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On April 13, 2020, Barrick, Precipitate Gold (PGC) and certain affiliates of Barrick and PGC entered into an earn-in agreement pursuant to which Barrick has been granted the exclusive right to acquire a 70% interest in PGC’s Pueblo Grande Project in the Dominican Republic on the terms and conditions set out in the Earn-In Agreement.

In connection with the Earn-In Transaction, the company and PGC entered into a subscription agreement dated April 13, 2020 pursuant to which it agreed to acquire, and PGC has agreed to issue to Barrick, 12,713,636 Common Shares from treasury on the terms and conditions set out in the Subscription Agreement at a price of C$0.11 per Subscription Share for an aggregate subscription price of C$1,398,500.

Prior to the Reportable Event, the company did not beneficially own, control or direct any Common Shares. The Subscription Shares represent 13.67% of the outstanding Common Shares.

As a result of the Reportable Event, Barrick beneficially owns 12,713,636 Common Shares, representing 12.02% of the outstanding Common Shares.

The closing of the Subscription is subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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The company is acquiring the Subscription Shares for investment purposes.

It may, from time to time, subject to an agreement between itself and PGC, acquire additional Common Shares or other securities of PGC or dispose of some or all of the Common Shares or other securities of PGC that it owns at such time.

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On 1 January 2019 a new Barrick was born out of the merger between Barrick Gold Corporation and Randgold Resources. Shares in the new company trade on the NYSE (GOLD) and the TSX (ABX). The merger has created a sector-leading gold company which owns five of the industry’s Top 10 Tier One gold assets (Cortez and Goldstrike in Nevada, USA (100%); Kibali in DRC (45%); Loulo-Gounkoto in Mali (80%); and Pueblo Viejo in Dominican Republic (60%)) and two with the potential to become Tier One gold assets (Goldrush/Fourmile (100%) and Turquoise Ridge (75%), both in the USA). With mining operations and projects in 15 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Dominican Republic, Mali, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, USA, and Zambia, Barrick has the lowest total cash cost position among its senior gold peers and a diversified asset portfolio positioned for growth in many of the world’s most prolific gold districts.