Federal and Territorial Governments Announce Funding for Casino Access Road

Western Copper and Gold Corp.

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 05, 2017) - Western Copper and Gold Corporation ("Western" or the "Company") (TSX: WRN) (NYSE American: WRN) (NYSE MKT: WRN) is pleased to announce that complete funding for upgrading the initial 82 km of the existing access road to standards required for the Casino Project and 30% funding for the additional 126 km of new access road to the Casino site has been secured through commitments from the Yukon Territorial Government and Federal Government to fund the Yukon Resource Gateway Application ("Funding Approval").