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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 Board.

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


-0- Jun/07/2012 6:00 GMT

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