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The Porgera Joint Venture is an open pit and underground gold mine located at an altitude of 2,200-2,600 meters in the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea, about 600 kilometers north-west of Port Moresby.

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2024 Outlook

Porgera was placed on temporary care and maintenance on April 25, 2020 until December 22, 2023. On December 22, 2023, the Porgera Project Commencement Agreement was completed and recommissioning of the mine commenced. As a result, Porgera is included in our 2024 guidance at 24.5%. Refer to page 9 of Barrick's Q4 2023 MD&A for further details.

Reserves & Resources

Porgera mineral reserves and mineral resources are reported on a 24.5% interest basis, reflecting Barrick’s ownership interest in accordance with the Porgera Project Commencement Agreement (the “Commencement Agreement”) completed on December 10, 2023. The Commencement Agreement provided, among other things, for ownership of Porgera to be held in a new joint venture called New Porgera Limited, which is owned 51% by Papua New Guinea stakeholders and 49% by a Barrick affiliate, Porgera (Jersey) Limited (“PJL”). PJL is jointly owned on a 50/50 basis by Barrick and Zijin Mining Group and accordingly Barrick has a 24.5% ownership interest in the Porgera mine. Barrick Niugini Limited has retained operatorship of the mine. For additional information, see page 45 of Barrick’s Fourth Quarter and Year End Report 2023.