CFO Jamie Sokalsky Named Barrick CEO to Replace Aaron Regent

Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) appointed Chief Financial Officer Jamie Sokalsky as its Chief Executive Officer, replacing Aaron Regent, effective immediately.

John Thornton, currently a director, will serve as co- chairman of the board, the company said in a statement today.

The changes came as after disappointing share price performance, said Peter Munk, Barrick’s founder and chairman.

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