Toronto Stock Exchange (Venture) Symbol: "WND"
OTCQX Symbol: "WNDEF"
Issued and Outstanding: 60,702,947
VANCOUVER, Jan. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Western Wind Energy Corp. (the
"Company") is pleased to announce that, further to its news release
dated January 11, 2012, it has closed a non-brokered private placement
of 1,550,000 Units at a price of $2.00 per Unit for gross proceeds of
$3,100,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share of the Company
and one half of one share purchase warrant. One whole warrant entitles
the holder to purchase one additional share of the Company at a price
of $2.00 per share until January 20, 2014. The securities are subject
to a hold period which expires on May 21, 2012.
In connection with the offering, the Company paid PI Financial Corp.
("PI") a finder's fee of $217,000 in cash and issued to PI 108,500
share purchase warrants (the "Finder's Warrants"). Each Finder's
Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share of the Company
(the "Finder's Warrant Share") at a price of $2.00 per share until
January 20, 2014. The Finder's Warrants have the same terms as the
Units and are also subject to a hold period which expires on May 21,
The Company will use the net proceeds to continue development on its
Yabucoa Project located in Puerto Rico, for potential future
acquisitions and for general 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 TSX Venture Exchange under the
symbol "WND". Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable energy
production company that currently owns over 165.5 MW of rated solar and
wind capacity either 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 facilites. 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
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
SOURCE Western Wind Energy
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