Western Prospector Group Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : WNP

Western Prospector Group Ltd.

June 17, 2008 16:11 ET

Western Prospector Reaffirms Its Position That Shareholders Should Reject Khan Resources' Inadequate Hostile Bid

Bid to Expire June 20

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Western Prospector Group Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WNP) ("Western") today reaffirmed its advisory to shareholders to reject the inadequate hostile takeover bid from Khan Resources Inc., which expires on June 20, 2008.

The Khan bid offers 0.685 of a Khan common share for each Western share, with no cash component. Western's Board of Directors has unanimously determined the bid is inadequate. A Director's Circular filed to SEDAR on May 27, 2008, stated the Khan offer significantly undervalues the company.

"The Board is still actively pursuing other strategic alternatives with several different third parties to increase shareholder value," said Gordon Pridham, Chairman of the Special Committee.

On May 28, 2008, investment fund Anchorage Capital Master Offshore, Ltd. announced it will continue to support Western and will not tender to the Khan bid. The New York-based fund holds 18.9% of Western's outstanding common shares.

Western shareholders are not required to do anything in order to reject the bid; all that is required is to simply abstain from tendering to the offer.

"With the expiry approaching, we believe our shareholders recognize that Khan needs Western much more than Western needs Khan," said Eric Bohren, President and CEO.

"We have demonstrated our ability to advance the Gurvanbulag project toward a production decision, and we intend to grow shareholder value along with it," added Mr. Bohren. "Our strategic partnering program is to be in place by the end of the year, and the feasibility study for our Gurvanbulag uranium project in Mongolia is planned for completion in the third quarter, both of which will be key technical and valuation milestones for Western."

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