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Company Response

10 Aug 2021

Belo Sun

Belo Sun's response

…We believe the Volta Grande gold project will bring positive benefits to the local Communities, Indigenous Communities, the municipality, the region, and Brazil while also ensuring good environmental compliance, positive environmental opportunities and create broad economic benefits, making it a project worthy of support from all groups.

Contrary to any false claims recently made, Belo Sun has always been committed to accurate and timely disclosure related to all relevant developments in the permitting process for the Volta Grande gold project, including any court judgements or rulings.

The Company appreciates the COVID-19 situation and will only present the Indigenous Study to the Indigenous Communities respecting their traditions and land when it is determined to be safe to do by the appropriate stakeholders, the relevant Indigenous Communities…

…Belo Sun’s approach is to always proceed in a responsible, and thoughtful manner and to develop the Volta Grande gold project by listening to all stakeholders and respecting and adhering to local Indigenous people’s comments and suggestions and following Brazilian regulations.

Once developed, Volta Grande gold project will provide great employment opportunities in the area for all people in the region. The jobs created at Volta Grande will provide the youth of the region good and meaningful employment opportunities and have a positive transformational impact for the less fortunate…

…There are always opportunities to work with groups opposed to the project and we are committed to working with all interested parties.