Barrick Gold: Notice to Holders of Placer Dome 2.75% Convertible Senior Debentures

March 20, 2008

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/20/08 -- Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: ABX)(TSX: ABX) announced today that, pursuant to the terms of Placer Dome 2.75% Convertible Senior Debentures due 2023 (the "Debentures"), upon compliance with the terms and conditions of the Debentures, the Debentures may be surrendered for conversion until and including June 30, 2008 at a conversion rate of 39.9859 Common Shares per US$1,000.00 principal amount of Debentures.

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INVESTOR CONTACT: Deni Nicoski Vice President, Investor Relations (416) 307-7410 Email: MEDIA CONTACT: Vincent Borg Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications (416) 307-7477 Email:

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