VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) ("Western") today announced that, at the annual and special meeting of shareholders held earlier today, each of the seven nominees listed in the management information circular dated March 28, 2013 were elected as directors of Western. The detailed results of the vote are set out below.

Nominee Votes For* Votes Withheld* Total Votes Cast* Percentage of Votes For Percentage of Votes Withheld
James Arthurs 161,706,926 92,687 161,799,613 99.94% 0.06%
Don Demens 156,455,940 5,343,673 161,799,613 96.70% 3.30%
Lee Doney 145,513,834 16,285,779 161,799,613 89.93% 10.07%
Dominic Gammiero 156,312,127 5,487,486 161,799,613 96.61% 3.39%
J. Peter Gordon 148,952,074 12,847,539 161,799,613 92.06% 7.94%
Pierre McNeil 159,744,367 2,055,246 161,799,613 98.73% 1.27%
John B. Newman 150,881,133 10,918,480 161,799,613 93.25% 6.75%

*As the vote on this matter was taken by a show of hands, the number of votes disclosed reflects only the proxies received by management of Western in advance of the meeting.

Western Forest Products

Western is an integrated Canadian forest products company and the largest coastal British Columbia woodland operator and lumber producer with an annual available harvest of approximately 6.4 million cubic metres of timber of which approximately 6.2 million cubic metres is from Crown lands and lumber capacity in excess of 1.1 billion board feet from eight sawmills and three remanufacturing plants. Principal activities conducted by the Company include timber harvesting, reforestation, sawmilling logs into lumber and wood chips and value-added remanufacturing. Substantially all of Western's operations, employees and corporate facilities are located in the coastal region of British Columbia while its products are sold in over 25 countries worldwide.

Contact Information:

Western Forest Products Inc.
Brian Cairo
Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary
(250) 734-4710