Wesdome appoints Chief Operating Officer

TORONTO, July 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd (TSX: WDO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Philip Ng, P.Eng. as Chief Operating Officer effective immediately.

Donovan Pollitt, President, stated "We are very pleased to appoint Philip as Chief Operating Officer of Wesdome.  Mr. Ng brings over twenty years of technical, operational and management experience to Wesdome Gold Mines with substantial experience in narrow-vein mining.  Philip's experience will be of great value to us going forward."

Mr. Ng is a Professional Engineer in Ontario who has worked in the mining industry for over 20 years.  Mr. Ng worked previously as Chief Operating Officer for Queenston Mining Inc., a Canadian exploration and development company, as well as Senior Vice-President of Mining Operations for Claude Resources Inc., a Saskatchewan based narrow vein gold producer.

Mr. Ng also worked previously with major mining companies, including INCO as Chief Mining Engineer at the Coleman McCreedy East Mine in Sudbury, and was also employed by Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting as Rock Mechanic Specialist/Mine Planner and Mining Engineer.  Mr. Ng holds a B.Eng. and an M.Eng. in Mining Engineering from McGill University in Montreal.

ABOUT WESDOME

Wesdome is in its 26th year of continuous mining operations in Canada.  It currently has two producing gold mines in Wawa, Ontario and owns the Kiena Complex in Val d'Or, Québec.  The Company has 101.8 million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WDO".

This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances, management's estimates or opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE: Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.

For further information:

Donovan Pollitt, P.Eng., CFA
President & CEO
416-360-3743   ext 25

8 King St. East, Suite 1305
Toronto, ON, M5C 1B5
Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX
Phone: 416-360-3743, Fax: 416-360-7620
Email: invest@wesdome.com, Website: www.wesdome.com

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