Barrick Gold Announces Small Shareholder Program

October 13, 2005


All amounts in United States dollars

Barrick Gold Corporation today announced a small shareholder selling program that enables registered and beneficial shareholders who own 99 or fewer Common Shares of Barrick as of October 12, 2005, to sell their Shares without incurring any brokerage commission. The sale of Shares will be executed through the facilities of the TSX.

The voluntary Program begins on October 18, 2005 and will expire on December 5, 2005, unless extended, and is designed to assist eligible shareholders in selling their Shares in a convenient and inexpensive manner. Both registered holders and beneficial holders of Shares held in nominee form are eligible to participate. The Program allows eligible shareholders the opportunity to either sell all, but not less than all, of their Shares or continue to maintain their current holdings. Participating shareholders will not incur any brokerage commissions if they elect to dispose of their Shares. Information about the Program and participation documents will be forwarded to eligible shareholders.

Barrick is pleased to make this voluntary Program available to its shareholders. However, Barrick makes no recommendation as to whether or not an eligible shareholder should participate in the Program. The decision to participate should be based upon a shareholder's particular circumstances. Eligible shareholders may wish to obtain advice from their broker or financial advisor as to the advisability of participating.

Barrick has retained Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada Inc. to manage the Program and to handle share transactions and payment. Questions regarding the Program should be directed to them toll free at 1-866-822-0408 or collect at 416-862-8088 outside of North America.

Barrick is bringing into production a new generation of mines around the globe and has the lowest total cash costs among the major gold producers. Its vision is to be the world's best gold company by finding, developing and producing quality reserves in a profitable and socially responsible manner. Barrick shares are traded on the following exchanges: Toronto, New York, London, Euronext Paris and the Swiss stock exchanges.

Barrick Gold Corporation (PARIS:ABX) (NYSE:ABX) (TSX:ABX) (Swiss:ABX) (LSE:BGD)

SOURCE: Barrick Gold Corporation

Barrick Gold Corporation
Vincent Borg
Vice President, Corporate Communications
(416) 307-7477
Fax: (416) 861-1509

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