Kelvin Dushnisky Appointed Senior Executive Vice President

Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:07am EDT

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  TORONTO, ONTARIO, Sep 25 (MARKET WIRE) --
Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) announced today that Kelvin
Dushnisky has been promoted to the position of Senior Executive Vice
President.

    In this position, Mr. Dushnisky retains global responsibility for
Government Relations, Project Permitting and Approvals, Corporate
Responsibility, Investor Relations and Communications, all functions that
are critical to the successful execution of Barrick's global business
strategy. He will also assume oversight responsibility for Barrick
Energy, the company's Alberta-based oil and gas business and an important
component of Barrick's cost management strategy. 

    "This appointment reflects the strategic and growing importance of
Kelvin's role in managing a diverse set of increasingly complex issues
facing Barrick and the global mining industry," said Jamie Sokalsky,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Barrick. "Kelvin has
collaborated closely with me over the past decade as a key member of the
company's management team and has more than 25 years of experience in
broad-ranging roles across the industry."

    Mr. Dushnisky joined Barrick in 2002 and advanced through a series of
progressively senior positions to become Executive Vice President,
Corporate and Legal Affairs in June 2010. He holds a B.Sc. (Hon.) degree
from the University of Manitoba and M.Sc. and J.D. degrees from the
University of British Columbia. Mr. Dushnisky is a member of the Law
Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association and
represents Barrick, along with CEO Jamie Sokalsky, at the World Gold
Council and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). Mr.
Dushnisky also serves on the boards of the Mining Association of Canada,
the Institute of the Americas, the Canadian Council of the Americas and
the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

    Barrick's vision is to be the world's best gold company by finding,
acquiring, developing and producing quality reserves in a safe,
profitable and socially responsible manner.

Contacts:
INVESTOR CONTACT:
Greg Panagos
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations and Communications
+1 416 309-2943
gpanagos@barrick.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Lloyd
Director
Media Relations
+1 416 307-7414
alloyd@barrick.com

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