Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick) is pleased to present its 2019 online digital information circular (Digital Circular). You can download a copy of Barrick’s 2019 Information Circular at any time by clicking on the link at the top right of the Digital Circular homepage.
By clicking “I Agree”, or following one of the links below to the Digital Circular, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to the following:
Certain financial performance measures in this Digital Circular – namely Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Earnings, and Free Cash Flow – are not prescribed by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). These non-GAAP financial measures are included because management uses the information to analyze business performance and financial strength. These non-GAAP financial performance measures are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized definition under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. These non-GAAP financial 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 Digital Circular and 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.
The Digital Circular contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “aim”, “aspire”, “strive”, “will”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “believe”, or similar expressions, as they relate to the Company. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company, as applicable, to be materially different from those anticipated, estimated, or intended. Forward-looking information contained in the Digital Circular is made as of the date of the 2019 Information Circular, and, other than as required by securities law, Barrick disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events, or results or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws. Further details on the specific forward-looking information contained in the Digital Circular, and associated material risk factors and underlying assumptions, are available here.
Third Party Data
The total cash cost comparison of Barrick to its Senior Gold Peers, and comparisons between Tier One Gold Assets, contained in this Circular are based on data obtained from Wood Mackenzie as of August 31, 2018. Wood Mackenzie is an independent third party research and consultancy firm that provides data for, among others, the metals and mining industry. Wood Mackenzie is not affiliated with Barrick.
Where Tier One Gold Assets are compared, and where Barrick’s total cash cost is compared to its Senior Gold Peers, the data from Wood Mackenzie has been used to ensure consistency in the compared measure across Barrick and the comparator group. Barrick does not have the ability to verify the Wood Mackenzie data and, in the case of total cash cost, the non-GAAP financial performance measures used by Wood Mackenzie may not correspond to the non-GAAP financial performance measures calculated by Barrick or any of the other Senior Gold Peers.
Further details on the third party data contained in the Digital Circular are available here.