2011 News

Vancouver, British Columbia, January 17, 2011. Candente Copper Corp. (TSX:DNT, BVL:DNT, US:CDOUF) ("Candente Copper") will host a telephone conference call for investors and analysts on Tuesday, January 18th, at 5:30 am Pacific (8:30 am Eastern, 1:30 pm GMT) to discuss the Pre-Feasibility Progress Report for the Cañariaco Norte Copper Project, Peru.

Sean Waller, President, and Joanne Freeze, CEO will review the report and take questions.

The conference call may be accessed by calling:

Toll-free 1-877-240-9772 in Canada and the United States
Toll-Free 1-800-2787-2090 internationally
1-416-340-8530 in the Toronto area

The conference call can also be heard in real time at www.candentecopper.com

The conference call will be archived for later playback and may be accessed by dialing 1-905-694-9451or 1-800-408-3053 and entering the pass code 7678614, or at www.candentecopper.com. The archived playback will be available until February 1, 2011.

About Candente Copper

Candente Copper's flagship project is the 100% owned, 7.5 billion pound, pre-feasibility stage Cañariaco Norte Copper Project located in northern Peru's prolific mining district. The Cañariaco Norte deposit contains a Measured and Indicated resource of 752 million tonnes grading 0.45 % copper, 0.07 g/t gold and 1.90 g/t silver.
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Sean Waller, P.Eng., President and Joanne Freeze, P.Geo. CEO are the Qualified Persons as defined by National Instrument 43-101 for the projects discussed above. They have reviewed and approved the contents of this release.
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.

CAUTIONARY NOTE TO U.S. INVESTORS

We advise U.S. investors that this news release uses terms that are not recognized by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including "mineral resources", "measured resources", "indicated resources" and "inferred resources". The estimation of measured and indicated resources involves greater uncertainty as to their existence and economic feasibility than the estimation of proven and probable reserves. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that mineral resources in these categories will be converted to reserves. The estimation of inferred resources involves far greater uncertainty as to their existence and economic viability than the estimation of other categories of resources. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that estimates of inferred mineral resources exist, are economically mineable, or will be upgraded into measured or indicated mineral resources. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that mineral resources in any of these categories will be converted into reserves.

On behalf of the Board of Candente Copper Corp.
"Sean Waller" P.Eng.
President & Director

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For further information please contact:

John Foulkes
VP Corporate Development
mobile: +1 (604) 614-2999
local: + 1 (604) 689-1957 ext 2
toll free: 1 (877) 689-1964 ext 2
info@candentecopper.com

or:

Walter Spagnuolo
Manager, Investor Relations
mobile: +1 (604) 306-8477
local: + 1 (604) 689-1957 ext 3

www.candente.com
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