West Timmins Mining Inc.

West Timmins Mining Inc.

October 22, 2009 08:00 ET

RiskMetrics Group and Glass Lewis & Co. Recommend Shareholders Vote to Approve Business Combination Between West Timmins Mining and Lake Shore Gold

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2009) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) ("WTM" or the "Company") today announced that the RiskMetrics Group and Glass Lewis & Co., leading providers of proxy research who provide advice and voting recommendations to many larger financial institutions, have each published a report recommending that their subscribers vote 'FOR' the resolution approving the plan of arrangement effecting the business combination between WTM and Lake Shore Gold announced on August 27, 2009 (see NR09-29).

"We are pleased to have received positive recommendations in favour of the business combination from independent sources including RiskMetrics and Glass Lewis & Co.," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining. 

A Special Meeting of the Shareholders of the Company will be held at the offices of Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP in Vancouver at 1:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on November 4, 2009 to consider the proposed business combination. Shareholders are urged to carefully read the information circular mailed to them in connection with the proposed business combination. Proxies must be received no later than 1:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on November 2, 2009. Shareholders who have questions regarding the contents of the information circular or require assistance in completing their proxy forms are urged to contact the Company or WTM's proxy solicitation agent, The Laurel Hill Advisory Group toll-free at 1-888-523-3960.

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 is advancing a number of promising high-grade gold discoveries in the West Timmins Gold District of Ontario including the Rusk and Porphyry Gold zones on its Thunder Creek joint venture in Timmins, Ontario. 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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