Western Canadian Coal Announces Changes to Directors and Management

    TSX: WTN & WTN.DB and AIM: WTN

    VANCOUVER, June 1 /CNW/ - Western Canadian Coal Corp. (TSX: WTN & WTN.DB
and AIM: WTN) ("WCCC" or the "Company") announces the following management
    Mr. John Byrne, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, has
announced today that following the achievement of full production at the
Company's Brule PCI and Wolverine Coal mines, Mr. Gary Livingstone will be
stepping down from his position as President and CEO to assume a role as a
Special Advisor to the Company. Mr. Livingstone stated that "My goal in
joining the Company a little over three years ago was to bring it from a
junior exploration company to significant producer of high quality
metallurgical coals. With production now reaching in excess of 3 million
tonnes annually and worldwide acceptance of our coals, that goal has been
    Mr. Byrne also announced that Mr. John William Hogg (62) will become
President and CEO of the Company. Mr. Hogg has a wealth of experience in coal
mining and logistics, and his most recent role as Vice President & COO for the
Company will allow a seamless transition. Mr. Hogg commented that: "it is an
exciting time in the mining business with markets rising and positioning
ourselves to meet that challenge. I look forward to leading a team poised to
become a formidable force in the international coal arena. I'll also have the
advantage of being able to draw on Gary's thirty-five years of mining
experience, much of which was spent leading Canada's top coal companies".
    Additionally, Mr. Hogg was appointed May 31, 2007 to the Company's Board
of Directors, replacing Gary Livingstone.

    These changes are effective June 1, 2007.

    Forward-Looking Information

    This release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve
risks and uncertainties. Such statements relate to the Company's expectations,
intentions, plans and beliefs. As a result, actual future events or results
could differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking
statements. Readers are referred to the documents filed by the Company on
SEDAR. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to changes in commodity
prices; strengths of various economies; the effects of competition and pricing
pressures; the oversupply of, or lack of demand for, the Company's products;
currency and interest rate fluctuations; the Company's ability to secure long
term coal sale contracts for its products and the Company's ability to produce
and supply coal that meets contract specifications and customers'
expectations; various events which could disrupt the Company's construction
schedule or operations; the Company's ability to obtain additional funding on
favourable terms, if needed; and the Company's ability to anticipate and
manage the foregoing factors and risks. Additionally, statements related to
the quantity or magnitude of coal deposits are deemed to be forward-looking
statements. The reliability of such information is affected by, among other
things, uncertainties involving geology of coal deposits; uncertainties of
estimates of their size or composition; uncertainties of projections related
to costs of production; the possibilities in delays in mining activities;
changes in plans with respect to exploration, development projects or capital
expenditures; and various other risks including those related to health,
safety and environmental matters.


    "John Byrne"
    Chairman of the Board of Directors

For further information:

For further information: John Hogg, President & CEO or Greg Jones,
Corporate Secretary, Western Canadian Coal Corp., 900 - 580 Hornby Street,
Vancouver, B.C., V6C 3B6, CANADA, Phone (604) 608-2692, Fax (604) 629-0075,
Email: info@westerncoal.com, website: www.westerncoal.com

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