Alio Gold Inc. announced the signing of lease agreements for the acquisition of new loading and hauling equipment at the Florida Canyon Mine (Florida Canyon). The fleet is comprised of thirteen 90-tonne haul trucks and three matched front-end loaders. A maintenance and services contract has also been signed that provides guaranteed mechanical availability of the new fleet and encompasses all required maintenance activities over the life of the lease agreement. The lease agreements and accompanying maintenance contract are for an approximate five-year term, depending on the actual hours of operation, after which the equipment can be purchased for approximately USD 2 million. The existing fleet will be retired as the new fleet becomes operational. Florida Canyon is well advanced on commissioning the new fleet with four trucks and one loader currently production ready; five additional trucks and one loader are currently on site in various stages of assembly; and the remaining four trucks and loader are due for delivery in October 2019. In addition, Florida Canyon has received all required permits to initiate construction of the second heap leach pad. Contractor mobilization has commenced, and long lead-time items have been ordered. Construction is expected to take approximately 6 months and could be completed in stages to facilitate early placement and leaching of ore. Receipt of the construction permit for the second phase of the leach pads is a major milestone for Florida Canyon and positions the Company nicely for increased profitable production in 2020.