July 16 Barrick Gold Corp has no plans
to appoint a new chief executive, its chairman John Thornton
said on Wednesday after the world's biggest gold producer
announced that CEO Jamie Sokalsky would step down in September.
Thornton told Reuters in an interview that the company would
operate under a structure announced earlier on Wednesday, with
Thornton also said that Barrick remained open to a tie-up
with U.S. gold producer Newmont Mining Co but that the
two companies were not in talks currently.
(Reporting by Euan Rocha in Toronto; Writing by Nicole Mordant
in Vancouver; Editing by Amran Abocar,Editing by Franklin Paul)