-06 South 1330mE 20.0m 23.0m 3.0m 4.60
And 66.0m 69.2m 3.2m 6.00
B09-10 South 110mE 30.0m 40.5m 10.5m 4.30
B09-11 RW 825mE 232.1m 235.2m 3.1m 2.23
And 415.8m 431.8m 16.0m 1.57
B09-12 RW 775mE 231.0m 236.0m 5.0m 1.98
And 393.0m 399.0m 6.0m 2.98
B09-13 RW 875mE 16.0m 21.5m 5.5m 1.53
B09-16 South 1320mE 319.0m 321.0m 2.0m 1.58
And 332.0m 339.0m 7.0m 2.62
Within 333.0m 330.0m 5.0m 3.42
B09-18 South 1375mE 411.0m 417.0m 6.0m 2.00
And 427.5m 428.7m 1.0m 4.90

Table 2: Donchester drill results.

Gold Value
Drill Hole Zone Location From To Length g/t

D08-19 North 1940mE 200.3m 316.0m 115.7m 1.00
D09-01 Lost hole at 48m
D09-01B North 1835E 156.0m 325.0m 169.0m 2.12
Within 318.0m 324.0m 6.0m 5.10
And 596.0m 615.0m 19.0m 1.89
D09-03 North 2350E 287.6m 292.3m 4.7m 4.19
D09-04 North 2350E 107.0m 110.0m 3.0m 3.01
Drilled 50m above and in front of D09-03 on the same grid line

True widths are estimated to be approximately 80% of intercepts.

All samples are sent to Technilab of St. Germaine, Quebec and are being processed by fire assay with gravimetric finish.

The Company is pleased to announce that it has reached a verbal agreement with the vendors of the Beattie et al to postpone the next payment from July 1, 2009 to Dec. 1, 2009 with the final payment due on Dec.1, 2010. Amendments to the contract are currently underway. Moreover, depending on financial conditions they have expressed a willingness to postpone the payments to a later date.

As previously announced, the Company is awaiting the NI-43-101 resource update and tailings evaluation from Scott Wilson Roscoe-Postle and Genivar. It is now expected to receive the first drafts in April. Upon receipt of the approved report, the Company expects to extend a contract for a scoping study in early fall leading to a pre-feasibility study by spring of 2010.

Bay Street Connect of Toronto has been engaged to act as the Company's Investor Relations firm. It has been awarded a stock option of 200,000 shares at a price of $2.60 with the amount fully vested in one year. It also will receive a payment of $5,000 per month.

The Company currently has over seven million dollars in treasury but with five drills operating and major studies ahead, it is in discussions with a number of institutions to ensure that an adequate amount of funds are available for the programs this year and next.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI 43-101 and reviewed by Fred Archibald, P Geo., OGQ Vice-President of Exploration who is deemed to be a Qualified Person.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements which address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results my differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

On behalf of the Board,

Harry Miller, President

The TSX Venture neither approves nor disapproves the contents of this news release.

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