All amounts expressed in US dollars unless otherwise indicated.

LONDON, Nov. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) today posted its third strong quarter in a row and said it was on track to deliver production at the higher end and costs at the lower end of its guidance ranges for the year.

Q3 results show net earnings per share of $1.30, adjusted net earnings per share1 of $0.15, up 67% on Q2 on the back of a higher gold price, and debt net of cash down 14% at $3.2 billion after payment of the dividend. The quarterly dividend was increased by 25% to $0.05 per share on the back of the robust operational performance and the growth in cashflows.

The Nevada Gold Mines joint venture delivered a solid performance against plan in what was its inaugural quarter of operation. There was an improved performance at a lower cost from Pueblo Viejo in the Dominican Republic, where its plant expansion pre-feasibility study is heading for completion by the end of this year. Loulo-Gounkoto in Mali and Porgera in Papua New Guinea also posted robust results. Continued efficiency improvements increased the group’s copper production by 15% quarter on quarter.

Following the Acacia buy-out, Barrick and the Tanzanian government have agreed in principle on a settlement of that company’s  tax and fiscal issues. A dedicated team is currently working on evaluating and stabilizing the North Mara and Bulyanhulu mines.

2019 Q3 Highlights

  • Strong Q3 points to higher end of production and lower end of cost guidance
     
  • Debt net of cash at $3.2 billion after payment of dividend; down 14% from Q2
     
  • Nevada Gold Mines JV delivers on production plan in first quarter of operation
     
  • Quarterly dividend increased by 25% to $0.05 per share as cash balance grows

Key Performance Indicators

Financial and Operating Highlights

Financial ResultsQ3 2019 Q2 2019 Q3 2018 
Realized gold price2,3  ($ per ounce)1,476 1,317 1,216 
Net earnings (loss)  ($ millions)2,277 194 (412)
Adjusted net earnings1  ($ millions)264 154 89 
Net cash provided by operating activities ($ millions)1,004 434 706 
Free cash flow4  ($ millions)502 55 319 
Net earnings (loss) per share  ($)1.30 0.11 (0.35)
Adjusted net earnings  per share1 ($)0.15 0.09 0.08 
Total attributable capital expenditures5 ($ millions)397 361 372 
Operating ResultsQ3 2019
 Q2 2019 Q3 2018 
Gold   
Production  (000s of ounces)1,306 1,353 1,149 
Cost of sales6 (Barrick's share)  ($ per ounce)1,065 964 850 
Total cash costs7  ($ per ounce)710 651 587 
All-in sustaining costs7  ($ per ounce)984 869 785 
Copper   
Production  (millions of pounds)112 97 106 
Cost of sales6 (Barrick's share)  ($ per pound)2.00 2.04 2.18 
C1 cash costs8  ($ per pound)1.62 1.59 1.94 
All-in sustaining costs8  ($ per pound)2.58 2.28 2.71 
  • Strong Q3 points to higher end of production and lower end of cost guidance for the year
  • Debt net of cash at $3.2 billion after payment of dividend, down 14% from Q2
  • Adjusted net earnings per share1 of $0.15 up 67% on Q2
  • Continued efficiency improvements lead to 15% increase in copper production quarter on quarter
  • Nevada Gold Mines JV delivers on production plan in first quarter of operation
  • Improved performance at lower cost from Pueblo Viejo as expansion study progresses
  • African and LatAm/APac operations remain on track with strong performances from Loulo-Gounkoto and Porgera
  • Refocused mineral resource management and exploration delivers new discovery at Fourmile and highlights geological upside across the group
  • Latest drilling indicates life of mine extensions at Porgera and Veladero
  • Improved position in Dow Jones Sustainability Index as Barrick continues to roll out new sustainability initiatives
  • New focus on safety and environment delivers another quarter of improvements
  • Quarterly dividend increased by 25% to $0.05 per share as cash balance grows

Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said lean, agile management teams had built on a return to the basics of mineral resource management to deliver performance improvements across the group, as well as a range of new opportunities.  These included a major new discovery at Fourmile in Nevada, Life of Mine extensions at Porgera and Veladero, and the confirmation of a wide-ranging geological upside.

“We have prepared detailed five-year plans for each region which we are sharing with the market this quarter.  These will be followed by a 10-year production plan, scheduled for publication with our next annual report.  The objective is to make capital allocation, budgeting and forecasting more dynamic.  This, combined with the roll-out of our new information management systems, will enable us to use real-time data availability for real-time decision-making,” he said.

Barrick has also moved the ownership of orebody modelling, reserve and resource estimation and mine planning to the operations, with oversight from the corporate executive, in line with its policy of effective on-site management and a flat organizational structure.

Bristow said the planned disposal of non-core assets was progressing as scheduled and was expected to realize $1.5 billion or more by the end of next year.

“These are exciting times with lots of opportunities to deliver real value for our owners and stakeholders, and Barrick is strongly placed to take full advantage of these,” he said.

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BARRICK ANNOUNCES INCREASED DIVIDEND FOR Q3 2019

Barrick Gold Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend for the third quarter of 2019 of $0.05 per share, a 25% increase on the previous quarter’s dividend, payable on December 16, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 29, 2019.9

Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Graham Shuttleworth said Barrick’s business continued to perform well and the increased dividend reflected its strong operating performance and growth in cashflows and is consistent with the Company’s stated financial and operating objectives.

The Barrick value chain

GEOCENTRIC FOCUS DELIVERS RESULTS ACROSS GROUP

Geology is literally the bedrock on which the mining industry is built.  The quality and size of the orebodies are not only its foundation but its revenue driver, which is why the geosciences are the key component of Barrick’s business model.

Effective exploration and responsible orebody stewardship were central to the success of the group’s legacy companies - the pre-merger Barrick and Randgold - but Barrick’s geocentric focus faded over the years.  The merger presented the opportunity to reinvigorate and strengthen exploration and mineral resource management, and reposition them as the starting point for optimal planning and the first link in the value chain, explains Mark Bristow, president and CEO of Barrick.

Essentially, says mineral resource management and evaluation executive Rod Quick, the geosciences - geotechnical analysis, geometallurgy and geohydrology - have been integrated, and mine designs and feasibility studies are being revised accordingly.

“Since the start of the year, we’ve strengthened the teams, appointed mineral resource managers at all sites, improved our geological knowledge and models, and started drilling these models.  We’ve also re-introduced focused exploration programs for Barrick’s next Tier One10 asset,” he says.

“Already significant new mineral potential has been identified across our portfolio of operations.  Exploration has delivered a new discovery close to Fourmile and Goldrush in Nevada, and the latest drilling and modelling results point to potential Life of Mine extensions at Veladero, Pueblo Viejo, Porgera, Hemlo, Loulo-Gounkoto and Kibali.  At Carlin, district-scale geological compilation and integration have yielded multiple high-quality targets, and drilling is already underway.”

Executive vice president, exploration and growth, Rob Krcmarov says in addition to maximizing its existing assets, Barrick is already looking beyond the 10-year horizon in its search for new opportunities, based on the group’s broad geological knowledge across multiple world-class destinations.

“Mining is a long-term game, and we’re hunting Tier One10 assets that will deliver value at the top as well as the bottom of the inevitable cycles and will buffer Barrick against any market volatility.  That means we want orebodies with quality as well as size,” Krcmarov says.

The Barrick value chain

POSITIVE ENERGY

Power is not only the mining industry's biggest cost driver; its generation also has a significant impact on the environment.

That is why Barrick’s energy strategy is designed not only to deliver a reliable supply of affordable power to its mines, but also to minimize the group’s carbon footprint, says metallurgy, engineering and capital projects executive John Steele.

“We’ve moved thermal power generation at the mines that need it from diesel and Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) to natural gas wherever possible.  We’re also extending regional power grids to enable our mines to link up with national systems, and introducing solar power where this can make a difference to our grid supply,” he says.

The development of the Tier One10 Kibali mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo included the construction of three run of the river hydropower stations.  Tongon in Côte d’Ivoire is supplied with a mix of gas-generated thermal power and hydropower by the country’s national grid.  Porgera in Papua New Guinea currently uses gas-fired thermal generation but the potential to introduce a hydropower component is being evaluated.  Nevada Gold Mines can be fed by its own gas and coal fired thermal stations but typically draws power from the Western US grid.  To further improve emissions in Nevada, coal to gas conversion is being investigated.  Pueblo Viejo in the Dominican Republic supplies the mine and the local grid with thermal power and recently converted from HFO to natural gas to reduce cost and carbon emission.  Veladero in Argentina is being connected to grid power from neighboring Chile to eliminate its reliance on diesel-fired thermal generation.  Solar power is being added to the supply mix at Loulo in Mali to reduce its diesel consumption and is also being considered in Nevada to offset thermal and grid power consumption.

“Responsible power generation is good business because it cuts costs.  And because it reduces Barrick’s carbon footprint, it is also the right thing to do for our host countries and communities,” says Steele.

The Barrick value chain

CONVERTING WORLD-CLASS OREBODIES INTO HIGH-MARGIN BUSINESSES

The mineral resource value-creation chain starts with the discovery of a world-class asset and culminates in its optimally efficient metallurgical extraction.  Barrick has many of the gold mining industry’s Tier One10 assets and, to make the most of these, it uses a complete range of processing technologies, ranging from simple heap leaching to complex refractory ore processing in autoclaves and roasters.

  • Barrick’s Nevada roasters are the world leaders in complex double refractory ore processing.
  • The Nevada autoclaves process high TCM refractory sulphides with Calcium Thiosulphate leaching and Resin-in-Leach recovery.
  • In Nevada, the Dominican Republic and Papua New Guinea, pressure oxidation in autoclaves is used to process single refractory sulphides.
  • Barrick is at the forefront of ultra-fine grinding of partially refractory sulphides to enhance the extraction of gold at its African operations.
  • It also runs simple milling circuits; sulphide flotation and heap leach operations.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve our efficiencies and take our processing operations to the next level.  The challenge is not only to stay at the forefront of technological developments but to ensure that our processing facilities are fully integrated with our environmental and sustainability initiatives,” says Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow.

Current projects include a new flotation system to support the proposed expansion of Pueblo Viejo’s operations; a modification of the Mill 6 roaster at Carlin to raise throughput and improve productivity; and pushing the grind/recovery/throughput trade-off at Twin Creeks in Nevada to deliver a lower cost per ounce of production.

SUSTAINABILITY:  A VISION BECOMES A REALITY

One of the new executive team’s first acts after the merger was to define exactly what its sustainability initiatives should achieve.  It set these aims out clearly:

  • Barrick’s mines should create long-term value for all its stakeholders, including investors, host countries and communities, and employees.
  • Environmental and social considerations should be embedded in all business decisions to ensure that high and rising expectations are met.
  • Barrick must build deep partnerships with all stakeholders and act on their concerns.

“Over the past nine months we have been putting these principles into action and our efforts are paying dividends,” says group sustainability executive Grant Beringer.

“We are particularly proud that Barrick has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the twelfth consecutive year.  The Index evaluates more than 2,500 companies and uses rigorous criteria to identify the top 10 percent performers.  We’ve also been ranked as a leader for our sustainability disclosure by ISS ESG, a governance research firm.

Beringer says that while recognition is a sign that Barrick is on the right track, it is the actions that the teams at the mines take that are critical to the group’s continued success in turning its sustainability vision into a tangible reality.

SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION: CASE STUDIES

Developing agricultural entrepreneurs in Mali and Zambia
Loulo has established an agribusiness and has trained 48 local farmers in setting up a business, production and marketing.  Thirty farms have been created with credit provided by a microfinance firm.  They have also been provided with water and equipment.  To date, the farms have generated production of 30 tonnes of food and income of $39,000.  At Barrick’s Lumwana mine in Zambia, women from the local community are being trained in vegetable and fruit production, and have been provided with a borehole, a greenhouse and storage sheds, among other items.

Bringing back quality healthcare to the Porgera Valley
The Paiam hospital in Papua New Guinea has been re-opened after three years thanks to funding assistance provided by the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) for its refurbishment and the supply and installation of new equipment.  PJV also project-managed the process to facilitate the opening.  Throughout its life, Porgera Mine has supported the regional health sector and has provided the funding and infrastructure to develop health services in Porgera and the Enga province.

A big win for Giant Nickel’s reclamation
Barrick has received the Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation Award from the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee for improvements it made to a reclaimed tailings facility at the historic Giant Nickel mine, which closed in 1978.  The improvements took 18 months to complete and demonstrate the company's commitment to the environment.  They include a new water management infrastructure which has improved the water quality and fish habitat in the surrounding environment.

Rehabilitating El Indio
Located 4,000 meters above sea level in Chile’s Elqui Valley, the El Indio gold mine ceased operations in 2002.  As there were no definitive regulations for mine closures in Chile at the time, Barrick voluntarily submitted a plan in accordance with the highest international standards.  The plan provided for the dismantling of works and facilities as well as the relocation of employees.  Today, more than 80% of the closure works have been completed and last year the Chilean Safety Association recognized Barrick for reaching 14 years without a Lost-Time Injury at the site.

Support for local farmers in Argentina
Veladero initiated an agricultural project in 2017 in cooperation with the Ministry of Mining and Production, local municipalities and private sector companies and associations.  It involves 45 local farmers who participate in training and development programs aimed at increasing their agricultural yield and extending their distribution network.  To increase production and capacity, two greenhouses and eight cold storage chambers have been constructed.  Since 2018 the project has produced 400 tons of vegetables, sold for $95,000.

DEVELOPING A NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS

Barrick is doubling down on its investment in its human capital, with a particular focus on the young people who will provide its future leaders, says president and chief executive Mark Bristow.

“Many of our current executives are the product of our university and vocational training bursaries and have been with the legacy companies since completing their studies. Our West and East African management teams are virtually all home-grown, as are many of those in North and Latin America,” says Bristow.

“We hunt for emerging talent at the major tertiary education institutions and we’re now extending that to the school level, to ensure that we identify and recruit the best of the best.  We’re building Barrick into a model of what a modern mining business should be, and our flexible, agile management style requires the constant injection of fresh blood.”

Human capital management should be an enabler to the business. We develop our employees meaningfully through stretch assignments and targeted programs that build essential skill sets.  We consistently review our talent capability critical to drive business priorities across the regions and sites, says human resources executive Darian Rich.

“Our Compass program is designed for early career professionals in exploration/geology, mine engineering and health and safety.  It includes work rotations through various aspects of a function or site operations combined with individual mentoring and very specific technical and leadership development plans over a two- to three-year period.  We continue to offer finance for non-finance professionals as a baseline for development in leadership positions.  Annually, the operational leadership teams identify promising employees in whom to invest to strengthen our talent bench-strength.  Employee identification is linked to career advancement and succession planning.  They attend business management and executive leadership development programs offered by universities in Africa, Europe, the Western US and Florida for convenient access from each region.”

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM SHAPES TECHNICAL CAREERS

The Pueblo Viejo apprenticeship program has proved to be a valuable tool in attracting and developing bright young minds.  Carried out every second year, the program recruits people aged between 18 and 25 from the mine’s neighboring communities and certifies them in a technical discipline through both theoretical and practical training around the operation.

Three young women, all studying towards a career in welding, excelled in the program at our Pueblo Viejo mine:

Daridalia Batista (19)
“I never imagined studying welding,” she says.  “However, I soon fell in love with it and it proves that young women are just as capable at the craft as men.”  She says she was concerned at the start of her apprenticeship that she would be undermined as a woman in the male-dominated working environment.  “In reality, it has been the complete opposite,” she says.  “They respect us, care for us and support us.  We have a really good working relationship.”

Cándida Reynosa (19)
Candida says her motivation to pursue a career in welding is because it offers a promising future. She values the importance Barrick places on safety precautions and says she can work with confidence without worrying that something will happen to her.  “We have all the necessary protective equipment and training and the company’s motto of returning home safe and sound every day really resonates with me,” she says.

Darieli Sánchez (19)
Darieli, who describes herself as an adventurous and brave young woman, really values Pueblo Viejo’s apprenticeship program.  “The fact that they give aspiring young people this opportunity to learn an employable skill is rare in our country and one of the biggest problems facing our youth.  I am a very proud person and I’ve felt nothing but pride since joining the program because it has taught me that I can succeed as a woman in a male-dominated field,” she says.

YOUNG EMPLOYEE SUCCESS STORIES

Alexander Peña (34)
Pueblo Viejo Autoclave Maintenance Supervisor
Alexander has been working for Pueblo Viejo for more than eight years and holds the distinction of reducing an aspect of the autoclave maintenance time from two days to 15 hours.  “We needed to make an internal repair of the bricks that cover the autoclaves and our initial assessments indicated that this would take 48 hours, which would greatly impact downtime.  I realized that we only needed to replace the bricks in the affected area, reducing not only the required bricks from 60 to eight but also saving us a substantial amount of time,” he says.

Lauren Broncho (31)
Nevada Gold Mines Analytical Lab Supervisor
Lauren’s rapid rise through the ranks of Barrick’s Nevadan gold mines is a testament to the company’s long-standing partnership with the neighboring Native American communities.  An enrolled member in the Elko Band of the TeMoak Tribe, Lauren was promoted to Analytical Lab Supervisor in October this year.  Previously she worked as a lab technician, emergency response team member, trainer and relief shifter and brings to her new position a solid background in safety leadership.

INTERNS EARN FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Three times a year, Pueblo Viejo invites 30 final-year university students to participate in the mine’s internship program. The objective is to give these students the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge into practical application by working in different areas of the mine.

Two of these students outperformed over the three-month duration of the program and have since been employed on a full-time basis at the mine.  They are:

Luis Daniel Rodríguez (24)
“My favorite subject at university was metallurgy and fortunately for me it was in this area of the mine that I was able to showcase my potential.  Now I work for the mine doing condition monitoring and non-destructive tests which I fully enjoy,” he says.  “Field experience is something that not all engineering students get access to and I never thought that all the theories I learnt at university could be applied so actively every day,” says Luis, who studied electromechanical engineering.

Caroldania Díaz (23)
“I will always recommend to young people to grab an opportunity like this with both hands because, on site, you always learn something new.  The internship program helped me grow out of my shell and, because of that, I am now more empowered and confident to make decisions,” Caroldania says. The geology engineering student adds that the company’s safety ethic is what she admires most.  “I like the way they treat their people.  They are always looking after the safety of their workers,” she says.

KIBALI’S RISING STARS

Christelle Simuera Sifa (25)
Lab Technician
Christelle joined Kibali in 2015 as a trainee and quickly developed a reputation for high-quality work.  Within six months, she was assigned as a chemist at Kibali’s metallurgical laboratory where she again excelled in her duties.  Christelle now works with the metallurgical accounting team and is described by her colleagues as a value-adding member and a pleasure to be around.

Robert Talaguma Asana (33)
Lab Technician
Dedicated to his work and admired for his professionalism, Robert is one of the most qualified employees in Kibali’s metallurgical laboratory.  He joined the mine in 2016 as a trainee and was soon promoted to Lab Technician.  According to his colleagues, he always provides reliable results and the data generated from his test work can be used with full confidence to guide the process team.

Clara Kasongo Kakudji (29)
Supervisor Engineer
Clara, who is a qualified civil engineer, oversees all the construction activities at Kibali including road maintenance, housing projects and various other community development initiatives.  She is also in charge of budgeting and accounting of all these developments and, despite having only joined the mine in 2017, she is showing promising potential to become a senior member of the engineering team.

THE LAUNCH OF TWIGA MINERALS HERALDS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN TANZANIAN GOVERNMENT AND BARRICK

The government of Tanzania (GoT) and Barrick have reached an agreement to settle all disputes between the GoT and the mining companies formerly operated by Acacia but now managed by Barrick.  The final agreements have been submitted to the Tanzanian Attorney General for review and legalization.

The terms of the agreement include the payment of $300 million to settle all outstanding tax and other disputes; the lifting of the concentrate export ban; the sharing of future economic benefits from the mines on a 50/50 basis; and the establishment of a unique, Africa-focused international dispute resolution framework.

In conjunction with the finalization of the agreement, a new operating company called Twiga Minerals Corporation (Twiga) has been formed to manage the Bulyanhulu, North Mara and Buzwagi mines.  (Twiga is the Swahili word for giraffe, Tanzania’s national symbol.)  The GoT will acquire a free carried shareholding of 16% in each of the mines and will receive its half of the economic benefits from taxes, royalties, clearing fees and participation in all cash distributions made by the mines and Twiga.  An annual true-up mechanism will ensure the maintenance of the 50/50 split.

Speaking recently after a meeting with the chairman of the Negotiating Committee of the Government of Tanzania, Prof Palamagamba Kabudi, Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said the agreements introduced a new era of productive partnership with the GoT and would ensure that Tanzania and its people would share fully in the value created by the mines they hosted.  It also marked the end of the long impasse between the GoT and Acacia which had led, among other things, to the closure of North Mara and the freezing of export concentrate from the two other operations. Barrick took over the management of the mines after its buy-out of the Acacia minorities last month.  Since then it has negotiated the re-opening of North Mara and is engaging with the mines’ host communities to restore their social license.

“Rebuilding these operations after three years of value destruction will require a lot of work, but the progress we’ve already made will be greatly accelerated by this agreement.  Twiga, which will give the government full visibility of and participation in operating decisions made for and by the mines, represents our new partnership not only in spirit but also in practice,” Bristow said.

He noted that Tanzanian nationals were already being employed and trained to replace expatriate staff as had been done very successfully at Barrick’s other African operations.

PARTNERSHIP TO CONTINUE BUILDING MALI’S MINING INDUSTRY

The successful two-decade partnership between the government of Mali and Randgold (now Barrick) has made the gold mining industry one of the key drivers of the country’s economy, says Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow.

Briefing local media on the Loulo-Gounkoto complex’s current performance, Bristow said Barrick was committed to further investment in Mali.  It was currently developing a new underground mine at Gounkoto, replenishing existing reserves through brownfields exploration, prospecting for another world-class discovery along the Mali/Senegal shear zone and undertaking mapping and research in the south of the country.

He cautioned, however, that Mali’s mining industry was facing many social and fiscal challenges.  Overcoming these to ensure that the sector could sustain its contribution to the economy required closer cooperation between government and industry in a spirit of transparency and engagement.

Bristow noted that Barrick entered Mali through Randgold’s discovery and development of Morila, which laid the foundation for its mining industry as well as marking the first true partnership between a host country and investors in West Africa.

Since then, Barrick’s operations have paid approximately $2.7 billion in taxes, royalties and dividends to the state.  Its mines currently contribute more than 40% of the country’s total gold production.  In line with its commitment to creating value not only for its shareholders and the treasury but to all the other stakeholders, it pioneered the concept of building national capacity.  Today all its mines in the country are managed by all-Malian executive teams.  In addition, some of the key leaders in Barrick’s Africa and Middle East region are the products of the group’s human capital development programs in Mali.

Barrick also contributes to the economy through its support for local businesses, to which it has paid approximately $190 million so far this year alone.

Likewise, it continues to invest in the community and all the villages around its mines now have schools, primary healthcare clinics and access to potable water.

At Morila, which is nearing closure, it has invested significantly in an Agripole which will provide a sustainable post-mining micro-economy for the villages around the mine.  At Loulo, it has established an agricultural college which this year produced 40 farming graduates who have been deployed across 10 farms.

Turning to the operations, Bristow said in the past quarter Loulo-Gounkoto had again set production records and was on track to meet its production guidance of 690,00011 ounces of gold for 2019.  Successful exploration was replacing depleted reserves, ensuring that its remaining life exceeded 10 years.

Loulo-Gounkoto is one of the world’s largest gold mining operations and one of the largest businesses in West Africa in terms of revenue, employment and taxes and dividends paid to the state.

Bristow said that progress had been made in the search for a global and amicable settlement of the tax and fiscal issues between Barrick and the Government of Mali and negotiations on the settlement’s implementation were nearing finalization.

UNDERGROUND MINING BREAKS RECORDS AS KIBALI CONTINUES TO DELIVER

The underground operation at Kibali Gold Mine set new mining and shaft production records in the third quarter to keep the Barrick Tier One10 gold mine on track to meet or beat its guidance of 750,000 ounces for the year11.  Throughput and recovery for the quarter were at or above the nameplate level.

Briefing local media in Kinshasa recently, Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said Kibali - already a world leader in automation - was taking this to the next level with the commissioning of a Newtrax system which would provide real-time data collection, enhance predictive maintenance, track and manage the fleet, and implement a digital safety system with personnel tracking.  The mine is also working towards a proof of concept of a highly advanced system which will allow manned and unmanned operations in the same area.

“In line with our policy of local employment and advancement, we continue to transfer the specialized skills required for automated mining to our Congolese workforce.  The success of this policy is evident in Kibali’s consistently excellent performance and shows what can be achieved with a world-class asset in a remote and under-developed region of Africa,” Bristow said. Positive drill results over the last few years from Ikmava-Kalimva as well as KCD underground are expected to result in reserve growth net of annual depletion.

Ongoing exploration has positioned Kibali for continued reserve replacement for years to come, with further potential open pit extensions in Gorumbwa, Sessenge and the potential KCD super pit, in addition to the definition of the new KCD underground 11000 Lode. He noted that Kibali was maintaining its solid health, safety and environmental record despite the size and complexity of the operation.“Following the transition of political power in the DRC, which happened peacefully in the face of many challenges, we plan to engage the new administration in a review of the 2018 mining code.  We believe it is still possible to arrive at a dispensation which is more equitable to the industry,” he said.

SENATOR CORTEZ MASTO MEETS WITH NEVADA GOLD MINES LEADERSHIP

In a scheduled visit to rural Nevada to engage with stakeholders and communities, US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto recently visited the Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) headquarters in Elko, meeting with senior leadership and employees.

The visit provided the opportunity for Senator Cortez Masto to engage with NGM leadership to learn more about the social and economic benefits generated by the company for the state of Nevada, and its focus on safe and sustainable operations to create value for all stakeholders.  In addition, the senator heard about NGM’s commitment to growing and training its current and future workforce in Nevada.

Benefits from the formation of the world’s largest gold mining complex, a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) as the operator and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation (38.5%), were shared with the Senator.

Greg Walker, NGM executive managing director, said the meeting was another step towards building and maintaining strong partnerships with key stakeholders and community organizations in northern Nevada and across the state.

“Nevada Gold Mines was honored to host Senator Cortez Masto,” said Walker.  “We appreciate her interest in our current and future business.  With our operations and employees based here in Nevada, we are proud of our contribution to the state’s economy as well as the ongoing development of local communities.  We look forward to maintaining our leadership role as a key employer and business partner in the region and an active and responsible corporate citizen to the state and the nation.”

Appendix 1
2019 Operating and Capital Expenditure Guidance

GOLD PRODUCTION AND COSTS
 2019 forecast
production (000s ozs)
2019 forecast cost
of sales6 ($/oz)
2019 forecast total
cash costs7 ($/oz)
2019 forecast all-in
sustaining costs7 ($/oz)
Carlin12,13960 - 1,0201,020 - 1,080740 - 790955 - 995
Cortez12760 - 810810 - 850530 - 580670 - 710
Turquoise Ridge12330 - 370800 - 850550 - 600680 - 730
Phoenix1250 - 702,250 - 2,300940 - 9901,120 - 1,150
Long Canyon1240 - 501,100 - 1,150300 - 350920 - 950
Pueblo Viejo (60%)550 - 600780 - 830465 - 510610 - 650
Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)520 - 570880 - 930575 - 625810 - 850
Kibali (45%)330 - 3501,150 - 1,200555 - 605670 - 730
Kalgoorlie (50%)260 - 280920 - 970740 - 7901,010 - 1,050
Tongon (89.7%)250 - 2701,300 - 1,350710 - 760780 - 820
Porgera (47.5%)240 - 260980 - 1,030800 - 850985 - 1,025
Veladero (50%)230 - 2501,250 - 1,350770 - 8201,150 - 1,250
Hemlo200 - 220890 - 940765 - 8151,100 - 1,200
Tanzania (63.9%)14320 - 350920 - 970665 - 710860 - 920
Other Sites15120 - 1601,155 - 1,240895 - 9451,055 - 1,115
Total Attributable to Barrick16,17,185,100 - 5,600940 - 990650 - 700870 - 920
     
COPPER PRODUCTION AND COSTS
 2019 forecast
production (millions lbs)
2019 forecast cost
of sales6 ($/lb)
2019 forecast C1
cash costs8 ($/lb)
2019 forecast all-in
sustaining costs8 ($/lb)
Lumwana210 - 2402.25 - 2.501.80 - 2.102.75 - 3.15
Zaldívar (50%)120 - 1302.40 - 2.701.65 - 1.852.00 - 2.20
Jabal Sayid (50%)45 - 602.00 - 2.301.60 - 1.901.60 - 1.90
Total Copper17375 - 4302.30 - 2.701.70 - 2.002.40 - 2.90
     
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES    
 ($ millions)   
Minesite sustaining1,100 - 1,300   
Project300 - 400   
Total attributable capital expenditures141,400 - 1,700   


Appendix 2 
Production and Cost Summary

Production and Cost Summary - Gold

 For the three months ended 
 9/30/19 6/30/19 % Change 9/30/18 % Change 
Nevada Gold Mines LLC (61.5%)a     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)535 526 2%624 (14)%
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)870 548 59%650 33%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,027 842 22%800 28%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b693 594 17%526 32%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b946 752 26%640 48%
Cortez (61.5%)c     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)126 280 (55)%326 (61)%
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)205 280 (27)%326 (37)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)829 719 15%630 32%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b570 489 17%342 67%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b772 561 38%444 74%
Carlin (61.5%)d     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)278 181 54%219 27%
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)452 181 150%219 106%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,007 1,116 (10)%1,047 (4)%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b775 769 1%738 5%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,014 1,088 (7)%892 14%
Turquoise Ridge (61.5%)e     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)82 65 26%79 4%
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)133 87 53%105 27%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,077 665 62%805 34%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b622 569 9%711 (13)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b840 667 26%757 11%
Phoenix (61.5%)f     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)25     
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)41     
Cost of sales ($/oz)2,186     
Total cash costs ($/oz)b1,010     
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,622     
Long Canyon (61.5%)f     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)24     
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)39     
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,170     
Total cash costs ($/oz)b353     
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b714     
Pueblo Viejo (60%)     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)139 124 12%151 (8)%
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)232 207 12%252 (8)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)807 852 (5)%803 0%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b504 557 (10)%517 (3)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b631 702 (10)%688 (8)%


Production and Cost Summary - Gold (continued)

 For the three months ended 
 9/30/19 6/30/19 % Change 9/30/18 % Change 
Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)g     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)153 147 4%  
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)191 184 4%  
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,018 1,072 (5)%  
Total cash costs ($/oz)b630 598 5%  
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b966 811 19%  
Kibali (45%)g     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)91 95 (4)%  
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)202 211 (4)%  
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,187 868 37%  
Total cash costs ($/oz)b554 540 3%  
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b703 651 8%  
Kalgoorlie (50%)     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)58 57 2%75 (23)%
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)116 114 2%150 (23)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,037 1,038 0%923 12%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b856 846 1%753 14%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,170 1,204 (3)%840 39%
Tongon (89.7%)g     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)62 61 2%  
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)69 68 1%  
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,396 1,562 (11)%  
Total cash costs ($/oz)b793 750 6%  
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b869 802 8%  
Porgera (47.5%)     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)75 61 23%53 42%
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)158 128 23%112 41%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,024 1,032 (1)%1,067 (4)%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b868 893 (3)%775 12%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,053 1,112 (5)%1,084 (3)%
Veladero (50%)     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)58 75 (23)%49 18%
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)116 150 (23)%98 18%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,243 1,186 5%1,083 15%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b773 746 4%581 33%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,142 1,046 9%995 15%
Hemlo     
Gold produced (000s oz)49 55 (11)%41 20%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,083 953 14%1,095 (1)%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b953 822 16%996 (4)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,280 1,015 26%1,247 3%
Tanzania (63.9%)h     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)53 101 (48)%87 (39)%
Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)83 158 (47)%137 (39)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,057 920 15%842 26%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b788 659 20%670 18%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b947 792 20%880 8%
      
      
      
Production and Cost Summary - Gold (continued)
      
 For the three months ended 
 9/30/19 6/30/19 % Change 9/30/18 % Change 
Lagunas Norte     
Gold produced (000s oz)33 39 (15)%64 (48)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,661 952 74%720 131%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b1,327 732 81%472 181%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,422 998 42%631 125%
Total Attributable to Barricki     
Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)1,306 1,353 (3)%1,149 14%
Cost of sales ($/oz)j1,065 964 10%850 25%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b710 651 9%587 21%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b984 869 13%785 25%
  1. Represents the combined results of Cortez, Goldstrike (including our 60% share of South Arturo) and our 75% interest in Turquoise Ridge until June 30, 2019.  Commencing July 1, 2019, the date Nevada Gold Mines was established, the results represent our 61.5% interest in Cortez, Carlin (including Goldstrike and 60% of South Arturo), Turquoise Ridge (including Twin Creeks), Phoenix and Long Canyon.
  2. These are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure used in this section of the 2019 Third Quarter Report to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see endnote 7.
  3. On July 1, 2019, Cortez was contributed to Nevada Gold Mines, a joint venture with Newmont Goldcorp.  As a result, the amounts presented are on an 100% basis up until June 30, 2019, and on a 61.5% basis thereafter. 
  4. On July 1, 2019, Barrick's Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp's Carlin were contributed to Nevada Gold Mines and are now referred to as Carlin.  As a result, the amounts presented represent Goldstrike on a 100% basis (including our 60% share of South Arturo) up until June 30, 2019, and the combined results of Carlin and Goldstrike (including our 60% share of South Arturo) on a 61.5% basis thereafter.
  5. Barrick owned 75% of Turquoise Ridge through the end of the second quarter of 2019, with our joint venture partner, Newmont Goldcorp, owning the remaining 25%. Turquoise Ridge was proportionately consolidated on the basis that the joint venture partners that have joint control have rights to the assets and obligations for the liabilities relating to the arrangement. The figures presented in this table are based on our 75% interest in Turquoise Ridge until June 30, 2019. On July 1, 2019, Barrick's 75% interest in Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp's Twin Creeks and 25% interest in Turquoise Ridge were contributed to Nevada Gold Mines.  Starting July 1, 2019, the results represent our 61.5% share of Turquoise Ridge and Twin Creeks, now referred to as Turquoise Ridge.
  6. These sites were acquired as a result of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines on July 1, 2019.
  7. These sites did not form a part of the Barrick consolidated results in the three months ended June 30, 2018 as these sites were acquired as a result of the Merger. 
  8. Formerly known as Acacia Mining plc.  On September 17, 2019, Barrick acquired all of the shares of Acacia it did not own.  Operating results will be included at 100% from October 1, 2019 (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) up until the GoT's 16% free-carried interest is made effective, and on an 84% basis thereafter.
  9. With the end of mining at Golden Sunlight and Morila in the second quarter as previously reported, we have ceased to include production or non-GAAP cost metrics for these sites from July 1, 2019 onwards although these sites are included in the Total Attributable to Barrick in the prior period comparatives.
  10. Cost of sales per ounce (Barrick’s share) is calculated as cost of sales - gold on an attributable basis (excluding sites in care and maintenance) divided by gold equity ounces sold.


Production and Cost Summary - Copper

 For the three months ended 
 9/30/19 6/30/19 % Change 9/30/18 % Change 
Lumwana     
Copper production (millions lbs)65 49 33%64 2%
Cost of sales ($/lb)2.04 2.07 (1)%2.21 (8)%
C1 cash costs ($/lb)a1.83 1.70 8%2.05 (11)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a3.66 2.78 32%3.12 17%
Zaldívar (50%)     
Copper production (millions lbs attributable basis)32 32 %28 14%
Copper produced (millions lbs 100% basis)64 64 %56 14%
Cost of sales ($/lb)2.18 2.32 (6)%2.59 (16)%
C1 cash costs ($/lb)a1.55 1.61 (4)%1.98 (22)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a1.91 1.85 3%2.29 (17)%
Jabal Sayid (50%)     
Copper production (millions lbs attributable basis)15 16 (6)%14 7%
Copper produced (millions lbs 100% basis)30 32 (6)%28 7%
Cost of sales ($/lb)1.63 1.45 12%1.66 (2)%
C1 cash costs ($/lb)a1.42 1.22 16%1.56 (9)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a1.65 1.31 26%1.67 (1)%
Total Copper     
Copper production (millions lbs attributable basis)112 97 15%106 6%
Cost of sales ($/lb)b2.00 2.04 (2)%2.18 (8)%
C1 cash costs ($/lb)a1.62 1.59 2%1.94 (16)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a2.58 2.28 13%2.71 (5)%
  1. These are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure used in this section of the press release to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see endnote 8.
  2. Cost of sales per pound (Barrick’s share) is calculated as cost of sales - copper plus our equity share of cost of sales attributable to Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid divided by copper pounds sold.


Appendix 3
2019 Outlook Assumptions and Economic Sensitivity Analysis19

 2019
Guidance
Assumption
Hypothetical
Change
Impact on
EBITDA
(millions)
Impact on
AISC7,8
Gold revenue, net of royalties$1,250/oz+/- $100/oz+/- $ 128 +/- $ 3/oz
Copper revenue, net of royalties$2.75/lb+/- $0.50/lb+/- $ 40+/- $ 0.05/lb
     
Gold all-in sustaining costs7    
WTI crude oil price$65/bbl+/- $10/bbl+/- $ 10+/- $ 7/oz
Australian dollar exchange rate0.75:1+/- 10%+/- $ 7 +/- $ 5/oz
Argentine peso exchange rate60:1+/- 10%+/- $ 1 +/- $ 1/oz
Canadian dollar exchange rate1.3:1+/- 10%+/- $ 9 +/- $ 7/oz
European euro exchange rate1.2:1+/- 10%+/- $ 0 +/- $ 0/oz
     
Copper all-in sustaining costs8    
WTI crude oil price$65/bbl+/- $10/bbl+/- $ 2 +/- $ 0.02/lb
Chilean peso exchange rate680:1+/- 10%+/- $ 2 +/- $ 0.03/lb


Technical Information

The scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Steven Yopps, MMSA, Director - Metallurgy, North America; Chad Yuhasz, P.Geo, Mineral Resource Manager, Latin America and Australia Pacific; Simon Bottoms, CGeol, MGeol, FGS, MAusIMM, Mineral Resources Manager, Africa and Middle East; Rodney Quick, MSc, Pr. Sci.Nat, Mineral Resource Management and Evaluation Executive; John Steele, CIM, Metallurgy, Engineering and Capital Projects Executive; and Rob Krcmarov, FAusIMM, Executive Vice President, Exploration and Growth — each a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

Endnotes

Endnote 1
“Adjusted net earnings” and “adjusted net earnings per share” are non-GAAP financial performance measures. Adjusted net earnings excludes the following from net earnings: certain impairment charges (reversals) related to intangibles, goodwill, property, plant and equipment, and investments; gains (losses) and other one-time costs relating to acquisitions or dispositions; foreign currency translation gains (losses); significant tax adjustments not related to current period earnings; unrealized gains (losses) on non-hedge derivative instruments; and the tax effect and non-controlling interest of these items. The Company uses this measure internally to evaluate our underlying operating performance for the reporting periods presented and to assist with the planning and forecasting of future operating results. Barrick believes that adjusted net earnings is a useful measure of our performance because these adjusting items do not reflect the underlying operating performance of our core mining business and are not necessarily indicative of future operating results. Adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other companies. They should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

Reconciliation of Net Earnings to Net Earnings per Share, Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Net Earnings per Share

($ millions, except per share amounts in dollars)For the three months ended For the nine months ended 
 9/30/19 6/30/19 9/30/18 9/30/19 9/30/18 
Net earnings (loss) attributable to equity holders of the Company2,277 194 (412)2,582 (348)
Impairment charges related to intangibles, goodwill, property, plant and equipment, and investmentsa(872)12 431 (857)492 
Acquisition/disposition (gains) lossesb(1,901)(12)(1)(1,913)(49)
(Gain) loss on currency translation40 (6)62 56 152 
Significant tax adjustmentsc35 (83)(39)(40)23 
Other expense adjustmentsd53 58 68 158 105 
Unrealized (gains) losses on non-hedge derivative instruments1 0 0 0 0 
Tax effect and non-controlling interest631 (9)(20)616 (35)
Adjusted net earnings264 154 89 602 340 
Net earnings per sharee1.30 0.11 (0.35)1.47 (0.30)
Adjusted net earnings per sharee0.15 0.09 0.08 0.34 0.29 
  1. Net impairment reversals for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 primarily relate to non-current asset reversals at Lumwana, partially offset by impairments at Cortez and Lagunas Norte.  For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, net impairment charges primarily relate to non-current asset impairments at Lagunas Norte.
  2. Acquisition/disposition gains for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 primarily relate to the gain on the remeasurement of Turquoise Ridge to fair value as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines.
  3. Significant tax adjustments for the three months ended June 30, 2019 primarily relate to an adjustment to deferred taxes at Veladero.
  4. Other expense adjustments for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 primarily relate to severance costs as a result of the implementation of a number of organizational reductions, the impact of changes in the discount rate assumptions on our closed mine rehabilitation provision and transaction costs related to Nevada Gold Mines and Acacia.
  5. Calculated using weighted average number of shares outstanding under the basic method of earnings per share.

Endnote 2
Includes Tanzania on a 63.9% basis (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience), Pueblo Viejo on a 60% basis, South Arturo on a 60% basis (36.9% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines), and Veladero on a 50% basis, which reflects our equity share of production and sales.  Also includes Loulo-Gounkoto on an 80% basis, Kibali on a 45% basis, Tongon on an 89.7% basis and Morila on a 40% basis, which reflects our equity share of production and sales, commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger.  Also removes the non-controlling interest of 38.5% Nevada Gold Mines from July 1, 2019 onwards.

Endnote 3
"Realized price" is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes from sales: unrealized gains and losses on non-hedge derivative contracts; unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses on provisional pricing from copper and gold sales contracts;  sales attributable to ore purchase arrangements;  treatment and refining charges; and export duties. This measure is intended to enable Management to better understand the price realized in each reporting period for gold and copper sales because unrealized mark-to-market values of non-hedge gold and copper derivatives are subject to change each period due to changes in market factors such as market and forward gold and copper prices, so that prices ultimately realized may differ from those recorded. The exclusion of such unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses from the presentation of this performance measure enables investors to understand performance based on the realized proceeds of selling gold and copper production. The realized price measure is intended to provide additional information and does not have any standardized definition under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

Reconciliation of Sales to Realized Price per ounce/pound

($ millions, except per ounce/pound information in dollars)GoldCopperGoldCopper
 For the three months ended For the nine months ended 
 9/30/19 6/30/19 9/30/18 9/30/19 6/30/19 9/30/18 9/30/19 9/30/18 9/30/19 9/30/18 
Sales2,585 1,937 1,661 45 103 145 6,428 4,866 311 368 
Sales applicable to non-controlling interests(748)(240)(179)0 0 0 (1,212)(537)0 0 
Sales applicable to equity method investmentsa,b140 135 0 100 124 126 404 0 345 326 
Realized non-hedge gold/copper derivative (losses) gains0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 
Sales applicable to sites in care and maintenancec(32)(26)(22)0 0 0 (84)(83)0 0 
Treatment and refinement charges0 0 0 18 25 43 0 1 74 103 
Export duties0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 
Revenues – as adjusted1,945 1,807 1,463 163 252 314 5,537 4,252 730 797 
Ounces/pounds sold (000s ounces/millions pounds)c1,318 1,372 1,204 65 96 114 4,055 3,312 264 273 
Realized gold/copper price per ounce/poundd1,476 1,317 1,216 2.55 2.62 2.76 1,365 1,284 2.78 2.92 
  1. Represents sales of $133 million and $375 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $125 million and September 30, 2018: $nil and $nil, respectively) applicable to our 45% equity method investment in Kibali of $8 million and $30 million, respectively (June 30, 2019: $10 million and September 30, 2018: $nil and $nil, respectively) applicable to our 40% equity method investment in Morila for gold. Represents sales of $66 million and $233 million, respectively, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $86 million and September 30, 2018: $74 million and $216 million, respectively) applicable to our 50% equity method investment in Zaldívar and $37 million and $125 million, respectively (June 30, 2019: $44 million and September 30, 2018: $58 million and $124 million, respectively) applicable to our 50% equity method investment in Jabal Sayid for copper.
  2. Sales applicable to equity method investments are net of treatment and refinement charges.
  3. Figures exclude Pierina, and starting in the third quarter of 2019, Golden Sunlight and Morila, from the calculation of realized price per ounce as the mine is mining incidental ounces as it enters closure.
  4. Realized price per ounce/pound may not calculate based on amounts presented in this table due to rounding.

Endnote 4 
“Free cash flow” is a non-GAAP financial performance measure which deducts capital expenditures from net cash provided by operating activities. Barrick believes this to be a useful indicator of our ability to operate without reliance on additional borrowing or usage of existing cash. Free cash flow is intended to provide additional information only and does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other companies. Free cash flow should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on this non-GAAP measure are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow

($ millions)For the three months ended For the nine months ended 
 9/30/19 6/30/19 9/30/18 9/30/19 9/30/18 
Net cash provided by operating activities1,004 434 706 1,958 1,354 
Capital expenditures(502)(379)(387)(1,255)(1,026)
Free cash flow502 55 319 703 328 

Endnote 5
These amounts are presented on the same basis as our guidance and include our 60% share of Pueblo Viejo and South Arturo (36.9% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines), our 63.9% share of Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) and our 50% share of Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid.  Also includes our 80% share of Loulo-Gounkoto, 89.7% share of Tongon, 45% share of Kibali and 40% share of Morila commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger.  Starting July 1, 2019, it also includes our 61.5% share of Nevada Gold Mines.

Endnote 6
Cost of sales applicable to gold per ounce is calculated using cost of sales applicable to gold on an attributable basis (removing the non-controlling interest of 40% Pueblo Viejo, 36.1% Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) and 40% South Arturo from cost of sales (63.1% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines)), divided by attributable gold ounces. The non-controlling interest of 20% Loulo-Gounkoto and 10.3% of Tongon is also removed from cost of sales and our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to equity method investments (Kibali and Morila) is included commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger. Also removes the non-controlling interest of 38.5% Nevada Gold Mines from cost of sales from July 1, 2019 onwards. Cost of sales applicable to copper per pound is calculated using cost of sales applicable to copper including our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to equity method investments (Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid), divided by consolidated copper pounds (including our proportionate share of copper pounds from our equity method investments).

Endnote 7
“Total cash costs” per ounce, “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce and "All-in costs" per ounce are non-GAAP financial performance measures. “Total cash costs” per ounce starts with cost of sales applicable to gold production, but excludes the impact of depreciation, the non-controlling interest of cost of sales, and includes by-product credits. “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce begin with “Total cash costs” per ounce and add further costs which reflect the additional costs of operating a mine, primarily sustaining capital expenditures, sustaining leases, general & administrative costs, minesite exploration and evaluation costs, and reclamation cost accretion and amortization.  "All-in costs" per ounce starts with "All-in sustaining costs" per ounce and adds additional costs that reflect the varying costs of producing gold over the life-cycle of a mine, including: project capital expenditures and other non-sustaining costs.  Barrick believes that the use of “total cash costs” per ounce, “all-in sustaining costs” per ounce and "All-in costs" per ounce will assist investors, analysts and other stakeholders in understanding the costs associated with producing gold, understanding the economics of gold mining, assessing our operating performance and also our ability to generate free cash flow from current operations and to generate free cash flow on an overall Company basis. “Total cash costs” per ounce, “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce and "All-in costs" per ounce are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS. Although a standardized definition of all-in sustaining costs was published in 2013 by the World Gold Council (a market development organization for the gold industry comprised of and funded by 26 gold mining companies from around the world, including Barrick), it is not a regulatory organization, and other companies may calculate this measure differently. Starting from the first quarter of 2019, we have renamed "cash costs" to "total cash costs" when referring to our gold operations.  The calculation of total cash costs is identical to our previous calculation of cash costs with only a change in the naming convention of this non-GAAP measure.  These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

Reconciliation of Gold Cost of Sales to Total cash costs, All-in sustaining costs and All-in costs, including on a per ounce basis

($ millions, except per ounce information in dollars) For the three months ended For the nine months ended 
 Footnote9/30/19 6/30/19 9/30/18 9/30/19 9/30/18 
Cost of sales applicable to gold production 1,831 1,437 1,164 4,618 3,268 
Depreciation (538)(431)(319)(1,353)(907)
Cash cost of sales applicable to equity method investments 45 62 0 169 0 
By-product credits (48)(23)(31)(95)(105)
Realized (gains) losses on hedge and non-hedge derivativesa1 (1)0 0 0 
Non-recurring itemsb(4)(9)(7)(33)(17)
Otherc(19)(26)(18)(65)(60)
Non-controlling interestsd(339)(112)(83)(552)(233)
Total cash costs 929 897 706 2,689 1,946 
General & administrative costs 68 59 71 181 212 
Minesite exploration and evaluation costse22 12 11 45 31 
Minesite sustaining capital expendituresf406 267 233 926 699 
Sustaining leases 5 8 0 23 0 
Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (operating sites)g28 16 25 58 63 
Non-controlling interest, copper operations and otherh(184)(76)(101)(335)(256)
All-in sustaining costs 1,274 1,183 945 3,587 2,695 
Project exploration and evaluation and project costse64 86 78 213 228 
Community relations costs not related to current operations 1 0 1 2 2 
Project capital expendituresf96 108 126 324 332 
Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (non-operating sites)g5 7 9 19 25 
Non-controlling interest and copper operations and otherh(46)(28)(8)(77)(16)
All-in costs 1,394 1,356 1,151 4,068 3,266 
Ounces sold - equity basis (000s ounces)i1,318 1,372 1,204 4,055 3,312 
Cost of sales per ouncej,k1,065 964 850 991 859 
Total cash costs per ouncek710 651 587 663 588 
Total cash costs per ounce (on a co-product basis)k,l735 663 603 680 609 
All-in sustaining costs per ouncek984 869 785 883 813 
All-in sustaining costs per ounce (on a co-product basis)k,l1,009 881 801 900 834 
All-in costs per ouncek1,074 999 956 999 986 
All-in costs per ounce (on a co-product basis)k,l1,099 1,011 972 1,016 1,007 

a. Realized (gains) losses on hedge and non-hedge derivatives 
Includes realized hedge losses of $nil and $nil, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $nil and September 30, 2018: $nil and $2 million), and realized non-hedge losses of $1 million and $nil, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: gains of $1 million and September 30, 2018: $nil and $2 million, respectively). Refer to note 5 to the Financial Statements for further information.

b. Non-recurring items 
Non-recurring items in 2019 relate to organizational restructuring.  These costs are not indicative of our cost of production and have been excluded from the calculation of total cash costs.

c. Other 
Other adjustments for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 include the removal of total cash costs and by-product credits associated with our Pierina mine, and starting in the third quarter of 2019, Golden Sunlight and Morila, which all are mining incidental ounces as they enter closure, of $19 million and $57 million, respectively (June 30, 2019: $19 million and September 30, 2018: $18 million and $60 million, respectively, relating to Pierina only).

d. Non-controlling interests 
Non-controlling interests include non-controlling interests related to gold production of $506 million and $829 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $171 million and September 30, 2018: $121 million and $339 million, respectively). Non-controlling interests include Pueblo Viejo and Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience). Starting January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger, non-controlling interests also include Loulo-Gounkoto and Tongon and starting July 1, 2019, it also includes Nevada Gold Mines.  Refer to note 5 to the Financial Statements for further information.

e. Exploration and evaluation costs   
Exploration, evaluation and project expenses are presented as minesite sustaining if it supports current mine operations and project if it relates to future projects. Refer to page 70 of the Third Quarter 2019 MD&A.

f. Capital expenditures 
Capital expenditures are related to our gold sites only and are presented on a 100% cash basis starting from January 1, 2019 and on a 100% accrued basis for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2018.  They are split between minesite sustaining and project capital expenditures. Project capital expenditures are distinct projects designed to increase the net present value of the mine and are not related to current production. Significant projects in the current year are stripping at Rangefront declines, Cortez Crossroads, the Goldrush exploration declines, the Deep South Expansion, and construction of the third shaft at Turquoise Ridge. Refer to page 68 of the Third Quarter 2019 MD&A.

g. Rehabilitation—accretion and amortization 
Includes depreciation on the assets related to rehabilitation provisions of our gold operations and accretion on the rehabilitation provision of our gold operations, split between operating and non-operating sites.

h. Non-controlling interest and copper operations  
Removes general & administrative costs related to non-controlling interests and copper based on a percentage allocation of revenue. Also removes exploration, evaluation and project expenses, rehabilitation costs and capital expenditures incurred by our copper sites and the non-controlling interest of our Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) and Pueblo Viejo operating segments and South Arturo (63.1% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines). Also removes the non-controlling interest of our Loulo-Gounkoto and Tongon operating segments commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger, and of Nevada Gold Mines starting July 1, 2019.  It also includes capital expenditures applicable to equity method investments. Figures remove the impact of Pierina, and starting in the third quarter of 2019, Golden Sunlight and Morila. The impact is summarized as the following:

($ millions)For the three months ended For the nine months ended 
Non-controlling interest, copper operations and other9/30/19 6/30/19 9/30/18 9/30/19 9/30/18 
General & administrative costs(22)(23)(20)(55)(68)
Minesite exploration and evaluation expenses(9)0 0 (10)(1)
Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (operating sites)(10)(1)(1)(12)(4)
Minesite sustaining capital expenditures(143)(52)(80)(258)(183)
All-in sustaining costs total(184)(76)(101)(335)(256)
Project exploration and evaluation and project costs(12)(26)(7)(40)(13)
Project capital expenditures(34)(2)(1)(37)(3)
All-in costs total(46)(28)(8)(77)(16)

i. Ounces sold - equity basis
Figures remove the impact of Pierina, and starting in the third quarter of 2019, Golden Sunlight and Morila, which are mining incidental ounces as the sites enter closure.

j. Cost of sales per ounce
Figures remove the cost of sales impact of Pierina of $28 million and $99 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $44 million and September 30, 2018: $23 million and $84 million, respectively), and starting in the third quarter of 2019, Golden Sunlight of $1 million and $1 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $nil and September 30, 2018: $nil and $nil, respectively) and Morila of $10 million and $10 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019 (June 30, 2019: $nil and September 30, 2018: $nil and $nil, respectively) which are mining incidental ounces as these sites enter closure. Cost of sales per ounce excludes non-controlling interest related to gold production. Cost of sales applicable to gold per ounce is calculated using cost of sales on an attributable basis (removing the non-controlling interest of 40% Pueblo Viejo, 36.1% Tanzania (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) and 40% South Arturo from cost of sales (63.1% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines)), divided by attributable gold ounces. The non-controlling interest of 20% Loulo-Gounkoto and 10.3% of Tongon is also removed from cost of sales and our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to equity method investments (Kibali and Morila) is included commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger.  Also removes the non-controlling interest of 38.5% Nevada Gold Mines from cost of sales from July 1, 2019 onwards.

k. Per ounce figures 
Cost of sales per ounce, total cash costs per ounce, all-in sustaining costs per ounce and all-in costs per ounce may not calculate based on amounts presented in this table due to rounding.

l. Co-product costs per ounce 
Total cash costs per ounce, all-in sustaining costs per ounce and all-in costs per ounce presented on a co-product basis removes the impact of by-product credits of our gold production (net of non-controlling interest) calculated as:

($ millions)For the three months ended For the nine months ended 
 9/30/19 6/30/19 9/30/18 9/30/19 9/30/18 
 By-product credits48 23 31 95 105 
 Non-controlling interest(16)(7)(11)(31)(35)
 By-product credits (net of non-controlling interest)32 16 20 64 70 

Endnote 8
“C1 cash costs” per pound and “All-in sustaining costs” per pound are non-GAAP financial performance measures. “C1 cash costs” per pound is based on cost of sales but excludes the impact of depreciation and royalties and includes treatment and refinement charges. “All-in sustaining costs” per pound begins with “C1 cash costs” per pound and adds further costs which reflect the additional costs of operating a mine, primarily sustaining capital expenditures, general & administrative costs and royalties and production taxes. Barrick believes that the use of “C1 cash costs” per pound and “all-in sustaining costs” per pound will assist investors, analysts, and other stakeholders in understanding the costs associated with producing copper, understanding the economics of copper mining, assessing our operating performance, and also our ability to generate free cash flow from current operations and to generate free cash flow on an overall Company basis. “C1 cash costs” per pound and “All-in sustaining costs” per pound are intended to provide additional information only, do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS, and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other companies. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

Reconciliation of Copper Cost of Sales to C1 cash costs and All-in sustaining costs, including on a per pound basis

($ millions, except per pound information in dollars)For the three months ended For the nine months ended 
 9/30/19 6/30/19 9/30/18 9/30/19 9/30/18 
Cost of sales49 101 144 281 348 
Depreciation/amortization(13)(28)(37)(83)(86)
Treatment and refinement charges18 25 43 74 103 
Cash cost of sales applicable to equity method investments59 69 81 194 203 
Less: royalties and production taxesa(5)(9)(10)(26)(29)
By-product credits(3)(2)(1)(8)(4)
Other0 (5)0 (5)0 
C1 cash cost of sales105 151 220 427 535 
General & administrative costs5 6 7 16 23 
Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization2 3 5 8 13 
Royalties and production taxesa5 9 10 26 29 
Minesite exploration and evaluation costs1 1 1 4 2 
Minesite sustaining capital expenditures48 48 65 155 153 
Sustaining leases0 1 0 2 0 
Inventory write-downs0 0 0 0 0 
All-in sustaining costs166 219 308 638 755 
Pounds sold - consolidated basis (millions pounds)65 96 114 264 273 
Cost of sales per poundb,c2.00 2.04 2.18 2.10 2.22 
C1 cash cost per poundb1.62 1.59 1.94 1.62 1.97 
All-in sustaining costs per poundb2.58 2.28 2.71 2.42 2.76 
  1. For the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019, royalties and production taxes include royalties of $5 million and $26 million, respectively (June 30, 2019: $9 million and September 30, 2018: $11 million and $28 million, respectively).
  2. Cost of sales per pound, C1 cash costs per pound and all-in sustaining costs per pound may not calculate based on amounts presented in this table due to rounding.
  3. Cost of sales applicable to copper per pound is calculated using cost of sales including our proportionate share of cost of sales attributable to equity method investments (Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid), divided by consolidated copper pounds (including our proportionate share of copper pounds from our equity method investments).

Endnote 9
The declaration and payment of dividends is at the discretion of the Board of Directors, and will depend on the Company’s financial results, cash requirements, future prospects, and other factors deemed relevant by the Board.

Endnote 10
A Tier One Gold Asset is a mine with a stated life in excess of 10 years with 2017 production of at least 500,000 ounces of gold and 2017 total cash cost per ounce within the bottom half of Wood Mackenzie’s cost curve tools (excluding state-owned and privately-owned mines). For purposes of determining Tier One Gold Assets, total cash cost per ounce is based on data from Wood Mackenzie as of August 31, 2018, except in respect of Barrick’s mines where Barrick may rely on its internal data which is more current and reliable. The Wood Mackenzie calculation of total cash cost per ounce may not be identical to the manner in which Barrick calculates comparable measures. Total cash cost per ounce is a non-GAAP financial performance measure with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. Total cash cost per ounce should not be considered by investors as an alternative to operating profit, net profit attributable to shareholders, or to other IFRS measures. Barrick believes that total cash cost per ounce is a useful indicator for investors and management of a mining company’s performance as it provides an indication of a company’s profitability and efficiency, the trends in cash costs as the company’s operations mature, and a benchmark of performance to allow for comparison against other companies.

Wood Mackenzie is an independent third party research and consultancy firm that provides data for, among others, the metals and mining industry. Wood Mackenzie does not have any affiliation to Barrick.

Endnote 11
On a 100% basis.  Our 2019 attributable production forecast is 520 - 570 thousand ounces for Loulo-Gounkoto and 330 - 350 thousand ounces for Kibali.

Endnote 12
These five operations are part of Nevada Gold Mines from July 1, 2019.  Amounts include Cortez (100%), Goldstrike (100%) and Turquoise Ridge (75%), also known collectively as Barrick Nevada, from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019, and Cortez, Carlin (which includes Goldstrike), Turquoise Ridge (including Twin Creeks), Phoenix and Long Canyon on a 61.5% basis from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines with Newmont Goldcorp on July 1, 2019.

Endnote 13
Includes our 60% share of South Arturo from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019 and 36.9% from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines with Newmont Goldcorp on July 1, 2019.

Endnote 14
Formerly known as Acacia Mining plc.  On September 17, 2019, Barrick acquired all of the shares of Acacia it did not own.  Operating results will be included at 100% from October 1, 2019 (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) up until the GoT's 16% free-carried interest is made effective, and on an 84% basis thereafter.

Endnote 15
Other sites include Lagunas Norte, Golden Sunlight, and Morila (40%) and excludes Pierina which is mining incidental ounces as it enters closure. Due to the planned ramp down of operations, we have ceased to include production or non-GAAP cost metrics for Golden Sunlight or Morila after the second quarter and will cease to include Lagunas Norte after the end of the third quarter.

Endnote 16
Total cash costs and all-in sustaining costs per ounce include the impact of hedges and/or costs allocated to non-operating sites.

Endnote 17
Operating unit guidance ranges reflect expectations at each individual operating unit, and may not add up to the company-wide guidance range total. Guidance ranges exclude Pierina which is mining incidental ounces as it enters closure.

Endnote 18
Includes corporate administration costs.

Endnote 19
Reflects impact on the remaining three months of 2019.


Financial and Operating Highlights

 For the three months endedFor the nine months ended
 9/30/19 6/30/19 % Change9/30/18 % Change9/30/19 9/30/18 % Change
Financial Results ($ millions)        
Revenues2,678 2,063 30%1,837 46%6,834 5,339 28%
Cost of sales1,889 1,545 22%1,315 44%4,924 3,643 35%
Net earnings (loss)a2,277 194 1,074%(412)653%2,582 (348)842%
Adjusted net earningsb264 154 71%89 197%602 340 77%
Adjusted EBITDAb1,297 972 33%776 67%3,271 2,274 44%
Adjusted EBITDA marginc48%47%2%42%14%48%43%12%
Total capital expenditures - sustainingd406 267 52%256 59%926 701 32%
Total project capital expendituresd96 108 (11)%131 (27)%324 325 0%
Total consolidated capital expendituresd,e502 379 32%387 30%1,255 1,026 22%
Net cash provided by operating activities1,004 434 131%706 42%1,958 1,354 45%
Net cash provided by operating activities marginf37%21%76%38%(3)%29%25%16%
Free cash flowb502 55 813%319 57%703 328 114%
Net earnings (loss) per share (basic and diluted)1.30 0.11 1,082%(0.35)471%1.47 (0.30)590%
Adjusted net earnings (basic)b per share0.15 0.09 67%0.08 88%0.34 0.29 17%
Weighted average diluted common shares (millions of shares)1,756 1,752 0%1,167 50%1,751 1,167 50%
Operating Results        
Gold production (thousands of ounces)g1,306 1,353 (3)%1,149 14%4,026 3,265 23%
Gold sold (thousands of ounces)g1,318 1,372 (4)%1,204 9%4,055 3,312 22%
Market gold price ($/oz)1,472 1,309 12%1,213 21%1,364 1,282 6%
Realized gold priceb,g ($/oz)1,476 1,317 12%1,216 21%1,365 1,284 6%
Gold cost of sales (Barrick’s share)g,h ($/oz)1,065 964 10%850 25%991 859 15%
Gold total cash costsb,g ($/oz)710 651 9%587 21%663 588 13%
Gold all-in sustaining costsb,g ($/oz)984 869 13%785 25%883 813 9%
Copper production (millions of pounds)i112 97 15%106 6%315 274 15%
Copper sold (millions of pounds)i65 96 (32)%114 (43)%264 273 (3)%
Market copper price ($/lb)2.63 2.77 (5)%2.77 (5)%2.74 3.01 (9)%
Realized copper priceb,i ($/lb)2.55 2.62 (3)%2.76 (8)%2.78 2.92 (5)%
Copper cost of sales (Barrick’s share)i,j ($/lb)2.00 2.04 (2)%2.18 (8)%2.10 2.22 (5)%
Copper C1 cash costsb,i ($/lb)1.62 1.59 2%1.94 (16)%1.62 1.97 (18)%
Copper all-in sustaining costsb,i ($/lb)2.58 2.28 13%2.71 (5)%2.42 2.76 (12)%
 As at
9/30/19
 As at
6/30/19
 % ChangeAs at
9/30/18
 % Change   
Financial Position ($ millions)        
Debt (current and long-term)5,560 5,807 (4)%5,745 (3)%   
Cash and equivalents2,405 2,153 12%1,697 42%   
Debt, net of cash3,155 3,654 (14)%4,048 (22)%   
              
  1. Net earnings (loss) represents net earnings (loss) attributable to the equity holders of the Company.
  2. Adjusted net earnings, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, adjusted net earnings per share, realized gold price, all-in sustaining costs, total cash costs, C1 cash costs and realized copper price are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see pages 77 to 98 of our third quarter MD&A.
  3. Represents adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue.
  4. Amounts presented on a consolidated cash basis. Project capital expenditures are included in our calculation of all-in costs, but not included in our calculation of all-in sustaining costs.
  5. Total consolidated capital expenditures also includes capitalized interest.
  6. Represents net cash provided by operating activities divided by revenue.
  7. Includes Tanzania on a 63.9% basis (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience), Pueblo Viejo on a 60% basis, South Arturo on a 60% basis (36.9% of South Arturo from July 1, 2019 onwards as a result of its contribution to Nevada Gold Mines), and Veladero on a 50% basis, which reflects our equity share of production and sales. Also includes Loulo-Gounkoto on an 80% basis, Kibali on a 45% basis, Tongon on an 89.7% basis and Morila on a 40% basis, which reflects our equity share of production and sales, commencing January 1, 2019, the effective date of the Merger.  Also removes the non-controlling interest of 38.5% Nevada Gold Mines from July 1, 2019 onwards.
  8. Gold cost of sales (Barrick’s share) is calculated as cost of sales - gold on an attributable basis (excluding sites in care and maintenance) divided by ounces sold.
  9. Amounts reflect production and sales from Jabal Sayid and Zaldívar on a 50% basis, which reflects our equity share of production, and Lumwana.
  10. Copper cost of sales (Barrick’s share) is calculated as cost of sales - copper plus our equity share of cost of sales attributable to Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid divided by pounds sold.


Production and Cost Summary - Gold

 For the three months ended
 9/30/19 6/30/19 % Change9/30/18 % Change
Nevada Gold Mines LLC (61.5%)a     
Gold produced (000s oz)535 526 2%624 (14)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,027 842 22%800 28%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b693 594 17%526 32%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b946 752 26%640 48%
Cortez (61.5%)c     
Gold produced (000s oz)126 280 (55)%326 (61)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)829 719 15%630 32%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b570 489 17%342 67%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b772 561 38%444 74%
Carlin (61.5%)d     
Gold produced (000s oz)278 181 54%219 27%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,007 1,116 (10)%1,047 (4)%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b775 769 1%738 5%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,014 1,088 (7)%892 14%
Turquoise Ridge (61.5%)e     
Gold produced (000s oz)82 65 26%79 4%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,077 665 62%805 34%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b622 569 9%711 (13)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b840 667 26%757 11%
Phoenix (61.5%)f     
Gold produced (000s oz)25     
Cost of sales ($/oz)2,186     
Total cash costs ($/oz)b1,010     
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,622     
Long Canyon (61.5%)f     
Gold produced (000s oz)24     
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,170     
Total cash costs ($/oz)b353     
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b714     
Pueblo Viejo (60%)     
Gold produced (000s oz)139 124 12%151 (8)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)807 852 (5)%803 0%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b504 557 (10)%517 (3)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b631 702 (10)%688 (8)%
Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)g     
Gold produced (000s oz)153 147 4%  
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,018 1,072 (5)%  
Total cash costs ($/oz)b630 598 5%  
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b966 811 19%  
Kibali (45%)g     
Gold produced (000s oz)91 95 (4)%  
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,187 868 37%  
Total cash costs ($/oz)b554 540 3%  
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b703 651 8%  
Kalgoorlie (50%)     
Gold produced (000s oz)58 57 2%75 (23)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,037 1,038 0%923 12%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b856 846 1%753 14%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,170 1,204 (3)%840 39%
           

Production and Cost Summary - Gold (continued)

 For the three months ended
 9/30/19 6/30/19 % Change9/30/18 % Change
Tongon (89.7%)g     
Gold produced (000s oz)62 61 2%  
Cost of sales (per oz)1,396 1,562 (11)%  
Total cash costs (per oz)a793 750 6%  
All-in sustaining costs (per oz)a869 802 8%  
Porgera (47.5%)     
Gold produced (000s oz)75 61 23%53 42%
Cost of sales (per oz)1,024 1,032 (1)%1,067 (4)%
Total cash costs (per oz)a868 893 (3)%775 12%
All-in sustaining costs (per oz)a1,053 1,112 (5)%1,084 (3)%
Veladero (50%)     
Gold produced (000s oz)58 75 (23)%49 18%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,243 1,186 5%1,083 15%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b773 746 4%581 33%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,142 1,046 9%995 15%
Hemlo     
Gold produced (000s oz)49 55 (11)%41 20%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,083 953 14%1,095 (1)%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b953 822 16%996 (4)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,280 1,015 26%1,247 3%
Tanzania (63.9%)h     
Gold produced (000s oz)53 101 (48)%87 (39)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,057 920 15%842 26%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b788 659 20%670 18%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b947 792 20%880 8%
Lagunas Norte     
Gold produced (000s oz)33 39 (15)%64 (48)%
Cost of sales ($/oz)1,661 952 74%720 131%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b1,327 732 81%472 181%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b1,422 998 42%631 125%
Total Attributable to Barricki     
Gold produced (000s oz)1,306 1,353 (3)%1,149 14%
Cost of sales ($/oz)j1,065 964 10%850 25%
Total cash costs ($/oz)b710 651 9%587 21%
All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b984 869 13%785 25%
           
  1. Represents the combined results of Cortez, Goldstrike (including our 60% share of South Arturo) and our 75% interest in Turquoise Ridge until June 30, 2019.  Commencing July 1, 2019, the date Nevada Gold Mines was established, the results represent our 61.5% interest in Cortez, Carlin (including Goldstrike and 60% of South Arturo), Turquoise Ridge (including Twin Creeks), Phoenix and Long Canyon.
  2. These are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see pages 77 to 98 of our third quarter MD&A.
  3. On July 1, 2019, Cortez was contributed to Nevada Gold Mines, a joint venture with Newmont Goldcorp.  As a result, the amounts presented are on an 100% basis up until June 30, 2019, and on a 61.5% basis thereafter. 
  4. On July 1, 2019, Barrick's Goldstrike and Newmont Goldcorp's Carlin were contributed to Nevada Gold Mines and are now referred to as Carlin.  As a result, the amounts presented represent Goldstrike on a 100% basis (including our 60% share of South Arturo) up until June 30, 2019, and the combined results of Carlin and Goldstrike (including our 60% share of South Arturo) on a 61.5% basis thereafter.
  5. Barrick owned 75% of Turquoise Ridge through the end of the second quarter of 2019, with our joint venture partner, Newmont Goldcorp, owning the remaining 25%. Turquoise Ridge was proportionately consolidated on the basis that the joint venture partners that have joint control have rights to the assets and obligations for the liabilities relating to the arrangement. The figures presented in this table are based on our 75% interest in Turquoise Ridge until June 30, 2019. On July 1, 2019, Barrick's 75% interest in Turquoise Ridge and Newmont Goldcorp's Twin Creeks and 25% interest in Turquoise Ridge were contributed to Nevada Gold Mines.  Starting July 1, 2019, the results represent our 61.5% share of Turquoise Ridge and Twin Creeks, now referred to as Turquoise Ridge.
  6. These sites were acquired as a result of the formation of Nevada Gold Mines on July 1, 2019.
  7. These sites did not form a part of the Barrick consolidated results in the three months ended June 30, 2018 as these sites were acquired as a result of the Merger. 
  8. Formerly known as Acacia Mining plc.  On September 17, 2019, Barrick acquired all of the shares of Acacia it did not own.  Operating results will be included at 100% from October 1, 2019 (notwithstanding the completion of the Acacia transaction on September 17, 2019, we consolidated our interest in Acacia and recorded a non-controlling interest of 36.1% in the income statement for the entirety of the third quarter of 2019 as a matter of convenience) up until the GoT's 16% free-carried interest is made effective, and on an 84% basis thereafter.
  9. With the end of mining at Golden Sunlight and Morila in the second quarter as previously reported, we have ceased to include production or non-GAAP cost metrics for these sites from July 1, 2019 onwards although these sites are included in the Total Attributable to Barrick in the prior period comparatives.
  10. Cost of sales per ounce (Barrick’s share) is calculated as cost of sales - gold on an attributable basis (excluding sites in care and maintenance) divided by gold equity ounces sold.


Production and Cost Summary - Copper

 For the three months ended
 9/30/19 6/30/19 % Change9/30/18 % Change
Lumwana     
Copper production (millions lbs)65 49 33%64 2%
Cost of sales ($/lb)2.04 2.07 (1)%2.21 (8)%
C1 cash costs ($/lb)a1.83 1.70 8%2.05 (11)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a3.66 2.78 32%3.12 17%
Zaldívar (50%)     
Copper production (millions lbs)32 32 0%28 14%
Cost of sales ($/lb)2.18 2.32 (6)%2.59 (16)%
C1 cash costs ($/lb)a1.55 1.61 (4)%1.98 (22)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a1.91 1.85 3%2.29 (17)%
Jabal Sayid (50%)     
Copper production (millions lbs)15 16 (6)%14 7%
Cost of sales ($/lb)1.63 1.45 12%1.66 (2)%
C1 cash costs ($/lb)a1.42 1.22 16%1.56 (9)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a1.65 1.31 26%1.67 (1)%
Total Copper     
Copper production (millions lbs)112 97 15%106 6%
Cost of sales ($/lb)b2.00 2.04 (2)%2.18 (8)%
C1 cash costs ($/lb)a1.62 1.59 2%1.94 (16)%
All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a2.58 2.28 13%2.71 (5)%
           
  1. These are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see pages 77 to 98 of our third quarter MD&A.
  2. Cost of sales per pound (Barrick’s share) is calculated as cost of sales - copper plus our equity share of cost of sales attributable to Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid divided by copper pounds sold.


Consolidated Statements of Income

Barrick Gold Corporation
(in millions of United States dollars, except per share data) (Unaudited)
Three months ended
September 30,
 Nine months ended
September 30,
 
  2019  2018  2019  2018 
Revenue (notes 5 and 6)$2,678 $1,837 $6,834 $5,339 
Costs and expenses (income)    
Cost of sales (notes 5 and 7) 1,889  1,315  4,924  3,643 
General and administrative expenses 68  71  181  212 
Exploration, evaluation and project expenses 86  89  258  259 
Impairment (reversals) charges (notes 9B and 13) (872) 431  (857) 492 
Loss on currency translation 40  62  56  152 
Closed mine rehabilitation 5  (6) 46  (6)
Income from equity investees (note 12) (38) (19) (116) (45)
Loss (gain) on non-hedge derivatives 1      (3)
Other (income) expense (note 9A) (1,852) 16  (1,818) 55 
Income (loss) before finance costs and income taxes$3,351 ($122)$4,160 $580 
Finance costs, net (125) (159) (363) (428)
Income (loss) before income taxes$3,226 ($281)$3,797 $152 
Income tax expense (note 10) (791) (105) (999) (422)
Net income (loss)$2,435 ($386)$2,798 ($270)
Attributable to:    
Equity holders of Barrick Gold Corporation$2,277 ($412)$2,582 ($348)
Non-controlling interests$158 $26 $216 $78 
     
Earnings (loss) per share data attributable to the equity holders of Barrick Gold Corporation (note 8)    
Net income (loss)    
Basic$1.30 ($0.35)$1.47 ($0.30)
Diluted$1.30 ($0.35)$1.47 ($0.30)
             

The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Third Quarter Report 2019 available on our website are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

Barrick Gold Corporation
(in millions of United States dollars) (Unaudited)
Three months ended
September 30,
 Nine months ended
September 30,
 
  2019  2018  2019  2018 
Net income (loss)$2,435 ($386)$2,798 ($270)
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of taxes    
Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:    
Unrealized gains (losses) on derivatives designated as cash flow hedges, net of tax $nil, ($1), $nil and ($7)   5    15 
Realized (gains) losses on derivatives designated as cash flow hedges, net of tax $nil, $1, $nil and $1   (1)   (1)
Currency translation adjustments, net of tax $nil, $nil, $nil and $nil (1) (6) (4) (4)
Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss:    
Actuarial gain (loss) on post employment benefit obligations, net of tax $nil, $nil, $nil and $nil       1 
Net unrealized change on equity investments, net of tax $nil, $nil, $nil and $nil 53  (4) 61  (12)
Net realized change on equity investments, net of tax $nil, $nil, $nil and $nil     (1)  
Total other comprehensive income (loss) 52  (6) 56  (1)
Total comprehensive income (loss)$2,487 ($392)$2,854 ($271)
Attributable to:    
Equity holders of Barrick Gold Corporation$2,329 ($418)$2,638 ($349)
Non-controlling interests$158 $26 $216 $78 
             

The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Third Quarter Report 2019 available on our website are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

Barrick Gold Corporation
 (in millions of United States dollars) (Unaudited)
Three months ended
September 30,
 Nine months ended
September 30,
 
  2019  2018  2019  2018 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES    
Net income (loss)$2,435 ($386)$2,798 ($270)
Adjustments for the following items:    
Depreciation 559  363  1,460  1,016 
Finance costs 129  163  381  440 
Impairment (reversals) charges (notes 9B and 13) (872) 431  (857) 492 
Income tax expense (note 10) 791  105  999  422 
Remeasurement of Turquoise Ridge to fair value (1,886)   (1,886)  
Gain on sale of non-current assets (15) (1) (27) (49)
Loss on currency translation 40  62  56  152 
Change in working capital (note 11) 67  167  (263) (69)
Other operating activities (note 11) (126) (63) (112) (204)
Operating cash flows before interest and income taxes 1,122  841  2,549  1,930 
Interest paid (31) (29) (196) (212)
Income taxes paid (87) (106) (395) (364)
Net cash provided by operating activities 1,004  706  1,958  1,354 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES    
Property, plant and equipment    
Capital expenditures (note 5) (502) (387) (1,255) (1,026)
Sales proceeds 13  1  31  53 
Investment (purchases) proceeds 3    (4) (39)
Cash acquired in merger     751   
Other investing activities (note 11) 103    165  (5)
Net cash used in investing activities (383) (386) (312) (1,017)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES    
Lease repayments (5)   (23)  
Debt repayments (264) (649) (280) (680)
Dividends (67) (31) (461) (94)
Funding from non-controlling interests 102  5  116  17 
Disbursements to non-controlling interests (133)   (161) (82)
Other financing activities (2) (29) (2) (29)
Net cash used in financing activities (369) (704) (811) (868)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents   (4) (1) (6)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and equivalents 252  (388) 834  (537)
Cash and equivalents at the beginning of period 2,153  2,085  1,571  2,234 
Cash and equivalents at the end of period$2,405 $1,697 $2,405 $1,697 
             

The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Third Quarter Report 2019 available on our website are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


Consolidated Balance Sheets

Barrick Gold Corporation
 (in millions of United States dollars) (Unaudited)
As at September 30,
 As at December 31, 
  2019  2018 
ASSETS  
Current assets  
Cash and equivalents (note 14A)$2,405 $1,571 
Accounts receivable 311  248 
Inventories 2,265  1,852 
Other current assets 529  307 
Total current assets$5,510 $3,978 
Non-current assets  
Equity in investees (note 12) 4,474  1,234 
Property, plant and equipment 24,758  12,826 
Goodwill 4,798  1,176 
Intangible assets 227  227 
Deferred income tax assets 334  259 
Non-current portion of inventory 2,434  1,696 
Other assets 1,332  1,235 
Total assets$43,867 $22,631 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY  
Current liabilities  
Accounts payable$1,337 $1,101 
Debt (note 14B) 66  43 
Current income tax liabilities 133  203 
Other current liabilities 308  321 
Total current liabilities$1,844 $1,668 
Non-current liabilities  
Debt (note 14B) 5,494  5,695 
Provisions 3,664  2,904 
Deferred income tax liabilities 2,692  1,236 
Other liabilities 1,773  1,743 
Total liabilities$15,467 $13,246 
Equity  
Capital stock (note 16)$29,228 $20,883 
Deficit (11,020) (13,453)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (102) (158)
Other 2,043  321 
Total equity attributable to Barrick Gold Corporation shareholders$20,149 $7,593 
Non-controlling interests 8,251  1,792 
Total equity$28,400 $9,385 
Contingencies and commitments (notes 5 and 17)  
Total liabilities and equity$43,867 $22,631 
       

The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Third Quarter Report 2019 available on our website are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity

     
Barrick Gold Corporation Attributable to equity holders of the company  
(in millions of United States dollars) (Unaudited)Common
Shares
(in
thousands)
 Capital
stock
 Retained
deficit
 Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income (loss)1
 Other2 Total equity
attributable to
shareholders
 Non-
controlling
interests
 Total
equity
 
At January 1, 20191,167,847 $20,883 ($13,453)($158)$321 $7,593 $1,792 $9,385 
Net income    2,582      2,582  216  2,798 
Total other comprehensive income      56    56    56 
Total comprehensive income    2,582  56    2,638  216  2,854 
Transactions with owners        
Dividends    (131)     (131)   (131)
Merger with Randgold Resources Limited583,669  7,903        7,903  874  8,777 
Nevada Gold Mines JV with Newmont Goldcorp Corporation        1,645  1,645  5,909  7,554 
Acquisition of 36.1% of Acacia Mining plc24,837  423      70  493  (495) (2)
Issued on exercise of stock options130  1        1    1 
Funding from non-controlling interests            116  116 
Other decrease in non-controlling interest            (161) (161)
Dividend reinvestment plan (note 16)1,299  18  (18)          
Share-based payments        7  7    7 
Total transactions with owners609,935  8,345  (149)   1,722  9,918  6,243  16,161 
At September 30, 20191,777,782 $29,228 ($11,020)($102)$2,043 $20,149 $8,251 $28,400 
         
At December 31, 20171,166,577 $20,893 ($11,759)($169)$321 $9,286 $1,781 $11,067 
Impact of adopting IFRS 15 on January 1, 2018    64      64    64 
At January 1, 2018 (restated)1,166,577 $20,893 ($11,695)($169)$321 $9,350 $1,781 $11,131 
Net (loss) income    (348)     (348) 78  (270)
Total other comprehensive income (loss)      (1)   (1)   (1)
Total comprehensive (loss) income    (348) (1)   (349) 78  (271)
Transactions with owners        
Dividends    (94)     (94)   (94)
Issued on exercise of stock options20               
Funding from non-controlling interests            17  17 
Other decrease in non-controlling interests            (97) (97)
Dividend reinvestment plan996  11  (11)          
Total transactions with owners1,016  11  (105)     (94) (80) (174)
At September 30, 20181,167,593 $20,904 ($12,148)($170)$321 $8,907 $1,779 $10,686 
                        

1 Includes cumulative translation losses at September 30, 2019: $87 million (September 30, 2018: $77 million).
2 Includes additional paid-in capital as at September 30, 2019: $1,998 million (December 31, 2018: $283 million; September 30, 2018: $283 million) and convertible borrowings - equity component as at September 30, 2019: $38 million (December 31, 2018: $38 million; September 30, 2018: $38 million).
The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Third Quarter Report 2019 available on our website are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


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Certain information contained or incorporated by reference in this press release, including any information as to our strategy, projects, plans or future financial or operating performance, constitutes “forward-looking statements”. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "on track", “deliver”, heading for", "working on", "points to", "plan", "progresses", "upside", “opportunities”, "scheduled for", "objective", "expected", “potential”, "underway", “strategy”, “will”, "being evaluated", "proposed", "aims", "developing", "continues" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, with respect to: Barrick’s forward-looking production and cost guidance; timing of completion of a feasibility study for the potential plant expansion at Pueblo Viejo; potential mineralization, including at Fourmile; potential extensions to life of mine, including at Porgera, Veladero, Pueblo Viejo, Hemlo, Loulo Gounkoto and Kibali; timing of completion of Barrick’s five- and ten-year plans; dispositions of non-core assets, and potential proceeds from any such transactions; potential exploration targets and mineral resource potential, including reserve replenishment; opportunities to deliver value for Barrick’s owners and stakeholders; Barrick’s energy and sustainability strategies, and potential reductions to Barrick’s carbon footprint and costs; potential efficiency improvements and capital projects initiatives; future investments in community projects and contributions to local economies; the new partnership between Barrick and the GoT and the agreement to resolve all outstanding disputes between Acacia and the GoT; expectations regarding settlement negotiations with the Government of Mali; potential advancements in automation technology; Barrick's human capital management and employee development plans; future engagement with the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in respect of the new Mining Code introduced in 2018 and related regulations; and expectations regarding future price assumptions, financial performance and other outlook or guidance.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions including material estimates and assumptions related to the factors set forth below that, while considered reasonable by the Company as at the date of this press release in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold, copper or certain other commodities (such as silver, diesel fuel, natural gas and electricity); the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; changes in mineral production performance, exploitation and exploration successes; risks associated with projects in the early stages of evaluation and for which additional engineering and other analysis is required; whether the agreement to settle all disputes between Acacia and the Government of Tanzania (the “GoT”) will be legalized and executed by the GoT; the Company’s ability to successfully re-integrate Acacia’s operations; the benefits expected from recent transactions being realized, including Nevada Gold Mines; diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; increased costs, delays, suspensions and technical challenges associated with the construction of capital projects; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities, including geotechnical challenges and disruptions in the maintenance or provision of required infrastructure and information technology systems; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; non-renewal of key licenses by governmental authorities; timing of receipt of, or failure to comply with, necessary permits and approvals; uncertainty whether some or all of Barrick's targeted investments and projects will meet the Company’s capital allocation objectives and internal hurdle rate; the impact of global liquidity and credit availability on the timing of cash flows and the values of assets and liabilities based on projected future cash flows; adverse changes in our credit ratings; the impact of inflation; fluctuations in the currency markets; changes in U.S. dollar interest rates; risks arising from holding derivative instruments; changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and/or changes in the administration of laws, policies and practices, expropriation or nationalization of property and political or economic developments in Canada, the United States and other jurisdictions in which the Company or its affiliates do or may carry on business in the future; lack of certainty with respect to foreign legal systems, corruption and other factors that are inconsistent with the rule of law; risks associated with illegal and artisanal mining; the risks of operating in jurisdictions where infectious diseases present major health care issues; disruption of supply routes which may cause delays in construction and mining activities; damage to the Company’s reputation due to the actual or perceived occurrence of any number of events, including negative publicity with respect to the Company’s handling of environmental matters or dealings with community groups, whether true or not; the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations; risks that exploration data may be incomplete and considerable additional work may be required to complete further evaluation, including but not limited to drilling, engineering and socioeconomic studies and investment; risk of loss due to acts of war, terrorism, sabotage and civil disturbances; litigation and legal and administrative proceedings; contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties, or over access to water, power and other required infrastructure; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, the Company; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions or complete divestitures; risks associated with working with partners in jointly controlled assets; employee relations including loss of key employees; increased costs and physical risks, including extreme weather events and resource shortages, related to climate change; and availability and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labor. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion, copper cathode or gold or copper concentrate losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks).

Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect our actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, us. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Specific reference is made to the most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the SEC and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a more detailed discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements and the risks that may affect Barrick’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.