25th February 2013
African Barrick Gold plc (the "Company" or "ABG")
Appointment of Chairman
ABG is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelvin Dushnisky as Chairman of
the Board of Directors, with immediate effect.
Mr Dushnisky replaces Derek Pannell who has served as Acting Chairman since
June 2012 and, prior to that, as Senior Independent Director since the
formation of ABG in 2010. Mr Pannell has informed the Board of his intention
not to seek re-election at the Annual General Meeting in April in order to
concentrate on other commitments. The Board thanks him for his significant
contribution in helping shape ABG as an independently listed company and wishes
him all the best for the future.
Mr Dushnisky joined the ABG Board in June 2012. He is currently Senior
Executive Vice President of Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick") and a key
member of Barrick's senior management team. Mr Dushnisky has more than 25 years
of experience in broad-ranging roles across the mining industry. He joined
Barrick in 2002. Prior to that he was a member of management at Sutton
Resources Ltd., which owned the Bulyanhulu and Kabanga properties in Tanzania
before they were acquired by Barrick. Mr Dushnisky has had a close association
with ABG's Tanzanian assets and business for nearly two decades.
Following this appointment, the ABG Board comprises ten members, including five
Independent Non-Executive Directors, two Executive Directors and three nominees
from Barrick, including Mr. Dushnisky. The Board will continue to consider
opportunities for Board appointments, to ensure that it retains the appropriate
balance and expertise to meet the Company's business objectives.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Dushnisky said, "It is a privilege to be
accepting the position of Chairman of the Board of African Barrick Gold, a
Company with an excellent platform and great potential. Management have
outlined the operational priorities for the business and the Board looks
forward to helping to ensure these are achieved. I would like to personally
thank Derek Pannell for his significant contribution to the business over the
past three years. His clarity of thought and leadership will be missed and we
wish him all the very best."
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
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