Western Copper Files Casino Pre-Feasibility Study Technical Report

May 16, 2011

Western Copper Files Casino Pre-Feasibility Study Technical Report

VANCOUVER, B.C. Western Copper Corporation (“Western Copper” or the “Company”) (TSX:WRN; NYSE Amex:WRN) is pleased to announce it has filed a technical report as required under National Instrument 43-101 that summarizes the pre-feasibility study prepared by M3 Engineering on the Casino gold-copper-molybdenum deposit located in Yukon, Canada. This report details the results of the pre-feasibility study first reported by the Company in a news release dated April 7, 2011.

The report is available on SEDAR (http://www.sedar.com) and EDGAR (http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml ) and is also posted on the Company’s website (http://www.westerncoppercorp.com).

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Western Copper is a Vancouver-based exploration and development company with properties containing significant copper, gold and molybdenum resources and reserves. The Company has 100% ownership of four Canadian properties. The two most advanced projects are the Casino Project and the Carmacks Copper Project, both located in the Yukon Territory. The Casino Project is one of the world’s largest open-pittable gold, copper, silver and molybdenum deposits. For more information, visit http://www.westerncoppercorp.com

On behalf of the board,

“Dale Corman”

F. Dale Corman
Chairman & CEO
Western Copper Corporation

For more information, please contact:

Paul West-Sells
President & COO, Corporate Development

Julie Kim
Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Call: 1.888.966.9995 or 604.684.9497

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