Western Prospector Group Ltd.

Western Prospector Group Ltd.

September 16, 2008 12:50 ET

Western Prospector Provides Update With Respect to Tinpo Offer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2008) - Western Prospector Group Ltd. ("Western") (TSX VENTURE:WNP) today provided an update concerning the offer by Tinpo Holdings Industrial Company Limited ("Tinpo"), through its wholly-owned subsidiary (the "Offeror"), to acquire all of the common shares (the "Shares") of Western (other than the Shares beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by the Offeror, its joint actors and their affiliates (including Anchorage Capital Master Offshore, Ltd.)) for cash consideration of $1.34 per Share (the "Offer").

On Friday, September 12, 2008, Tinpo issued a news release indicating that one of the conditions to the Offer had not been met, which was the requirement that all outstanding stock options be exercised, surrendered, converted, deemed exercised or terminated. Western is pleased to announce that that condition has been satisfied.

Tinpo also announced that the Offer has been extended to 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on September 30, 2008. Other than the extension the terms and conditions of the Offer are unchanged.

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