VANCOUVER, BC – September 9, 2019 – Orla Mining Ltd. (TSX: OLA) (“Orla” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (“EPCM”) contract for the Camino Rojo oxide gold project located in Zacatecas State, Mexico to M3 Engineering & Technology Corporation (“M3”). M3 is a full service EPCM firm headquartered in Tucson, Arizona and has provided services to over 10,000 projects for some 1,000 clients in its 33-year history. Work on the Camino Rojo project will be undertaken out of the M3 office in Hermosillo, Mexico with senior review and support from the Tucson, Arizona office. M3 will be responsible for detailed engineering, construction planning and execution, contractor management and cost control for the project under the auspices of Orla management. Orla expects to begin engineering work by mid-September. The selection of M3 and commencement of any EPCM work is subject to entering into a definitive agreement with M3.