Barrick Issues US$750M of Notes

On November 12, 2004, Barrick Gold Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Barrick Gold Finance Co. completed an offering of an aggregate of US$750 million of notes, of which US$400 million are due 2034 and US$350 million are due 2014. The notes were offered only in the United States by a syndicate of underwriters led by Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

In addition to Barrick’s in-house counsel Sybil Veenman and David Simpson, Barrick was represented in Canada by a team from Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP that included Kevin Thomson, Lisa Damiani and Melanie Shishler (securities) and Geoffrey Turner and Claire Kennedy (tax); and in the US by a team from Shearman & Sterling LLP that included Brice Voran, Jennifer Mazin and Mark Lanpher (securities) and Laurence Crouch (tax).

The underwriters were represented in Canada by Robert Lando and Andrea Whyte (securities) and Monica Biringer and Julie Colden (tax) of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP; and in the US by a team from Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP that included Eric Haueter and Bradley Berman (securities) and Nicholas Brown and Brandon Holder (tax).