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Barrick Announces Extension of Odd Lot Selling Program

December 05, 2005

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 5, 2005--Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick") (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX)(LSE:BGD)(SWX:ABX)(EURONEXT PARIS:ABX) today announced the extension of its odd lot selling program ("the Program") to February 6, 2006.

The voluntary Program, originally scheduled to expire on December 5, 2005, enables registered and beneficial shareholders who own 99 or fewer Common Shares ("Shares") of Barrick as of October 12, 2005, to sell their Shares without incurring any brokerage commission. The sale of Shares will be executed through the facilities of the TSX.

Barrick Gold is pleased to make this voluntary Program available to its shareholders. However, Barrick Gold makes no recommendation as to whether or not an eligible shareholder should participate in the Program. The decision to participate should be based upon a shareholder's particular financial circumstances. Eligible shareholders may wish to obtain advice from their broker or financial advisor as to the advisability of participating.

Barrick has retained Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada Inc. to manage the Program and to handle share transactions and payment. Questions regarding the Program should be directed to them toll free at 1-866-822-0408 or collect at 416-862-8088 outside of North America.

Barrick is bringing into production a new generation of mines around the globe and has the lowest total cash costs among the major gold producers. Its vision is to be the world's best gold company by finding, developing and producing quality reserves in a profitable and socially responsible manner. Barrick shares are traded on the Toronto, New York, London and Swiss stock exchanges and the Euronext-Paris.

Barrick Gold Corporation (PARIS:ABX) (NYSE:ABX) (TSX:ABX) (Swiss:ABX) (LSE:BGD)

    CONTACT: Barrick Gold Corporation
             Vincent Borg
             Vice President, Corporate Communications
             (416) 307-7477
             Fax: (416) 861-1509
             media@barrick.com

    SOURCE: Barrick Gold Corporation

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