Proxy Advisory services Firm Recommends the approval of the Falls Mountain Coal Acquisition and amending the Conversion Rate


    VANCOUVER, March 25 /CNW/ - Western Canadian Coal Corp (TSX: WTN and
WTN.DB and AIM: WTN) (the "Company") announces that ISS/Risk Metrics Group
("ISS") an independent proxy advisory services firm has recommended to their
clients that the Company shareholders vote in favour of the proposed
resolutions for the acquisition of Falls Mountain Coal Inc. and the amendment
to the conversion rate in the related party loan made to the Company by it's
largest shareholder, Cambrian Mining plc, at the special meeting of
shareholders to be held on Monday March 31, 2008 in Vancouver, British
Columbia. ISS and GLC reached their conclusion after reviewing the Company's
Notice of Meeting and Management Information Circular, dated
February 27, 2008.
    The Company will be holding the special meeting of shareholders on
March 31, 2008 at 2:00pm (Vancouver time) at the Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe
Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. To ensure that shareholder votes by way
of proxy count, the proxy forms that were mailed to all shareholders must be
received by 10:00am (Vancouver time) on March 27, 2008 using one of the
methods described on the form of proxy. For more information on how to vote on
the proposed resolutions or where to receive management's proxy, shareholders
should contact Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada Inc., the Company's
proxy solicitation agent, toll free within North America at 1-866-676-2882.

    ISS provides advisory and voting services to over 3,500 clients,
including leading pension funds, investment managers, mutual funds and
institutional shareholders since 1987. Its parent company Institutional
Shareholder Services Inc., is the world's leading provider of proxy voting and
corporate governance services to the institutional marketplace with over
20 years of experience.

    About Western Canadian Coal

    Western Canadian Coal Corp. produces 3.1 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 at
current production levels.

For further information:

For further information: David Jan, Manager, Investor Relations &
Corporate Development, Phone: (604) 608-2692, Email:

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