AFRICAN BARRICK GOLD PLC: Holding(s) in Company

For filings with the FCA include the annex                                       


        
                                                                                


    
For filings with issuer exclude the annex                                        


        
                                                                                
        
    TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                                 
        
                                                                                
        


1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares   African 
Barrick 
to which voting rights are attached:ii                                      
Gold PLC     
                                                                             
    
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 the notification                           


    
obligation:iii                                              Vanguard Precious 
Metals and 
                                                                Mining Fund  
    
4. Full name of shareholder(s)  (if different from 3.):iv                        


        
                                                                                


    
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold       September 27, 
2013     
is crossed or reached: v                                                         


        
                                                                                


    
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                September 30, 
2013      
                                                                             
    
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: vi, vii                  5%      


        
                                                                                
        


8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix 
Class/type of     Situation previous               Resulting situation after     
    
shares             to the triggering                    the triggering           


        
                      transaction                         transaction           
        
                                                                                


    
if possible                   Number                      Number           % of 
voting  
using              Number       of       Number             of              
rights x    
the ISIN CODE        of       Voting       of             voting                 


        
                   Shares     Rights     shares           rights                
        
                                                                                
        


                                     Direct   Direct xi   Indirect   Direct 
Indirect 


                                                                 xii            
        
                                                                                


    
GB00B61D2N63     19,900,000 19,900,000 21,130,000 21,130,000             5.15%   


        
                                                                                
        
    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 xiv    rights that may be      
rights    


                                                        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 financial  Exercise Expiration    Exercise/    Number of voting    % of 
voting   
instrument      price    date xvii   Conversion   rights instrument  rights 
xix, xx  


                                        period xviii      refers to             
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        


                                                                     
Nominal  Delta  


                                                                                
        
       N/A                                                                      
        
                                                                                
        
    Total (A+B+C)                                                                   
        
                                                                                
        
        Number of voting rights                    Percentage of voting rights  
        
                                                                                
        
               21,130,000                                     5.15%             
        
                                                                                
        


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:                                                     
        
                                                                                
        


                                       Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining 
Fund      
                                                                             
    
14. Contact name:                                c/o The Vanguard Group, Inc.    


        
                                                                                
        


                                        
Vanguard_Fund_Compliance@Vanguard.com        
                                                                             
    
15. Contact telephone number:                           (610) 669-8989           


        
                                                                                
        
    



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