Corriente Resources Inc.
TSX : CTQ
NYSE Amex : ETQ

Corriente Resources Inc.

May 20, 2010 14:49 ET

Corriente Resources Inc.: CRCC-Tongguan Advises That All PRC Approvals Have Been Obtained

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) - Corriente Resources Inc. ("Corriente") (TSX:CTQ)(NYSE Amex:ETQ) wishes to advise that it has received written confirmation from CRCC-Tongguan Investment Co., Ltd. (the "Offeror") that all remaining government approvals required to be obtained in The People's Republic of China in connection with its offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of Corriente have been obtained.

The obligation of the Offeror to take up the shares of Corriente deposited under the Offer remains subject to customary closing conditions as set out in the Offer documents, which are available on SEDAR.

The Offer, as previously extended, is scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on Friday, May 28, 2010.

Darryl F Jones, Chief Financial Officer

Corriente shareholders with procedural questions regarding the deposit of their shares should contact Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada, Inc., the information agent for the Offeror, at:

North America Toll Free: 1-866-374-0472

Outside North America, Bank and Brokers Call Collect: +1 212-806-6859

Email: gsproxygroup@gscorp.com

Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include among other things, statements regarding the structure and timing of the proposed transaction. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and that are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the risk that any condition to the purchasers' obligations under the offer will not be met or that the acquisition of the Company's shares will not be completed for any other reason. Although these forward-looking statements are based on the expectations of management as of the date of this news release, we cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements.

Contact Information

  • Corriente Resources Inc.
    Dan Carriere
    Senior Vice-President
    (604) 687-0449
    (604) 687-0827 (FAX)
    copper@corriente.com