Equinox Gold Completes Acquisition of Premier Gold Mines, i-80 Gold Created

Equinox Gold Corp. (TSX: EQX, NYSE American: EQX) (“Equinox Gold” or the “Company”) has completed its acquisition of Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX: PG, OTCPK: PIRGF) (“Premier”), adding Premier’s interest in the construction-ready Hardrock Project in Ontario, Canada, the producing Mercedes Mine in Mexico, and the Hasaga and Rahill-Bonanza exploration properties in Ontario to the Company’s existing portfolio of gold assets. Going forward, Hardrock will be called the Greenstone Project, a name that is well recognized in the region and supported locally. In connection with the acquisition, the spin-out of i-80 Gold Corp. (“i-80 Gold”), a newly created company holding Premier’s gold projects in Nevada, USA, was also completed. Equinox Gold is a 30% shareholder of i-80 Gold.

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