Shareholders Approve the Acquisition of Cambrian Mining

    VANCOUVER, June 24 /CNW/ - Western Canadian Coal Corp (TSX: WTN, WTN.WT
and WTN.DB and AIM: WTN) ("Company") is pleased to announce that shareholders
have approved at today's special meeting the Company's acquisition of Cambrian
Mining Plc, the Company's largest shareholder. Upon receipt of approval from
regulatory authorities, the Company expects the transaction to close on July
13, 2009.
    John Hogg, President and CEO comments, "This is an exciting day for the
Company as the acquisition of Cambrian creates a larger, stronger and more
diversified coal company. With the coal assets in Western Canada, West
Virginia and South Wales (UK), the Company now has positioned itself as a
global mid-tier coal producer that has the built-in capacity to produce over 
7 million tonnes of metallurgical and thermal coal per year."

    About Western Canadian Coal

    Western Canadian Coal Corp. produces high quality metallurgical coal from
mines located in the northeast of British Columbia. The coal is sold to many
of the top steelmakers in the world. The Company also has interests in various
coal properties in northern and southern British Columbia and a 50% interest
to explore and develop the Belcourt and Saxon group of properties in northern
BC. For more information, please visit

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For further information: David Jan, Director, Investor Relations, Phone:
(604) 608-2692, Email:

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