West Timmins Mining Inc.

West Timmins Mining Inc.

June 26, 2009 09:00 ET

West Timmins Mining Names New Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 26, 2009) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) ("WTM" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Tim Ryan to serve as a director of the Company.

Mr. Ryan is currently a director and chairman of the audit committee of Excellon Resources, a TSX listed precious metal producer with operations in Mexico and is founder and President of First General Securities Inc. Mr. Ryan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and has served as a director and/or officer of a number of public and crown corporations. Mr. Ryan will join WTM as an independent director and has agreed to become a member of WTM's audit committee.

"We are very pleased to be able to add an individual of Mr. Ryan's character and experience to the Board of Directors," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining. "He compliments the wide range of experience and expertise of the current directors and his position as the head of the audit committee for a North American based precious metal producer will be a definite asset to the Company."

About West Timmins Mining Inc. (www.westtimminsmining.com):

WTM is focussed on the exploration and development of district-scale gold projects in the major gold camps of North America. The Company recently announced one of the broadest high-grade gold intercepts in the 100 year history of the Timmins Mining Camp from its Thunder Creek joint venture and has 6 drills currently testing multiple gold mineralization zones on its West Timmins Gold Project. West Timmins Mining is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol WTM.

On behalf of the Board of West Timmins Mining Inc.

Darin W. Wagner, President and Chief Executive Officer

For further details on West Timmins Mining Inc. please refer to prior disclosure at www.sedar.com. The securities described in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any U.S. state securities laws, and such securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an exemption from such registration requirements.

This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of applicable Canadian and U.S. securities regulation, including statements regarding the future activities of the Company. Forward looking statements reflect the current beliefs and expectations of management and are identified by the use of words including "will", "expected to", "plans", "planned" and other similar words. Actual results may differ significantly. The achievement of the results expressed in forward looking statements is subject to a number of risks, including those described in the Company's annual information form as filed with the Canadian securities regulators which are available at www.sedar.com. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward looking statements.

The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of this news release, which has been prepared by management.

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