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GUSTAVO A. CISNEROS , Independent Director

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Director since September 2003

Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee

Mr. Cisneros is the Chairman of the Cisneros Group of Companies, a privately-held media, entertainment, technology, and consumer products organization. Mr. Cisneros is a member of Barrick’s International Advisory Board. He is also a senior advisor to RRE Ventures LLC, a venture capital firm. Mr. Cisneros is a member of the advisory boards of a number of organizations and universities, including the United Nations Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Task Force, Haiti Presidential International Advisory Board, The Americas Society, and Harvard University. Mr. Cisneros holds an undergraduate degree from Babson College.

Areas of Expertise

  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • Talent Development and Allocation & Partnership Culture
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
  • International Business Experience and Global Partnerships
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Graham G. Clow , Independent Director

Toronto, Ontario
Director since April 2016

Member of the Risk Committee

Mr. Clow is the Chairman and Principal Mining Engineer of Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (RPA), a consulting firm providing reserves and resources services to the mining industry at all stages of project development. He has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of mining, including acquisitions, exploration, feasibility, finance, development, construction, operations, and closure. Prior to joining RPA in 2001, Mr. Clow spent more than 20 years in senior executive and operating positions, including with publicly listed mining companies. For a number of years, Mr. Clow served as an Adjunct Professor at the Lassonde Mineral Institute, University of Toronto, where he lectured in resource and reserve estimation. He was formerly the Chairman of the Metal Mining Division of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM) and was a member of the committee on ore reserve definitions that established the requirements for the Canadian Securities Administrators’ National Instrument 43-101—Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Mr. Clow is a Fellow of the CIM and has been awarded the Vale Medal and the CIM Metal Mining Award for his contributions to the industry. He holds degrees in geology and mining engineering from Queen’s University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mining Operations
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Risk Management
  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • International Business Experience and Global Partnerships
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Gary A. Doer , Independent Director<

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Director since April 2016

Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee

Mr. Doer was Canada’s ambassador to the United States of America from October 2009 until January 2016, a jurisdiction that represents a very significant portion of our business. Prior to that, he was Premier of Manitoba for 10 years. In 2005, Business Week magazine named Mr. Doer as one of the top 20 international leaders on climate change.

Areas of Expertise

  • Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
  • International Business Experience and Global Partnerships
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Risk Management
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Kelvin P.M. Dushnisky , Non-Independent Director

Toronto, Ontario
Director since February 2016

Mr. Dushnisky joined Barrick in 2002 as Director of Regulatory Affairs and was appointed President of Barrick on August 17, 2015. He has more than 25 years of international mining industry experience, with a focus on project development, government relations, and public affairs. As President of Barrick, he has overall responsibility for execution of the Company’s strategic priorities. Mr. Dushnisky is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Acacia Mining plc and represents Barrick at the World Gold Council, the International Council on Mining and Metals, and the Business Council of Canada. Prior to joining Barrick, he held management positions at EuroZinc Mining Corporation, Sutton Resources, and Rescan Consultants. Mr. Dushnisky holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba, in addition to a Master of Science degree and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia.

Areas of Expertise

  • Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
  • International Business Experience and Global Partnerships
  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • Mining Operations
  • Risk Management
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
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J. Michael Evans , Independent Director

New York, New York
Director since July 2014

Chair of the Risk Committee

Mr. Evans is the President of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a position he has held since August 2015. Prior to becoming President, Mr. Evans was an independent director and member of the audit committee of Alibaba Group Holding Limited with responsibility, among other things, for the oversight and evaluation of operating and financial risk and internal controls. He served as Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. from February 2008 until his retirement in December 2013. Mr. Evans was Chairman of Goldman Sachs’ Asia operations from 2004 to 2013 and held various leadership positions within the firm’s securities business, including global head of equity capital markets. As the co-head of Goldman Sachs’ securities division for seven years, Mr. Evans was responsible, with the other division co-heads, among other things, for the continuous review of risk, including operating and financial risk. He is a board member of City Harvest. He is also a trustee of the Asia Society and a member of the Advisory Council for the Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University. Mr. Evans holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Mr. Evans won a gold medal for Canada at the 1984 summer Olympics in men’s eight rowing.

Areas of Expertise

  • Risk Management
  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • M&A Execution
  • International Business Experience & Global Partnerships
  • Talent Development and Allocation & Partnership Culture
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Brian L. Greenspun , Independent Director

Henderson, Nevada
Director since July 2014

Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee

Mr. Greenspun is the Publisher and Editor of the Las Vegas Sun. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Greenspun Media Group. Mr. Greenspun has been appointed to two U.S. Presidential Commissions. In the early 1990s, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the White House Commission on Small Business. In December 2014, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. He is a Trustee of The Brookings Institution, the University of Nevada Las Vegas Foundation, and the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance. He is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations in the Las Vegas community. Mr. Greenspun holds a law degree and an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
  • Talent Development and Allocation & Partnership Culture
  • M&A Execution
  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
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J. Brett Harvey , Independent & Lead Director

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Director since December 2005

Chair of the Compensation Committee

Mr. Harvey is Chairman Emeritus of CONSOL Energy Inc., a coal, gas, and energy services company. He was CONSOL Energy Inc.’s Chairman from January 2015 to May 2016, Executive Chairman from May 2014 to January 2015, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from June 2010 to May 2014, and Chief Executive Officer from January 1998 to June 2010. From January 2009 to May 2014, he was also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNX Gas Corporation, a subsidiary of CONSOL Energy Inc. He began his business career in mining, joining the Kaiser Steel Company in 1979 at the Sunnyside Mine in Utah, and, in 1984, he was appointed as Vice President and General Manager of Kaiser Coal of New Mexico. Mr. Harvey also served as Vice President, Mining for PacifiCorp. In 2016, he received the Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal, awarded by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration for distinguished achievement in mining administration. Mr. Harvey is the former chair of the National Mining Association and of the Coal Industry Advisory Board to the International Energy Agency. He is a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America and a director and past chairman of the Laurel Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts. Mr. Harvey holds an undergraduate degree in mining engineering from the University of Utah.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mining Operations
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Talent Development and Allocation & Partnership Culture
  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • Risk Management
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Nancy H.O. Lockhart , Independent Director

Toronto, Ontario
Director since April 2014

Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Ms. Lockhart is a Corporate Director. She was the Chief Administrative Officer of Frum Development Group, a property development and management company, from 1995 to September 2013. She is also a member of the Sotheby’s Canada Advisory Board. Ms. Lockhart is a director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, the Loran Scholars Foundation, and the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Chair of Crow’s Theatre Company. She is a past director of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
  • Talent Development and Allocation & Partnership Culture
  • Risk Management
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Pablo Marcet , Independent Director

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Director since December 2016

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee

Mr. Marcet is a Corporate Director. He is a seasoned mining professional with nearly 30 years of experience in the exploration, development, and operation of mines across Latin America and in East Africa. During his career, Mr. Marcet has held senior management positions in geology, mining operations, and business development, including 15 years at BHP Billiton. He also served as President of Northern Orion Resources’ South American operations before the company’s acquisition by Yamana Gold, and later as Chief Executive Officer of Waymar Resources, until its acquisition by Orosur Mining. Mr. Marcet holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, a Master’s degree in Economic Geology from Harvard University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mining Operations
  • International Business Experience and Global Partnerships
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Risk Management
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Dambisa F. Moyo , Independent Director

New York, New York
Director since April 2011

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
Member of the Risk Committee

Dr. Moyo is an international economist and author on the global economy. Dr. Moyo worked at the World Bank from 1993 to 1995 and at Goldman Sachs from 2001 to 2008, where she worked in debt capital markets, hedge fund coverage, and as an economist in the global macroeconomics team. Dr. Moyo holds an undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from American University, a Master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a Doctorate in Economics from Oxford University.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Business Experience and Global Partnerships
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • Risk Management
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Anthony Munk , Non-Independent Director

Toronto, Ontario
Director since December 1996

Member of the Risk Committee

Mr. Munk has been a Senior Managing Director of Onex Corporation, a leading North American private equity firm, since 2013. Prior to 2013 he was a Managing Director of Onex Corporation. In his capacity with Onex Corporation, Mr. Munk has worked on numerous private equity transactions and served on the boards of a number of portfolio companies. Mr. Munk currently serves on the boards of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., Jack’s Family Restaurants, Inc., Save-A-Lot, Clarivate Analytics, and Cineplex Inc. Mr. Munk holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen’s University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • M&A Execution
  • Risk Management
  • International Business Experience and Global Partnerships
  • Talent Development and Allocation & Partnership Culture
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J. Robert S. Prichard , Independent Director

Toronto, Ontario
Director since December 2015

Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Risk Committee

Mr. Prichard is Chairman of the Board of Bank of Montreal, a Canadian financial institution, a position he has held since March 2012. Since September 2010, Mr. Prichard has served as non-executive Chairman of Torys LLP, a Canadian law firm. He also serves as Chairman of Metrolinx, the regional transportation agency and operator for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. Mr. Prichard was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Metrolinx, President and Chief Executive Officer of Torstar Corporation, and President of the University of Toronto. In addition to the public company boards listed below, Mr. Prichard is a trustee of The Hospital for Sick Children. Mr. Prichard holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and law degrees from the University of Toronto and Yale University. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Order of Ontario, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Fellow of Canada’s Institute of Corporate Directors.

Areas of Expertise

  • Talent Development and Allocation & Partnership Culture
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • Risk Management
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Steven J. Shapiro , Independent Director

Silverthorne, Colorado
Director since September 2004

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee

Mr. Shapiro is a Corporate Director with more than 35 years of experience in the energy and mining business. He spent nine years in the coal and minerals business at ARCO, a producer of copper, molybdenum, uranium, and coal, with byproducts including gold and silver. Mr. Shapiro was President of ARCO Coal Australia, overseeing four operating mines with 1,100 employees. He was also Manager of Acquisitions for the Anaconda Company (a subsidiary of ARCO at the time) and the Vice President, Finance for ARCO’s coal and minerals division. Mr. Shapiro was formerly Executive Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development and a director of Burlington Resources, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company. He was also formerly Senior Vice President and a director of Vastar Resources, an oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Shapiro holds an undergraduate degree from Union College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • Risk Management
  • Mining Operations
  • M&A Execution
  • International Business Experience and Global Partnerships
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John L. Thornton , Non-Independent, Executive Chairman of Barrick

Palm Beach, Florida
Director since February 2012

Executive Chairman of Barrick

Mr. Thornton was appointed Executive Chairman of Barrick on April 30, 2014. From June 5, 2012 to April 29, 2014, Mr. Thornton was Co-Chairman of Barrick. He is also Chairman of Silk Road Finance Corporation, an Asian investment firm, and Non-Executive Chairman of PineBridge Investments, a global asset manager. He is a Professor, Director of the Global Leadership Program, and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing. He is also Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He retired in 2003 as President and a member of the board of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Mr. Thornton is a trustee, advisory board member or member of, the China Investment Corporation (CIC), The Hotchkiss School, McKinsey Advisory Council, Morehouse College, and the African Leadership Academy. Mr. Thornton holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard College, a degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University, and a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Management.

At present, Mr. Thornton holds 2.4 million Barrick common shares, roughly 65 percent of which have been purchased using personal funds (not associated with incentive compensation).

Areas of Expertise

  • M&A Execution
  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • International Business Experience and Global Partnerships
  • Talent Development and Allocation & Partnership Culture
  • Risk Management
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
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Ernie L. Thrasher , Independent Director

Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Director since April 2014

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee

Mr. Thrasher is a seasoned veteran of the mining and resources industry with a career spanning five decades. He is the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Marketing Officer of Xcoal Energy & Resources, a global coal products supplier and the largest exporter of U.S. origin coal to Asia, whose activities also include the financing and development of mining and related infrastructure projects in West Virginia and in the anthracite coalfield in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Mr. Thrasher’s career in mining dates back to 1971, working for his family’s mining company for 10 years as a manual labourer, equipment operator, pit superintendent, and ultimately in operations and mine planning. From 1981 to 1991, Mr. Thrasher worked at Primary Coal, Inc., where his responsibilities included coal procurement, inland transport, and logistics. Over the next 12 years, prior to founding Xcoal, Mr. Thrasher served as President of AMCI Export Corporation and Executive Vice President, Marketing of AMCI International (both coal products suppliers) where, in addition to his role overseeing the commercial operations of the business, he was involved in mine planning and the development of AMCI’s mining operations in Australia and Mozambique.

Mr. Thrasher is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (USA) and a director on the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mining Operations
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Capital Allocation & Financial Acumen
  • Government and Regulatory Affairs & Community Relations
  • International Business Experience and Global Partnerships

International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board was established to provide advice to Barrick’s Board of Directors and management on geo-political and other strategic issues affecting the Company.

Chairman

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
Canada
Prime Minister 1984-1993

Members

His Excellency José María Aznar
Spain
Prime Minister 1996-2004

The Honourable John R. Baird
Canada
Minister of Foreign Affairs 2011-2015

Gustavo A. Cisneros
Dominican Republic
Chairman, Cisneros Group of Companies

Secretary William S. Cohen
United States
Senator 1979-1997 and Secretary of Defense 1997-2001

The Honorable Newt Gingrich
United States
Speaker of the House of Representatives 1995-1999

The Honourable Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
Germany
Federal Minister of Defense 2009-2011

Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.
United States
Senior Counsel, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.

Andrónico Luksic
Chile
Vice Chairman, Banco de Chile

Peter Munk
Canada
Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Barrick Gold Corporation

Lord Charles Powell of Bayswater KCMG
United Kingdom
Foreign Policy Advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 1983-1991

John L. Thornton
United States
Executive Chairman, Barrick Gold Corporation

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