DayStar Technologies Appoints Former Executive Director of The World Energy Congress and Senior Quebec Government Adviser to Its

DayStar Technologies Appoints Former Executive Director of The World Energy
Congress and Senior Quebec Government Adviser to Its Board of Directors

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Jan. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DayStar
Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:DSTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of
Stéphane Bertrand, a former Executive Director of the World Energy Congress
and Chief of Staff to the Premier and Cabinet of Québec.

In the private sector, Mr. Bertrand previously held the positions of Director,
and subsequently Vice-President, Communications, Public and Government Affairs
for Gaz Métro Limited Partnership. As part of his duties, he was a member of
the company's Board of Directors and also served as Chair of the Standing
Committee on Public Affairs of the Canadian Gas Association.

Since 2007, he has carried out various mandates within the energy sector,
specifically natural gas, wind power and small hydroelectric power plants. He
has also acted as consultant in negotiations for electric energy supply. In
2010-2011 he chaired the Energy Committee of the Plan Nord (Québec
Government's policy).

"Bertrand's extensive experience in the public and private sectors as well as
within the energy sector will add a unique perspective to help drive DayStar's
strategy moving forward," said Mark Roseborough, DayStar's President. "It is
with great pleasure that we welcome Mr. Bertrand to our Board of Directors."

As senior adviser and Chief of Staff for the Premier of Québec, Mr. Bertrand
coordinated the government's activities for more than four years and was
directly involved in formulating government policies.

He supervised a staff of 50 on the Executive Council, in addition to
coordinating the activities of the government's 25 Chiefs of Staff and Deputy
Ministers on a daily basis. Mr. Bertrand was also Director of Research and
Communications and subsequently Executive Director of the Québec Liberal

Mr. Bertrand holds a Master's Degree in Economics from Université de Montréal.

About DayStar Technologies, Inc:

DayStar Technologies, Inc. (DSTI) is a developer of solar photovoltaic
products based upon CIGS thin film deposition technology and is currently
embarked on a strategy of strategic partnerships to enter new markets within
the global renewal energy industry including ownership and construction of
solar and renewable power plants. For more information, visit the DayStar
website at

For further information contact, Peter Lacey, 778.484.5159,

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CONTACT: Peter Lacey, 778.484.5159,
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