Winstar Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer



    CALGARY, April 1 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Winstar Resources Ltd.
("Winstar" or "the Company") (TSX:WIX) is pleased to announce the appointment
of Mr. Bradley K Giblin, Chartered Accountant of Calgary Alberta, as Chief
Financial Officer of the Company effective April 1, 2009.
    Mr. Giblin graduated, 'with distinction' from the University of
Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce and earned his CA designation while
employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Calgary. Since joining the Company
in 2005 Mr. Giblin has been the Controller and subsequently the Vice President
of Finance of Winstar, where he has distinguished himself by significantly
contributing to the Company's regulatory reporting, financial reporting
requirements, and day-to-day finance operations and in the execution of equity
issues in 2005 and 2007.
    As Chief Finance Officer, Mr. Giblin will be responsible for the overall
financial affairs of the Company, and will report directly to the President
(and preceding interim CFO) David Monachello and Chief Executive Officer
Charles de Mestral.

    Winstar Resources Ltd. is a Calgary-based junior oil and gas Company,
which explores for, develops, produces and sells crude oil, natural gas
liquids and natural gas in Tunisia, Alberta, Hungary and Romania. Winstar's
common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WIX.




For further information:

For further information: Winstar Resources Ltd.: Mr. David Monachello,
President, (403) 513-4200, Email: dmonachello@winstar.ca; Or, Mr. Charles de
Mestral, Chief Executive Officer, Toll-free (Canada and USA): 1-800-875-1217,
or +41 22 949 10 40, (Note: Mr. de Mestral is based in Europe, in a time zone
eight hours ahead of Calgary time), Email: cdemestral@winstar-resources.ch

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