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Western Copper and Gold announces completion of C$2.3 Million subscription by Rio Tiinto

Press Release

May 01, 2023

VANCOUVER, B.C. Western Copper and Gold Corporation (“Western” or the “Company”) (TSX: WRN; NYSE American: WRN) announces it has completed its previously announced C$2.3 million subscription by Rio Tinto Canada Inc. (“Rio Tinto”).

Rio Tinto acquired 878,809 common shares of the Company (the “Shares”) at a price of C$2.63 per Share for proceeds of approximately C$2.3 million, allowing Rio Tinto to maintain its interest of approximately 7.84%.


Western Copper and Gold Corporation is developing the Casino Project, Canada’s premier copper-gold mine in the Yukon Territory and one of the most economic greenfield copper-gold mining projects in the world.

The Company is committed to working collaboratively with our First Nations and local communities to progress the Casino project, using internationally recognized responsible mining technologies and practices.

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On behalf of the board,

“Paul West-Sells”

Dr. Paul West-Sells

President and CEO

Western Copper and Gold Corporation

For more information, please contact:

Sandy Noyes

Director, Investor Relations

604.638.2520 or [email protected]


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