Wesdome Announces Changes to Board of Directors

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Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX: WDO)(“Wesdome” or the “Company”) today announces changes to its Board of Directors. Mr. Charles Page has been appointed as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Barry Smith will continue his directorship as an independent board member. In addition, Mr. Hemdat Sawh, having accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Company in September 2015, has resigned from the board of directors. All changes are effective immediately. Ms. Nadine Miller, P. Eng has been appointed as an independent director. Ms. Miller is a trained Geotechnical Engineer with over 15 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and project management in the mining and transportation industries, and has worked on mining projects in AustraliaEurope, North and South America. She has undertaken geotechnical mandates for projects ranging in size from less than $100k to projects greater than $1B. She was most recently a Business Development Manager with SNC-Lavalin’s Mining and Metallurgy business unit. Ms. Miller is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering (specializing in geotechnical engineering), and has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Toronto in Mineral and Geological Engineering. She is a licensed professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario. Mr. Rolly Uloth, President and CEO commented, “I would like to thank Barry for his contributions as Chairman of the Board, having been instrumental in overseeing the Company’s vision and turnaround at the Eagle River Complex. Now is the right time in the Company’s evolution for Charlie to step in to the Chairman role, as the Company is conducting the most aggressive exploration campaign in its history to assess the full potential of the Company’s properties which host the high grade Eagle River Mine and the Mishi Mine. Charlie was part of the original team that discovered the first gold showings on the property.” Mr. Charlie Page added, “On behalf of the board I would like to welcome Nadine to the Wesdome team. Nadine’s technical expertise and experience in the construction and permitting of mining expansion projects will be a valuable asset to our Board. These changes reflect the Company’s commitment to best practises in corporate governance with the board now 80% independent.” Ms. Nadine Miller, concluded, “I am pleased to join Wesdome’s board of directors at this exciting stage in the Company’s transformation from junior to intermediate gold producer in a proven Ontario gold camp. Having visited the operations, I believe the growth plan management has laid out is solid and the potential for new gold discoveries is remarkable.” [author ]ABOUT WESDOME Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. is in its 28th year of continuous gold mining operations in Canada. The Company is currently producing gold at the Eagle River Complex located near Wawa, Ontario from the Eagle River and Mishi gold mines. Wesdome’s goal is to expand current operations at both mines over the next four years through mill expansion and exploration. Wesdome has significant upside through ownership of its two other properties, the Kiena Mine Complex in Val d’Or, Quebec and the Moss Lake gold deposit located 100 kilometres west of Thunder Bay, Ontario. These assets are being explored and evaluated to be developed in the appropriate gold price environment. The Company has approximately 118 million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “WDO”.[/author]  

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