Candente Resource Corp.
TSX : DNT

Candente Resource Corp.

March 27, 2006 05:00 ET

Candente Resource Corp.: Financing with Sprott Asset Management and Top Gold Funds

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 27, 2006) -

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO US NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES

Candente Resource Corp. (TSX:DNT) ("Candente") is pleased to announce, subject to regulatory approval, that it has agreed to raise gross proceeds of Cdn$3,060,000 through a non-brokered Private Placement of 3,600,000 Units at $0.85 per unit. Each unit will consist of one share and one half-share purchase warrant. One whole non-transferable share purchase warrant permits the holder to purchase one share of the Company at a price of $1.25 per share for a period of twelve months following closing. The shares issued in this placement will be subject a four-month hold period.

The majority of the financing is with funds controlled by Sprott Asset Management of Toronto and Top Gold of Zurich. Candente will pay MaxCapital Markets Ltd. of Toronto, a finder's fee of 7% in cash and 7% in warrants on proceeds received from independent placees introduced to Candente by them and to Brighton Capital Corp. of Los Angeles a finder's fee of 6% in cash and 6% in warrants only on independent placees introduced to Candente by them.

The net proceeds of the private placement will be used for funding exploration and development activities on the Company's mineral properties and for general corporate purposes.

Candente's most advanced mineral project is Canariaco, a copper deposit in Northern Peru with a significant leachable portion and several other features which indicate it could be a low cost copper producer. An engineering scoping study is underway to assist Candente in evaluating the potential economics of a copper heap leach, SX-EW operation at Canariaco.

Candente also has several gold and silver exploration projects also in Peru.

Candente is focused on increasing shareholder value through mineral discovery. Candente subscribes to principles which ensure that its exploration and development activities are beneficial to the local communities.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joanne Freeze, P. Geo., President & CEO, Candente Resource Corp.

Release No. 157

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the united states or to U.S. persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and the applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

This News Release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Candente relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.


Contact Information

  • Candente Resource Corp.
    Joanne Freeze
    President & CEO
    (604) 689-1957 or Toll Free: 1-877-689-1964
    or
    Candente Resource Corp.
    Evelyn Cox
    (604) 689-1957 or Toll Free: 1-877-689-1964
    info@candente.com
    www.candente.com