Brookfield Renewable Update on Its Offer for Western Wind

Brookfield Renewable Update on Its Offer for Western Wind 
HAMILTON, BERMUDA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 --  
All amounts in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated 
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. (TSX:BEP.UN) ("Brookfield
Renewable") today clarified the significant level of support for its
all-cash offer to acquire the common shares of Western Wind Energy
Corp. ("Western Wind" or the "Company") for $2.60 per share (the
"Offer"). In the two trading days leading up to the prior expiry time
of 5:00 p.m. (EST) on February 11, 2013, Brookfield Renewable's
support for the Offer nearly doubled to approximately 23.3 million
shares tendered, representing approximately 40% of shares held by
shareholders independent of Brookfield Renewable. This translates
into approximately 80% of the shares Brookfield Renewable requires to
satisfy the minimum tender condition.  
Brookfield Renewable would therefore point out that Mr. Ciachurski's
statement that 75% of Western Wind shareholders have said no to the
Brookfield Offer is inaccurate. In addition, as Brookfield Renewable
has previously stated, there will be no further discussions with
Western Wind regarding alternatives or modifications to the Offer.  
The Offer will NOT be further extended unless the minimum tender
condition is satisfied (50% of the shares held by shareholders
independent of Brookfield Renewable), so shareholders need to act now
to carry the Offer over the finish line and finally realize on their
investment in Western Wind.  
Brookfield Renewable also wishes to clarify its previous statements
regarding the Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") decision with
respect to Western Wind's application to require that Brookfield
Renewable obtain a formal valuation. The OSC dismissed Western Wind's
motion to cease trade the Offer pending outcome of its application
and granted Brookfield Renewable's motion to dismiss Western Wind's
application. The OSC has not yet released its reasons for the
decision. 
How to Tender Shares to the Offer 
Western Wind shareholders are urged to tender their shares to the
offer before it expires at 5:00 p.m. (EST) on February 21, 2013 by
following the instructions provided in the Offeror's take-over bid
circular dated November 26, 2012, which has been filed on SEDAR.  
For further information on the Offer, please contact CST Phoenix
Advisors, Brookfield Renewable's information agent for the Offer, by
toll free phone at 1-800-336-5159 or by email at
inquiries@phoenixadvisorscst.com. 
Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners (TSX:BEP.UN) operates one of the
largest publicly-traded, pure-play renewable power platforms
globally. Its portfolio is primarily hydroelectric and totals
approximately 5,300 megawatts of installed capacity. Diversified
across 69 river systems and 11 power markets in the United States,
Canada and Brazil, the portfolio generates enough electricity from
renewable resources to power more than two million homes on average
each year. With a virtually fully-contracted portfolio of
high-quality assets and strong growth prospects, the business is
positioned to generate stable, long-term cash flows supporting
regular and growing cash distributions to shareholders. For more
information, please visit www.brookfieldrenewable.com.
Contacts:
Investor Contact:
Zev Korman
Director, Investor Relations
(416) 359-1955
zev.korman@brookfield.com 
Media Contact:
Andrew Willis
SVP, Communications and Media
(416) 369-8236
andrew.willis@brookfield.com