TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2012) -

All figures in US dollars

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of US15 cents per share, payable on March 15, 2012 to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 29, 2012.

Barrick's vision is to be the world's best gold company by finding, acquiring, developing and producing quality reserves in a safe, profitable and socially responsible manner.

Contact Information:

INVESTOR CONTACT: Deni Nicoski
Vice President, Investor Relations
(416) 307-7410
dnicoski@barrick.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Andy Lloyd
Senior Manager, Communications
(416) 307-7414
alloyd@barrick.com