Western Canadian Coal Announces Update to Shares outstanding

    VANCOUVER, July 7 /CNW/ - Western Canadian Coal Corp (TSX: WTN, WTN.WT
and WTN.DB and AIM: WTN) (the "Company" or "Western") announces that during
the month of June 2008, $20.8 million of principal from the 7.5% debentures
were converted into 5,212,750 common shares. Of the Company's warrants,
330,100 warrants to purchase the Company's common shares were subscribed
during the month for proceeds of $1.1 million. A further 4,534,088 common
shares were issued on June 30. 2008 to complete the acquisition of Falls
Mountain Coal Inc, (refer to press release on February 25, 2008). As at
June 30, 2008, the Company has 166,602,081 common shares issued and
outstanding and from the principal amount of $165 million of convertible
debentures outstanding as at March 31, 2008, approximately $56.3 million of
principal has been converted to common shares of the Company.

    About Western Canadian Coal

    Western Canadian Coal Corp. produces 3.7 million tonnes of high quality
metallurgical coal from three mines located in the northeast of British
Columbia. The Company also has interests in various coal properties in
northern and southern British Columbia and a 50% interest in the Belcourt
Saxon Limited Partnership, which was formed to explore and develop the
Belcourt and Saxon group of properties in northern BC. Currently, these
properties provide the Company with an estimated 15 years of coal reserves at
current production levels.

For further information:

For further information: David Jan, Manager, Investor Relations &
Corporate Development, Phone: (604) 608-2692, Email: djan@westerncoal.com

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