VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 1, 2016) - Candente Copper Corp. (TSX:DNT)(LMA:DNT) ("Candente Copper" and/or the "Company") announces that it has requested permission from the TSX to delay its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") until August 31st, 2016.

Candente Copper CEO Joanne Freeze commented "the Company had been undergoing a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives that coincided with the original AGM date. As a result, we felt it would be prudent to reschedule the AGM for a later date after the strategic review had concluded".

About Candente Copper

Candente Copper is a mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. The company is currently focused on its 100% owned Cañariaco project, which includes the Feasibility stage Cañariaco Norte deposit as well as the Cañariaco Sur deposit and Quebrada Verde prospect, located within the western Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes in the Department of Lambayeque in Northern Peru.

Joanne C. Freeze, P.Geo, Director and CEO, Qualified Person (QP) as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved this news 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 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


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