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 African Barrick Gold of existing shares to which voting rights are plc attached:ii 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights X 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 Barrick Gold Corporation notification obligation:iii 4. Full name of shareholder(s) PDG Sona (Cayman) Ltd. (if different from 3.):iv 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or 14 March 2014 reached: v 6. Date on which issuer notified: 14 March 2014 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or From above 73% to below 64% reached: vi, vii 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix Class/type Situation previous Resulting situation after the triggering of to the triggering transaction shares transaction Number Number Number Number of voting % of voting if possible of of of shares rights rights x using Shares Voting the ISIN Rights Direct Indirect Direct Indirect CODE xi xii Ordinary shares 303,246,950 303,246,950 262,246,950 - 262,246,950 - 63.9% ISIN: GB00B61D2N63 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. 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 Nominal Delta Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 262,246,950 63.9% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi PDG Sona(Cayman) Ltd is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corporation and, following the disposal which is the subject of this notification, now holds 45,258,970 ordinary shares in African Barrick Gold plc (ABG). The remainder of Barrick Gold Corporation's shareholding in ABG is held through the following wholly-owned subsidiaries of Barrick Gold Corporation: Barrick International (Barbados) Corp (179,609,530 ordinary shares) and PDG Bank Limited (37,378,450 ordinary shares). Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: 41,000,000 ordinary shares held by Barrick Gold 13. Additional information: Corporation (through its wholly owned subsidiary, PDG Sona (Cayman) Ltd.) in African Barrick Gold plc (representing 10% of the issued ordinary shares of African Barrick Gold) were placed with institutional investors by way of an accelerated bookbuild launched on 10 March 2014. Settlement of the placing shares (which was subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions set out in the secondary block trade agreement) took place on 14 March 2014. David Simpson Vice President & Senior Counsel 14. Contact name: Barrick Gold Corporation 15. Contact telephone number: Tel: 001 416 307-7318 END -0- Mar/14/2014 14:48 GMT
AFRICAN BARRICK GOLD PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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