CanWest Global Communications Corp.



    CALGARY, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - Kathleen Dore, President, Canadian Television of
CanWest MediaWorks Inc., 81 Barber Greene Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 2A2, has
today been issued 186,667 Non-Voting Shares in the capital of CanWest Global
Communications Corp. ("CanWest"), which represents approximately 11% of the
issued and outstanding Non-Voting Shares of CanWest. The Non-Voting Shares
were issued to Ms. Dore pursuant to the terms of her employment agreement with
CanWest dated September 28, 2004, as amended, and in consideration of her past
services.
    Pursuant to the terms of her employment agreement, Ms. Dore has acquired
immediate ownership and control over 93,333 Non-Voting Shares. The remaining
93,334 Non-Voting Shares will be subject to an escrow arrangement with CanWest
and, subject to the terms and conditions of her employment agreement, will be
released to Ms. Dore in instalments of 28,000 Non-Voting Shares on each of
February 28, 2008, September 1, 2008 and February 28, 2009, with the balance
of 9,334 Non-Voting Shares to be released to Ms. Dore on September 1, 2009.
    Ms. Dore may sell or acquire additional shares of CanWest depending on
market and other conditions.





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