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OceanaGold Corp.

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April 14, 2021 at 8:30 AM (EDT)|Virtual Event - Online Only

Michael Holmes

President & CEO

Michael Holmes was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of OceanaGold in April 2020.
An accomplished mining engineer with more than 30 years’ experience working in Australia, New Zealand, The Philippines, and North and South America, he brings to the role extensive operational experience in underground and open pit gold, copper, lead, zinc and nickel mines.
Most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for OceanaGold, Mr Holmes was integral in leading responsible open pit and underground mining and processing of gold. Prior to this, he was General Manager of the Minera Alumbrera Operations in Argentina (Xstrata Copper), responsible for the large open pit, processing, transport, and port facilities and for the management of the feasibility study for the Agua Rica Project.
Prior to this he held several senior mine management positions in Australia, including General Manager of the Mount Isa Copper Operations (Xstrata Copper) where he oversaw operations at the large-scale underground mine and concentrator.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) Degree from the University of Queensland and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.


Cautionary Notes - Information Purposes Only
The information contained in this presentation is provided by OceanaGold Corporation (“OGC”) for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to issue or arrange to issue, or the solicitation of an offer to issue, securities of OGC or other financial products.  The information contained herein is not investment or financial product advice and has been prepared without taking into account the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person.  No representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to the fairness, accuracy, completeness or correctness of the information, opinions and conclusion contained in this presentation, except as otherwise required by law. To the maximum extent permitted by law, none of OGC or any of its directors, officers, employees or agents accepts any liability, including, without limitation, any liability arising out of fault or negligence, for any loss arising from the use of the information contained in this presentation. Furthermore, this presentation does not constitute an offer of shares for sale in the United States or to any person that is, or is acting for the account or benefit of, any U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act")) ("U.S. Person"), or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer would be illegal. OGC’s shares have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward Looking Information
This presentation contains information or statements that constitute “forward-looking” information or statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, forecasts, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “estimates” or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements and information. They include, among others, the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and related assumptions, inherent operating risks, and those risk factors identified in OGC’s most recent annual information forms prepared and filed with securities regulators which are available on SEDAR at under OGC’s profile.

Specific forward-looking statements and information in this presentation relates to, among other things, future performance and reflects OGC’s current expectations only at the date of this presentation regarding the generation of free cash flow, execution of business strategy, future growth, future production, estimated costs, results of operations, capital investment, business prospects and opportunities of OGC and its related subsidiaries.

With respect to forward-looking statements or information in this presentation, in making such statements or providing such information OGC has made assumptions regarding, among other things: (i) the accuracy of the estimation of mineral resources and mineral reserves; (ii) that exploration activities and studies will provide results that support anticipated development and extraction activities; (iii) that studies of estimated mine life and production rates at its mineral projects will provide results that support anticipated development and extraction activities; (iv) that OGC will be able to obtain additional financing on satisfactory terms, including financing necessary to advance the development of its projects; (v) that infrastructure anticipated to be developed or operated by third parties, will be developed and/or operated as currently anticipated; (vi) that laws, rules and regulations are fairly and impartially observed and enforced; (vii) that the market prices for gold remain at levels that justify development and/or operation of any mineral project; (viii) that OGC will be able to obtain, maintain, renew or extend required permits and licenses; (ix) that various environmental and social regulations and requirements do not impact OGC's exploration activities or development plans; (x) that key personnel will continue their employment with OGC; and (xi) that the COVID-19 outbreak will not materially impact or delay operations at OGC's mineral projects.

All references to Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources in this presentation are calculated in accordance with the standards set by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. Actual recoveries of mineral products may differ from Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources as reported due to inherent uncertainties in acceptable estimating techniques. In particular, "Indicated" and "Inferred" Mineral Resources have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an "Indicated" or "Inferred" Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category of resource. Readers are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of the mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into Proven or Probable Reserves. Mineral Resources that are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The accuracy of any such estimates is a function of the quantity and quality of available data, and of the assumptions made and judgments used in engineering and geological interpretation, the anticipated tonnages and grades that will be mined and the estimated level of recovery that will be realized, which may prove to be unreliable and depend, to a certain extent, upon the analysis of drilling results and statistical inferences that may ultimately prove to be inaccurate. Mineral Resource estimates may have to be re-estimated based on: (i) fluctuations in the price of gold or other mineral prices; (ii) results of drilling; (iii) metallurgical testing and other studies; (iv) proposed mining operations, including dilution; (v) the evaluation of mine plans subsequent to the date of any estimates; and (vi) the possible failure to receive required permits, approvals and licences.

In addition, all of the results of the preliminary economic analysis ("PEA") for the Waihi District constitute forward-looking statements or information, and include future estimates of internal rates of return, net present value, future production, estimates of cash cost, proposed mining plans and methods, mine life estimates, cash flow forecasts, metal recoveries, estimates of capital and operating costs and the size and timing of phased development of the projects and the Waihi District. Furthermore, OGC has based its assumptions and analysis on certain factors that are inherently uncertain. Uncertainties include: (i) the adequacy of infrastructure; (ii) geological characteristics; (iii) metallurgical characteristics of the mineralization; (iv) the ability to develop adequate processing capacity; (v) the price of gold; (vi) the cost of consumables and mining and processing equipment; (vii) unforeseen technological and engineering problems; (viii) changes in regulations; (ix) the regulation of the mining industry by various governmental agencies; and (x) changes in project scope or design, among others.
There are no assurances OGC can fulfil forward-looking statements and information or that results implied by such forward-looking statements or information will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements and information are only estimates or forecasts based on current information available to management of OGC as of the date that such predictions are made; actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks facing OGC, some of which are beyond OGC’s control. Although OGC believes that any forward-looking statements and information contained in this presentation are based on reasonable assumptions, readers cannot be assured that actual outcomes or results will be consistent with such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. OGC expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements and information, whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

All AISC and cash costs are net of by-product credits unless otherwise stated
All financials are denominated in US Dollars unless otherwise stated


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