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Statement from Barrick Gold Corporation and EarthRights International

April 03, 2015

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April 3, 2015 — Barrick Gold Corporation and EarthRights International ("ERI") have negotiated a settlement of claims by 14 individuals from Papua New Guinea ("PNG"), represented by ERI, in relation to a variety of alleged acts of violence concerning the Porgera Mine in PNG. Eleven of these individuals are women with claims alleging acts of sexual violence, including rape. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, the women will receive compensation under the Porgera Remedy Framework, and a payment in connection with their participation in the mediation process which led to the resolution of their claims. The remaining claims, which relate to alleged deaths, were lodged through the operational grievance mechanism at Porgera, and have also been resolved. All claimants are pleased with this resolution.

For more information about the Porgera Remedy Framework, please visit: http://www.barrick.com/files/porgera/Porgera-Joint-Venture-Remedy-Framework-Dec1-2014.pdf

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