Equinox Gold Completes $172.5 Million Convertible Senior Notes Bought Deal Offering

All dollar amounts shown in United States dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

Equinox Gold Corp. (TSX: EQX) (NYSE American: EQX) (“Equinox Gold” or the “Company”) has closed its previously announced bought deal offering of $172.5 million aggregate principal amount of 4.75% unsecured convertible senior notes due 2028 (the “2028 Notes”), which includes exercise of the full amount of the option to purchase an additional $22.5 million aggregate principal amount of Notes (the “Offering”). The conversion rate for the 2028 Notes is 158.7302 common shares of Equinox Gold (“Shares”) per $1,000 principal amount of the 2028 Notes, equivalent to a conversion price of $6.30 per Share. The Company intends to use net proceeds of the Offering for repayment of debt and for general corporate purposes.

Greg Smith, President & CEO of Equinox Gold, commented: “This debt financing enables us to pay down part of our revolving credit facility, providing immediate interest savings while also positioning us to manage the upcoming maturity of our April 2024 $140 million convertible notes. The new 2028 Notes have a lower interest rate, substantially higher conversion price, no covenants and are unsecured, while extending debt maturity to October 2028.”

Equinox Gold Contacts

Greg Smith, President & Chief Executive Officer
Rhylin Bailie, Vice President Investor Relations
Tel: +1 604-558-0560
Email: ir@equinoxgold.com

This news release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements and forward-looking information in this news release relate to, among other things: the anticipated use of proceeds of the Offering and expectations regarding the Company’s debt interest costs. Forward-looking statements or information generally identified by words such as “will”, “intends”, “potentially”, “ensure”, “advance” and similar expressions and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, or “should”, or the negative connotation of such terms, are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements and information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements since the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.

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