West Timmins Mining Inc.
TSX : WTM

West Timmins Mining Inc.

August 12, 2008 08:00 ET

WTM Expands Management Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 12, 2008) - West Timmins Mining Inc. (TSX:WTM) announced today that the shareholders of the Company approved the re-appointment of the Board of Directors at the Company's recently completed annual general meeting. WTM further announced the appointment of the following individuals to key positions with the Company:

- Mr. Larry Taddei (CA) to the position of Chief Financial Officer

- Dr. Linus Keating (D. Sc., P.Geo.) to the position of Manager, Exploration - Mexico

- Mr. John Toporowski to the position of Manager, Corporate Development

- Mrs. Sue Chipperfield to the position of Executive Assistant

"I am extremely pleased to announce several significant additions to WTM's management team," said Darin Wagner, President and CEO of West Timmins Mining. "Each of our new team members brings with them several years of experience in the mineral exploration and development industry significantly enhancing the Company's competitive position as we drive forward with new discoveries on multiple fronts."

Mr. Taddei is a Chartered Accountant who most recently held the position of CFO with a Vancouver-based gold producer with operations in South America. During his tenure, Mr. Taddei was involved with both debt and equity financings and oversaw the transition of the Company from an explorer to a producer. His appointment to the role of CFO for WTM is effective immediately. Mr. Frank Hallam, WTM's former CFO, will remain actively involved with the Company as a director and officer.

Dr. Keating is a certified professional geologist who brings over 25 years experience in North, Central, and South America and Asia to the Company. Dr. Keating previously served as an Exploration Manager for Kennecott Exploration and as a Principal Geologist for the Rio Tinto group, one of the world's largest mining companies. He is credited with the discovery of the Sandman gold resource in Nevada, and his work was instrumental to the discovery of the Altar copper-gold porphyry system in Argentina. During the last year, Dr. Keating has served the Company by coordinating technical aspects of all projects in Mexico. Dr. Keating has extensive experience in porphyry copper and epithermal gold-silver systems and will manage the Company's exploration activities in Mexico with the support of consulting group Minera Cascabel SA de CV.

Mrs. Chipperfield joins the Company from Gitennes Exploration Inc. where she served in a similar capacity for the last 5 years. Mrs. Chipperfield will be responsible for the management of corporate filings and office administration for the Company.

Mr. Toporowski spent the better part of a decade involved with his family's business of providing specialized engineering, construction and metallurgical services to start up heap leach gold companies. Subsequently, he joined the principals of the 'Breakwater Group' to assist in the promotion of Pecos Resources and Granges Exploration during the 1980's. Since 1990, he has held investor relations positions with a number of successful exploration and development companies including New Canamin (Huckleberry Mine), Callinan Mines (Callinan Mine), Tan Range Exploration; now Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corp., and New Millennium Metals Corp. (who merged with Platinum Group Metals Ltd.).

Mr. Toporowski will maintain and continue to expand WTM's presence in the retail investor community. He will work to ensure that the value created by management is fully recognized by shareholders and the investment community and reflected in the market capitalization of the Company. John will join the Company on September 2nd and invites shareholders to contact him at (604) 685 8311, toll free at (866) 685 8311 or via e-mail at jtoporowski@westtimminsmining.com to find out why he has selected WTM to add to the list of successful companies noted above.

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

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. WTM currently has four drills testing gold and polymetallic targets on its West Timmins and Montana de Oro Projects located in Ontario, Canada and Sonora, Mexico respectively. 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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