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Equinox Gold (EQX)

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Rhylin Bailie VP, IR
Christian Milau CEO
Peter Hardie CFO
Doug Reddy COO
Kerry Smith Haywood Securities
Mike Parkin National Bank
Andrew Weekly SmithWeekly Research
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Operator

Thank you for standing by. This is the conference operator. Welcome to the Equinox Gold Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2020 Financial Results and Corporate Update Conference Call and Webcast.

As a reminder, all participants are in listen-only mode. And the conference is being recorded. will opportunity there ask presentation, the be to an questions. After Gold. to I President, conference Equinox would Instructions] turn Investor now for Vice [Operator Bailie, like the Rhylin over Relations to Please go ahead.

Rhylin Bailie

call. everybody, Thank Anastasia, us the and you, you, for thank today joining for QX

of number forward-looking We course, statements making be today. a will, of

CEO, going time over visit documents on and on website do Milau, to the to call and Christian now conference turn please our remarks. So, to visit opening take to SEDAR EDGAR. the our our disclosure for I’m continuous

Christian Milau

Great. Thanks, Rhylin, and welcome, everyone, today.

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per and we’ve an I job. on multiple done person think So excellent tests average,

through managing the good difficult cost So, the mines performance. quarter to-date kudos to for year. had production We that highest and

talk this will So, We Peter had to the go solid here. that the year, generation, end big few we’re slides and investment year. with into very pleased year, in as a we cash a good about

study in quarter. Mountain front. commercial Castle X the extremely next during good to fourth corporate on turn for ongoing release few we’ve for development that slide was and over and production then to and number busy When highlights busy the hitting year. with the Mountain we The year going optimizing So, X, and into been Castle the Phase weeks. end production the ready was Development in feasibility

update mid of is Mountain feasibility also coming behind open just out during Castle a so, So, little bit two, out. come underway for on part eye Los is quarter that X. two, keep and study Phase Filos behind an quarter during

good off and terms of And finished of which drilling that some reserve at the we’ve in the expecting give and a expansion. in underground to we half addition results PFS study year. that, second out Aurizona, We’re the resource to there’s expect to this underway, market in from

on and that reserves lots information, exciting lots resources. coming So, front, new to of some additions those

that So, a year big on front.

nice free year to basically there. and and the did a saw and a who also it last kudos generated great years team We’ve two pleased Mesquite we’ve owned Scott now, and XXX in job years, the also couple million increase really of resources reserves cash We in of over of And substantially $XXX almost for forward flow performance with million. and Mesquite, just resources and over a reserves overall. just it’s increasing over just

that So, two almost price repaid purchase years time. within

XX% good complete. $XXX the So, Luz with capital. Construction about appointed million to we’re and return Eyre excellent feasibility started released of high Board. We’ve Also, Santa is strong really results, project, now the also Sally performance.

to Gold in her the office welcome Vancouver. one And Leagold also So, now are We integrated in as announced merger. The year Premier the teams this we past well. acquisition.

front So, on well. very busy corporate development the as

couple walk to So, financials of through Peter over you next to I’ll pass the slides. on the

Peter Hardie

Christian. Thanks,

$XXX revenues sold we gold year. ounce, about had of a ounces you So, million. price We average generated XXX,XXX and of good $X,XXX which on can slide see X, per of realized

of mine the a led out we a in our $X.XX year, Income during the and of It all-in generating when cash earnings operating quarter diluted, $XX to -- non-cash million $XX $XX you million was charges, front, On working an continued is end strongest of importantly, QX. share. EPS is number quarter adjusted for generated adjusted to is the -- share of which which the for our our our you $XXX quarter $X.XX a million of the non-cash capital. of from cash end $X,XXX -- for ops costs million. of for EPS cost just for before That quarter. sustaining. quarter balance $X.XX were at $XXX an cash cash under the an and changes ounce share, from Most That lot at ounce million a million fully or a strengthen that, $XXX sheet, with flow adjust $XX for the up in the earnings when income was of that’s

In sheet. balance addition, strong

if $XXX million million which it’s debt, you in $XX have in-the-money, equity, our net of assume net converts cash. We

after dollar Our net the $XX you million. million is financing liquidity $XXX include Canadian about

well, investment for our addition, Solaris In it. account equity we in performed has really

So, it sheet. million only has of balance book a value in $XX our

that own about are shares we the US$XXX However, the value there fair of million.

the pathway and development we need sheet do. balance for strong ahead good, So to the that

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X, results. slide which and operations earnings to highlights Moving our

heap in And the you of in because day from to on our in see to One finalized Los that is, requires legal the have IFRS made I scale back updated that make that prior why fair want been previous legal I to for year, quarters, purchase to none merger. to bit accounting item though created of we is use, our do QX. updated increase a to of the the point gold as would changes that the really out comparison noise, one. the the which we purchase Unfortunately affect Filos. changes assumptions can if you price merger apply the Here are pad, your those on apply when cash. you prior in emphasize -- changes those quarters have you leach value accounting,

it to a forward XXXX, Looking of investments. while we very QX, strong had a is year

We of have lot expenditures. a sustaining

are Los Final half reviewing that Castle Christian with statements. in point It’s of just we’re back our from our heard press XX% the of are February, structure meaning things stocks, that before we year, and gold the sustaining that have all-in of of today year the have all would in our are sales, and only of expect is the news for of a from release our Mesquite. and side year, expenditures help to our going and the to the our handing over of to costs the how first sustaining year. in You Mountain, Filos audit bit half to in affect we’re guidance that our That’s the second mostly finishing of first half expectations release to financial first little what XX% control results and of the of versus understand to -- year call guidance financial the respect of but higher unaudited. our up the the process

We couple and weeks. our the I’ll over audited you’ll expect MD&A to then. to the that of time next about in And turn done back see be Christian. financials

Christian Milau

a XXXX. bit the forward Thanks, of of run and in slide to number And through looking Great. operations a Pete. at a and eight, look look little little bit want just back a

at Los Pete up first, of Guadalupe Filos, particularly So, we’re opening here, Mexico said, the an open Los Filos looking year. pit. and during and Mesquite investment are, California in this phase first half the as

speak. to community, on production in agreement signed as ready also and the restarted ounces we up We’re last underground, just a the to full and in here of is We about Bermejal here. track on social the once to be December, which Los second year mine the I’ll start gold XX,XXX with Filos is reported ramped collaboration comment

and to that pleased back see So, operating.

last Carizalillo and basically key areas said contracts for around this were and and operation, points on an been year, collaboration on the particularly around agreement our with we’ve last the call, community, updated social growth future are sticking employment local their the of we As conference working leadership Bermejal.

the community. we’ve between those around sharing certain various ultimately So, and contracts, contracts employment local and awarding communities the and agreed clauses tendering into or

we’re So, to on that to a come those. pleased we resolution were able

contract, resolution and We’re close. the weeks. on and hopefully resolved final next the I progress, few still that ago getting we weeks the call when spoke on very have we’ll to during a few time since last you we’re We’ve in But, mechanism here. made the Ross were working dispute

here first finished this that new see going of the year, to very during of Pete expanded. being period get Los to to half little get stripping as pit the plan we and the to. made, pads and Brownie There’s being business progress normal and the alluded this The ore good Mesquite, stripped. is period. in during heavy At sort So, near-term some big Filos, in mine back

and of the pads. we So, are supplemental adding residual sort leaching some to ore

And outstanding exploration also to It’s the key of We’re been life. earlier, resources area been doing and I we to years continue this keep the and at last year a job said well. $X of Mesquite. performer extend want on year has million reserves. that of focus an increasing couple as mine to about Like spending a it’s good just this over

a of a expand confidence the future to for mine, continue in leased also reserves, the Caterpillar have and mine on opening new of and we this looking such Brownie, area new because we’ve fleet from So, to investments to and up while. resources the

ramping investment hit Castle, of year. later that in We When fourth quarter last mines those lots we’ve been year. we the look there So, this at production up. two commercial in

management. We’re solution points some still on flow leach pad working niggly and around

chance pad this year more -- capital gives increasing and build having pad, team of the the flexibility us all Phase the the actually to spending of really a Phase this put going and key so, investments flows expanding period to into work leach leach a the that on leach the year. on X, to X out flexibility whole That more operating the pad. One lot we’re investment cover a to using

the production year. lower of up So, half bit second the little a half the sort of first year, it’ll and we’ll ramp of in the see

mines. on number the operating currency performance those year, well Turning Performance well. steady we and pretty wise, looking helped Brazil the performed last mines last see production, to to very slide year, terms a the impact a good year expect of was cost. satisfying mines key And quarter-over-quarter. all Obviously X, year. this the all performed Extremely at in

to end So, see point of said, Aurizona, outstanding want out, operation. in Mexico and million flow XXXX, you’ll year mines free just about Pete in cash see the as year. other less you’ll of $XXX second do That’s variability to had it’s California. than last I an only

and a very So, good program In there. as large results lift. a PFS XXXX, stripping

that little the all sustaining to in with within elevated radius the last exploration allocate XX work out at capital year, satellites, costs. line underground are as prefeasibility coming looking a and deposits So, bit mine. as operating year, is HX this some in new or continue We’ll as dollars XX-kilometer continue basically on sustaining the but to slightly are in well elevated, with of potential study costs extensions, well, which

for about extend business as off capital kind going been future continues usual. the It’s to mine excited the we’re on life. here. of about for the really allocating and And Fazenda XX-years. We’re that

It’s usual. good last late this well, good RDM, pit expansion had permit perform. very continued large start, that again, So, We as start mining to business mill’s another contractors year. performing the the got a year. to

We’re spending $XX scripting each year. almost million on

growth historically, enough having rainy water always have year. a actual our dam water. a the portion for you But raw key water had of quite raw overflowing. this remember this probably as years’ been with period of during rainy production. a the of two year, in to full raw water get year. challenge is And is -- worth season the that’s capital a We through year So, this capital Interestingly, this rainy this it dam

pleasing really so. last smaller or to really, And just free delivering Pilar over flow, just on, So, sort scale, steady week cash of pictures state. see the continues

on the on weeks Turning put refresh that’s XX% a out increase ounces, XXX,XXX XXXX. XXX,XXX a that to few to slide to we number XX, just back. guidance

conservative are opposite our costs move X mentioned FX ounce year front. up Fuel, going towards and although continuing actually more the FX So, year, the as earlier. labor slightly we’re Cash slightly, on that reagents, target. the this million seeing is assumptions almost into

early than -- than Brazilian we been weaker both this I think, real expected or peso the year. have much and weaker actually the

both So, year, getting sources programs I’ll second and open investment at the some benefit CapEx. Basically, second the million of to the We’ll restart. RDM. new at a a here. substantially Los All-in ore substantially $XXX four the and $XX good comment moment. CapEx Mesquite, the improving Filos, alluded opening and Mesquite of be that the those Filos. Filos. costs up in Bermejal at that Pete sustaining quarter Los on Los also up at due as little open key at are Luz the from in Castle that be to the the looks Santa RDM, a as increased and half in on million underground pit expansion components quarter and Guadalupe really to, pit we more Growth

make key $XXX up components million. the are So, those that that

CapEx sustaining, total, million it beyond. really in this set us XXXX we’re year but a and about So, strong does on up the $XXX including spending for

So, gold. XXX,XXX we should be to ounces up XXXX, in producing next year, of

Turning numberXX. slide to

development Looking at the projects.

later well. and carbon-in-leach that per expansion, agreement launching And the So, as plant, start there investment we towards is I X,XXX onwards. that selected from hope will But, have plan soon feasibility is year that for be in out new to to running in the signed XXXX move we construction Los a or ton underground. up until won’t be that position an and social should day QX. the We’ve Filos said, here. that XXX,XXX basis to collaboration of on as study, fairly production a the on We CIL steady plant annual fairly ounces this Bermejal

and XX% In also tank half been construction, has is the work expected Resin pictures announced for foundation, just did start we the about in complete, well May. the the to on terms for of of in seeing Santa is steel concrete Luz, mining as underway, mill we ordered, year. cores second start last foundations. It’s

to by construction So, making It will physical there. done. a constructed progress be will start really good be The year-end.

be the we on and gold on At moment, So, pouring time should early in the XXXX. is mine budget.

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ready feasibility. Mountain the Looking X at will That Castle imminently. Phase be

weeks’ We in few nice the time public out to the the expect a domain It to to in increase a that mine annual production, the here. show life, should base. reserve

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Rhylin Bailie

please people you you, Christian. can Operator, Thank how to ask questions? remind

Operator

Certainly. [Operator Instructions]

Rhylin Bailie

We from the in United Thank you. have Kingdom. question one an investor do

What You’ve in just the plans Equinox Gold reflected do to do outlined, is the market does for have share think that market years. and you the Christian, some to coming missing? believe very What price? in impressive the growth need

Christian Milau

of certainly things feedback is that we we have lot get plate. key and the one the do in a our think, I

So, really focus do. projects and puzzle. pieces core projects execution on think here. value to the the in on all in say We’ve I and the core where can opportunity your deliver the reserves the what create you those areas expand expansion you to about to all And you’re it’s gathered going

good again, has Now, and not we shareholder is of hope I just that time, just strong execute. companies balance the sheet them us the creating has in a us vision. year that. some doing and some common key with delivering matter and the allow short-term that to And on to on cultures have long-term think it’s already. vision that and a executing a put of together years something of vision, mine value place base a And the thing. a budget a per building and we’ve few think the is over just to M&A done last of I do be integrating job I got

Rhylin Bailie

please. from phone We’ll take the now, a question Thank you.

Operator

question next Please Kerry from Securities. The Haywood go with ahead. Smith comes

Kerry Smith

can Doug question. answer this Maybe

front to guess, of Would is on sort year? pre-strip happening year, over three equally or RDM. bit weighted, just the it I be the it’s these for for quarters, sort that Aurizona, a Mesquite, scaled big half and be and going or how Just clarity have more out out over scheduled pre-strips you of at runs Filos

Doug Reddy

a get as southern the through through strip holdover Aurizona year. front-end And ore. this that of is, from of year, it we’ll well. the RDM more go open we just stripping a in is pit. to most the And last year into continues end we as the pit front the bit Filos year. of up Guadalupe part ore again, and is Los as Mesquite weighted the down access weighted Brownie into

Kerry Smith

Okay.

Christian Milau

Yes.

think Kerry, of there, I May. obviously move tend with rainy season more we to sort the after tons, April,

evenly pretty probably So, distributed.

Doug Reddy

Aurizona built big the a very rainy coming stockpile into up season.

over think, million tons. I was X it

and that of advantage get work take rest season stripping for the back we year. rainy the So, the then as into of through the we

Kerry Smith

Right.

want And production. Okay. just least? this sort that over the for year a while got on Do few a XX,XXX XX,XXX, just you Doug, quarterly ounces what production quarters, you you, your expect bit the mine why of to of bit guidance XX,XXX That about last been maybe And RDM actually rate? talk I to a doing on XX,XXX. has is kind than quarter at is annualized a lower

Doug Reddy

to to We XXXX. it’s That pit that I with middle so we’re were more modest expected be in against that’s actually, of year is and last waiting a that through pretty for actually -- through that been the year said, why far grade. strip. And means would we able now this it’s It permits that say, the which do stripping, we’re going we’re came it into it, grade that. we’re focused good year, have through pushing delayed this doing getting on

more when kind but stripping, expected got a the bit so that maybe So, bump, was we in of we grade would have a into that into life the mine. we’ll we could get access modest the of plant, to the remaining little a get of better it going grade

Kerry Smith

the Okay. of does into... by -- all these year rollover the the that end of stripping then? And then, Are that finish does some

Doug Reddy

rolls it It rolls -- over.

Kerry Smith

be once deal millions value book closes, be the the Peter, will me for allocated position, what value Okay. i-XX your trading? company let financing your the you And there? just starts will Christian your book know or for and maybe the dollars, closes could Just what

Christian Milau

that? you, Do know you I Peter. think is that one for

Peter Hardie

Yes.

to have have to going for We’re value we’ll accounting to it. so, do fair -- A, fair

it, going in million. short the at inception, $XX whatever be the to it will $XXX initially and fair $XXX of at value million, call that to trade at is, is around, So, shares be million the answer

Kerry Smith

Okay.

Peter Hardie

I mean that Kerry. -- let’s really, is QX a question -- that’s a wait for

Kerry Smith

Right, right.

of going sort week I trades But just to book if just multiplied the kind be average and at the value? of price this your by took that’s Okay. first the shares,

Peter Hardie

Correct. Yes.

Rhylin Bailie

please. another Take from the question phone,

Operator

next The investor. private comes a [ph] ahead. from go Please Lauren Stany, question

Unidentified Analyst

you morning, Good all work. And your thank for gentlemen. hard

a I’m all-in CPA, a the As cost tad concern sustaining on bit numbers.

cut you are acquisitions the be to and able going going And to With costs? quarters? the to streamlining, are fall coming those in numbers

Christian Milau

cetera, is, those the half as bigger in costs, larger this the call of less will going the programs stripping develop think, these first at longer and I pads, impacts the life, expand the, on and our obviously, assets, trend we also et ore short-term Filos naturally but on, it, bring we year. down here Mesquite of have these and

an So, in XXX,XXX that we downward of as already at we’ve almost to you’re expansions you we of And like to got running first then and I think see some year, year, elevated sort that here have come fruition. ounces. trend. into And start the period few quarters get next this have

starting we well see be as time, as Filos over those You to start and costs its get production Hardrock gradually come costs. will as to Castle expand those all into expand capacity, lower full as down. we And to we

going costs a that here process we’re through down sure. over of bringing it’s for So, time

Unidentified Analyst

in itself XXXX? lend to that itself things more happen, will potential lend the XXXX be of of maybe to those the potential -- dividends? dividends maybe that Will Like after or

Christian Milau

and model, right, as future likely goal we’ll a is able capital allocate move we on XXXX the sure for heading growth. well of portfolio dividend to great XXXX the shareholders some as to but humming, but in be back absolutely, to development where capital And some this to is in more returns some think here not can yet, this that invest we exact in you’re then think But I’m spend I direction. it, Yes. really maybe, timing get we’re that. probably and of and growth get much more

Unidentified Analyst

you should help Thank too. That valuation, much. very Yes.

Rhylin Bailie

please? Another phones, the question from

Operator

question with comes next The Parkin Bank. go from Please ahead. Mike National

Mike Parkin

Could you Santa wins development speak And cost kind of tracking? you kind of some certain give kind can wherever kind Luz’s Are any on you to seeing of color? how is items? of budget

Christian Milau

and Doug, jump but start please Pete well. I’ll Maybe there, as in

tracking. pretty seen we’ve far, So it much

getting And It’s I a XX% that in think the as should at an of I think impact. well. at terms tracking the in where Northern we’re the expected XX% XX%. area behind from this for Aurizona, much plan Brazil we’re have had it’s with the be we little be a contractors stage, tailwinds X% or it obviously there And it’s more to on I around than rainy basically budget probably we in the to FX -- and up think, And are as that X% slightly better season, in finding environment of rate. work doesn’t or qualified.

in So to build it fairly because encouraged. we’ve good start really infrastructure of is is really And that a far, short and lot a place. got a it

cause asked whatever. or get site. what the critical come those key the on a there issues we from or or when about path from it’s issues that and China any Europe for to mill So could not are waiting are what’s delays, And

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Doug Reddy

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Rhylin Bailie

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Christian Milau

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Rhylin Bailie

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Christian Milau

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Rhylin Bailie

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Christian Milau

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Rhylin Bailie

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Operator

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Andrew Weekly

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Christian Milau

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Andrew Weekly

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So, I appreciate that.

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Christian Milau

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Rhylin Bailie

a new online One as of more shareholder brand from week. question this

first you now. country? Are your project of in thinking got You’ve that Canada expanding in

Christian Milau

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Rhylin Bailie

That is the for questions the end of our day.

So, us. for thank you, joining everybody,

will for please do that have in hand we’re And don’t think it touch. remarks. I to to hesitate get back after questions you about done, If Christian you now closing

Christian Milau

time Thank and Great. supporters, of questions key patient here. you, shareholders been for a thanks from group around who’ve for long and that and

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Operator

concludes This today’s call. conference

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