i-80 Gold Corp

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April 13, 2021 at 12:45 PM (EDT)|Virtual Event - Online Only

Ewan Downie

Chief Executive Officer

Ewan Downie is an accomplished company builder and entrepreneur with more 25 years experience in the mining sector. Mr. Downie served as founder, President & CEO of Premier and prior to this, founder President & CEO of Wolfden Resources Inc. Both companies enjoyed significant value appreciation following inception resulting in both being acquired with spinout vehicles to the benefit of shareholders. In his extensive career Mr. Downie has participated in several gold and base metal discoveries and has been awarded accolades to reflect this success including the 2003 recipient of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Bill Dennis Prospector of The Year and several Exploration, and Development acknowledgements from the Northwestern Ontario Prospectors Association.


This information and Corporate Presentation has been prepared by i-80 Gold Corp. (“i-80”, “i-80 Gold” or the “Company”), a newly-created company established to hold the US-based assets of Premier Gold Mines Limited (“Premier”), which will be spun-out into i-80 (the “Spin-Out”) concurrently with the completion of the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Premier by Equinox Gold Corp. (“Equinox”) via plan of arrangement (the “Transaction”). Completion of the Transaction and Spin-Out are subject to a number of conditions precedent and there can be no assurance that they will be completed. As of the date of this Presentation, i-80 is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Premier and holds no assets. Certain of the assets and mineral projects that will be owned by i-80 following completion of the Transaction and Spin-Out are held by Premier as of the date of this Presentation, and investors are therefore reminded that this Presentation should be read in conjunction with Premier’s most recent Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis, available on www.sedar.com and www.premiergoldmines.com.
On August 10, 2020 Premier and it its wholly-owned subsidiary Premier Gold Mines USA, Inc. (“Premier USA”) entered into a membership interest purchase agreement with Waterton Mine Finance to acquire all the outstanding shares of Osgood Mining, LLC, the owner of the Getchell mining project in Nevada (the “Getchell Project”). Premier USA holds Premier’s interests in the South Arturo and Cove-McCoy Projects, also in Nevada, and will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of i-80 Gold as a result of the Transaction. Premier USA will complete the acquisition of Osgood Mining, LLC and the Getchell Project. This Presentation assumes the completion of the Getchell Project by i-80 Gold through Premier USA, however the completion of the acquisition remains subject to a number of conditions, including completion of the Transaction, and there can be no assurance that it will be completed.
Certain corporate projects referred to herein are subject to agreements with third parties who have not prepared, reviewed or approved this Presentation. The Presentation is not intended to reflect the actual plans or exploration and development programs contemplated for such projects.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This information and Corporate Presentation contain certain information that may constitute "forward-looking information" under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements regarding completion of the Transaction and Spin-Out, contemplated financing activities for i-80, completion of the acquisition of Osgood Mining, LLC and the Getchell Project, i-80 ’s achievement of the full-year projections for ounce production, production costs, AISC costs per ounce, cash cost per ounce and realized gold/silver price per ounce, the Company’s ability to meet annual operations estimates, and statements about strategic plans, including future operations, future work programs, capital expenditures, discovery and production of minerals, price of gold and currency exchange rates, timing of geological reports and corporate and technical objectives. Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to certain known and known risks and uncertainties, including those pertaining to the Transaction and Spin-Out, estimation of mineral resources and mineral reserves, realization of mineral resources, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including the risks inherent to the mining industry, adverse economic and market developments and the risks identified in Appendix “P” to Premier's management information circular dated January 25, 2021 in respect of the special meeting of shareholders and optionholders of Premier on February 23, 2021 (the “Circular”) under the heading “Risk Factors” and in Premier’s annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2019 dated March 30, 2020 (the “Annual Information Form”) under the heading "Risk Factors". There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All forward-looking information contained in this Presentation is given as of the date hereof and is based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date hereof. Premier disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


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