Western Wind responds to announcement by Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P.

Western Wind responds to announcement by Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners

  PR Newswire

  VANCOUVER, November 25, 2012

VANCOUVER, November 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

TSX.V Symbol: " WND" OTCQX Symbol: "WNDEF" Issued and Outstanding: 69,022,637

Western Wind Energy Corp. - (the "Company" or "Western Wind") (TSX Venture
Exchange - "WND") (OTCQX - "WNDEF") today responds to a press release issued
on November 23, 2012 by Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P.
("Brookfield"), which announced Brookfield's intention to make an offer to
acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Western Wind for cash
consideration of C$2.50 per share (the "Brookfield Offer").

On July 30, 2012, the Company announced that it would be seeking a buyer for
the Company and its assets, and that the board of directors of the Company
(the "Board") had established a special committee (the "Special Committee").
On August 10, 2012, the Company announced that it had engaged Rothschild
(Canada) Inc. ("Rothschild") as its lead financial advisor to manage and
structure a comprehensive and efficient auction process, with PI Financial
Corp. ("PI Financial") engaged as a co-advisor.

Several days after acquiring its interest in the Company, representatives of
Brookfield visited the Company and raised the prospect of the Company entering
into a bilateral agreement to sell the Company to Brookfield with customary
deal protections, including the right of Brookfield to match other offers.
Rather than have Brookfield potentially stifle the auction process, the
Company instead invited Brookfield to join that process. Despite several
attempts to accommodate their requests, Brookfield refused to sign a customary
non-disclosure and standstill agreement that was entered into by other auction
participants. Brookfield did not return direct calls from the Company and
subsequently attended the AGM on September 25, 2012 together with members of
the dissidents and their advisors.

On October 24, 2012, the Company announced that the auction process was
progressing as planned, with a limited number of bidders having been invited
to conduct a second round of very extensive due diligence, as well as the
addition of new participants as the proxy battle caused at least 8 weeks of
delay in the auction process due to the uncertainty caused by a proxy battle.

The Company would like to highlight that some of the initial expressions
received from auction participants that are currently conducting due diligence
in the second round of the process, would imply a value significantly greater
than that which Brookfield intends to offer.

There is no guarantee that any of the initial expressions of interest received
by the Company will result in a formal offer being made or a binding agreement
being entered into at this time.

Consistent with its fiduciary duties and in consultation with its financial
and legal advisors, the Special Committee of independent directors comprised
of V. John Wardlow (Chair), Robert C. Bryce and Claus Andrup is to review the
Brookfield Offer, when formally made, and make recommendations to the Board in
respect of the Brookfield Offer and other alternatives available to the
Company upon the conclusion of the auction process.

The Company cautions its shareholders that no action is required by Western
Wind shareholders at this time. The Company is in the process of considering
and evaluating the announcement, and shareholders are urged to take no action
until Western Wind has issued further communication with respect to the
announcement and the Brookfield Offer.

Jeff Ciachurski, CEO of Western Wind Energy states " It is my personal opinion
the Brookfield offer is too low, and I am committed to obtaining a better
price for the shareholders than presently offered by Brookfield vis-a-vis a
thorough sales process. We are committed to a transparent, thorough and robust
auction process.  Rothschild has been nothing short of first class in
demonstrating efficiency, integrity and professionalism.  The Western Wind
shareholders deserve a complete process whereby the highest bids with the
greatest likelihood of execution are submitted to the shareholders.  The
shareholders have voted for a thorough and meaningful process that will
maximize the results of the sales process. The Brookfield offer is disruptive
to a thorough sales process. "


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.



Jeffrey J. Ciachurski President & Chief Executive Officer

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.


This news release contains certain statements that may be considered
"forward-looking statements, including the outcome of initial expressions of
interest received from, and the results of due diligence investigations of,
participants engaged in the Company's sale process, the likelihood of a formal
purchase offer being made by prospective purchaser and, in the event the
Company enters into a definitive sale agreement with a prospective purchaser,
the consummation of the sale transaction and the value to shareholders of such
a transaction. Forward looking statements are statements that are not
historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words
"expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates",
"projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions
"will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Although Western Wind
believes the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements are
based on reasonable assumptions (including that the Company is able to
successfully identify a prospective purchaser in connection with its
previously-announced sales process, that it is able to successfully negotiate,
settle the terms of and enter into a definitive agreement in respect of such
sale and that it is able to satisfy all conditions to the completion of the
sale including receipt of all applicable regulatory approvals including
corporate, governmental and regulatory approvals), such statements are not
guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from
those contained in forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are
based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of Western Wind's management on
the date the statements are made. Western Wind undertakes no obligation to
update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's
beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change, except as
required by law.

SOURCE: Western Wind Energy

For further information:

Investor Relations Contact:

Lawrence Casse AlphaEdge

Tel: +1-(416)-992-7227 Email: alphaedgeinc@gmail.com

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