April 25, 2017 Vancouver, BC – Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX: TMM, NYSE MKT: TGD) (“Timmins Gold” or the “Company”) is proposing to change its name to Alio Gold Inc. at its upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. If approved, the Company expects to begin trading on both the TSX and the NYSE MKT under the ticker ALO on May 16, 2017. The Company is pleased to introduce a new management team that has been assembled to grow the Company into a mid-tier gold mining company by revitalizing its San Francisco Mine in Sonora, Mexico and building its high-grade, high-margin Ana Paula Project in Guerrero, Mexico. As part of the transition, Arturo Bonillas will be stepping down as President of the Company. He will continue as an advisor to the new team to ensure continuity of important permitting and community relations activities.