Continental Announces Board Change

VANCOUVER, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - Continental Minerals Corporation ("Continental" or the "Company") (TSX Venture: KMK; OTCBB: KMKCF) announces that Mr. Wang Fuyu has tendered his resignation from the Company's Board. The Company understands that Mr. Wang, who is the director nominee of Jinchuan Group Ltd. (a 12% shareholder in the Company), has resigned to pursue other interests.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

David Copeland

President & CEO

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts that address exploration drilling, exploitation activities and other related events or developments are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary permits, licenses and title and delays due to third party opposition, geopolitical uncertainty and political and economic instability, changes in government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on Continental Minerals Corporation, investors should review the Company's annual Form 20-F filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov and its home jurisdiction filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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For further information: For further information: For additional details on Continental and the Xietongmen Copper-Gold Project, please visit the Company's website at www.continentalminerals.com or contact Investor Services at (604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114

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