Corriente Resources Inc.

Corriente Resources Inc.

April 05, 2006 10:45 ET

Corriente Resources Inc. Shares to Begin Trading on AMEX Under the Symbol 'ETQ' on Thursday, April 6, 2006

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2006) - Corriente (TSX:CTQ)(AMEX:ETQ) is pleased to announce that its common shares will begin trading on the American Stock Exchange on Thursday, April 6, 2006.

Dan Carriere, Corriente's Senior Vice President commented, "Our listing on the American Stock Exchange will provide U.S. investors with much more direct access to our copper growth story. As well, this listing will allow us to expand our shareholder base in the largest capital market in the world. We also believe that this listing will prove to be very positive for the company and the American Stock Exchange, and we are very pleased to have been accepted by such a respected exchange."

Corriente is moving towards construction of a starter operation at its Mirador copper-gold operation. Mirador is one of the few new, sizeable copper projects available for near-term production. Beyond the Mirador project, Corriente has a unique pipeline of copper resource development projects which could keep production rates in the Corriente Copper Belt district growing for over a decade. Corriente controls a 100% interest in over 50,000 hectares located within the Corriente Copper Belt, Ecuador. The Belt currently contains three copper and copper-gold porphyry deposits, Mirador, Panantza and San Carlos. Additional exploration activities will be ongoing, as six additional copper and copper-gold exploration targets have been identified in the Corriente Copper Belt to date.

Daniel A. Carriere, Senior Vice-President

Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company's plans to materially differ from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made, and readers are advised to consider such forward-looking statements in light of the risks set forth in the company's continuous disclosure filings as found at

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