Candente Copper Corp.
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Candente Copper Corp.

July 12, 2016 15:04 ET

Candente Copper Announces Oversubscription of Financing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 12, 2016) - Candente Copper Corp. (TSX:DNT)(LMA:DNT) ("Candente Copper" and/or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the non-brokered private placement launched on July 11th, 2016 (news Release No. 080) (the "Private Placement"), is currently over-subscribed. As a result, the size of the offering has been increased from Cdn$500,000 to approximately $650,000. Approximately $250,000 of the gross proceeds will be used to further define drill targets on the Canariaco Sur Cu-Au deposit and Quebrada Verde Cu-Au target, and approximately $400,000 will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes. Qualified investors are welcome to participate in the Private Placement until 5pm PST on Thursday, July 14th, 2016.

The overall size of the Private Placement will be increased to approximately 7.2M units ("Units"). Terms of the financing have not changed: the Units remain priced at $0.09 per Unit, with each Unit consisting of one common share and one half share purchase warrant. Each full warrant (a "Warrant") entitles the holder to purchase one additional share of the Company's common stock (a "Warrant Share") for two years at a conversion price of $0.15, subject to an acceleration provision. If at any time after November 30th, 2016, the Company's common shares have a closing price on the TSX Exchange at or above a price of Cdn$0.30 per share for a period of 10 consecutive trading days, the Company may give notice by News Release that expiration of the Warrants will be accelerated to 40 days from the date of providing such notice. Both Unit and Warrant Shares will be subject to a mandatory 4 month hold period commencing the day of closing of the Private Placement.

If aggregate subscriptions for Units under Private Placement exceed the maximum number of Units to be sold, Candente Copper may increase the size of the Private Placement or subscriptions will otherwise be accepted on a "first-come, first-served" basis. The Company may pay finder's fees in connection with a portion of the Private Placement.

Joanne Freeze, CEO and a director of the Company, and other directors of the Company are to subscribe for a portion of the Private Placement, which in total will be for less than 25% of Candente Copper's market capitalization. The Company is therefore intending to rely upon exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions.

The Private Placement is being offered to both accredited investors and existing shareholders of Candente Copper who, as of the close of business on July 8, 2016, held common shares of the Company (and who continue to hold common shares of the Company at the time of closing) pursuant to the prospectus exemption set out in British Columbia Instrument 45-534 and in similar instruments in other provinces of Canada.

Unless the Candente Copper shareholder is a person that has obtained advice regarding the suitability of the investment and, if such shareholder is resident in a jurisdiction of Canada, that advice has been obtained from a person that is registered as an investment dealer in such jurisdiction, the aggregate subscription cost to such shareholder for the Units subscribed under the Private Placement cannot exceed $15,000 (166,666 Units).

On behalf of the Board of Candente Copper Corp.

Joanne C. Freeze P.Geo., CEO, Director

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