2008 News

Vancouver, British Columbia, December 11, 2008. Candente Resource Corp. (DNT:TSX and BVL) ("Candente" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") for its Cañariaco Norte project located in Lambayeque, Northern Peru will be completed and released prior to market open on Friday, December 12, 2008. SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. ("SRK") in Vancouver in conjunction with Samuel Engineering Inc. (Denver) are the lead engineering consultants for the Cañariaco Norte PEA.

Candente management will host a conference call to discuss the results at 7:00 am PST (10:00 am EST) on Friday, December 12th, 2008.

To join the call on Friday, interested parties should dial one of the following numbers:

International: 1-416-641-6136
North American Toll-Free: 1-866-223-7781

To access the replay of the conference call, which will remain active until December 24, 2008 at 11:59 pm, please dial:
International: 1-416-695-5800 Passcode: 3278144
North American Toll-Free: 1-800-408-3053 Passcode: 3278144

Alternatively, the live webcast can be accessed through the Company's website at http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=139017 during the call and will be archived on the Candente website afterwards.

The full PEA report will be filed on Sedar on December 12, 2008 and will also be available at http://www.candente.com/s/PeruProjects_Canariaco.asp once it has been filed.

Additional information on the Company is available at www.candente.com.

About Candente Resource Corp.

Candente is a diversified exploration company with copper, gold, silver, and zinc projects in Peru and Mexico. Candente's directors and management have a track record in the discovery and development of copper, gold and silver deposits and subscribe to principles for exploration and development activities that are beneficial to the local communities.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, activities and events, 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. Risks are outlined in the Company's MD&A for the year ending December 31, 2007 and are set forth in public disclosure documents filed with Canadian regulatory authorities. By nature, these risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Candente relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.

For further information please contact:

Joanne C. Freeze, P. Geo.
President and CEO
+1 (604) 689-1957

Sean Waller, P. Eng.
Vice President Development
+1 (604) 689 1957
Or Email: communications@candente.com


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