West Timmins Mining Inc.

West Timmins Mining Inc.

December 19, 2007 16:30 ET

West Timmins Vends Trout Bay Option Position

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2007) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that it has agreed to sell and assign its option interest in the Trout Bay Ni-PGE Project to Puget Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PVS.P). Under the terms of the Assignment Agreement West Timmins will receive 5% of the currently outstanding common shares of Puget Ventures, totalling 285,000 common shares, and cash consideration of $145,500.44 which represents 100% of the exploration expenditures funded by West Timmins on the Trout Bay Project to date.

Under the terms of the Trout Bay Option Agreement between West Timmins and property vendor Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) the Company holds an option to earn a 60% interest, subject to certain back-in provisions, in the Trout Bay Project located in the Red Lake area of Northern Ontario. Pursuant to the Assignment Agreement announced today Puget Ventures will assume all of the rights and responsibilities assigned to West Timmins under the Trout Bay Option Agreement.

The Assignment Agreement is subject to the Trout Bay Project acquisition being deemed a qualifying transaction by the TSX Venture Exchange on behalf of Puget Ventures and Puget's successful completion, prior to March 31, 2008, of a financing in conjunction with the property acquisition that meets the working capital requirements of the Toronto Venture Exchange.

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

West Timmins currently has four active drill projects, completing a total of over 40,000 metres, on its exploration projects in the Sierra Madre Belt of Mexico and in the Timmins Gold Camp of Northern Ontario. The Company recently announced high-grade assay results from its Thunder Creek and La Dura West discoveries in Canada and Mexico respectively. West Timmins is focussed on the exploration and development of district-scale gold and related base metal projects in the major gold camps of North America. 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, P. Geo., President and Chief Executive Officer

For further detail 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 under 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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