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 May 17, 2012
WestKam Gold Appoints New QP

 WestKam Gold Corp. (TSX.V -- WKG) announced today that is has appointed Mr. Robert (Bob) Lane, MSc, P.Geo as the company's Qualified Person (QP) under National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Lane brings 22 years of experience to WestKam Golds' exploration team.

"Bob knows WestKam's Bonaparte Project well, and he is extremely knowledgeable about the regional geology and mineralization," said WestKam President and CEO Matt Wayrynen. "We look forward to his invaluable contributions and expertise as we advance the Bonaparte Project."

Mr. Lane has worked as a research geologist for the Geological Survey of British Columbia, and for more than ten years he served as the Regional Geologist with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources for the northeast-central interior region of British Columbia. He is currently the President of Plateau Minerals Corp., a geological consulting company based in Prince George, British Columbia.

WestKam Gold Corp. is a Canadian gold exploration company focused on developing the Bonaparte Gold Project near Kamloops, British Columbia. Additional information can be found on the company's website at

Contact: John Ulmer, Investor Relations

WestKam Gold Corp.
Suite 900, 570 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3P1

The TSX-V has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release. This release may contain statements that are considered as forward-looking statements and are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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