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Press release from CNW Group

Sterling Resources Reaches Agreement with the Government of Romania

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sterling Resources Reaches Agreement with the Government of Romania15:03 EDT Thursday, October 27, 2011CALGARY, Oct. 27, 2011 /CNW/ - Sterling Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: SLG) ("Sterling" or the "Company") is pleased to announce, in response to statements made today by the Ministry of the Economy, Trade and Business Environment (MECMA) in Bucharest Romania, that the Company has reached agreement with the Government of Romania on a package of issues that will resolve the notice of dispute filed on June 20th, 2011. At a meeting with Minister Ariton of MECMA and the President of the Ministry of Natural Resources (ANRM) agreement was reached to grant assignments to Sterling's designated partners, PetroVentures International Ltd. (20%) and Gas Plus (15%). In addition, the Government will confirm that all of Sterling's offshore licenses will now initially run to May 2014 with two further extension periods, each of three years in duration. The Company and NAMR now expect to finalize the administration of this resolution within 10 days."While we must still receive the final documentation on the agreements reached, we can confirm that meetings held today in Bucharest herald a new era in our future plans in Romania. The recent amendment to the Construction Permit Law, the granting of assignments and a resolution on our license periods will enable Sterling to resume work activities and investments in the Romanian Black Sea," stated Mike Azancot, Sterling's President and CEO.Sterling Resources Ltd. is a Canadian-listed international oil and gas company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta with assets in the United Kingdom, Romania, France and the Netherlands.  The shares are listed and posted for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "SLG".Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.Filer Profile No. 00002072Forward-Looking StatementsAll 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. In addition, statements relating to reserves or resources are deemed to be forward-looking statements as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions that the reserves and resources described can be profitably produced in the future.These forward-looking statements involve numerous 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.  In addition, these statements involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other-forward looking statements will prove inaccurate, 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.  Readers should also carefully consider the matters discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form.Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are based will occur.  Sterling's actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.  These statements speak only as of the date of the press release. Sterling does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.For further information: visit www.sterling-resources.com or contact: Mike Azancot, President and Chief Executive Officer, Phone: 44-1330-826764, Mobile: 44-7740-432883, mike.azancot@sterling-resources.com David Blewden, Chief Financial Officer, Phone: 44-1330-826766, Mobile: 44-7771-740804, david.blewden@sterling-resources.com George Kesteven, Manager, Corporate and Investor Relations, Phone: (403) 215-9265, Mobile: (403) 519-3912, george.kesteven@sterling-resources.com