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Update for Acacia Mining plc (Acacia)

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EXPRESSION OF A POSSIBLE OFFER AND COOPERATION KUMPPANOIDEN IDEN Code in 2.4. THIS NOTIFICATION PROPOSAL DOES NOT APPLY TO THE NOTIFICATION OF THE COMPANY'S OFFER FOR CODE CODE CODE 2.7. MAY MEAN THAT THE COMPANY'S OFFER OR CAN BE APPLIED TO THE AGREEMENT WHICH IS SUPPLIED BY THE COMPANY

TORONTO, Might 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Barrick Gold Company (NYSE: GOLD) ABX (“Barrick” or “Company”) present at the moment an update for Acacia

Barrick met at this time with Acacia executives and senior management and made a proposal to accumulate all of the shares it does not already own in Acacia for 0.153 Barrick shares for every Acacia share ("Proposal"). The proposal assumes that Acacia won’t pay any further dividends after the proposal. The change ratio is predicated on Acacia's and Barrick's 20-day weighted average sales prices in London and New York on Might 20, 2019. This implies Acacia's $ 787 million value of complete minority shareholders

Barrick has been negotiating with the Tanzanian Government ("GoT") for the previous two years to discover a basis for settling Acacia's ongoing disputes with GoT and to create a viable framework based mostly on Acacia might continue in Tanzania and rebuild its relationship with GoT. Although the idea for the answer has been developed however has not been completed, GTT said at its conferences last weekend that it was not able to proceed instantly with Acacia.

Because of the negotiations with GoT, Barrick has had the opportunity to carry out detailed diligence with regard to Acacia funds, and on the idea of this work it has been concluded that the proposal displays the truthful worth of the company underneath the above circumstances. Because the proposal is in Barrick's shares, the Acacia minority shareholders can benefit from potential future increases in both Acacia belongings and Barrick's broader belongings.

The proposal requires quite a few normal phrases, including obtaining an Acacia Board suggestion. Barrick reserves the correct to waive all or any of those phrases at its sole discretion. The proposal isn’t a suggestion and doesn’t oblige Barrick to bid. There could be no certainty that the Acacia supply will finally take place and the construction of such a suggestion, if any, can be forthcoming, even when the preconditions have been met or abandoned. Barrick reserves the correct to: a) change the form and / or mixture of consideration mentioned on this discover and / or introduce other types of discretion; and (b) makes a suggestion or different supply less favorable than the trade fee of zero.153 Barrick shares for each peculiar Acacia share listed in this notice, with the consent, suggestion or consent of the Acacia Board.

Barrick has the fitting to scale back the variety of new Barrick shares that Acacia's minority shareholders receive underneath the terms of the proposal by dividends (or different distributions) reported, paid or made to Acacia's shareholders by Acacia [19659002] in accordance with the principles governing the supply of public corporations listed in the UK.

In accordance with Rule 2.6 (a) of the Code, by 17.00 on the newest on 18 June 2019, both firmly declares its intention to bid on Acacia in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or states that it does not intend to make a bid, which shall be handled as a press release underneath Rule 2.eight of the Code shall apply. This deadline is extended only with the consent of the UK purchasing panel, in accordance with Rule 2.6 (c) of the Code.

Further clarification is required if crucial.

Barrick Inquiries:

Website:
www.barrick.com

Handling Code Disclosure Requirements
In accordance with Rule 8.3 (a) of the Code, any individual excited about 1% or more of the securities of a participant. The agency or inventory trade provider (aside from the bidder who has been knowledgeable that its supply is or is more likely to be cash solely) have to be made after the announcement of the call for tenders and, if later, after the announcement of the primary bidder's identification. Disclosure of the opening shall embrace details of the individual's benefits and short-term positions in addition to subscription rights for every (i) target company and (ii) the stock change provider (s). Place of delivery Notification of the individual to whom Rule 8.3 (a) applies have to be made no later than 15.30 (London time) on the tenth working day following the beginning of the supply interval and, if crucial, no later than three.30. pm (London time) on the tenth working day following the primary announcement of a stock change supplier. As an alternative, the relevant persons coping with the related securities of the goal firm or the stock trade provider previous to the disclosure of the place of opening should do trading.

Pursuant to Rule eight.three (b) of the Code, any individual fascinated by 1% or extra of all of the related securities of the target enterprise or inventory trade provider shall be required to trade knowledge if the entity handles the relevant securities of the underlying company or inventory trade to the offeror. The trading bulletin shall include details of the related buying and selling and the individual's holdings and short-term positions, in addition to subscription rights for every (i) target company and (ii) the supplier (s) of the stock change, except in so far as such particulars have beforehand been disclosed in accordance with Rule eight. Notification of an individual to whom Rule 8.3 (b) applies shall be made no later than 15.30 (London time) on the day following the working day.

If two or more persons, appearing on the idea of an settlement or agreement that’s formal or casual, acquire or management a stake in the relevant securities of the goal company or the provider of the inventory trade, they shall be thought-about as one individual for the needs of Rule eight.three

and any bidder must provide, and the bidder, any bidder should make trading info. y all individuals working with them (see guidelines 8.1, eight.2 and eight.four).

Info on course and supply corporations for which the relevant securities have to be opened. The Disclosure Desk on the Purchase Panel website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, together with information about the variety of related securities when the Supply Period began and at any time the bidder was recognized. It is best to contact the panel's Market Surveillance Unit at +44 (zero) 20 7638 0129 in case you are not sure whether disclosure of opening or trading info is required.

The outlined phrases "Rules Disclosure Requirements" used in this section are outlined within the Code found on the Purchasing Panel web site.

Publication on the website
A replica of this notice is obtainable (subject to certain limitations in restricted jurisdictions) at www.barrick.com no later than 12.00 (London time) on Might 22, 2019 (which is the working day following the date of this notice) 26.1 (a). The content material of the website mentioned on this discover shouldn’t be included on this discover and isn’t part of this notice.

Disclosure of Rule 2.9
Based on paragraph 2.9 of the Code, as in the business of 20 Might 2019 (which is the day earlier than this announcement), Barrick confirms that he had issued 1,751,981,799 shares admitted to trading in Toronto on the stock change and the New York Inventory Trade. The international securities identification number (ISIN) for Barrick's unusual shares is CA0679011084.

Abroad Rights
Publication, publication or distribution of this discover in jurisdictions aside from the UK could also be restricted by regulation and, as such, by persons who will not be beneath the legal guidelines of the United Kingdom, must be notified and comply with all applicable necessities. The knowledge contained in this notice will not be the identical as the one that might have been reported if it had been made in accordance with the regulation of jurisdictions outdoors the UK.

The Shares (“Shares”) mentioned in this discover are neither registered nor registered underneath the US Securities Act or the US State or different legal guidelines of the jurisdiction of the USA. Subsequently, the Shares will not be provided, bought, bought, transferred, distributed or otherwise transferred immediately or not directly in or out of america underneath the US Securities Act of 1933 or as an exception. There are not any public shares in america

Warning Assertion on Future Info
Sure info contained in or contained on this bulletin, together with any strategy, tasks, details about our plan or future monetary or operational efficiency, is "forward-looking statements" . All statements, aside from historical details, are statements concerning the future. The words "want", "signify", "can", "potential", "seek", "suggest", "can", "can", "should", "can", "want" and comparable expressions determine the longer term pleadings. This press launch incorporates, particularly, forward-looking statements that embrace, without limitation, Barrick's and Acacia's future progress, efficiency, performance, business opportunities and opportunities; proposal; Combining Acacia's enterprise with Barrick's current operations; the influence of the proposal on the financial place of Barrick and Acacia; The outlook for comparable companies and gold mining corporations in Barrick and Acacia is usually based mostly on at present out there knowledge. These expectations will not be appropriate for different purposes.

The forward-looking statements are essentially based mostly on quite a few estimates and assumptions, including material estimates and assumptions associated to the elements under, while the Company considers them affordable on the idea of the administration experience of this press launch to determine current circumstances and anticipated developments with vital business, monetary, and, in fact, vital developments. and competitive uncertainties. Recognized and unknown elements might trigger a big difference in actual results from the anticipated outcomes of future statements, and such statements and knowledge is probably not relied upon excessively. Such elements embrace: expectations of the formal submission of the proposal, including the circumstances for the formal notification of the proposal and the expected timing of the formal notification; expectations relating to the achievement of the proposal, together with whether the circumstances for the completion of the proposal are met and the expected timetable; The corporate's future plans, business prospects and performance, progress potential, financial power, market profile, revenue, working capital, investments, valuation of investments, revenue, margins, availability of capital and general strategy; Expectations for receiving the required regulatory and third social gathering approval and ending all related waiting durations; The anticipated number of Barrick Basic Shares to be offered in return for the proposal, as expected by Barrick as proposed, and the ratio of Barrick's shares owned by Barrick's shareholders and Acacia shareholders. proposal; the anticipated advantages of the proposal; expectations of the value and nature of the consideration payable to Acacia's shareholders on the idea of this proposal; Barrick's expected mineral reserves after the proposal is completed; the cost of the proposal; fluctuations in spot and forward costs for gold, copper or some other commodities (corresponding to silver, diesel, natural fuel and electricity); speculative nature of mineral exploration and improvement; modifications within the efficiency, utilization and exploration success of mineral production; dangers associated with the early levels of tasks, for which additional planning and different analyzes are needed to evaluate their influence; Period of the ban on Tanzanian mineral exports; the final phrases of the final agreement to settle the dispute in regards to the introduction of a prohibition on the concentration and the Tanzanian Authorities's assertion that Acacia has reported the metallic content material and related matters of Central Tanzania's exports; deductible portions or grades; prices, delays, interruptions and technical challenges associated to the development of capital tasks; operational or technical difficulties in mining or improvement, including geotechnical challenges and disturbances within the upkeep or provision of the required infrastructure and IT techniques; non-compliance with environmental and health and safety legislation; the timing of the receipt or non-compliance with the required permits and approvals; the influence of worldwide liquidity and creditworthiness on the timing of money flows and the worth of belongings and liabilities based mostly on expected future money flows; unfavourable modifications in our credit scores; the consequences of inflation; modifications in change rates; modifications in nationwide and native authorities legislation, taxation, supervision or laws and / or modifications in the administration of legal guidelines, insurance policies and practices, expropriation or nationalization of property, and political or financial improvement in Tanzania and different jurisdictions the place the corporate or its subsidiaries conduct or might continue to function sooner or later; uncertainty about overseas legal techniques, corruption and different elements incompatible with the rule of regulation; injury to the company's status because an event is definitely or noticeable, together with destructive publicity in relation to the corporate's environmental affairs or affairs with group groups, whether or not they are true or not; the likelihood that future research results aren’t in keeping with the corporate's expectations; the dangers that could be lacking in research knowledge and considerable further work could also be required to complete an entire evaluation, together with, but not limited to, drilling, design and socio-economic studies and investments; the danger of loss resulting from struggle, terrorism, sabotage and civil disruption; litigation and legal and administrative procedures; denies possession of actual estate, particularly ownership of undeveloped properties or access to water, energy and different needed infrastructure; business alternatives that could be introduced to the Firm or which it might interact in; our capability to efficiently integrate acquisitions or full sales; dangers related to working with collectively controlled belongings; worker relationships, including loss of key personnel; costs and bodily dangers related to local weather change, including excessive climate events and shortage of natural assets; availability of mining manufacturing inputs and labor and elevated costs. As well as, minerals exploration, improvement and mining are subject to risks and hazards, together with environmental dangers, industrial accidents, uncommon or sudden configurations, pressures, caves, floods and gold ingots, copper cathode or gold or copper focus losses (and the danger of insufficient insurance or incapability to cowl these dangers) .

Many of these uncertainties and uncertainties might affect the precise outcomes and should result in a big distinction in precise outcomes from those expressed or any forward-looking statements. Readers are warned that forward-looking statements don’t assure future performance. All the forward-looking statements on this press release are consistent with these warning statements. Particularly, reference is made to the newest Type 40 – F / Annual Info Form of the SEC and the Canadian Securities Markets Authority, which discusses in more element some elements based mostly on forward-looking statements and the risks which will have an effect on Barrick's potential

. because of new info, future events or in any other case. except for instances coated by the applicable regulation

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