Vancouver, B.C. May 6, 2015: (TSXV: DSR) (“Desert Star” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gord Neal as Vice President of Capital Markets and Business Development.

Mr. Neal will assist the company in developing and executing on its capital markets strategy in preparation for the company’s upcoming drill program and long term planning. He will also assist the company in its marketing efforts, corporate communications, corporate finance and business development strategies.

Mr. Neal has more than 30 years experience in governance, corporate finance and investor relations. He founded Neal McInerney Investor Relations in 1991. Through marketing more than $4 billion in debt and equity financings, the company grew to be the second largest full service Investor Relations firm in Canada with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Los Angeles. Clients included; BCE, Nortel, Bell Canada International, Bell Mobility, Intrawest, Canaccord Capital, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and TVX Gold. Mr. Neal was VP Corporate Development at MAG Silver Corp. and was an advisor on corporate finance and investor relations to West Timmins Mining. He has raised more than $400 million for resources companies since 2004. Mr. Neal graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry. 1977. He has also served as a member of the Dalhousie University Senate and Board of Governors.