Sterling announces voting agreement with Sprott Asset Management



    CALGARY, March 18 /CNW/ - Sterling Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SLG)

    Sterling Resources Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a
voting agreement with Sprott Asset Management Inc. (Sprott) pursuant to which
Sprott has agreed to vote any Sterling common shares that are held by any of
its investment funds or other managed accounts and representing in excess of
20 percent of Sterling's issued and outstanding common shares at any time in
accordance with the recommendation of Sterling's board of directors. The
agreement has a one-year term and will be renewable for successive one-year
terms, unless earlier terminated in certain circumstances.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that involve
substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are
beyond Sterling's control, including: the impact of general economic
conditions in the areas in which Sterling operates, civil unrest, industry
conditions, changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of new
environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and
enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified
personnel or management, fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or
interest rates, stock market volatility and obtaining required approvals of
regulatory authorities. In addition there are risks and uncertainties
associated with oil and gas operations, therefore Sterling's actual results,
performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or
implied by, these forward-looking statements. All statements included in this
press release that address activities, events or developments that Sterling
expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are
forward-looking statements. These statements include future production rates,
completion and production timetables and costs to complete wells, and
production facilities. These statements are based on assumptions made by
Sterling based on its experience perception of historical trends, current
conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are
appropriate in the circumstances.

    Sterling Resources Ltd. is an international oil and gas company
headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: visit www.sterling-resources.com or contact
either: Stewart G. Gibson, Chief Executive Officer, Phone: 44-133082-6717,
Mobile: 44-7768-042219, stewart@sterling-resources.co.uk or Ian Hornby-Smith,
Chief Financial Officer, Phone: (403) 215-9264, Fax: (403) 215-9279,
ian@sterling-resources.com


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