Barrick Completes Sale of $3 Billion of Debt Securities

Barrick Completes Sale of $3 Billion of Debt Securities 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/02/13 --  
All amounts expressed in US dollars unless otherwise indicated 
Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) ("Barrick") and its
wholly-owned subsidiary, Barrick North America Finance LLC ("BNAF"),
announced today the completion of the sale of $3 billion of debt
securities comprised of: $650 million of 2.50% notes due 2018 (the
"2018 Notes") and $1.5 billion of 4.10% notes due 2023 (the "2023
Notes") of Barrick as well as $850 million of 5.75% notes due 2043
(the "2043 Notes") of BNAF. The 2043 Notes of BNAF are guaranteed by
Barrick. 
The net proceeds from this offering will be used (i) to repay
approximately $2 billion of borrowings under Barrick's revolving
credit facility maturing in January 2018, which amount was originally
borrowed for general corporate purposes and to repay existing
indebtedness and (ii) for general corporate purposes, including, but
not limited to, the repayment, in whole or in part, of the $500
million aggregate principal amount of the 6.125% Notes due 2013
issued by Barrick's wholly-owned subsidiary Barrick Gold Financeco
LLC. 
The debt securities have not been registered under the Securities Act
of 1933 (the "Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may
not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an
exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration
requirements of the Securities Act and any applicable state
securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to
sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, the debt securities,
nor shall there be any sale of the debt securities in any
jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be
unlawful. 
Barrick's vision is to be the world's best gold mining company by
operating in a safe, profitable and responsible manner. 
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION 
Certain information contained in this press release, including any
information as to our strategy, projects, plans or future financial
or operating performance and other statements that express
management's expectations or estimates of future performance,
constitute "forward-looking statements". All statements, other than
statem
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"target", "plan", "continue", "budget", "may", "intend", "estimate"
and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of
estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by
management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic
and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Barrick cautions the
reader that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown
risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual
financial results, performance or achievements of Barrick to be
materially different from Barrick's estimated future results,
performance or achievements expressed or implied by those
forward-looking statements and the forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance. 
Barrick disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
Contacts:
INVESTOR CONTACT: Greg Panagos
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations and Communications
(416) 309-2943
gpanagos@barrick.com 
MEDIA CONTACT: Andy Lloyd
Director, Media Relations
(416) 307-7414
alloyd@barrick.com