New Opportunities Drive Lonestar West Expansion Into U.S. Market

SYLVAN LAKE, AB, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Lonestar West Inc. (TSXV: LSI) today announced its recent expansion into The United States.  The Company opened an office in late 2012 and now has several Hydrovac trucks operating in the State of California.

Management's decision was based on an opportunity to expand into the California market with the assistance of a highly experienced individual who had considerable involvement in managing Hydrovac operations for infrastructure projects. As such, Lonestar West has been solely focused on infrastructure projects in the state and is running near capacity.

"We are extremely pleased with the results of our California operations to date," said James Horvath, CEO of Lonestar. "This expansion fits our long term plan for continued growth and diversification of our operations while continuing to grow at a prudent level."

Lonestar expects its fleet to grow to approximately 50 trucks by early April with the delivery of 8 additional Hydrovac trucks.  Current utilization of the fleet continues to run near full capacity.

Business Description

Based in Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Lonestar West Inc. (www.lonestarwest.com) operates a fleet of 42 HVAC and vacuum trucks throughout Western Canada and recently expanded into California.  It is focused on profitably growing its HVAC services to become a major competitor in the North American market.

Lonestar's shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol LSI.

Certain information and statements contained herein constitute forward-looking information, including the anticipated costs associated with the purchase of capital equipment, expectations concerning the nature and timing of growth within the business operated by Lonestar, expectations respecting the competitive position of such business, expectations concerning the financing of future business activities and statements as to future economic and operating conditions.  Readers should review the cautionary statement respecting forward-looking information that appears in Lonestar's complete MD&A.

SOURCE: Lonestar West Inc.

For further information:

James Horvath, President and CEO   (403) 887-2074
Investor Relations, The Howard Group Inc.
Jeff Walker   (888) 221-0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com   (403) 221-0915