7th June 2012 
           African Barrick Gold plc (the "Company" or "ABG")                
                          Directorate Changes                               
Following his departure from Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick") on the 6th
June 2012, Aaron Regent will no longer act as Barrick's nominee Director for
ABG. Mr. Regent also steps down as Chairman of ABG. In the interim, Derek
Pannell, Senior Independent Director of ABG will become Acting Chairman of the
Barrick has nominated Kelvin Paul Michael Dushnisky, Executive Vice President,
Corporate and Legal Affairs of Barrick, to be a new nominee Director to the
Board of ABG, subject to completion of the necessary formalities. 
Mr. Dushnisky joined Barrick in April 2002 and has global responsibility for
the Government Relations, Legal, Permitting, Corporate Responsibility, Investor
Relations and Communications functions. Prior to joining Barrick, Mr. Dushnisky
was a Managing Director at Altara Securities Inc. and has also served as Vice
President of Sutton Resources Limited and Vice Chair, General Counsel and a
founding Director of EuroZinc Mining Corporation. Mr. Dushnisky 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 has considerable board-level experience with public companies and
is currently a Non-Executive Director of CanWel Building Materials Group Ltd.,
with previous public company appointments at BioteQ Environmental Technologies
Inc. and Blackstone Ventures Inc. 
Commenting on the changes Derek Pannell, Acting Chairman of ABG said "On behalf
of ABG's Board I would like to thank Aaron for his leadership over the past few
years, from launching ABG through the IPO process; his commitment to the Board
since the Company's inception; and his guidance and support in the development
of ABG as public company as we built our own platform for future growth and
success. We also welcome Kelvin with his wealth of experience and we are sure
he will make a valuable contribution to the Board of ABG." 
Following these directorate changes, the Board comprises nine members,
including five Independent Non-Executive Directors, two Executive Directors and
two nominees from Barrick. 
For further information contact: 
African Barrick Gold plc                +44 (0)207 129 7150                     
Andrew Wray, Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations 
Giles Blackham, Investor Relations Manager 
RLM Finsbury                            +44 (0)207 251 3801                     
Charles Chichester 
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