Equinox Gold Reports Geotechnical Event at the Aurizona Mine

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Equinox Gold Corp. (TSX: EQX, NYSE American: EQX) (“Equinox Gold” or the “Company”) reports that persistent heavy rains in Maranhão, Brazil have caused a displacement of material in two locations in the south wall of the Piaba pit at its Aurizona mine. There were no injuries, no damage to equipment or infrastructure, and no environmental damage.

As a result of this geotechnical event, access to the Piaba pit has been restricted and mining has been paused while the Company establishes an initial remediation plan and confirms the safety of the pit. Milling and gold production continues from the ore stockpile, as is typical during the rainy season. To mitigate any potential impact on planned 2024 production from the Piaba pit, the Company expects to accelerate mining activities at the new Tatajuba pit.

The Company will perform an updated geotechnical assessment of the Piaba pit and nearby infrastructure to determine further remediation required for long-term stability.

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Greg Smith, President & Chief Executive Officer
Rhylin Bailie, Vice President, Investor Relations
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Email: ir@equinoxgold.com

Cautionary Notes and Forward-Looking Statements

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 timing and ability of the Company to recommence mining of the Piaba pit; the ability of the Company to mitigate the impact of the geotechnical event on planned 2024 production from Aurizona; the timing and the ability of the Company to complete an updated geotechnical assessment of the Piaba pit and nearby infrastructure and develop a plan to remediate long-term stability; and the timing and ability of the Company to commence mining from the new Tatajuba open pit. Forward-looking statements or information generally identified by the use of the words “planned”, “continues”, “will”, “expects” and similar expressions and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “could”, “would” 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. The Company has based these forward-looking statements and information on the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events and these assumptions include: Company’s ability to identify and implement opportunities to mitigate the impact of the geotechnical event; all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals required for mining of the Tatajuba open pit are received in a timely manner; and the Company’s ability to comply with environmental, health and safety laws. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available, they may prove to be incorrect. Accordingly, readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on the forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release.

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