VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 6, 2016) - Western Forest Products Inc. (TSX:WEF) ("Western" or the "Company") announced today its voting results in respect of the election of all director nominees at its Annual Meeting (the "Meeting") held today as follows:

Nominee Votes For % For Votes Withheld % Withheld
James Arthurs 244,461,228 96.21% 9,634,602 3.79%
Jane Bird 250,164,696 98.45% 3,932,634 1.55%
Don Demens 246,587,202 97.04% 7,510,128 2.96%
Lee Doney 187,779,427 73.90% 66,317,903 26.10%
Daniel Nocente 245,118,012 96.47% 8,979,318 3.53%
Barrie Shineton 244,788,628 96.34% 9,308,702 3.66%
Michael T. Waites 245,118,128 96.47% 8,979,202 3.53%

The total number of shares represented by shareholders in person and by proxy at the meeting was 255,736,529, representing 64.68% of the Corporation's outstanding shares.

The Company has also filed a report of voting results on all resolutions voted on at the Meeting on

About Western Forest Products Inc.

Western is an integrated Canadian forest products company and is the largest coastal British Columbia woodland operator and lumber producer. The Company has an annual available harvest of approximately 6.3 million cubic metres of timber, of which approximately 6.1million cubic metres is from Crown lands. Western has a lumber capacity in excess of 1.1 billion board feet from seven sawmills and two 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:

Stephen Williams
Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary
(604) 648-4500