Western Wind Arranges $3.1 Million Private Placement

Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: "WND"
OTCQX Symbol: "WNDEF"
Issued and Outstanding: 60,702,947

VANCOUVER, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Western Wind Energy Corp. -- (Toronto Venture Exchange -- "WND") (OTCQX -- "WNDEF"), is pleased to announce that it has arranged a $3.1 million non-brokered private placement of 1.55 million units at $2.00 Cdn. per unit.  Each unit consists of one (1) common share and one-half (1/2) of a share purchase warrant.  Each full warrant can be exercised at $2.00 for the purchase of an additional common share, for a period of two (2) years.

Western Wind has executed a finder's fee arrangement with PI Financial Corp. ("PI") whereby PI introduced investors to Western Wind.  PI shall be paid 7% cash and 7% share purchase warrants entitling PI to purchase one additional common share at $2 per share, for a period of two (2) years.

The use of proceeds will be for the Yabucoa Project, Puerto Rico, future acquisitions and working capital.

About Western Wind Energy Corp.

Western Wind Energy Corp. (OTCQX: WNDEF) (TSXV: WND ) trades in the United States on the OTCQX under the symbol "WNDEF" and on the Toronto Venture Exchange under "WND". Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable energy production company that currently owns 165 MW of rated solar and wind capacity in production in the States of California and Arizona. Western Wind further owns substantial additional development assets for both solar and wind energy in California, Arizona, Ontario, Canada; and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Western Wind is in the business of owning and operating wind and solar energy generating facilities. Management of Western Wind includes individuals involved in the operations and ownership of utility scale wind energy facilities in California since 1981.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"SIGNED"

Jeffrey J. Ciachurski
President & Chief Executive Officer

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.

Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" under applicable securities laws, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "projects", "plans", "will", "believes", "seeks", "estimates", "should", "may", "could", and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and actual events or results may differ materially. There are many factors that could cause such actual events or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by such statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the state of the Company's business activities and various factors discussed in the Company's annual report and annual information contained in the Company's 20F Annual Report filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and securities regulators in Canada. Forward -looking statements are based on current expectations and the Company assumes no obligation to update such information to reflect later events or developments, except as required by law.

SOURCE Western Wind Energy

For further information:

Investor Relations Contact: 
Lawrence Casse

Email: alphaedgeinc@gmail.com
Telephone: (416) 992-7227

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