Shareholders of Wesdome Gold Mines and Western Québec Mines Overwhelmingly Approve Merger

    TORONTO, June 29 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (WDO-T) ("Wesdome") and
Western Québec Mines Inc. (WQM-T) ("WQM", and together with Wesdome, the
"Companies") are pleased to announce that their proposed merger (the "Merger")
has been approved by each of their shareholders at annual and special meetings
held yesterday. The Companies are also pleased to announce that earlier today
Mr. Justice Robert Dufresne of the Quebec Superior Court of Justice (the
"Court") in Val d'Or, Quebec, issued the final order of the Court approving
the Plan of Arrangement (as defined below) pursuant to which the Merger will
be effected.
    The Merger was described in a joint management information circular of
Wesdome and WQM dated May 28, 2007 (the "Circular") which has been filed on
    At the Wesdome meeting, a total of 69,277,436 shares were represented, in
person or by proxy, representing 76.45% of the outstanding shares and 99.96%
of the votes cast were voted in favour of the Merger. At the WQM meeting, a
total of 9,249,092 shares were represented, in person or by proxy,
representing 36.75% of the outstanding shares and 100% of the votes cast were
voted in favour of the Merger. The Merger was also approved by a majority of
the Wesdome Minority Shareholders and a majority of the WQM Minority
Shareholders (as such terms are defined in the Circular).
    The Merger will be carried out by way of a plan of arrangement (the "Plan
of Arrangement") under the Companies Act (Québec), pursuant to which each
common share in the capital of WQM (each a "WQM Share") will be exchanged for
1.45 common shares in the capital of Wesdome (each a "Wesdome Share"). The
shareholders of WQM will become shareholders of Wesdome and WQM will become a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Wesdome.
    Closing of the Merger is subject to customary closing conditions and
regulatory approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Completion of the Merger is expected to occur on or about July 10, 2007.
    Additional information about the Merger is contained in the Circular,
which can be accessed on SEDAR at

    This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may
include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future
financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but
not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words
such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates",
"forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including
negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions,
events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur
or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are
made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any
obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no
assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update
forward-looking statements if circumstances, management's estimates or
opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation.
Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: Donovan Pollitt, VP Corporate Development,
Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd., 8 King St. East, Suite 1305, Toronto, ON, M5C-1B5,
Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX, Phone: (416) 360-3743, Fax: (416) 360-7620, Email:, Website:; Email:, Website:

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