Alberta Star Completes Sale Of Oil And Gas Assets For $1.875 Million

April 24th, 2013

Alberta Star Development Corp. (TSXV: ASX; OTC BB: ASXSF) has completed the previously announced sale of its heavy oil assets in Alberta and Saskatchewan to Petrocapita Oil and Gas L.P. (“Petrocapita”) of Calgary, Alberta for total net cash consideration of $1,900,513 after taking into account initial industry standard adjustments to the agreed purchase price of $1,875,000. The effective date of this transaction is March 1, 2013, with final adjustments to be calculated 90 days following closing.

As part of the transaction, Alberta Star terminated a sub-participation agreement it had entered into with Arctic Hunter Energy Inc. (“Arctic Hunter”) in respect of certain of the heavy oil assets which were sold to Petrocapita. Alberta Star paid Arctic Hunter cash consideration of $72,000 for the termination. In accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, Alberta Star and Arctic Hunter are considered Non-Arm’s Length Party’s by virtue of having certain common directors and officers.

As a result of this transaction, Alberta Star has increased its cash position by in excess of $1.8 Million and has reduced its liabilities by $608,918 as a result of the elimination of the decommissioning liability that was associated with these heavy oil assets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Stuart Rogers
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Star Development Corp.
Tel: (604) 689-1749
srogers@alberta-star.com

or

Robert Hall, Corporate Development, Director
Alberta Star Development Corp.
Tel: (604) 488-0860
rthall@shaw.ca

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