Pascua-Lama Preliminary Injunction in Chile; Major Construction Works in Argentina Unaffected

Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:10am EDT

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Barrick Gold Corporation

April 10, 2013 - 11:10:29 AM

Pascua-Lama Preliminary Injunction in Chile; Major Construction Works in
Argentina Unaffected

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 10, 2013) - Barrick Gold Corporation
(NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) (Barrick or the "company") is aware of media reports
indicating that a Chilean court has issued a preliminary injunction pending a
full hearing, halting construction activities on the Chilean side of the
Pascua-Lama project. The company has not yet been formally notified of the
court order and will assess the potential implications once it has received
official notification. 

Construction activities in Argentina, where the majority of Pascua-Lama's
critical infrastructure is located, including the process plant and tailings
storage facility, are not affected.


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developments in Canada, the United States, Chile, Argentina and other
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