Candente Resource Corp.

Candente Resource Corp.

August 16, 2007 15:30 ET

Candente Resource Corp.-Personnel and Projects Are Safe and All Activities Operate as Usual

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 16, 2007) - Candente Resource Corp. (TSX:DNT)(BVL:DNT)(WKN:GW4) reports that personnel and projects are safe and all operations continue after a strong earthquake hit Southern Peru. The earthquake epicentre was 150km South-South East of Lima and over 840 kilometres from the Canariaco project.

Candente is a diversified copper and gold exploration company focused on increasing value through discovery for both shareholders and local stakeholders. Candente has an advanced exploration stage leachable copper project, Canariaco, and several other gold, copper and silver projects in Peru and Mexico. Candente subscribes to principles which ensure that its exploration and development activities are beneficial to the local communities.

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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.

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