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Press release from CNW Group

Wesdome reports accident at Eagle River Mine

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Wesdome reports accident at Eagle River Mine

10:34 EDT Wednesday, May 01, 2013

TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd (TSX: WDO) regrets to report that yesterday afternoon an employee of a mining contractor was fatally injured underground at the Company's Eagle River Mine.  Due to this accident, underground operations for the night shift yesterday and day shift today were suspended while the Company works with authorities to determine the cause of the accident.

"I am deeply saddened by this news, having known the individual personally for almost ten years.  Our thoughts are with his family, friends and our staff at this time," said Donovan Pollitt, President and Chief Executive Officer.

ABOUT WESDOME
Wesdome is in its 26th year of continuous mining operations in Canada.  It currently has two producing gold mines in Wawa, Ontario and owns the Kiena Complex in Val d'Or, Québec.  The Company has 101.9 million shares issued and outstanding and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "WDO".

This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances, management's estimates or opinions should change, except as required by securities legislation. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.


SOURCE: Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd.

For further information:

Donovan Pollitt, P.Eng., CFA 
President & CEO 
416-360-3743 ext 25 

or

George Mannard, P.Geo.
Vice President Exploration
416-360-3743 ext 22

8 King St. East, Suite 1305
Toronto, ON, M5C 1B5
Toll Free: 1-866-4-WDO-TSX
Phone: 416-360-3743, Fax: 416-360-7620
Email: invest@wesdome.com, Website: www.wesdome.com

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