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New Gold Inc.: Rainy River Milling Operations Restarted Ahead of Schedule

Press Release

TORONTO– New Gold Inc. (“New Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX and NYSE American: NGD) announced today that the Rainy River milling operations were restarted late afternoon on Friday, May 3. The operations had been temporarily shut down to address excess water in the Tailings Management Area (TMA) (see May 1, 2019 press release). The water level in the TMA has been lowered to a desirable operational level and pumping into the Water Management Pond continues. Mining and crushing operations continued during the temporary shutdown period.

Management anticipates that the production delay will be offset so that the Company will still be in a position to achieve its annual production guidance.

About New Gold Inc.

New Gold is a Canadian-focused intermediate gold mining company. The Company has a portfolio of two core producing assets in top-rated jurisdictions, the Rainy River and New Afton Mines in Canada. The Company also operates the Cerro San Pedro Mine in Mexico (which transitioned to residual leaching in 2016). In addition, New Gold owns 100% of the Blackwater project located in Canada. New Gold’s objective is to be a leading intermediate gold producer, focused on the environment and social responsibility. For further information on the Company, please visit www.newgold.com.

Anne Day
Vice President, Investor Relations
Direct: +1 (416) 324-6003
Email: anne.day@newgold.com

Julie Taylor
Director, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Direct: +1 (416) 324-6015
Toll free: +1 (888) 315-9715
Email: info@newgold.com

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