78% Of Western Wind's independent shareholders demand a higher bid price

   78% Of Western Wind's independent shareholders demand a higher bid price

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, Jan. 28, 2013

TSX.V Symbol: "WND"


Issued and Outstanding: 70,462,806

VANCOUVER, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Western Wind Energy Corp.-- (the
"Company" or "Western Wind") (TSX Venture Exchange -- "WND") (OTCQX --
"WNDEF") wishes to comment on this morning's announcement from Brookfield
Renewable Energy Partners L.P. and its indirect subsidiary WWE Equity Holdings
Inc. (together "Brookfield").

Brookfield announced today  that it  was increasing  its offer  for shares  of 
Western Wind to $2.60  per share (from $2.50)  and extending its deadline  for 
tendering until February 11, 2013.

We have become aware that  one statementin Brookfield's press release,  while 
not inaccurate, was meant to confuse  a number of shareholders and  analysts. 
The  passage  reads  "the  [Brookfield]   Offer  already  has  support   from 
approximately 44% of the common shares required to satisfy the minimum  tender 
condition. "

We remind shareholders that in order to  qualify as a Permitted Bid under  the 
terms of Western Wind's Shareholders Rights Plan, Brookfield must have 50%  of 
the independent shareholders  tender, other  than itself, to  its offer.  The 
figure of  44% quoted  today by  Brookfield, refers  to the  level  Brookfield 
claims it has reached under this requirement,  that is, 44% of 50%, or 22%  of 
independent shareholders needed. At 22%,  either locked or verbally  pledged 
in total, is less than half the number of shareholders required to qualify  as 
a Permitted Bid. Therefore, 22% is the total position locked or pledged,  with 
the remaining 78% supporting a higher price.

We also  remind shareholders  that in  order to  take the  Company private,  a 
bidder needs to  have tendered at  least 90% of  outstanding shares, a  number 
requiring friends, family and insiders all to all tender.


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.


Certain  statements   contained   in   this  news   release   may   constitute 
forward-looking information under applicable Canadian securities legislation.
These statements relate to future events  and are prospective in nature.  All 
statements  other   than  statements   of  historical   fact  may   constitute 
forward-looking   statements   or    contain   forward-looking    information. 
Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of
words such  as  "may",  "will",  "project",  "predict",  "potential",  "plan", 
"continue", "estimate",  "expect",  "targeting", "intend",  "could",  "might", 
"seek",   "anticipate",   "should",   "believe"   or   variations    thereof. 
Forward-looking information  may relate  to  management's future  outlook  and 
anticipated events  or  results  and may  include  statements  or  information 
regarding the future plans or prospects of the Company.

Forward-looking information  is  based  on  certain  factors  and  assumptions 
regarding, among other  things, the outcome  of a hearing  before the OSC,  if 
such hearing occurs, the results of  a valuation, if obtained by Brookfield  , 
and the availability of a financially superior offer,. Several factors  could 
cause actual  results  to  differ  materially  from  those  expressed  in  the 
forward-looking statements, including, but  not limited to:  the outcome of  a 
hearing before the OSC, if such hearing occurs, the results of a valuation, if
obtained by Brookfield,  may not  be as  anticipated by  the Company,  actions 
taken by  Brookfield,  actions  taken  by the  Western  Wind  Shareholders  in 
relation to  the Offer,  the possible  effect of  the Offer  on the  Company's 
business, the outcome of the Company's previously-announced sale process,  and 
the availability  of value-maximizing  alternatives  relative to  the  Offer. 
Additional risks and uncertainties can be found in the Company's MD&A for  the 
year ended December  31, 2011  and the Company's  other continuous  disclosure 
filings which are available at www.sedar.com.

Forward-looking statements and forward-looking  information involve known  and 
unknown risks, uncertainties and other  factors that may cause actual  results 
or events  to  differ  materially  from  those  anticipated.  Forward-looking 
information is subject to a variety of known and unknown risks,  uncertainties 
and other factors  that could cause  actual events or  results to differ  from 
those  reflected  in   the  forward-looking   statements  including,   without 
limitation: the risk that the outcome of a hearing before the OSC will not  be 
in the  Company's  favor,  the  results  of  the  valuation,  if  obtained  by 
Brookfield, will not be as anticipated by the Company, the progress of Western
Wind's sales  process, and,  assuming the  Company receives  an expression  of 
interest from a  prospective purchaser, whether  a financially superior  offer 
for Western  Wind  emerges,  whether  the  Company  is  able  to  successfully 
negotiate a prospective sales  transaction and whether  the conditions of  any 
proposed transaction,  including  receipt  by the  Company  of  all  necessary 
approvals, are met.

The Company believes  that the expectations  reflected in the  forward-looking 
statements contained in this news release are reasonable, but no assurance can
be given that they will prove to be correct. Actual results and future events
may differ materially from  those anticipated and accordingly  forward-looking 
statements should  not  be  unduly relied  upon.  Forward-looking  statements 
contained in this document speak  only as of the  date of this news  release. 
Except as required by applicable law, Western Wind disclaims any obligation to
update any forward-looking information.

SOURCE Western Wind Energy


Investor Relations Contact:

Lawrence Casse

Tel:(416) 992-7227
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