Barrick Advises of Tax Court Decision

October 04, 2004

TORONTO, Oct 4, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) (TSX:ABX) (LSE:ABX) (PARIS:ABX) (Swiss:ABX) advises that the Tax Court of Peru has decided in favor of Barrick's Peruvian subsidiary in its case with SUNAT, the tax agency. The appeal of the tax assessment was previously announced in January 2003.

Any appeal by SUNAT must be filed within 90 days.

Barrick's shares are traded under the ticker symbol ABX on the Toronto, New York, London and Swiss stock exchanges and the Paris Bourse.

SOURCE: Barrick Gold Corporation

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(416) 307-7341
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Vice President, Corporate Communications
(416) 307-7477

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