Wesdome Appoints Senior Operating Officer

    TORONTO, March 5 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is pleased to announce
that Benoit Laplante, P.Eng., has been appointed Vice-President, Operations of
the company effective today. Mr. Laplante has been with the company since 2004
having served as Assistant Mine Manager at the Eagle River Mine. Prior to
being with the company Mr. Laplante was Mine Manager at the Beaufor Mine and
the principal engineer for the pre-feasibility study at Casa Berardi for
Aurizon Mines. Benoit brings over 25 years of underground mining experience to
the position. Mr. Laplante is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique with a B.Sc
and MScA in mining engineering and mining optimization, respectively.

    Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is an established Canadian gold producer with
mining operations and development projects in Wawa, Ontario and Val d'Or,
Quebec. The Company has 90.5 million shares issued and trades on the TSX
Exchange under the symbol "WDO".

For further information:

For further information: on Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. please contact: Paul
Cregheur, President, or Donovan Pollitt, VP Corporate Development, 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: invest@wesdome.com, Website:

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