2011 News

Vancouver, British Columbia -- September 14, 2011 -- Candente Copper Corp. (TSX:DNT, BVL:DNT, US:CDOUF) ("Candente") is pleased to announce that on September 9, 2011, following its annual review, Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations added Candente Copper Corp. as a constituent of their S&P/TSX SmallCap Index. The addition will become effective after the close of trading on Friday, September 16, 2011.

Standard and Poor's is a New York-based financial research and analysis company that maintains a number of well-known benchmark and investible stock-market indices, such as the US S&P 500 Index and the Canadian S&P/TSX Composite Index, among many others.

The S&P/TSX SmallCap Index is an investible index that provides institutional investors and ETFs with a broad and representative benchmark for small capitalization companies in Canada.

The criteria for Candente Copper's inclusion in the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index included Canadian domiciliation, long term TSX listing, and significant, consistent market capitalization and liquidity.

"The addition of DNT to the S&P/TSX SmallCap Index reflects our continued evolution as a company, and our growing profile in the investment community, as we aggressively develop our Cañariaco Norte copper project in northern Peru," said Sean Waller, President.

New Research Coverage

Candente Copper is also pleased to announce that Raymond James Ltd. mining analyst Mr. Adam Low, CFA has published research coverage on the Company. Requests for copies of Mr. Low's report on Candente Copper should be directed to Raymond James Ltd. 2200 -- 925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC Canada V6C 3L2, phone: +1 (604) 659-8200 or +1 (416) 777-4900.
Raymond James now joins Dundee Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, Cormark Securities, National Bank Financial, and Laurentian Bank Securities in their coverage of Candente Copper.

About Candente Copper

Candente Copper Corp is a TSX and BVL listed mining company focused on exploration and development of base metal mining projects in Peru and Latin America. Candente Copper's flagship project is the 100% owned Cañariaco Norte copper project located in the prolific mining region of northern Peru.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geotechnical assumptions, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles or permits, 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.

On behalf of the Board of Candente Copper Corp.

"Joanne C. Freeze" P.Geo.
CEO & Director


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

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

Nataly Reategui
Investor Relations, Peru
Tel.: (511) 715-2001 ext 107


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