West 49 Inc. to host conference call Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. ET

    - Management to discuss fiscal 2009 second quarter financial results -

    Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: WXX

    BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 28 /CNW/ - West 49 Inc. (TSX:WXX) (the "Company")
today announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, September 4,
2008 at 9:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss its fiscal 2009 second quarter results. The
Company will report its second quarter results via news release at
approximately 7:00 a.m. the same day.
    To access the conference call by telephone, dial 416-644-3415 or
1-800-732-0232. Please connect approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning
of the call to ensure participation. The conference call will be archived for
replay until Thursday, September 11, 2008 at midnight. To access the archived
conference call, dial 416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 and enter the reservation
number 21280942 followed by the number sign.
    A live audio webcast of the Company's second quarter results conference
call will be available at
http://www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2388100. Please
connect at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate
time for any software download that may be required to join the webcast. The
webcast will be archived at the above web site for 90 days.

    About West 49 Inc.

    West 49 Inc. is a leading Canadian multi-banner specialty retailer of
fashion and apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment related to music,
youth culture and action sports. The Company's stores, which are primarily
mall-based, carry a variety of high-performance, premium brand name and
private label products that fulfill the lifestyle needs of identified target
markets, primarily tweens and teens. As at July 26, 2008, West 49 Inc.
operated 134 stores in nine provinces, under the banners West 49, Billabong,
Off The Wall, D-Tox, Amnesia/Arsenic and Duke's Northshore, and operated
online with ecommerce sites, www.shop.west49.com and www.boardzone.com. The
Company's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the
symbol WXX. The Company has approximately 64 million shares outstanding.

For further information:

For further information: Rhonda Biddix, Chief Financial Officer and
Corporate Secretary, West 49 Inc., (905) 336-5454 ext. 224, E-mail:
ir@west49.com; Trevor Heisler, Investor Relations, The Equicom Group Inc.,
(416) 815-0700 ext. 270, E-mail: theisler@equicomgroup.com

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