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Orla Mining

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April 14, 2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT)|Virtual Event - Online Only

Jason Simpson

President & CEO

Mr. Simpson is a mining executive with over 21 years of experience in operations leadership, mining engineering and project construction. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of Torex Gold Resources ("Torex") where, over his nearly 6-year tenure, he oversaw the successful construction and operation of the ELG Mine in Mexico. Prior to Torex, Mr. Simpson spent 11 years at Vale in various roles of increasing responsibility ending his tenure as General Manager of the Labrador Operations (Voisey's Bay) in 2013. Mr. Simpson also worked at McIntosh Redpath Engineering on mining studies for companies including Barrick, Freeport McMoran, CVRD, Rio Tinto and Falconbridge, among others, where he gained global multi-commodity experience and perspective. Mr. Simpson holds dual degrees in Mining Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and in Physics from Dalhousie University.


This presentation contains forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of Canadian securities law and United States securities laws, rules and legislation, including the provisions for “safe harbor” under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and can generally be identified by the use of words or phrases such as “expects” ”anticipates” “plans”, “projects”, “estimates”, “assumes”, intends”, “strategy”, “goals”, “objectives”, “potential”, “believes”, “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things: the economic potential of the Camino Rojo Project (“Camino Rojo”) and the Cerro Quema Project (“Cerro Quema”); the estimation of mineral resources and mineral reserves and the realization of such estimates; timing and guidance on estimated production and cash costs; future performance; feasibility study and pre-feasibility estimates and optimization and economic results thereof, including but not limited to mine plan and operations, internal rate of return, sensitivities, taxes, net present value, potential recoveries, design parameters, operating costs, capital costs, production data and economic potential; timing for completion of studies; timing for receipt of required permits, approvals or licenses, results of exploration; steps to development and timing; production decisions and timing; exploration upside and planned exploration programs and expenditures; permitting and financing timelines and requirements; project finance; and Orla Mining Ltd.’s (“Orla” or the “Company”) development, as well as its objectives and strategies.

Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the environment in which Orla will operate in the future, including, without limitation, that the Company can access financing, appropriate equipment and sufficient labour; the timely receipt of required permits, approvals or licenses; the price of gold; anticipated costs; that all conditions of the layback agreement and the credit facility will be met; Orla’s activities will be in accordance with its public statements and stated goals; that there will be no material adverse change affecting Orla or its properties; that all required permits, approvals and licences will be obtained; that political and legal developments will be consistent with current expectations; that currency and exchange rates will be consistent with current levels; Orla’s ability to carry on exploration and development activities, Orla’s ability to secure and to meet obligations under property agreements; the timing and results of drilling programs; the discovery of mineral resources and mineral reserves on Orla’s properties; that there will be no significant disruptions affecting the Company or its properties; and the assumptions related to the risks set forth below. The forward-looking statements are based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates that management of Orla considered reasonable at the date the statements are made, and are inherently subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other known and unknown factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Orla to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, including but not limited to: access to capital; risks related to uncertainties inherent in the preparation of feasibility studies, including but not limited to, assumptions underlying the production estimates not being realized, changes to the cost of production, variations in quantity of mineralized material, grade or recovery rates, geotechnical or hydrogeological considerations during mining differing from what has been assumed, failure of plant, equipment or processes, changes to availability of power or the power rates, ability to maintain social license, changes to interest or tax rates, cost of labour, supplies, fuel and equipment rising, changes in project parameters, and delays and costs inherent to consulting and accommodating rights of local communities; community, health, safety and environmental risks; success of exploration, development and operations activities; risks relating to foreign investment or foreign operations and expropriation or nationalization of mining operations; delays in getting access from surface rights owners; title risks; commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations; risks relating to COVID-19; risks inherent in the estimation of mineral resources and mineral reserves, including but not limited to, interpreted drill results not accurately representing actual continuity of geology or grade, bulk density measurements not being representative, and interpreted and modelled metallurgical domains and recoveries not being representative; delays in obtaining or failure to obtain access to lands or required regulatory, environmental or mine approvals, permits or licenses, or non-compliance with such permits; risks inherent in mining including environmental hazards, unusual or unexpected geological formations, ground control problems and flooding; and risks associated with executing Orla’s objectives and strategies, including costs and expenses. For a more fulsome description of the risks and uncertainties related to Orla, see the “Risk Factors” section in Orla’s most recent annual information form and annual and interim management’s discussion and analysis filed with the applicable regulatory authorities and available on Orla’s profile at or

Although Orla has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and accordingly, are subject to change after such date.

This document and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction, and no securities may be offered or sold without registration under the 1933 Act and all applicable state securities laws or compliance with the requirements of an exemption from such registration. The disclosure in this presentation uses mineral reserve and mineral resource classification terms that comply with reporting standards in Canada, and mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates are made in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101—Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum — CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, adopted by the CIM Council, as amended (the “CIM Definition Standards”). NI 43-101 establishes standards for all public disclosure an issuer makes of scientific and technical information concerning mineral projects. These standards differ significantly from the mineral reserve disclosure requirements of the United States Securities Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) set forth in Industry Guide 7. Consequently, information regarding mineralization contained in this presentation is not comparable to similar information that would generally be disclosed by U.S. companies in accordance with the rules of the SEC. In particular, the SEC’s Industry Guide 7 applies different standards in order to classify mineralization as a reserve. As a result, the definitions of proven and probable reserves used in NI 43-101 differ from the definitions used by the SEC in Industry Guide 7. Under SEC standards, mineralization may not be classified as a “reserve” unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made. Among other things, all necessary permits would be required to be in hand or issuance imminent in order to classify mineralized material as reserves under the SEC standards. Accordingly, mineral reserve estimates contained in this presentation may not qualify as “reserves” under SEC standards. In addition, this presentation uses the terms “measured mineral resources,” “indicated mineral resources” and “inferred mineral resources” to comply with the reporting standards in Canada. The SEC does not currently recognize mineral resources and U.S. companies are generally not permitted to disclose mineral resources of any category in documents they file with the SEC. Investors are specifically cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves as defined in NI 43-101 or Industry Guide 7. Further, “inferred mineral resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and as to whether they can be mined legally or economically. Therefore, investors are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an inferred resource could ever be mined economically. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of “measured mineral resources,” “indicated mineral resources,” or “inferred mineral resources” will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part of the reported “measured mineral resources,” “indicated mineral resources,” or “inferred mineral resources” in this presentation is economically or legally mineable. The SEC has adopted amendments to its disclosure rules to modernize the mineral property disclosure requirements for issuers whose securities are registered with the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”). These amendments became effective February 25, 2019 (the “SEC Modernization Rules”) and, following a two-year transition period, the SEC Modernization Rules will replace the historical property disclosure requirements for mining registrants that were included in SEC Industry Guide 7. Following the transition period, as a foreign private issuer that files its annual report on Form 40-F with the SEC pursuant to the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system, the Company is not required to provide disclosure on its mineral properties under the SEC Modernization Rules and will continue to provide disclosure under NI 43-101. Investors are specifically cautioned there are also significant differences in the definitions under the SEC Modernization Rules and the CIM Definition Standards. Accordingly, there is no assurance any mineral reserves or mineral resources that the Company may report as “proven mineral reserves”, “probable mineral reserves”, “measured mineral resources”, “indicated mineral resources” and “inferred mineral resources” or other measures under NI 43-101 would be the same had the Company prepared the reserve or resource estimates under the standards adopted under the SEC Modernization Rules. For the above reasons, information contained in this presentation containing descriptions of our mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates is not comparable to similar information made public by U.S. companies subject to reporting and disclosure requirements of the SEC under either Industry Guide 7 or SEC Modernization Rules.

All scientific and technical information relating to: (i) the Cerro Quema project is based on and derived from the NI 43-101 report prepared for Pershimco Resources Ltd., entitled “Cerro Quema Project - Pre-Feasibility Study on the La Pava and Quemita Oxide Gold Deposits”, dated effective June 30, 2014 (the “Cerro Quema Report”); and (ii) the Camino Rojo project is based on and derived from the NI 43-101 report prepared for Orla Mining Ltd. (“Orla”) entitled “Unconstrained Feasibility Study NI 43-101 Technical Report on the Camino Rojo Gold Project – Municipality of Mazapil, Zacatecas, Mexico”, dated January 11, 2021 (the “Camino Rojo Feasibility Study”). The information contained herein is subject to all of the assumptions, qualifications and procedures set out in each of the Cerro Quema Report and the Camino Rojo Feasibility Study and reference should be made to the Cerro Quema Report and the Camino Rojo Feasibility Study, each of which has been filed with the applicable regulatory authorities and is available on Orla’s profile at or

The scientific and technical information related to Cerro Quema and Camino Rojo in this presentation has been reviewed and approved by Mr. J. Andrew Cormier, P. Eng., and Mr. Sylvain Guerard, P Geo., who are the Qualified Persons for this presentation as defined under NI 43-101 standards.


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