Western Canadian Coal issues update on C$40 million financing



    TSX: WTN, WTN.DB and AIM: WTN

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - Western Canadian Coal Corp (TSX: WTN and
WTN.DB and AIM: WTN) ("Western" or "Company") is pleased to announce by way of
update to its news release on November 22, 2007, that the Company is in the
process of closing the C$40 million private placement of Convertible
Debentures ("Debentures").
    A further announcement on completion of the Debentures will be released
by the Company on or before December 3, 2007.

    About Western Canadian Coal

    Western Canadian Coal Corp. produces 3.4 million tonnes of high quality
metallurgical coal from two mines located in the northeast of British
Columbia. The company also has interests in various coal properties in
northern and southern British Columbia and a 50% interest in the Belcourt
Saxon Limited Partnership, which was formed to explore and develop the
Belcourt and Saxon group of properties in northern BC. Currently, these
properties provide the company with an estimated 25 years of coal reserves.

    Cautionary Statements

    The information in this news release contains certain forward-looking
statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties,
which are beyond Western's control, including the price of coal, risks
relating to the exploration and development of coal deposits, and other risk
factors outlined in Western's Annual Information Form available on SEDAR at
www.sedar.com. Western's actual results and performance could differ
materially from those expressed in, or implied by, such forward-looking
statements and, accordingly, no assurance can be given that any of the events
anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur or, if
any of them do, what benefits Western will derive from them. This press
release is neither an offer to purchase securities nor a solicitation of an
offer to sell securities.





For further information:

For further information: David Jan, Manager, Investor Relations &
Corporate Development, (604) 608-2692, djan@westerncoal.com

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