2001 News

Candente Resource Corp. is pleased to announce that Larry Kornze has joined the company's Advisory Board as Director of Business Development.

Mr. Kornze recently retired from Barrick Gold Corporation as the General Manager of Exploration for Mexico and Central America, and International Evaluations. Prior to working internationally, Larry was the US Exploration Manager for Barrick Gold Exploration Inc. and was responsible for the Goldstrike Mine exploration with discoveries at Betze, Meikle, Deepstar, Screamer and Rodeo. The Goldstrike Mine is Barrick Gold Corporation's flagship mine producing approximately 2.4 million ounces of gold during 2000.

Prior to joing Barrick in 1985, Mr. Kornze held various positions with Newmont and Getty Mining Co. in North America.

Larry Kornze's exceptional 34 year career in international gold exploration brings invaluable experience to the Company, which will greatly assist Candente in advancing its' gold properties in Peru.

Mr. Kornze joins Frank J. Nelson on the company's advisory board. Mr. Nelson, M.Sc. Geology, spent most of his 36 year career with Freeport Exploration Company, which included the position of Vice President International Exploration. He is credited with the discovery of two world-class mineral deposits, Mount Keith, a disseminated nickel sulphide deposit located in Western Australia and Ertsberg East (Grasberg District), a copper-gold-silver skarn in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.

Candente Resource Corp. has advanced gold and copper projects in Peru. For more information visit http://www.candente.com and call us at (604) 689-1957 or e-mail us at mailto:investor@candente.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

The Canadian Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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