Western Coal Announces Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

VANCOUVER, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - Western Canadian Coal Corp (TSX: WTN, WTN.WT and WTN.DB and AIM: WTN) ("Western" or "Company"), announces that it will be hosting its Annual and Special Meeting ("Meeting") of shareholders on September 29, 2009 at 10:00am (Vancouver) at the Metropolitan Hotel, Vancouver, BC. The Meeting will be webcasted on the Company's website at www.newswire.ca/en/webcast/viewEvent.cgi?eventID=2802580 with presentation materials available at www.westerncoal.com/investors/financial_information/.

The 2009 Annual Report and Annual Financial Statements for the year ended March 31, 2009 have been published and sent to all registered shareholders of the Company. These reports along with other Meeting materials can be found on the Company's website (www.westerncoal.com) or on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

At the Meeting, shareholders will be asked to approve a resolution to change the name of the Company to Western Coal Corp. Management and the Board of Directors believe the new name better reflects the Company's global profile while still maintaining its western heritage.

About Western

Western is a producer of high quality metallurgical and thermal coal from mines located in northeast British Columbia (Canada) and West Virginia (USA). The mines have the capacity to produce 7 million tonnes per year and have over 20 years of coal reserves. Western also owns a 50.6% interest Energybuild (EBG: AIM) which produces high quality anthracite and thermal coals in South Wales (UK). Other interests owned include a 45% interest in Xtract Energy (XTR: AIM), 20% interest in NEMI Northern Energy & Mining (NNE.A: TSX) and 100% of a small gold and antimony operation in Australia. The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and trades on the AIM and TSX stock exchanges under the symbol "WTN". More information can be found at www.westerncoal.com


For further information: For further information: David Jan, Director, Investor Relations, (604) 608-2692, David.Jan@westerncoal.com

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