Wesdome Announces Appointment of Corporate Secretary

TORONTO, April 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO) ("Wesdome" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Laxton as Corporate Secretary.

Ms. Laxton has 20 years of corporate secretarial, corporate governance, and securities regulation experience with a focus on the mining sector in Canada, Europe, Russia and West Africa. She has served in several senior management and executive roles for companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, London - AIM and NYSE AMEX, most recently as Corporate Secretary with Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Laxton was Chief Governance Officer and Corporate Secretary with Northern Gold Mining Inc., Governance Manager and Company Secretary with European Goldfields Ltd., and Governance Manager and Corporate Secretary with High River Gold Mines Ltd. During her career, she has been involved in numerous transactions and financings, and has led the evaluation, design, implementation and monitoring of governance programs for several junior mining companies. Ms. Laxton began working as a professional law clerk in multi-national law firms including Torys LLP and Smith Lyons LLP. She obtained an honours diploma from the Law Clerk Program at Seneca College and completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) in 2000.

"We are very pleased to welcome Heather to Wesdome," said Charles Page, Chair of the Board. "Her extensive experience working with corporate boards in the mining industry and her proven expertise in the area of governance and compliance will greatly assist the Company as we manage our continued growth."


Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is in its 28th year of continuous gold mining operations in Canada.  The Company is currently producing gold at the Eagle River Complex located near Wawa, Ontario from the Eagle River and Mishi gold mines. Wesdome's goal is to expand current operations at both mines over the next four years through mill expansion and exploration. Wesdome has significant upside through ownership of its two other properties, the Kiena Mine Complex in Val d'Or, Quebec and the Moss Lake gold deposit located 100 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, Ontario.  These assets are being explored and evaluated to be developed in the appropriate gold price environment.  The Company has approximately 118 million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WDO".

SOURCE Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.

For further information: Lindsay Carpenter Dunlop, Vice President, Investor Relations, 416-360-3743 ext. 25, ldunlop@wesdome.com; or Rolly Uloth, CEO, 416-360-3743 ext. 29, ruloth@wesdome.com; 8 King St. East, Suite 811, Toronto, ON, M5C 1B5, Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX, Phone: 416-360-3743, Fax: 416-360-7620, Website: www.wesdome.com

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