Western Energy Services Corp. - New Board Member


    CALGARY, June 26 /CNW/ - On behalf of Western Energy Services Corp.
("Western"), Mr. John Halliwell, Chairman of the Board, is pleased to announce
that Mr. Jonathon Waddell has been appointed to the Board of Directors,
subject to all regulatory and corporate approvals.
    Mr. Waddell, C.A. has over 30 years experience providing investment tax
and financial advisory services to corporate and individual clients. He is
currently the Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Grenville
Properties Ltd., which in the past 10 years has developed, promoted and
managed 11 successful Real Estate Limited Partnerships in Alberta and British
Columbia. Mr. Waddell is also Vice President of Germain Residences Inc., which
is currently developing a $135 million Grenville - Germain project in
Calgary's downtown core.
    In 2005, Mr. Waddell founded Grenville Energy Limited Partnership
("Grenville") to acquire oil and gas services equipment, which was placed into
a joint venture with Western Energy. In 2007, the joint venture with Western
was wound up when Western acquired all of Grenville's assets. Mr. Waddell is
currently Western Energy's largest individual shareholder.
    In addition to his shareholdings in the Company, Mr. Waddell is the
President of 1063645 Alberta Ltd. to whom the Company's short term borrowings
are payable. 1063645 Alberta Ltd. is also the general partner of Grenville,
which holds a convertible note that was issued by the Company.

    Western is an oil field services company trading on the TSX Venture
Exchange in Canada under the symbol "WSV".

    Forward Looking Information

    This release contains certain forward-looking statements related but not
limited to the Company's expectations, intentions, plans and beliefs.
Investment advisors, shareholders and potential investors are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on forward-looking information which by its nature
involves assumptions, risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that
contribute to the possibilities that predictions, projections, forecasts and
future events will not occur. Consequently, actual results could differ
materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking
statements. The Company does not assume any responsibility to update this
information for events subsequent to its preparation.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

For further information:

For further information: Additional information relating to the Company
is filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Please visit the web site: www.wesc.ca or
contact: Jim McQuarrie, President & CEO at (403) 266-0667. If you would like
to receive future information releases by email please provide your email
address to ir@wesc.ca

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