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Barrick's Q4 Earnings Increase 28% to $0.62 per Share; Grows Reserves and Resources, Delivers on Operating Guidance

February 21, 2008
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2008) - Barrick Gold Corporation (TSX:ABX)(NYSE:ABX) -

FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END REPORT 2007

FEBRUARY 21, 2008

Based on US GAAP and expressed in US dollars

For a full explanation of results, the Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis, 2008 Outlook, mine statistics and gold reserves and resources please see the Company's website, www.barrick.com.

Highlights

- Q4 net income was $537 million ($0.62 per share), 28% higher than a year ago, and operating cash flow rose 104% to $676 million ($0.78 per share) on gold production of 2.14 million ounces at total cash costs of $375 per ounce(1). The average realized price on gold sales was $799 per ounce compared to the average spot price of $786 per ounce.

- Full year production was 8.06 million ounces of gold at total cash costs of $350 per ounce and 402 million pounds of copper at total cash costs of $0.83 per pound(1), in line with our original guidance. This was the fifth consecutive year Barrick met its original operating guidance, despite cost pressures in the mining industry and unanticipated interruptions at a number of operations.

- 2007 net income was $1.12 billion ($1.29 per share) compared to prior year net income of $1.51 billion ($1.79 per share). Excluding the impact of the elimination of the Corporate Gold Sales Contracts in the first half of the year, 2007 adjusted net income from continuing operations was $1.73 billion ($2.00 per share), an 11% increase from $1.56 billion ($1.86 per share) in 2006(2).

- Gold reserves, based on a $575 gold price, increased to 124.6 million ounces(3), more than replacing depletion of 9.5 million ounces, and continue to be the highest in the industry. Measured and indicated gold resources grew 45% to 50.6 million ounces on exploration success at a number of projects.

- During the quarter, Barrick acquired 94.7% of Arizona Star Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AZS)(AMEX:AZS) at a cost of $722 million and is proceeding with the compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares, with completion expected in March.

- Barrick announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kennecott Explorations (Australia) Ltd., a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc ("Rio Tinto") to purchase its 40% interest in the Cortez Joint Venture for a total cash consideration of $1.695 billion. This will consolidate 100% ownership for Barrick of the existing Cortez operation and the Cortez Hills development project. The transaction is expected to close in Q1 2008 (see separate press release).

Barrick Gold Corporation today reported Q4 production of 2.14 million ounces of gold at total cash costs of $375 per ounce compared to 2.44 million ounces produced at total cash costs of $287 per ounce for the prior-year period.

Fourth quarter earnings of $537 million ($0.62 per share) and operating cash flow of $676 million ($0.78 per share) compare to prior-year period earnings of $418 million ($0.48 per share) and cash flow of $331 million ($0.38 per share). Fourth quarter 2007 earnings included $37 million of post-tax special items that caused earnings to increase by $0.04 per share.

"This was another successful year for Barrick," said Greg Wilkins, President and CEO. "We met our original operating guidance despite increases in energy and gold price-related costs and we continued to position the Company for the long term, replacing reserves and recording a large increase in resources."

PRODUCTION AND COSTS

In Q4 2007, Barrick produced 2.14 million ounces of gold at total cash costs of $375 per ounce. As expected, Q4 was a higher cost quarter due to continued waste stripping and mine sequencing at a number of operations, including activities to access higher grade ore at Goldstrike, which will continue into 2008.

The South American business unit produced 0.62 million ounces of gold in Q4 at total cash costs of $216 per ounce. For the second straight year, the Lagunas Norte mine delivered more than one million ounces of gold, at continued low cash costs near $100 per ounce. Lagunas Norte is expected to produce about one million ounces in 2008 as higher grades are expected to continue. Low equipment availability at Veladero delayed access to higher-grade areas of the Filo Federico pit scheduled for the fourth quarter; however, higher production is expected in 2008 with access to both the Amable and Filo Federico pits.

The North American business unit contributed 0.80 million ounces in Q4 at total cash costs of $396 per ounce. The Goldstrike complex produced 0.36 million ounces at cash costs of $423 per ounce. An extended period of waste removal began in 2007 at the Betze-Post pit and will continue into 2008. During this period, Goldstrike will supplement mill feed with lower-grade stockpiled ore, resulting in lower production levels. Production is expected to improve in the second half of 2008 when higher-grade ore from the pit becomes accessible. During 2007, a modified pressure leaching technology was successfully tested that will extend the life of the Goldstrike autoclaves by allowing them to process ore that would previously have been treated at the roaster facility. The necessary modifications to the autoclave facilities are expected to be completed in Q4 2008 at a cost of about $6 million. The new Ruby Hill mine produced 55,000 ounces at total cash costs of $259 per ounce, completing a successful first year of operation after being commissioned in February, on time and within budget. The Cortez JV produced 83,000 ounces at total cash costs of $419 per ounce. Production levels are expected to increase significantly and cash costs to decrease once Cortez Hills enters production. The Record of Decision allowing construction to begin is expected in the second half of 2008, and production is expected to commence within 15 months of it becoming effective.

The Australia-Pacific business unit produced 0.57 million ounces in Q4 at total cash costs of $462 per ounce. The Porgera operation produced 0.16 million ounces at total cash costs of $467 per ounce in a year in which this operation has been affected by West Wall remediation activities and weather induced power interruptions. However, in the longer term, Porgera is expected to play a significant role in Barrick's future in this region. As a result, the Company increased its stake to 95% earlier in 2007 and is currently assessing opportunities for a Stage 6 expansion, which could increase production and extend the mine life.

Production from the African business unit was 0.14 million ounces in Q4 at total cash costs of $583 per ounce. Production in 2007 was negatively impacted by heavy rainfall in Tanzania which resulted in pit wall instability at both Tulawaka and North Mara, necessitating changes to the 2007 mine plan and production sequencing. Production from Bulyanhulu was affected by labor disruptions that culminated in an illegal strike in the fourth quarter. The mine has nearly completed a re-staffing process and is approaching levels required for normal production.

Due to the strong performance from the Zaldivar and Osborne mines, our copper business had an excellent quarter, producing 101 million pounds in Q4 at total cash costs of $0.81 per pound. This has allowed the Company to reinvest the robust cash flows from copper back into its core gold business.

PROJECTS UPDATE

The Buzwagi project in Tanzania commenced construction in August and is approximately 30% complete. All long lead items have been ordered and the project is on track to reach production on time and within its $400 million capital budget by mid-2009. Buzwagi is expected to produce 250,000 to 260,000 ounces per year at total cash costs of $270-$280 per ounce in its first five years. Proven and probable reserves at Buzwagi grew by 1.0 million ounces in 2007 to 3.6 million ounces.

Considerable progress has been made on the Pueblo Viejo project in the Dominican Republic. The Company expects that it will shortly be submitting its feasibility study and project notice. Pre-production capital is expected to be about $2.7 billion on a 100% basis (about $1.6 billion Barrick's share). The increase in capital from the earlier $2.1 to $2.3 billion estimate primarily reflects a scale up to a throughput rate of 24,000 tonnes per day (tpd) from the 18,000 tpd described previously. This has had the effect of increasing our share of gold production in the first full five years of production to about 600,000 ounces per year from 465,000 to 480,000 ounces per year. Total cash costs are expected to be about $250 per ounce over this period and do not include the potential benefit of a circuit to recover zinc, which continues to be evaluated. The construction period to first gold production is expected to be about three and a half years from project decision. The Company's equity share of proven and probable reserves at Pueblo Viejo increased by 1.4 million ounces in 2007 to 12.3 million ounces.

At Cortez Hills in Nevada, detailed engineering is substantially complete and the project is on schedule and within the $480-$500 million pre-production capital budget; $88 million was spent in 2007 on open-pit mining equipment and engineering for project infrastructure. When the Cortez Hills project is commissioned, the Cortez property is expected to become a significant contributor to Barrick's quality Nevada production base, with average annual production between 950,000 - 1,000,000 ounces of gold at total cash costs of $280-$290 per ounce in the first full five years of production. Barrick's share of proven and probable reserves at year-end 2007 for the Cortez property was 6.9 million ounces, which would increase by a further 4.6 million ounces on closing of the transaction that increases our ownership interest from 60% to 100%. Measured and indicated resources would increase by 1.4 million ounces on the same basis.

Detailed engineering and construction planning advanced at the Pascua-Lama project in Chile/Argentina while awaiting the remaining sectoral approvals in Argentina and resolution of cross-border regulatory and fiscal tax and royalty items. The timing of these events continues to be largely beyond our control. Proven and probable reserves increased by 1.0 million ounces to 18.0 million ounces in 2007.

At Donlin Creek in Alaska, work in the first half of 2008 will focus on completing a series of optimizing studies for power, logistics, processing and production levels, and will integrate all data from the 2007 program into a final feasibility study. Barrick's share of measured and indicated resources increased by 8.7 million ounces in 2007 to 14.7 million ounces.

The Reko Diq project has moved into the feasibility stage with completion scheduled for early 2009. A total of 101,000 meters have been drilled to date and results continue to confirm the project's district exploration potential. At year-end 2007, Barrick's share of measured and indicated gold resources totaled 3.7 million ounces and its share of measured and indicated copper resources were 4.3 billion pounds. Inferred gold resources grew 6.1 million ounces to 10.5 million ounces and inferred copper resources increased by 9.1 billion pounds to 13.4 billion pounds.

At the Kabanga JV in Tanzania, operator Xstrata Plc is developing a pre-feasibility study on this world-class nickel sulfide deposit. Barrick's share of measured and indicated resources totaled 0.2 billion pounds of nickel and its share of inferred resources totaled 1.2 billion pounds of nickel at
year-end 2007.

A pre-feasibility study was completed on the Sedibelo platinum project in South Africa during September 2007. Additional studies and exploration drilling in support of a final feasibility study have commenced, with completion expected in the second quarter of 2008.

RESERVES AND RESOURCES

At year-end 2007, the Company added 11.0 million ounces and after depletion of 9.5 million ounces, proven and probable gold reserves increased by 1.5 million ounces to 124.6 million ounces based on a $575 per ounce gold price. The new Monte Oculto zone at Pueblo Viejo contributed 0.9 million ounces to reserves.

Barrick's measured and indicated resources increased by 45% to 50.6 million ounces and inferred resources grew 28% to 31.9 million ounces, based on a $650 per ounce gold price. At year-end 2007, Barrick's 60% share of the Cortez Hills Lower Zone contained 0.6 million ounces of indicated resources and a further 1.4 million ounces of inferred resources.

Reserves and resources do not include the Company's recently acquired interest in Cerro Casale due to insufficient time, after acquisition of our interest in December 2007, to complete the work necessary to incorporate this deposit in year-end results, nor do they include any effect for our acquisition of the remaining 40% interest in the Cortez Joint Venture.

Copper reserves increased to 6.2 billion pounds and measured and indicated copper resources are 5.4 billion pounds.

The Company's $200 million 2008 exploration budget continues to be weighted towards resource additions and conversion at and around the mine sites but has had considerable success generating quality projects for the future. An $8 million exploration program is planned for the Company's highly prospective 5,300 square kilometer land package in Papua New Guinea to follow up on identified high grade gold vein targets and further define indicated copper-gold porphyry potential in the district.

CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Barrick has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement with Rio Tinto to purchase its 40% interest in the Cortez Joint Venture in Nevada for a total cash consideration of $1.695 billion. This will consolidate 100% ownership for Barrick of the existing Cortez operation and the Cortez Hills development project plus any future potential from this property, which is located on one of the world's most prospective gold trends. Barrick will be entitled to the production and the economic benefit of the remaining 40% interest in the property effective on March 1, 2008. A sliding scale gross royalty on 40% of all future production in excess of 15 million recovered ounces from January 1, 2008 is payable to Rio Tinto. The transaction is expected to be completed in Q1 2008, subject to customary closing conditions.

Subsequent to quarter-end, Barrick also announced a 10-year agreement with Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. to help secure the supply of more than $200 million in tires by partially funding its second plant expansion in Japan. "This innovative deal with Yokohama provides direct-from-the-manufacturer pricing and a long-term supply of high quality tires, giving us a strong competitive edge in a very tight market for this key product," said Greg Wilkins.

Barrick is currently proceeding with the compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares of Arizona Star Resources Corp., with completion expected in March. The transaction adds a 51% interest in the large Cerro Casale gold-copper project in Chile to Barrick's deep project pipeline.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Barrick remains committed to a global strategy to help build sustainable, healthy communities and a goal to reduce its carbon footprint. During 2007, a new wellness clinic was opened in Papua New Guinea and another is scheduled to open shortly at Tulawaka. The Company has entered into a $28-million partnership with the Tanzanian government to fund hydro-electric power lines that will connect remote parts of the Mara region with the nation's power grid by early 2009. This will have the dual advantage of reducing costs for our North Mara mine and benefiting local communities well into the future.

In Peru, more than 100 Barrick volunteers helped build 100 new homes donated to local families in villages devastated by a violent earthquake last August. Barrick spent $16.5 million in 2007 on renewable energy, including a 2 MW wind turbine at Veladero and a 1 MW solar farm at the Western 102 power plant in Nevada that will become operational in March. The Company is pursuing other alternative energy projects, including a 20 MW wind farm in the Coquimbo area of Chile that will supply power to the national grid.

FINANCIAL POSITION

At December 31, 2007, Barrick maintained the gold industry's strongest credit rating, with a cash balance of $2.2 billion, net debt of $0.9 billion and a $1.5 billion un-drawn credit facility. This strong liquidity gives the Company the ability to fund its project pipeline and pursue value-enhancing investments without the need for equity dilution.

2008 OUTLOOK AND GUIDANCE

The Company expects 2008 gold production of about 7.6 to 8.1 million ounces and copper production of 380 to 400 million pounds. Lower gold production is expected in North America as a result of lower production at Golden Sunlight and Ruby Hill and the end of production from Eskay Creek, while production in South America, Australia and Africa is expected to be similar to 2007 levels. Total cash costs are expected to be $390 to $415 per ounce for gold and $1.15 to $1.25 per pound for copper. Gold cash costs in 2008 are forecast to be higher than 2007 primarily due to higher energy costs, lower by-product silver credits from Eskay Creek, higher gold price related costs and some inflationary related increases. Copper cash costs are expected to be higher due to higher energy and higher acid costs. The Company has assumed an average WTI oil price of $90 per barrel in the 2008 guidance. This compares to an average price of $72 per barrel in 2007.

Barrick's vision is to be the world's best gold company by finding, acquiring, developing and producing quality reserves in a safe, profitable and socially responsible manner. Barrick's shares are traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

(1) Total cash costs is defined as cost of sales divided by ounces of gold sold or pounds of copper sold. Total cash costs exclude amortization expense and inventory purchase accounting adjustments. For further information on this performance measure see pages 45 to 46 of the Company's MD&A.

(2) Adjusted net income from continuing operations is an operating performance measure with no standardized meaning under GAAP. For further information, see page 43 of the Company's MD&A.

(3) Calculated in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 as required by Canadian securities regulatory authorities. For United States reporting purposes, Industry Guide 7 (under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934), as interpreted by the Staff of the SEC, applies different standards in order to classify mineralization as a reserve. Accordingly, for U.S. reporting purposes, Pueblo Viejo is classified as mineralized material. For a breakdown of reserves and resources by category and additional information relating to reserves and resources, see pages 100-105 of Barrick's 2007 Year-End Results.



Key Statistics
Three months ended Years ended
Barrick Gold Corporation December 31, December 31,
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(Unaudited) 2007 2006 2007 2006
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Operating Results
Gold production (thousands of
ounces)(1) 2,143 2,440 8,060 8,643
Gold sold (thousands of ounces)(1) 2,042 2,283 8,055 8,390

Per ounce data
Average spot gold price $ 786 $ 614 $ 695 $ 604
Average realized gold price(5) 799 468 619 543
Total cash costs(2) 375 287 350 283
Amortization(3) 107 86 104 82
Total production costs 482 373 454 365

Copper production (millions of
pounds) 101 100 402 367
Copper sold (millions of pounds) 93 100 401 376

Per pound data
Average spot copper price $ 3.28 $ 3.21 $ 3.23 $ 3.05
Average realized copper price(6) 2.96 3.01 3.19 3.06
Total cash costs(2) 0.81 0.82 0.83 0.79
Amortization(3) 0.31 0.58 0.32 0.43
Total production costs 1.12 1.40 1.15 1.22
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Financial Results (millions)
Sales $ 1,917 $ 1,348 $ 6,332 $ 5,630
Net income 537 418 1,119 1,506
Operating cash flow 676 331 1,732 2,122

Per Share Data (dollars)
Net income (basic) 0.62 0.48 1.29 1.79
Net income (diluted) 0.61 0.48 1.28 1.77
Operating cash flow (basic) 0.78 0.38 2.00 2.52
Operating cash flow (diluted) 0.77 0.38 1.97 2.48
Weighted average basic common
shares (millions)(4) 870 864 867 842
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Weighted average diluted common
shares (millions)(4) 883 877 879 855
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As at As at
December 31, December 31,
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2007 2006
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Financial Position (millions)
Cash and equivalents $ 2,207 $ 3,043
Non-cash working capital 1,018 764
Long-term debt 3,153 3,244
Shareholders' equity 15,256 14,199
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(1) Includes equity gold ounces in Tulawaka for 2006 and 2007 and South Deep
for 2006 only. Production also includes equity gold ounces in Highland
Gold. Gold production also includes an additional 20% share of
production from the Porgera mine from April 1, 2007 onwards.
(2) Represents equity cost of goods sold plus royalties, production taxes
and accretion expense, less by-product revenues, divided by equity
ounces of gold sold or pounds of copper sold. For further information
on this performance measure, refer to pages 45 to 46 of the
Company's MD&A. Excludes amortization and inventory purchase
accounting adjustments.
(3) Represents equity amortization expense and inventory purchase
accounting adjustments at the Company's producing mines divided by
equity ounces of gold sold or pounds of copper sold.
(4) Fully diluted, includes dilutive effect of stock options and
convertible debt.
(5) Calculated as consolidated gold sales divided by consolidated ounces
sold.
(6) Realized prices represents gold and copper revenues under US GAAP,
adjusted for unrealized gains and losses on non-hedge derivatives.
For further information on this performance measure, refer to pages
45 to 46 of the Company's MD&A.



Production and Cost Summary

Gold Production
(attributable ounces) (000's) Total Cash Costs (US$/oz)
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Three months Three months
ended Year ended ended Years ended
December 31, December 31,(1) December 31, December 31,(1)
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(Unaudited) 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006
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North America 802 933 3,201 3,372 $ 396 $ 332 $ 370 $ 314
South America 620 654 2,079 2,104 216 123 197 149
Australia
Pacific 566 605 2,123 2,220 462 416 452 353
Africa 136 239 605 914 583 261 408 315
Other 19 9 52 33 439 514 491 481
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Total 2,143 2,440 8,060 8,643 $ 375 $ 287 $ 350 $ 283
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Copper Production
(attributable pounds) (Millions) Total Cash Costs (US$/lb)
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Three months Three months
ended Year ended ended Years ended
December 31, December 31,(1) December 31, December 31,(1)
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(Unaudited) 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006 2007 2006
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South America 77 86 315 308 $ 0.77 $ 0.63 $ 0.70 $ 0.62
Australia
Pacific 24 14 87 59 1.02 1.77 1.37 1.53
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Total 101 100 402 367 $ 0.81 $ 0.82 $ 0.83 $ 0.79
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Total Gold Production Costs (US$/oz)
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December 31, December 31,
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(Unaudited) 2007 2006 2007 2006
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Direct mining costs at market foreign
exchange rates $ 384 $ 281 $ 359 $ 286
Gains realized on currency and
commodity hedge contracts (26) (11) (24) (12)
By-product credits (15) (11) (13) (15)
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Cash operating costs 343 259 322 259
Royalties 23 19 20 18
Production taxes 4 4 3 3
Accretion and other costs 5 5 5 3
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Total cash costs(2) 375 287 350 283
Amortization 107 86 104 81
Inventory purchase accounting
adjustments - - - 1
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Total production costs $ 482 $ 373 $ 454 $ 365
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Total Copper Production Costs (US$/lb)
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Three months ended Years ended
December 31, December 31,
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(Unaudited) 2007 2006 2007 2006
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Cash operating costs $ 0.79 $ 0.80 $ 0.81 $ 0.77
Royalties 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
Accretion 0.01 0.01 0.01 0.01
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Total cash costs(2) 0.81 0.82 0.83 0.79
Amortization 0.31 0.32 0.30 0.17
Inventory purchase accounting
adjustments - 0.26 0.02 0.26
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Total production costs $ 1.12 $ 1.40 $ 1.15 $ 1.22
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(1) Barrick's share of acquired Placer Dome mines' production and total cash
costs for the period January 20, 2006 to December 31, 2006.
(2) Total cash costs per ounce/pound excludes amortization and inventory
purchase accounting adjustments. Total cash costs per ounce/pound is a
performance measure that is used throughout this Year End Report 2007.
For more information see pages 45 to 46 of the Company's MD&A.



Consolidated Statements of Income

Barrick Gold Corporation
For the years ended December 31,
(in millions of United States dollars, except per share data)
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2007 2006 2005
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Sales (notes 4 and 5) $ 6,332 $ 5,630 $ 2,348
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Costs and expenses
Cost of sales(1) (note 6) 3,184 2,741 1,198
Amortization (note 4) 1,004 735 427
Corporate administration 155 142 71
Exploration (notes 4 and 7) 179 171 109
Project development expense (note 7) 188 119 32
Other expense (note 8A) 208 216 114
Impairment charges (note 8B) 65 23 16
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4,983 4,147 1,967
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Interest income 141 110 38
Interest expense (note 20B) (113) (126) (3)
Other income (note 8C) 103 93 46
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131 77 81
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Income from continuing operations before
income taxes and other items 1,480 1,560 462
Income tax expense (note 9) (341) (348) (60)
Non-controlling interests (note 2C) 14 1 (1)
Equity in investees (note 12) (43) (4) (6)
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Income from continuing operations 1,110 1,209 395
Income from discontinued operations (note 3H) 9 297 -
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Income before cumulative effect of changes
in accounting principles 1,119 1,506 395
Cumulative effect of changes in
accounting principles - - 6
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Net income for the year $ 1,119 $ 1,506 $ 401
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Earnings per share data (note 10)

Income from continuing operations
Basic $ 1.28 $ 1.44 $ 0.74
Diluted $ 1.27 $ 1.42 $ 0.73
Net income
Basic $ 1.29 $ 1.79 $ 0.75
Diluted $ 1.28 $ 1.77 $ 0.75
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(1) Exclusive of amortization (note 6).

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial
statements.



Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

Barrick Gold Corporation
For the years ended December 31,
(in millions of United States dollars)
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2007 2006 2005
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OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income $ 1,119 $ 1,506 $ 401
Amortization (note 4) 1,004 735 427
Income tax expense (notes 9 and 23) 341 348 60
Gains on sale of investments (note 8C) (71) (6) (17)
Revisions to AROs at closed mines (notes
8A and 21) 6 53 15
Income taxes paid (585) (280) (80)
Income from discontinued operations (note 3H) (9) (297) -
Other items (note 11A) (73) 63 (80)
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Net cash provided by operating activities 1,732 2,122 726
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INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Property, plant and equipment
Capital expenditures (note 4) (1,046) (1,087) (1,104)
Sales proceeds 100 8 8
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired of $13
million (2006: $1,108 million) (note 3) (1,122) (208) -
Investments (note 12)
Purchases (11) (369) (89)
Sales 625 46 10
Reclassifications (note 12) (66) - -
Other investing activities (note 11B) (42) 17 (5)
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Net cash used in investing activities (1,562) (1,593) (1,180)
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FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Capital stock
Proceeds on exercise of stock options 142 74 92
Dividends (note 24A) (261) (191) (118)
Long-term debt (note 20B)
Proceeds 408 2,189 179
Repayments (1,128) (1,581) (59)
Settlement of derivative instruments
acquired with Placer Dome (197) (1,840) -
Other financing activities - 2 (1)
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Net cash (used in) provided by financing
activities (1,036) (1,347) 93
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CASH FLOWS OF DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
Operating activities 21 29 -
Investing activities - 2,788 -
Financing activities - 11 -
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21 2,828 -
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Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
and equivalents 9 (4) -
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Net increase (decrease) in cash and
equivalents (836) 2,006 (361)
Cash and equivalents at beginning of
year (note 20A) 3,043 1,037 1,398
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Cash and equivalents at end of year (note 20A) $ 2,207 $ 3,043 $ 1,037
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The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial
statements.



Consolidated Balance Sheets

Barrick Gold Corporation
At December 31,
(in millions of United States dollars)
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2007 2006
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ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and equivalents (note 20A) $ 2,207 $ 3,043
Accounts receivable (note 14) 256 234
Inventories (note 13) 1,118 931
Other current assets (note 14) 707 588
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4,288 4,796
Non-current assets
Investments (note 12) 142 646
Equity method investments (note 12) 1,074 327
Property, plant and equipment (note 15) 8,596 8,390
Intangible assets (note 16) 68 75
Goodwill (note 17) 5,847 5,855
Other assets (note 18) 1,936 1,421
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Total assets $ 21,951 $ 21,510
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LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable 808 $ 686
Short-term debt (note 20B) 233 863
Other current liabilities (note 19) 255 303
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1,296 1,852
Non-current liabilities
Long-term debt (note 20B) 3,153 3,244
Asset retirement obligations (note 21) 892 843
Deferred income tax liabilities (note 23) 841 798
Other liabilities (note 22) 431 518
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Total liabilities 6,613 7,255
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Non-controlling interests 82 56
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Shareholders' equity
Capital stock (note 24) 13,273 13,106
Retained earnings 1,832 974
Accumulated other comprehensive income (note 25) 151 119
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Total shareholders' equity 15,256 14,199
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Contingencies and commitments (notes 15 and 28)
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Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 21,951 $ 21,510
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The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial
statements.



Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity

Barrick Gold Corporation
For the years ended December 31,
(in millions of United States dollars)
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2007 2006 2005
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Common shares (number in millions)
At January 1 864 538 534
Issued on exercise of stock options (note 26A) 6 3 4
Issued on acquisition of Placer Dome - 323 -
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At December 31 870 864 538
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Common shares
At January 1 $ 13,106 $ 4,222 $ 4,129
Issued on exercise of stock options
(note 26A) 142 74 93
Issued on acquisition of Placer Dome
(note 3G) - 8,761 -
Options issued on acquisition of Placer
Dome (note 3G) - 22 -
Recognition of stock option expense
(note 26A) 25 27 -
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At December 31 13,273 13,106 4,222
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Retained earnings (deficit)
At January 1 974 (341) (624)
Net income 1,119 1,506 401
Dividends (note 24A) (261) (191) (118)
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At December 31 1,832 974 (341)
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Accumulated other comprehensive income
(loss) (note 25) 151 119 (31)
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Total shareholders' equity at December 31 $ 15,256 $ 14,199 $ 3,850
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Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

Barrick Gold Corporation
For the years ended December 31,
(in millions of United States dollars)
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2007 2006 2005
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Net income $ 1,119 $ 1,506 $ 401
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
(note 25) 32 150 (100)
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Comprehensive income $ 1,151 $ 1,656 $ 301
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The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial
statements.



CORPORATE OFFICE TRANSFER AGENTS AND REGISTRARS
Barrick Gold Corporation CIBC Mellon Trust Company
Brookfield Place, TD Canada Trust P.O. Box 7010,
Tower, Suite 3700 Adelaide Street Postal Station
161 Bay Street, P.O. Box 212 Toronto, Ontario M5C 2W9
Toronto, Canada M5J 2S1 Tel: (416) 643-5500
Tel: (416) 861-9911 Toll-free throughout
Fax: (416) 861-0727 North America: 1-800-387-0825
Toll-free within Canada and Fax: (416) 643-5501
United States: 1-800-720-7415 Email: inquiries@cibcmellon.com
Email: investor@barrick.com Website: www.cibcmellon.com
Website: www.barrick.com


SHARES LISTED BNY MELLON SHAREOWNER SERVICES
ABX - The Toronto Stock Exchange 480 Washington Blvd. - 27th Floor
The New York Stock Exchange Jersey City, NJ 07310
Tel: 1-800-589-9836
Fax: (201) 680-4665
Email: shrrelations@mellon.com
Website: www.mellon-investor.com

INVESTOR CONTACT MEDIA CONTACT
Deni Nicoski Vincent Borg
Vice President, Senior Vice President,
Investor Relations Corporate Communications
Tel: (416) 307-7410 Tel: (416) 307-7477
Email: dnicoski@barrick.com Email: vborg@barrick.com

 


CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain information contained in this Press Release, including any information as to our future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance, constitute "forward-looking statements". All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "believe", "expect", "will", "anticipate", "contemplate", "target", "plan", "continue', "budget", "may", "intend", "estimate" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. The Company cautions the reader that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual financial results, performance or achievements of Barrick to be materially different from the Company's estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements and the forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to: changes in the worldwide price of gold, copper or certain other commodities (such as silver, fuel and electricity); fluctuations in currency markets; changes in U.S. dollar interest rates or gold lease rates; risks arising from holding derivative instruments; ability to successfully complete announced transactions and integrate acquired assets; legislative, political or economic developments in the jurisdictions in which the Company carries on business; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; employee relations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labor; the speculative nature of exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses and permits and diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; adverse changes in our credit rating, contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties; and the risks involved in the exploration, development and mining business. These factors are discussed in greater detail in the Company's most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities.

The Company disclaims 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.

For more information, please contact

Barrick Gold Corporation
MEDIA CONTACT: Vincent Borg
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
(416) 307-7477
Email: vborg@barrick.com

or

Barrick Gold Corporation
INVESTOR CONTACT: Deni Nicoski
Vice President, Investor Relations
(416) 307-7410
Email: dnicoski@barrick.com

 

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