Scottsdale, Arizona–(Newsfile Corp. – February 9, 2021) – TriStar Gold Inc. (TSXV: TSG) (OTCQX: TSGZF) (the Company or TriStar) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Isto to the Board of Directors as an independent director. Dr. Quinton Hennigh will be standing down from the Board of Directors but will continue to support the Company as a member of the technical advisory committee.

“First, I would like to thank Quinton for the years he has given this company, and it’s important to point out that we will continue to benefit from his expertise and experience through his role as a member of the technical advisory committee,” says Nick Appleyard, TriStar’s President and CEO. “Mark’s addition to the Board shows that the Company is advancing, his experience in developing and operating large-scale open pit gold mines will be invaluable.”

Mr. Isto has also been awarded 300,000 incentive stock options, granted for a 5-year period starting on February 8, 2021, each option allows the holder to purchase one common share of TriStar at an exercise price of $0.25 and vest immediately.

Mr. Isto has 38 years of experience in mining engineering, mine management, and project development on a regional and global basis. Mr. Isto is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Royal Gold Corporation.

Previously he served as Vice President, Operations for First Nickel Inc. and Senior Vice President in the Projects Group at Kinross Gold Corp. He served as Mine General Manager of Golden Sunlight Mines, Inc. (Placer Dome America) and previously held numerous other management positions in Placer Dome’s global operations, including Chief Engineer, Mine Superintendent, Project Director and Senior Advisor over a nearly 25-year career with Placer Dome.

Mr. Isto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada – Reno.

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