Brookfield Fails to Obtain Sufficient Share for a Permitted Bid; Western Wind Remains for Sale

Brookfield Fails to Obtain Sufficient Share for a Permitted Bid; Western Wind
                               Remains for Sale

  PR Newswire

  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, February 12, 2013

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, February 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

TSX.V Symbol: " WND" OTCQX Symbol: "WNDEF" Issued and Outstanding: 70,617,224

Western Wind Energy Corp. -- (the "Company" or "Western Wind") (TSX Venture
Exchange -- "WND") (OTCQX -- "WNDEF") wishes to comment on last night's
announcement from Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. and its indirect
subsidiary WWE Equity Holdings Inc. (together "Brookfield").

Brookfield acknowledged in a press release last night, that it had failed to
obtain the sufficient number of shares required under the Rules for a
Permitted Bid by an Insider, namely, acceptance by 50% of independent
shareholders of its bid of $2.60. Significantly, in its press release,
Brookfield deliberately omitted to state the number of shareholders who had
tendered to its bid, a fact that we believe indicates that many shareholders
decided to reject their offer and confirms Brookfield's news release of
January 28, 2013 where Brookfield confirms only 22% of the shareholders have
either tendered or may do so in the future. This leaves more than 75% of
shareholders who have said "NO" to the Brookfield Offer. The Brookfield bid
has been public since November 23, 2012, with a nominal increase of $0.10 per
share made on January 28, 2013, sufficient time for shareholders to make an

Brookfield has previously stated, three times, that their bid was a "final
offer" and that "time is running out". Brookfield has now extended its bid by
ten days as a result of its huge failure to obtain the required number of
tendered shares.

The shareholders have spoken that this offer is inadequate and we continue to
urge Brookfield to listen to what the shareholders require. We understand
the frustration of some long-time shareholders but we reiterate that Western
Wind is in fact, for sale. Contrary to statements made by Brookfield, Western
Wind's management is fully committed to a sales process that will maximize
shareholder value. Yabucoa is proceeding towards Financial Close and
Brookfield does not want our shareholders to receive any value for this asset
or any other significant asset.

As we have previously stated, Brookfield, as a large minority shareholder and
an insider making a hostile bid, has had the effect of discouraging other
potential bidders from proceeding because of its ability to outbid potential
bids, with its lower cost average. No bidder wants to spend millions of
dollars on following a process to simply have Brookfield thwart any attempt.
If this is in fact Brookfield's last and final offer, Western Wind believes
that a formal publicized withdrawal of Brookfield's bid will unleash a true
auction for the Company. Alternatively, the door remains open for discussions
between Western Wind, its investment bankers and Brookfield, on ways to
increase shareholder value.

By rejecting Brookfield's bid, shareholders have sent a message about the
inadequacy of its offer and the unfairness of its tactics. As columnist Tom
Konrad, who writes for Forbes noted on February 4th, 2013, in a column
entitled, Brookfield's Revised Offer for Western Wind Still Too Low , "C$2.50
a share was too low a price for Western Wind in 2011, and C$2.60 is too low
for a stronger Western Wind today."


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 .

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.

For further information: Investor Relations Contact: Lawrence Casse AlphaEdge
Tel:+1(416)992-7227 Email:
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