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Public Workshop Completed for Candente's Canariaco Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/28/14 -- Candente Copper Corp. (TSX:DNT)(PINKSHEETS:CCOXF)(LMA:DNT) ("Candente Copper" and/or the "Company") is pleased to announce that on Friday, January 24, 2014 a successful public workshop was carried out as part of the approval for a modification of the current (Semidetailed) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIAsd) for the Canariaco exploration project.

The public information workshop, organized by the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MINEM) of Peru, at the request of Canariaco Copper Peru S.A., a subsidiary of Candente Copper, proceeded with the participation of approximately 300 villagers amid a climate of calm dialogue and order during its entirety. The event was attended by residents of the area of influence of the project ie. the upper, middle and lower part of the community of San Juan de Canaris, Ferrenafe Province, Department of Lambayeque. The workshop took place in the village of Atunloma and attendants included several community authorities such as lieutenant governors, magistrates of the peace, association leaders, presidents of rondas and others.

During the workshop, the villagers read a manifesto expressing their support for the mining exploration project and also requesting additional resources from the Central government and the advancement of infrastructure and development projects which have been commited to by the government for the area.

The workshop was conducted in compliance with the provisions of the Laws of Citizen Participation and is part of the exploration permitting process. It provides the public the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of environmental consultants, government and the Company on all environmental and social aspects of the proposed exploration program.

Candente has applied to MINEM for a modification to its current drilling permit so that additional drilling on the new deposit at Canariaco Sur and a first phase drill program on the Quebrada Verde target may be conducted.

About Candente Copper

Candente Copper is a mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Candente Copper is currently focused on the exploration and development of its Canariaco Norte copper project and the Canariaco Sur and Quebrada Verde prospects located within the western Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes in the Canaris District, Province of Ferrenafe, Department of Lambayeque in Northern Peru.

Joanne C. Freeze, CEO and Director, is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 for the project discussed above. Ms. Freeze has reviewed and approved the contents of this release.

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, 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 Copper relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.

On behalf of the Board of Candente Copper Corp.

Joanne C. Freeze P.Geo., CEO, Director & Chair

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