29 April 2013 
           African Barrick Gold plc (the "Company" or "ABG")                
          Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Directors                
ABG is pleased to announce the appointments of Peter Tomsett and Graham Clow as
Independent Non-Executive Directors with immediate effect. 
Mr Tomsett, who will act as Senior Independent Director of ABG, has a wide
range of technical, operational and senior management experience in the mining
industry. He spent 20 years with Placer Dome Inc. in a number of senior roles,
culminating in serving as President and Chief Executive Officer until its
acquisition in 2006. He has been a Director of the Minerals Council of
Australia, the World Gold Council and the International Council for Mining &
Mr Tomsett has considerable Board level experience in the resources sector. He
served as Non-Executive Chairman of Equinox Minerals until its acquisition in
2011, he is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Silver Standard Resources Inc
and he is also a Non-Executive Director of North American Energy Partners Inc
and Talisman Energy Inc. 
Graham Clow is currently Chairman and Principal Mining Engineer of RPA Inc. He
is a senior mining executive with 40 years' experience in all aspects of
acquisitions, exploration, feasibility, finance, development, construction,
operations, and closure. Prior to joining RPA, he spent more than 20 years in
senior executive and operating positions with publicly listed mining companies
and is currently Non-Executive Director of Dominion Diamond Corporation. Mr
Clow is a former Chairman of the Metal Mining Division of the Canadian
Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum ("CIM"), and was a Member of the
Committee on Ore Reserve Definitions that established the requirements for
Canadian Regulatory Standard NI43-101 for mining companies. He is also a Fellow
of CIM and has been awarded the Metal Mining Award for contributions to the
Following these appointments, the ABG Board comprises ten members, including
six Independent Non-Executive Directors, one Executive Director and three
nominees from Barrick Gold Corporation. 
Commenting on the appointments, Kelvin Dushnisky, Chairman of the Board of ABG,
said, "We are delighted to welcome Peter and Graham to the Board. They are both
highly respected in the industry, they have significant experience in the gold
mining sector, they are familiar with the challenges and opportunities of
operating in Africa and I am sure that they will make valuable contributions to
the Company." 
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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