TSX.V Symbol: "WND"
OTCQX Symbol: "WNDEF"
Issued and Outstanding: 73,272,748
VANCOUVER, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Western Wind Energy Corp. -- (the "Company" or "Western Wind") (TSX Venture Exchange -- "WND") (OTCQX -- "WNDEF") today announced that WWE Equity Holdings Inc., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P., has completed its compulsory acquisition of the outstanding common shares ("Common Shares") of Western Wind, at a price of $2.60 in cash per Common Share, pursuant to the notice of compulsory acquisition made under Section 300 of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), and now owns 100% of the outstanding Common Shares.
In addition, Western Wind announced today that it anticipates the Common Shares will be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange as of the close of business (Toronto time) on May 24, 2013. Western Wind also announced that it will apply to the relevant securities commissions to cease to be a reporting issuer in all applicable jurisdictions.
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ABOUT WESTERN WIND ENERGY CORP.
Western Wind is a vertically integrated renewable energy production company that owns and operates wind and solar generation facilities with 165 net MW of rated capacity in production, in the States of California and Arizona. Western Wind further owns substantial development assets for both solar and wind energy in the U.S. The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, BC and has branch offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Tehachapi, California. Western Wind trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "WND", and in the United States on the OTCQX under the symbol "WNDEF".
The Company owns and operates three wind energy generation facilities in California, and one fully integrated combined wind and solar energy generation facility in Arizona. The three operating wind generation facilities in California are comprised of the 120MW Windstar, the 4.5MW Windridge facilities in Tehachapi, and the 30MW Mesa wind generation facility near Palm Springs. The facility in Arizona is the Company's 10.5MW Kingman integrated solar and wind facility. The Company is further developing wind and solar energy projects in California, Arizona, and Puerto Rico.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
SOURCE: Western Wind Energy
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