Barrick Completes US$750M Offering

Barrick Gold Corporation completed a public offering of debt securities on March 24, 2009, consisting of US$750 million aggregate principal amount of 6.950 per cent notes due 2019. The notes were offered by a syndicate of underwriters led by Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

Barrick was represented in-house by Jennifer Mazin, senior counsel, and Stephen Crozier, corporate counsel. Barrick was represented in the US by a team from Shearman & Sterling LLP including Christopher Cummings, Stephen Centa, Shane Smyth and Tina Li (corporate and securities) and Laurence Crouch and Anil Kalia (tax). In Canada, Barrick was represented by a team from Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP including Kevin Thomson, Lisa Damiani, Brett Seifred and Mark O'Brien (corporate and securities) and Geoffrey Turner and Christopher Anderson (tax).

The underwriters were represented by a team from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP including Christopher Morgan, Ryan Dzierniejko and David Beeston (corporate and securities); Eric Sensenbrenner and Aaron Feinberg (tax) and John Amodeo (environmental).