SOURCE: Weststar Resources Corp.

WestStar Resources Corp.

August 17, 2009 09:00 ET

WestStar Acquires Lithium Projects

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - WestStar Resources Corp. (TSX-V: WER) (FRANKFURT: HN3) (the "Company") is pleased to that it has acquired two lithium brine projects, located within west-central Alberta. The Silver Creek Property is located about 30 km south to southeast of Fox Creek, Alberta, and encompasses approximately 22,500 acres; while the Simonette Property is located about 60 km due west of Fox Creek, and encompasses about 45,500 acres. Both projects encompass known occurrences of Lithium within formation waters. Neither property has been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.

Within the region, oil and gas pools and related formation water brines, occur within the Devonian aged Woodbend (Leduc) and Beaverhill Lake groups. At these locations, the carbonate reef complexes occur at depths of 2600 to 3500 m below surface. At the Silver Creek Property, historic samples of formation water collected from the Leduc Formation, returned 130 mg/l Lithium. At the Simonette Property, historic samples of formation water collected from the Leduc Formation, returned 140 mg/l Lithium.

The company will initiate the review of all historic oil and gas well, and geologic data from the property(s), including 130,000 analyses of formation waters searched by the Alberta Research Council for the province; in preparation for the sampling and analysis of formation waters. Following collection of the appropriate data, the company intends to seek completion of an up to date NI 43-101 report on the projects.

The Silver Creek and Simonette Properties have been acquired from arms length Vendors. Acquisition costs are a total of $25,000 and 1,000,000 shares payable on Exchange approval. The property is subject to a 2% NSR, of which one half (1%) may be purchased back for $2,000,000.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43-101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Jody Dahrouge, PGeol, of Dahrouge Geological, a qualified person.

On Behalf of the Board,

Mitchell Adam, President
WestStar Resources Corp.

About the Company: WestStar Resources Corp. (TSX-V: WER) is a mineral exploration company focused on discovering and advancing mineral properties by utilizing modern geological science to evaluate historical known discoveries. WestStar offers the potential for rapid corporate growth and asset appreciation. WestStar's portfolio is currently focused in Canada. For further info on the Company please visit or email Telephone: 604-669-9330.

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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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