AFRICAN BARRICK GOLD PLC: Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                                 
                                                                           
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying African Barrick Gold PLC           
issuer                                                                         
of existing shares to which voting rights                                      
are                                                                            
attached: ii                                                                    
                                                                           
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):       
                                                                           
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                              YES    
                                                                           
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which           
may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting         
rights are attached                                                             
                                                                           
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect         
to qualifying financial instruments                                             
                                                                           
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                
                                                                           
Other (please                                                                  
specify):                                                                       
                                                                           
3. Full name of person(s) subject to Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund  
the                                                                            
notification obligation: iii                                                    
                                                                           
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                                                 
(if different from 3.):iv                                                       
                                                                           
5. Date of the transaction and date  September 09, 2013                        
on                                                                             
which the threshold is crossed or                                              
reached: v                                                                      
                                                                           
6. Date on which issuer notified:    September 09, 2013                         
                                                                           
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed  3%                                        
or                                                                             
reached: vi, vii                                                                
11,900,00011,900,000 
8. Notified details:                                                             


     
                                                                                


 
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                     


     
                                                                                


 
Class/type of Situation previous    Resulting situation after the triggering     
 
shares        to the triggering     transaction                                  


     
              transaction                                                       
     
                                                                                


 
if possible   Number    Number      Number      Number of voting    % of voting  
 
using         of        of          of shares   rights              rights x     
 
the ISIN CODE Shares    Voting                                                   
  
                    Rights      Direct      Direct xi  Indirect Direct   
Indirect 


                                                           xii                  
     
                                                                                


 
GB00B61D2N63                        13,000,000  13,000,000          3.17%        


     
                                                                                


 
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                              


     
                                                                                


 
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


     
                                                                                


 
Type of financial  Expiration Exercise/            Number of voting     % of 
voting  
instrument         date xiii  Conversion Period    rights that may be   rights   


     
                              xiv                  acquired if the              
     
                                                   instrument is                
     
                                                   exercised/                   
     
                                                   converted.                   
     
                                                                                


 
N/A                                                                              


     
                                                                                


 
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial    
 
Instruments xv, xvi                                                              


     
                                                                                


 
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


     
                                                                                


 
Type of        Exercise Expiration Exercise/    Number of voting      % of 
voting    
financial      price    date xvii  Conversion   rights instrument     rights 
xix, xx 
instrument                         period xviii refers to                        


     
                                                                                


 
N/A                                                                   Nominal  
Delta  
                                                                             
 
Total (A+B+C)                                                                    


     
                                                                                


 
Number of voting rights                   Percentage of voting rights            


     
                                                                                


 
13,000,000                                3.17%                                  
  
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the 
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                  
                                                                           
N/A                                                                             
                                                                           
Proxy Voting:                                                                   
                                                                           
10. Name of the proxy holder:                     N/A                           
                                                                           
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will                                  
cease                                                                          
to hold:                                                                        
                                                                           
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold                              
voting rights:                                                                  
                                                                            
                                                                           
13. Additional information:                                                     
                                                                           
14. Contact name:                      Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund 


                                                                               
                                       c/o The Vanguard Group Inc              
                                                                               
                                       Vanguard_Fund_Compliance@Vanguard.com   


                                                                           
15. Contact telephone number:          (610) 669-8989                           
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