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04|23|2020
Barrick Pueblo Viejo paga US$185 millones de dólares en impuestos, llevando sus contribuciones al Estado dominicano a más de US$2,000 millones de dólares

Nota de Prensa

Santo Domingo, República Dominicana – En los primeros cuatro meses de 2020, Barrick Pueblo Viejo ha pagado al Estado Dominicano US$185 millones de dólares (aproximadamente RD$9,870 millones de pesos) por concepto de impuestos directos y US$9 millones de dólares por impuestos indirectos. Estos pagos incluyen anticipos de impuesto sobre la renta, impuesto sobre las utilidades Netas y regalías sobre las ventas de oro y plata correspondientes al primer trimestre de 2020 así como la liquidación final del ejercicio fiscal del año 2019.

En un pago anterior en este mes para a contribuir con la estabilidad de la economía dominicana y ayudar al país a combatir y contener la propagación de la pandemia COVID-19, Pueblo Viejo pagó US$113 millones de dólares (equivalente a RD$ 6,120 millones de pesos) a la Dirección General de Impuestos Internos (DGII), a pesar de que el Gobierno dominicano extendió el plazo para la declaración de ciertos impuestos. Esto eleva el pago total de impuestos de Pueblo Viejo al Estado a más de US$2,000 millones de dólares (equivalentes a RD$93,776 millones) desde el 2013.

Las exportaciones de Pueblo Viejo en el primer trimestre de este año representaron el 37% de las exportaciones totales de bienes nacionales del país, con un valor de US$399 millones de un total de US$1,081 millones1.

Pueblo Viejo ha estado apoyando acciones para mitigar el impacto de COVID-19 en el país y las comunidades cercanas a sus operaciones. Con este fin, ha comprometido cerca de US$1millón de dólares (equivalente a RD$53 millones de pesos) para diversas iniciativas, incluyendo la donación de mascarillas, guantes de látex, batas, gorros y gel antibacterial, entrega de kits de alimentos no perecederos a las comunidades cercanas y la donación de 53,000 galones de alcohol etílico.

"Nuestro objetivo es seguir contribuyendo al desarrollo social y económico de la República Dominicana mediante la aplicación de nuestra filosofía de sostenibilidad, de crear valor a largo plazo para todos, especialmente para el Estado y la gente de la República Dominicana", dijo Juana Barceló, presidenta de Barrick Pueblo Viejo.

 

SOBRE PUEBLO VIEJO

Pueblo Viejo se encuentra en la República Dominicana, aproximadamente a 100 kilómetros al noroeste de la ciudad capital de Santo Domingo, y es operado por la Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation, una empresa conjunta entre Barrick (60%) y Newmont (40%). El desarrollo del proyecto Pueblo Viejo comenzó en 2009, con la primera producción en 2012. La fuerza laboral de la compañía es 97% dominicana. A principios de este año, se puso en marcha con éxito la conversión a gas natural de Quisqueya 1, la central eléctrica que suple a la mina. Esto reducirá los gases de efecto invernadero en un 30% y el óxido de nitrógeno en un 85%, reduciendo aún más el impacto de Pueblo Viejo en el medio ambiente. También se planifica un proyecto agroindustrial como un beneficio adicional para las comunidades locales.

 

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Según el informe de exportaciones de marzo del Centro de Exportación e Inversión de la República Dominicana (CEI-RD).

 

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Las declaraciones prospectivas se basan necesariamente en una serie de estimaciones y suposiciones; incluidas estimaciones y suposiciones importantes relacionadas con los factores establecidos a continuación que, si bien Barrick lo considera razonable en la fecha de este comunicado de prensa a la luz de la experiencia y percepción de la gerencia de las condiciones actuales y los desarrollos esperados, están inherentemente sujetos a importantes negocios, económicos, e incertidumbres y contingencias competitivas. Los factores conocidos y desconocidos pueden hacer que los resultados reales difieran materialmente de los proyectados en las declaraciones prospectivas, y no se debe confiar indebidamente en tales declaraciones e información. Dichos factores incluyen, entre otros: los riesgos asociados con Covid-19 y otras enfermedades infecciosas que se presentan como problemas de salud importantes; incumplimiento de las leyes y regulaciones ambientales y de salud y seguridad; dificultades operativas o técnicas en relación con las actividades de minería o desarrollo, incluidos los desafíos geotécnicos, y las interrupciones en el mantenimiento o provisión de la infraestructura requerida y los sistemas de tecnología de la información; cambios en la legislación, impuestos, controles o regulaciones del gobierno nacional y local y / o cambios en la administración de leyes, políticas y prácticas, expropiación o nacionalización de bienes y desarrollos políticos o económicos en la República Dominicana; falta de certeza con respecto a los sistemas legales extranjeros, corrupción y otros factores que son inconsistentes con el estado de derecho; riesgos asociados con la minería ilegal y artesanal; riesgo de pérdida debido a actos de guerra, terrorismo, sabotaje y disturbios civiles; momento de la recepción o incumplimiento de los permisos y aprobaciones necesarios; litigios y procedimientos legales y administrativos; daño a la reputación de Barrick debido a la ocurrencia real o percibida de cualquier número de eventos, incluida la publicidad negativa con respecto al manejo de Barrick de asuntos ambientales o tratos con grupos comunitarios, ya sea cierto o no; concursos sobre el título de propiedades, particularmente el título de propiedades no desarrolladas, o sobre el acceso al agua, la energía y otra infraestructura requerida; relaciones con los empleados, incluida la pérdida de empleados clave; aumento de costos y riesgos físicos, incluidos eventos climáticos extremos y escasez de recursos, relacionados con el cambio climático; y disponibilidad y aumento de costos asociados con insumos mineros y mano de obra. Además, existen riesgos y peligros asociados con el negocio de la exploración, el desarrollo y la minería de minerales, incluidos los riesgos ambientales, accidentes industriales, formaciones inusuales o inesperadas, presiones, derrumbes, inundaciones y lingotes de oro, cátodos de cobre u oro. o pérdidas de concentrado de cobre (y el riesgo de un seguro inadecuado o la incapacidad de obtener un seguro para cubrir estos riesgos).

Muchas de estas incertidumbres y contingencias pueden afectar nuestros resultados reales y podrían causar que los resultados reales difieran materialmente de los expresados o implícitos en cualquier declaración a futuro hecha por nosotros o en nombre de nosotros. Se advierte a los lectores que las declaraciones prospectivas no son garantías de rendimiento futuro. Todas las declaraciones prospectivas hechas en este comunicado de prensa están calificadas por estas declaraciones de advertencia. Se hace referencia específica al Formulario 40-F / Formulario de información anual más reciente en el archivo de la SEC y las autoridades reguladoras de valores provinciales canadienses para una discusión más detallada de algunos de los factores subyacentes a las declaraciones prospectivas y los riesgos que pueden afectar a Barrick capacidad para alcanzar las expectativas establecidas en las declaraciones prospectivas contenidas en este comunicado de prensa.

Barrick niega cualquier intención u obligación de actualizar o revisar cualquier declaración a futuro ya sea como resultado de nueva información, eventos futuros o de otro tipo, excepto según lo exija la ley aplicable.

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