The License to Install permit, issued by the Maranhão State Environmental Agency (“SEMA”), allows the Company to complete the construction activities required to commence production at the mine, with the objective of pouring gold by year-end 2018.

“Receipt of the Aurizona License to Install permit is an important milestone for Trek Mining,” said Christian Milau, CEO of Trek Mining. “We now have the permits and the funding, after completion of the Equinox Gold merger, to construct the Aurizona Gold Mine and are on track to achieve production by the end of 2018. We look forward to transitioning from a developer to a gold producer and creating value for all of our stakeholders."