DayStar Technologies Announces Reverse Stock Split

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Stock Will Begin Trading On A Split Adjusted Basis On May 12, 2010

DayStar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSTI), a developer of solar photovoltaic products based on CIGS thin-film deposition technology, announced information today regarding its reverse stock split.

The Company previously announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 1-for-9 reverse split of its common stock, pursuant to previously obtained stockholder authorization at its 2009 Annual Meeting held on April 23, 2010. The reverse stock split will be effective at 6:00 pm, Eastern Time, on May 11, 2010. DayStar's common stock will begin trading on NASDAQ on a split adjusted basis when the market opens on May 12, 2010, under the temporary trading symbol "DSTID." The trading symbol will revert to "DSTI" after approximately 20 trading days.

The reverse split will reduce the number of shares of the Company's common stock outstanding from approximately 36 million shares to approximately 4 million shares. Proportional adjustments will be made to DayStar's outstanding stock options and other equity incentive awards, and its equity compensation plans. The Company’s authorized shares will remain unchanged

Information For Stockholders

Upon execution of the reverse split, DayStar shareholders will receive one new share of DayStar common stock for every nine shares held. Record holders of DayStar common stock will receive a letter of transmittal shortly after the effective date with instructions for the exchange of stock certificates. Stockholders with shares in brokerage accounts will be contacted by their brokers with instructions. Computershare will act as the exchange agent, and can be contacted at (800) 546-5141 (domestic holders) or 1-781-575-2765 (international holders).

DayStar will not issue fractional shares as a result of the reverse stock split. Any fractional shares will be rounded up to the next whole number.

For more information on DayStar's reverse stock split, please refer to the proxy materials previously sent out or additional information in the Investor Events section of the Company's website at

About DayStar Technologies, Inc.

DayStar Technologies, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of solar photovoltaic products based upon CIGS thin film deposition technology. For more information, visit the DayStar website at

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements in this release regarding DayStar's business that are not historical facts may be considered "forward-looking statements." The forward-looking statements in this news release are based on information available at the time the statements are made and/or management's belief as of that time with respect to future events and involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes to be materially different. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current preliminary expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause DayStar's results to differ materially and adversely from the statements contained herein. Some of the potential risks and uncertainties are detailed in DayStar's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. DayStar undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date they are made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

DayStar Technologies, Inc.

A. Renée Sutton, Esq.
General Counsel


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