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Key Growth Projects Advanced and Exploration Expands as Barrick Stays on Guidance Target

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Barrick Gold Corporation
Mon., August 9, 2021, 7:19 a.m.·38 min read

TORONTO, Aug. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a release issued earlier today under the same headline by Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX), certain prior quarter and prior-year figures included in the "Financial and Operating Highlights" table were inverted or duplicated. This correction does not change any other information in the release. Complete corrected text follows:

Second Quarter 2021 Results
All amounts expressed in US dollars

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) said today it had completed or progressed major capital projects in the second quarter of the year while its globally broadened exploration programmes delivered substantial reserve gains and stepped up the search for new world-class discoveries.

The new Phase 6 heap leach facility at Veladero has been commissioned on time while the third shaft at Turquoise Ridge in Nevada has been sunk to its final depth. Also in Nevada, the updated Goldrush feasibility study has confirmed that this is a world-class asset which meets Barrick’s investment criteria. In the Dominican Republic, Pueblo Viejo and its stakeholders have agreed on a government-led independent, strategic environmental assessment of Pueblo Viejo’s Mine Life Extension Project, part of a $1.3 billion1 expansion project which is expected to allow Barrick to convert approximately 9 million ounces of measured and indicated resources to proven and probable reserves, extending this Tier One2 mine’s life to 2040 and beyond.3 In Mali, Africa, the Loulo-Gounkoto complex’s third underground mine has delivered its first ore.

The success of ongoing brownfields exploration indicates that the North America and Africa & Middle East regions will both more than replace reserves after mining depletion this year. Greenfields programs are targeting new discoveries across the Barrick portfolio, which has been extended to include Egypt, Guyana, Japan, Senegal and Tanzania.

“The gold mining industry’s chronic tendency to harvest the gold price instead of investing in the future has resulted in declining reserves and a shortage of high-quality development projects. At Barrick, on the other hand, a strong exploration culture combined with its sustainable profitability strategy is expanding its asset base as we look to discover exciting new opportunities,” says president and chief executive Mark Bristow.

“We’re constantly pumping new prospects into a development and project pipeline which already contains Goldrush, Fourmile and Robertson in Nevada, Donlin in Alaska, as well as new Loulo-Gounkoto and Kibali targets in Africa.

“The fact is that the industry has not been replacing what it’s been mining. Barrick, on the other hand, is running its business for the long term instead of focusing on short-term gains and working to extend its resource-based 10-year plans to 15 and even 20 years,” he says.

Production for the second quarter of 2021 was impacted by a mechanical mill failure at Carlin but Barrick remains on course to achieve its guidance for the year. Net earnings per share were 23 cents and adjusted net earnings7 were 29 cents. A dividend of 9 cents per share has been declared for the quarter, which also sees the delivery of the $250 million (approximately 14 cents per share14) second tranche of the capital return. The balance sheet remained strong with cash in excess of $5 billion at the end of the quarter.

On the environmental front, Bristow noted the group had continued to meet and exceed its targets on water recycling as well as lowering energy and greenhouse gas intensity per tonne of ore processed.

Financial and Operating Highlights

Financial Results

Q2 2021

Q1 2021

Q2 2020

Realized gold price4,5
($ per ounce)

1,820


1,777


1,725


Net earnings6
($ millions)

411


538


357


Adjusted net earnings7
($ millions)

513


507


415


Net cash provided by operating activities
($ millions)

639


1,302


1,031


Free cash flow8
($ millions)

(19)


763


522


Net earnings per share
($)

0.23


0.30


0.20


Adjusted net earnings
per share7 ($)

0.29


0.29


0.23


Attributable capital expenditures9
($ millions)

518


424


402


Operating Results

Q2 2021

Q1 2021

Q2 2020

Gold




Production5
(000s of ounces)

1,041


1,101


1,149


Cost of sales (Barrick's share)5,10
($ per ounce)

1,107


1,073


1,075


Total cash costs5,11
($ per ounce)

729


716


716


All-in sustaining costs5,11
($ per ounce)

1,087


1,018


1,031


Copper




Production5
(millions of pounds)

96


93


120


Cost of sales (Barrick's share)5,10
($ per pound)

2.43


2.11


2.08


C1 cash costs5,12
($ per pound)

1.83


1.60


1.55


All-in sustaining costs5,12
($ per pound)

2.74


2.26


2.15




Key Performance
Indicators

  • Steady Q2 performance keeps Barrick on guidance despite mechanical mill failure at Carlin

  • Significant contribution from copper assets continues to differentiate Barrick from peers

  • Updated Goldrush feasibility study delivers a robust project that meets our investment criteria; Notice of Intent expected to be published imminently

  • Ongoing evaluation of Goldrush has the potential to further enhance project

  • Successful commissioning of Phase 6 at Veladero, in line with guidance

  • Third shaft at Turquoise Ridge reaches final depth

  • Dominican Republic Minister of Mines announces Government-led independent, strategic environmental assessment of Pueblo Viejo’s Mine Life Extension Project

  • Strong balance sheet with cash balance in excess of $5 billion

  • Net earnings per share of 23 cents and adjusted net earnings per share7 of 29 cents

  • Focus on safety delivers 50% reduction in Lost Time Injuries (LTI)13

  • Reduction in energy and greenhouse gas intensity per tonne of ore processed13

  • Ongoing brownfields programs point to mine life extensions and strong reserve replacement after mining depletion

  • Exploration portfolio expanded with new property positions in Egypt, Guyana, Japan, Senegal and Tanzania

  • Greenfields programs focus on new discoveries and opportunities across our priority regions

  • Sale of Lagunas Norte represents further step in portfolio simplification and value realisation

  • Continued progress at Porgera following meeting of key PNG stakeholders

  • Barrick declares $0.09 quarterly dividend per share and adds second $250 million capital return tranche (~14 cents per share14)

  • Q2 2021 Results Presentation

    President and chief executive Mark Bristow will host a virtual presentation on the results at 11:00 EDT, with an interactive webinar linked to a conference call. Participants will be able to ask questions.

    Go to the webinar
    US and Canada (toll-free), 1 800 319 4610
    UK (toll-free), 0808 101 2791
    International (toll), +1 416 915 3239

    The Q2 2021 presentation materials will be available on Barrick’s website at www.barrick.com and the webinar will remain on the website for later viewing.

    SECOND $250 MILLION RETURN OF CAPITAL TRANCHE AND QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

    Barrick today announced that the second $250 million tranche (approximately $0.14 per share14) of the return of capital distribution totalling $750 million will be paid on September 15, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2021.

    This will complement the $0.09 per share dividend declared by the Barrick Board of Directors for the second quarter, which will also be paid on September 15, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2021.15

    This follows the approval by shareholders at Barrick’s Annual and Special Meeting on May 4, 2021 of the total $750 million return of capital distribution. After payment of the first $250 million tranche on June 15, 2021 and the second distribution to be made on September 15, 2021, the remaining $250 million is expected to be distributed to shareholders of record on a date to be determined in November 2021.

    “We are pleased to be able to provide our shareholders with one of the leading returns in the industry whilst at the same time continuing to invest in the future growth and development of our assets, underpinned by our strong operational and financial performance,” said senior executive vice-president and chief financial officer Graham Shuttleworth.

    “WE’RE ALL NEVADANS”

    How NGM’s partnership with state stakeholders is delivering real value

    Months of negotiation between Nevada Gold Mines (NGM), the Nevada Mining Association and state legislators have resulted in the enacting of a new mining excise tax, the revenue from which will be applied to education. The new tiered tax on gross proceeds with a highest rate of 1.1% is a long way from the earlier state legislature proposals, which aimed to increase the existing 5% tax on the net proceeds of mining to 12% or to impose a gross royalty of 7.75%.

    Barrick’s chief operating officer for North America, Catherine Raw, said this outcome, the product of strong representations by NGM in particular, had averted the imposition of swingeing new taxes on Nevada’s mining industry while at the same time creating a new and much-needed revenue stream for the state’s education system. The latter, she said, was closely aligned to Barrick’s and NGM’s commitment to supporting education.

    “When NGM was established in 2019, we recognized that a real partnership with the state and other stakeholders — surrounding communities, Native American tribes and county authorities — was fundamental to our vision of creating real and sustainable economic and social benefits for all of Nevada. We recognize the importance of ‘growing the pie’ for current and future generations of Nevadans and in 2020 alone, NGM’s economic contribution to Nevada totaled $2.35 billion.1 As part of this, the team has developed a wide range of programs which are now being identified and channeled through the community development committees that NGM has established,” she said.

    In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, NGM worked with the Public Education Foundation to train teachers for an internet-based teaching model, following this up with a $2.2 million partnership with the Nevada Department of Education to fund the Discovery Education online curriculum and make it available to every child in the state. NGM also recognized the need to prepare future generations to fully realize the state’s enormous economic potential and partnered with the College of Southern Nevada and the Clark County School districts to create a program which will provide free training in industrial maintenance and diesel mechanics to low-income and ethnically diverse high schoolers.

    At the tertiary level, NGM is expanding its support for Nevada’s flagship universities in Reno and Las Vegas. In May, University of Nevada Reno (UNR) president Brian Sandoval — a former state governor — toured Carlin with five UNR executives to explore further opportunities for working together to build the talent pipeline. Nevada ranks 47th out of the US’s 50 states for the number of practicing physicians, and many residents of the state’s rural south have to travel 500 kilometres or more to receive healthcare. To help ameliorate this situation, NGM has partnered with Touro University to sponsor medical rotations at clinics in the region with the aim of encouraging the next generation of doctors to see rural Nevada as a good place to pursue their careers.

    FEASIBILITY STUDY CONFIRMS GOLDRUSH PROJECT WORLD-CLASS STATUS

    The updated Goldrush feasibility study is expected to deliver one of the world’s leading gold projects and comfortably meets Barrick’s investment criteria.

    Total initial capital is expected to be slightly lower versus the previous study’s estimate of around $1 billion. The feasibility study is expected to support the conversion of reserves in the new year and reflects the Plan of Operations submitted as part of the permitting process, and for which the US Bureau of Land Management’s Notice of Intent is expected to be published imminently in the federal register. The Record of Decision is now expected in Q4 2022.

    “There remains an enormous potential for future improvement in the project economics from those resources not considered in the feasibility study and of course there is Fourmile16 that lies contiguous to the Goldrush orebody. To put it plainly, the updated study underscores our belief that this is a world-class asset which more than meets our investment criteria,” Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said.

    PUEBLO VIEJO MINE LIFE EXTENSION PROJECT ADVANCES WITH AGREEMENT ON PERMITTING STUDIES

    Pueblo Viejo and its stakeholders have agreed on a government-led, strategic environmental assessment of the Mine Life Extension Project, which forms part of a project that could extend the life of this Tier One mine to beyond 2040 and support annual production in excess of 800,000 ounces.1

    The agreement comes after more than a year of engagement with the communities that would be directly or indirectly affected by the proposed facility and is an important step towards starting fieldwork and advancing the permitting process. The independent investigation will run in parallel with Barrick’s own land acquisition and environmental studies.

    Barrick has also started work on a local agribusiness development which will be integrated into the tailings facility and create a further benefit for the community.

    The mine life extension and plant expansion project, which will require an initial investment of approximately $1.3 billion1, has the potential to allow Pueblo Viejo to convert approximately 9 million ounces1 of measured and indicated resources to proven and probable reserves. With the project, Pueblo Viejo’s total economic contribution to the Dominican government in direct and indirect taxes is expected to be over $9 billion from the beginning of commercial production in 2013 through the extended life of mine beyond 2040.3 Pueblo Viejo is the Dominican Republic’s largest corporate taxpayer.

    Pueblo Viejo’s previous operator effectively abandoned the mine in 1995 without a proper closure, leaving it with a major water contamination problem. When Barrick took over the asset, it launched the largest environmental clean-up campaign in the country’s history, and the water quality now meets regulatory standards.

    EXPLORATION DRIVES THE BARRICK TRAIN

    The gold mining industry’s chronic tendency to harvest the gold price instead of investing in the future has resulted in declining reserves and a shortage of high-quality development projects.

    At Barrick, on the other hand, a strong exploration culture combined with its sustainable profitability strategy is expanding its asset base as well as discovering exciting new opportunities.

    President and chief executive Mark Bristow says exploration is uncovering new satellites and extensions to existing deposits, and the North America and Africa & Middle East regions are likely to more than replace reserves after mining depletion this year with the completion of the Goldrush underground feasibility study and progress at Loulo-Gounkoto, Kibali and the Tanzanian operations.

    “At the same time, our greenfields exploration programs are evaluating new targets with standalone potential away from our mines as well as investigating new regions and third-party projects with the potential to meet our investment criteria. So far this year, Barrick has expanded its global footprint through investments in prospective new properties in Nevada, Tanzania, Egypt, Guyana and Japan,” he says.

    Bristow points to Fourmile in Nevada as one of the best gold discoveries worldwide in recent years, and one that will create significant value when it is potentially added to the world class Goldrush development project, which is already a core growth asset in the Nevada Gold Mines joint venture. Robertson, also in Nevada, is a growing heap leach project that is progressing through a pre-feasibility study. Donlin in Alaska is one of the largest undeveloped gold orebodies in the world in a tier one jurisdiction and Barrick is currently working with its JV partner NovaGold on moving it up the value curve.

    “The fact is that the industry has not been replacing what it’s been mining. Barrick, on the other hand, is running its business for the long term instead of focusing on the short-term gains, extending its resource-based 10-year plans to 15 and even 20 years,” he says.

    KIBALI MAINTAINS MOMENTUM ON COURSE TO 2021 PRODUCTION TARGET

    After a strong start in the first quarter of 2021, the Kibali gold mine, one of the largest in the world, remains on track at the halfway mark of the year to achieve its annual production guidance.

    Speaking at a media briefing in Kinshasa, Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said that thanks to an aggressive near-mine exploration program, Kibali was continuing to replace its reserves faster than it was mining them, and now had a resource base approaching the 2013 levels when the mine first went into production.

    “This means that Kibali should be able to sustain its production rate well beyond the 10-year timetable in its current business plan, thus continuing to create economic benefits for its stakeholders in a region where its presence has already had a profoundly positive impact,” he said.

    Since the development of Kibali started, it has pumped $3.6 billion into the DRC economy in the form of taxes, salaries, payments to local suppliers, and tangible contributions to the infrastructure. In the year to date alone it has paid $73.8 million to local businesses, in line with its policy of giving preference to Congolese contractors and suppliers. It also prioritizes local employment, and of the 5,341 employees and contractors who were on site at the end of June, 94% were Congolese nationals.

    Bristow said Kibali was also a leader in its health, safety and environmental protection programs. Covid-19 protection protocols at the mine had been intensified and a vaccination program was well under way. It largely uses clean energy, generated by its three hydropower plants. Its water recycling and re-use rate of 78% was above target, reducing its draw from the Kibali river. It continues to reforest the surrounding area, with 6,716 trees planted during the past quarter, and is also actively supporting the Garamba National Park’s elephant protection and general improvement initiatives.

    He said Barrick’s success in building and operating a world-class gold mine in a remote part of the Congo was attributable to the mutually beneficial partnerships it had forged with its in-country stakeholders: the central, provincial and local governments; its host community; civil society; and a large corps of highly competent contractors and suppliers.

    “We are strengthening our ties with the recently appointed government and are working towards an amicable solution of some outstanding legal and fiscal issues,” Bristow said.

    “In the meantime, Barrick continues to invest and re-invest in our future in the DRC. Our short-term focus is on ensuring that Kibali will remain a major generator of economic benefits for all its stakeholders well into the next decade. Beyond that, our exploration teams are already hunting for the next Kibali. Their success rate in finding world-class gold deposits is outstanding.”

    EXPLORATION SUCCESSES POINT TO LONGER LIFE FOR TONGON

    Significant exploration successes could extend the Tongon gold mine’s life, says Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow.

    Speaking at a local media briefing at the mine, Bristow said 10 years after it went into production Tongon could get a new lease on life thanks to promising results from near-mine exploration campaigns designed to replace the mine’s depleted reserves. In addition to work on the promising Seydou North and Tongon West targets, Tongon has filed the documentation for the extension of its Nielle mining licence by a further 10 years, to support the drive to add to its Life of Mine.

    Bristow said Barrick, through its predecessor Randgold Resources, had been investing in and partnering with Côte d’Ivoire through the country’s many challenges and development stages.

    “The successful commissioning of Tongon in the midst of a civil war was a landmark achievement in the development of a gold mining industry in the highly prospective but underexplored Côte d’Ivoire. Since then, the mine has been consistently profitable – it has just declared a $150 million dividend for the year — and boasts one of the best safety records in the Barrick group. Over time it has invested $1.77 billion in the Ivorian economy in the form of taxes, salaries, payments to local suppliers and infrastructure developments,” Bristow said.

    In Barrick’s spirit of partnership with its host communities, Tongon has provided the local villages, located in one of the poorest parts of the country, with access to electricity and new markets through a network of power lines, roads and bridges, built new primary schools and clinics, boosted the development of a regional economy by employing local contractors and suppliers, and prefinanced a number of income-generating projects. Most recently it has provided a surgical unit for the Mbengue clinic.

    “A longer life for Tongon means that it will be able to continue creating benefits to share with our Ivorian stakeholders for years to come,” Bristow said.

    Mali / Transforming a neglected nature reserve
    Barrick has entered into an agreement with the government of Mali to assume responsibility for the rehabilitation of the neglected Fina Reserve. Classified as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1982, Fina has since suffered from under-investment and mismanagement. The area covers 136,000 hectares and we’re investing $5 million over the next five years to establish anti-poaching programs and rehabilitate the reserve. An expert NGO, Bios, has been appointed to manage the park, and public awareness meetings have been held in 54 villages around the reserve.

    DRC / Stimulating economic growth
    Kibali has launched an innovative campaign to stimulate the Durba economy by issuing local shopping vouchers to employees. Focused on bringing new business to low-income enterprises in the local community, the mine’s supply chain department identified 27 vendors to join the program. It kicked off in April with more than 1,000 booklets containing vouchers valued at $1 each issued to Kibali employees. More than $110,000 has been injected into the local economy with these vouchers being exchanged for merchandise from the local businesses.

    Dominican Republic / Vaccinating remote communities
    Many people in remote communities around Pueblo Viejo were not able to travel to a Covid-19 vaccination clinic, so we helped to bring the vaccine to them. Partnering with the Dominican Republic’s National Vaccination Plan (“Vacúnate RD”), Barrick Pueblo Viejo sponsored transportation for medical teams along with community mobilization and engagement efforts to encourage people to get vaccinated. Over two weeks in June, more than 3,000 families in 25 communities near the mine received their first dose of the vaccine.

    Argentina / Training future miners
    An intensive six-month training program for new vehicle operators recently began at Veladero — and for the first time, all of the participants are women. The first month of the program focuses on safety with in-class lessons, followed by five months of practical training on-site with the trucks. After successfully completing the program, participants will be eligible to apply for full-time roles that arise at the mine. This initiative is one part of Veladero’s efforts to encourage more women from local regions to consider a career in mining.

    Nevada / Celebrating new grads
    Family and friends gathered to celebrate this year’s college graduates at the annual Western Shoshone Scholarship Foundation reception, hosted by Nevada Gold Mines in Elko, Nevada. Special guests included the well-known poet and artist Tanaya Winder, who is an enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe, along with Devan Kicknosway, a champion chicken dancer, motivational speaker and rising YouTube star. We congratulate the class of 2021 and look forward to your future success!

    Appendix 1
    2021 Operating and Capital Expenditure Guidance

    GOLD PRODUCTION AND COSTS


    2021 forecast
    attributable production
    (000s oz)

    2021 forecast cost
    of sales10 ($/oz)

    2021 forecast total
    cash costs11 ($/oz)

    2021 forecast all-in
    sustaining costs11
    ($/oz)

    Carlin (61.5%)17

    940 - 1,000

    920 - 970

    740 - 790

    1,050 - 1,100

    Cortez (61.5%)18

    500 - 550

    1,000 - 1,050

    700 - 750

    940 - 990

    Turquoise Ridge (61.5%)

    390 - 440

    950 - 1,000

    620 - 670

    810 - 860

    Phoenix (61.5%)

    100 - 120

    1,800 - 1,850

    725 - 775

    970 - 1,020

    Long Canyon (61.5%)

    140 - 160

    800 - 850

    180 - 230

    240 - 290

    Nevada Gold Mines (61.5%)

    2,100 - 2,250

    980 - 1,030

    660 - 710

    910 - 960

    Hemlo

    200 - 220

    1,200 - 1,250

    950 - 1,000

    1,280 - 1,330

    North America

    2,300 - 2,450

    990 - 1,040

    690 - 740

    940 - 990






    Pueblo Viejo (60%)

    470 - 510

    880 - 930

    520 - 570

    760 - 810

    Veladero (50%)

    130 - 150

    1,510 - 1,560

    820 - 870

    1,720 - 1,770

    Porgera (47.5%)19









    Latin America & Asia Pacific

    600 - 660

    1,050 - 1,100

    600 - 650

    1,000 - 1,050






    Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)

    510 - 560

    980 - 1,030

    630 - 680

    930 - 980

    Kibali (45%)

    350 - 380

    990 - 1,040

    590 - 640

    800 - 850

    North Mara (84%)

    240 - 270

    970 - 1,020

    740 - 790

    960 - 1,010

    Tongon (89.7%)

    180 - 200

    1,470 - 1,520

    1,000 - 1,050

    1,140 - 1,190

    Bulyanhulu (84%)

    170 - 200

    980 - 1,030

    580 - 630

    810 - 860

    Buzwagi (84%)

    30 - 40

    1,360 - 1,410

    1,250 - 1,300

    1,230 - 1,280

    Africa & Middle East

    1,500 - 1,600

    1,050 - 1,100

    690 - 740

    920 - 970






    Total Attributable to Barrick20,21,22

    4,400 - 4,700

    1,020 - 1,070

    680 - 730

    970 - 1,020






    COPPER PRODUCTION AND COSTS


    2021 forecast
    attributable production
    (Mlbs)

    2021 forecast cost
    of sales10 ($/lb)

    2021 forecast C1
    cash costs12 ($/lb)

    2021 forecast all-in
    sustaining costs12 ($/lb)

    Lumwana

    250 - 280

    1.85 - 2.05

    1.45 - 1.65

    2.25 - 2.45

    Zaldívar (50%)

    90 - 110

    2.30 - 2.50

    1.65 - 1.85

    1.90 - 2.10

    Jabal Sayid (50%)

    70 - 80

    1.40 - 1.60

    1.10 - 1.30

    1.30 - 1.50

    Total Attributable to Barrick21

    410 - 460

    1.90 - 2.10

    1.40 - 1.60

    2.00 - 2.20






    ATTRIBUTABLE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES





    ($ millions)




    Attributable minesite sustaining

    1,250 - 1,450




    Attributable project

    550 - 650




    Total attributable capital expenditures

    1,800 - 2,100






    2021 OUTLOOK ASSUMPTIONS AND ECONOMIC SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
    23


    2021 Guidance
    Assumption

    Hypothetical Change

    Impact on EBITDA24
    (millions)

    Impact on TCC/C1 Cash Costs
    and AISC11,12

    Gold price sensitivity

    $1,700/oz

    +/- $100/oz

    +/- $620

    +/-$4/oz

    Copper price sensitivity

    $2.75/lb

    +/- $0.25/lb

    +/- $60

    +/- $0.01/lb



    Appendix 2
    Production and Cost Summary - Gold


    For the three months ended


    6/30/21

    3/31/21

    % Change

    6/30/20

    % Change

    Nevada Gold Mines LLC (61.5%)a






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    452

    485

    (7)%

    521

    (13)%

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    735

    789

    (7)%

    847

    (13)%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,111

    1,047

    6 %

    1,055

    5 %

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    717

    686

    5 %

    728

    (2)%

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    1,014

    932

    9 %

    985

    3 %

    Carlin (61.5%)c






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    190

    229

    (17)%

    235

    (19)%

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    309

    373

    (17)%

    382

    (19)%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,043

    950

    10 %

    1,037

    1 %

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    852

    766

    11 %

    850

    0 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    1,310

    1,045

    25 %

    1,130

    16 %

    Cortez (61.5%)d






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    110

    100

    10 %

    132

    (17)%

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    178

    163

    10 %

    215

    (17)%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,167

    1,251

    (7)%

    871

    34 %

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    793

    860

    (8)%

    613

    29 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    1,029

    1,203

    (14)%

    950

    8 %

    Turquoise Ridge (61.5%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    78

    92

    (15)%

    79

    0 %

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    128

    149

    (15)%

    128

    0 %

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,131

    1,007

    12 %

    1,073

    5 %

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    752

    647

    16 %

    753

    0 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    904

    741

    22 %

    829

    9 %

    Phoenix (61.5%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    28

    25

    11 %

    35

    (21)%

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    45

    41

    11 %

    57

    (21)%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,864

    2,051

    (9)%

    1,726

    8 %

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    279

    346

    (19)%

    725

    (62)%

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    401

    530

    (24)%

    957

    (58)%

    Long Canyon (61.5%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    46

    39

    18 %

    40

    15 %

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    75

    63

    18 %

    65

    15 %

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    691

    511

    35 %

    1,009

    (32)%

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    168

    79

    113 %

    308

    (45)%

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    191

    156

    22 %

    430

    (56)%

    Pueblo Viejo (60%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    117

    137

    (15)%

    111

    5 %

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    195

    229

    (15)%

    185

    5 %

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    904

    816

    11 %

    935

    (3)%

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    533

    507

    5 %

    579

    (8)%

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    723

    689

    5 %

    720

    0 %

    Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    143

    154

    (7)%

    141

    2 %

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    179

    193

    (7)%

    176

    2 %

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    993

    974

    2 %

    1,012

    (2)%

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    610

    608

    0%

    639

    (5)%

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    1,073

    920

    17 %

    1,030

    4 %

    Kibali (45%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    91

    86

    5 %

    90

    1 %

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    202

    192

    5 %

    201

    1 %

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,038

    1,065

    (3)%

    1,067

    (3)%

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    645

    691

    (7)%

    617

    5 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    894

    856

    4 %

    739

    21 %

    Veladero (50%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    31

    32

    (3)%

    49

    (37)%

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    62

    64

    (3)%

    98

    (37)%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,231

    1,151

    7 %

    1,228

    0 %

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    774

    736

    5 %

    801

    (3)%

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    1,698

    2,104

    (19)%

    1,383

    23 %

    Porgera (47.5%)e






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)





    0%

    24

    0%

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)





    0%

    51

    0%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)





    0%

    1,141

    0%

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b





    0%

    875

    0%

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b





    0%

    1,046

    0%

    Tongon (89.7%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    48

    48

    0 %

    64

    (25)%

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    53

    54

    0 %

    71

    (25)%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,446

    1,510

    (4)%

    1,275

    13 %

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    1,045

    995

    5 %

    688

    52 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    1,162

    1,062

    9 %

    745

    56 %

    Hemlo






    Gold produced (000s oz)

    42

    47

    (11)%

    54

    (22)%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,603

    1,610

    0 %

    1,268

    26 %

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    1,314

    1,324

    (1)%

    1,080

    22 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    1,937

    1,840

    5 %

    1,456

    33 %

    North Mara (84%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    63

    62

    1 %

    68

    (7)%

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    75

    74

    1 %

    81

    (7)%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    975

    1,061

    (8)%

    1,040

    (6)%

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    816

    832

    (2)%

    724

    13 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    952

    1,038

    (8)%

    1,166

    (18)%

    Buzwagi (84%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    19

    17

    10 %

    20

    (7)%

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    22

    20

    10 %

    24

    (7)%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,315

    1,486

    (12)%

    909

    45 %

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    1,244

    1,450

    (14)%

    751

    66 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    1,242

    1,467

    (15)%

    770

    61 %

    Bulyanhulu (84%)






    Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

    35

    33

    6 %

    7

    400 %

    Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

    42

    39

    6 %

    8

    400 %

    Cost of sales ($/oz)

    1,164

    1,211

    (4)%

    1,658

    (30)%

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    776

    865

    (10)%

    950

    (18)%

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    916

    957

    (4)%

    1,014

    (10)%

    Total Attributable to Barrickf






    Gold produced (000s oz)

    1,041

    1,101

    (5)%

    1,149

    (9)%

    Cost of sales ($/oz)g

    1,107

    1,073

    3 %

    1,075

    3 %

    Total cash costs ($/oz)b

    729

    716

    2 %

    716

    2 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

    1,087

    1,018

    7 %

    1,031

    5 %


  • These results represent our 61.5% interest in Carlin (including NGM's 60% interest in South Arturo), Cortez, Turquoise Ridge, Phoenix and Long Canyon.

  • These are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure used in this section of the press release to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see the endnotes to this press release.

  • Included within our 61.5% interest in Carlin is NGM's 60% interest in South Arturo.

  • Starting in the first quarter of 2021, Goldrush is reported as part of Cortez as it is operated by Cortez management. Comparative periods have been restated to include Goldrush.

  • As Porgera was placed on care and maintenance on April 25, 2020, no operating data or per ounce data is provided.

  • Excludes Pierina, Lagunas Norte, Golden Sunlight, and Morila (40%) up until its divestiture in November 2020, as these assets are producing incidental ounces while in closure or care and maintenance.

  • Gold cost of sales per ounce is calculated as cost of sales across our gold operations (excluding sites in closure or care and maintenance) divided by ounces sold (both on an attributable basis using Barrick's ownership share).

  • Production and Cost Summary - Copper


    For the three months ended


    6/30/21

    3/31/21

    % Change

    6/30/20

    % Change

    Lumwana






    Copper production (Mlbs)

    56

    51

    10 %

    72

    (22)%

    Cost of sales ($/lb)

    2.36

    1.97

    20 %

    2.06

    15 %

    C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

    1.72

    1.48

    16 %

    1.55

    11 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

    2.92

    2.37

    23 %

    2.27

    29 %

    Zaldívar (50%)






    Copper production (Mlbs attributable basis)

    22

    24

    (8)%

    28

    (21)%

    Copper production (Mlbs 100% basis)

    44

    48

    (8)%

    56

    (21)%

    Cost of sales ($/lb)

    3.56

    3.03

    17 %

    2.52

    41 %

    C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

    2.68

    2.25

    19 %

    1.79

    50 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

    3.15

    2.47

    28 %

    2.09

    51 %

    Jabal Sayid (50%)






    Copper production (Mlbs attributable basis)

    18

    18

    0 %

    20

    (10)%

    Copper production (Mlbs 100% basis)

    36

    36

    0 %

    40

    (10)%

    Cost of sales ($/lb)

    1.47

    1.21

    21 %

    1.41

    4 %

    C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

    1.27

    1.06

    20 %

    1.14

    11 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

    1.39

    1.22

    14 %

    1.41

    (1)%

    Total Attributable to Barrick






    Copper production (Mlbs attributable basis)

    96

    93

    3 %

    120

    (20)%

    Cost of sales ($/lb)b

    2.43

    2.11

    15 %

    2.08

    17 %

    C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

    1.83

    1.60

    14 %

    1.55

    18 %

    All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

    2.74

    2.26

    21 %

    2.15

    27 %


  • These are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure used in this section of the press release to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see the endnotes to this press release.

  • Copper cost of sales per pound is calculated as cost of sales across our copper operations divided by pounds sold (both on an attributable basis using Barrick's ownership share).

  • Appendix 3
    Financial and Operating Highlights


    For the three months ended



    For the six months ended



    6/30/21



    3/31/21



    % Change



    6/30/20



    % Change



    6/30/21



    6/30/20



    % Change


    Financial Results ($ millions)
























    Revenues

    2,893



    2,956



    (2

    )%


    3,055



    (5

    )%


    5,849



    5,776



    1

    %

    Cost of sales

    1,704



    1,712



    0

    %


    1,900



    (10

    )%


    3,416



    3,676



    (7

    )%

    Net earningsa

    411



    538



    (24

    )%


    357



    15

    %


    949



    757



    25

    %

    Adjusted net earningsb

    513



    507



    1

    %


    415



    24

    %


    1,020



    700



    46

    %

    Adjusted EBITDAb

    1,719



    1,800



    (5

    )%


    1,697



    1

    %


    3,519



    3,163



    11

    %

    Adjusted EBITDA marginc

    59

    %


    61

    %


    (3

    )%


    56

    %


    5

    %


    60

    %


    55

    %


    9

    %

    Minesite sustaining capital expendituresd

    452



    405



    12

    %


    420



    8

    %


    857



    790



    8

    %

    Project capital expendituresd

    203



    131



    55

    %


    85



    139

    %


    334



    161



    107

    %

    Total consolidated capital expendituresd,e

    658



    539



    22

    %


    509



    29

    %


    1,197



    960



    25

    %

    Net cash provided by operating activities

    639



    1,302



    (51

    )%


    1,031



    (38

    )%


    1,941



    1,920



    1

    %

    Net cash provided by operating activities marginf

    22

    %


    44

    %


    (50

    )%


    34

    %


    (35

    )%


    33

    %


    33

    %


    0

    %

    Free cash flowb

    (19

    )


    763



    (102

    )%


    522



    (104

    )%


    744



    960



    (23

    )%

    Net earnings per share (basic and diluted)

    0.23



    0.30



    (23

    )%


    0.20



    15

    %


    0.53



    0.43



    23

    %

    Adjusted net earnings (basic)b per share

    0.29



    0.29



    0

    %


    0.23



    26

    %


    0.57



    0.39



    46

    %

    Weighted average diluted common shares (millions of shares)

    1,779



    1,778



    0

    %


    1,778



    0

    %


    1,779



    1,778



    0

    %

    Operating Results



















    Gold production (thousands of ounces)g

    1,041



    1,101



    (5

    )%


    1,149



    (9

    )%


    2,142



    2,399



    (11

    )%

    Gold sold (thousands of ounces)g

    1,070



    1,093



    (2

    )%


    1,224



    (13

    )%


    2,163



    2,444



    (11

    )%

    Market gold price ($/oz)

    1,816



    1,794



    1

    %


    1,711



    6

    %


    1,805



    1,645



    10

    %

    Realized gold priceb,g ($/oz)

    1,820



    1,777



    2

    %


    1,725



    6

    %


    1,798



    1,657



    9

    %

    Gold cost of sales (Barrick’s share)g,h ($/oz)

    1,107



    1,073



    3

    %


    1,075



    3

    %


    1,090



    1,048



    4

    %

    Gold total cash costsb,g ($/oz)

    729



    716



    2

    %


    716



    2

    %


    723



    704



    3

    %

    Gold all-in sustaining costsb,g ($/oz)

    1,087



    1,018



    7

    %


    1,031



    5

    %


    1,052



    993



    6

    %

    Copper production (millions of pounds)g

    96



    93



    3

    %


    120



    (20

    )%


    189



    235



    (20

    )%

    Copper sold (millions of pounds)g

    96



    113



    (15

    )%


    123



    (22

    )%


    209



    233



    (10

    )%

    Market copper price ($/lb)

    4.40



    3.86



    14

    %


    2.43



    81

    %


    4.12



    2.49



    65

    %

    Realized copper priceb,g ($/lb)

    4.57



    4.12



    11

    %


    2.79



    64

    %


    4.32



    2.53



    71

    %

    Copper cost of sales (Barrick’s share)g,i ($/lb)

    2.43



    2.11



    15

    %


    2.08



    17

    %


    2.26



    2.03



    11

    %

    Copper C1 cash costsb,g ($/lb)

    1.83



    1.60



    14

    %


    1.55



    18

    %


    1.71



    1.55



    10

    %

    Copper all-in sustaining costsb,g ($/lb)

    2.74



    2.26



    21

    %


    2.15



    27

    %


    2.48



    2.10



    18

    %


    As at
    6/30/21




    As at
    3/31/21



    % Change



    As at
    6/30/20



    % Change











    Financial Position ($ millions)




















    Debt (current and long-term)

    5,152



    5,153



    0

    %


    5,168



    0

    %










    Cash and equivalents

    5,138



    5,672



    (9

    )%


    3,743



    37

    %










    Debt, net of cash

    14



    (519

    )


    (103

    )%


    1,425



    (99

    )%











  • Net earnings represents net earnings attributable to the equity holders of the Company.

  • Adjusted net earnings, adjusted EBITDA, free cash flow, adjusted net earnings per share, realized gold price, all-in sustaining costs, total cash costs, C1 cash costs and realized copper price are non-GAAP financial performance measures with no standardized meaning under IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. For further information and a detailed reconciliation of each non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable IFRS measure, please see the endnotes to this press release.

  • Represents adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue.

  • Amounts presented on a consolidated cash basis. Project capital expenditures are included in our calculation of all-in costs, but not included in our calculation of all-in sustaining costs.

  • Total consolidated capital expenditures also includes capitalized interest of $3 million and $6 million, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: $3 million and June 30, 2020: $4 million and $9 million, respectively).

  • Represents net cash provided by operating activities divided by revenue.

  • On an attributable basis.

  • Gold cost of sales per ounce is calculated as cost of sales across our gold operations (excluding sites in closure or care and maintenance) divided by ounces sold (both on an attributable basis using Barrick's ownership share).

  • Copper cost of sales per pound is calculated as cost of sales across our copper operations divided by pounds sold (both on an attributable basis using Barrick's ownership share).

  • Consolidated Statements of Income

    Barrick Gold Corporation
    (in millions of United States dollars, except per share data) (Unaudited)

    Three months ended
    June 30,


    Six months ended
    June 30,




    2021



    2020



    2021



    2020


    Revenue (notes 5 and 6)

    $

    2,893


    $

    3,055


    $

    5,849


    $

    5,776


    Costs and expenses (income)





    Cost of sales (notes 5 and 7)


    1,704



    1,900



    3,416



    3,676


    General and administrative expenses


    47



    71



    85



    111


    Exploration, evaluation and project expenses


    77



    78



    138



    149


    Impairment (reversals) charges (notes 9b and 13)


    2



    23



    (87

    )


    (313

    )

    Loss on currency translation


    7



    2



    11



    18


    Closed mine rehabilitation


    6



    7



    29



    97


    Income from equity investees (note 12)


    (104

    )


    (61

    )


    (207

    )


    (115

    )

    Other expense (note 9a)


    26



    73



    45



    38


    Income before finance costs and income taxes

    $

    1,128


    $

    962


    $

    2,419


    $

    2,115


    Finance costs, net


    (91

    )


    (82

    )


    (178

    )


    (186

    )

    Income before income taxes

    $

    1,037


    $

    880


    $

    2,241


    $

    1,929


    Income tax expense (note 10)


    (343

    )


    (258

    )


    (717

    )


    (644

    )

    Net income

    $

    694


    $

    622


    $

    1,524


    $

    1,285


    Attributable to:





    Equity holders of Barrick Gold Corporation

    $

    411


    $

    357


    $

    949


    $

    757


    Non-controlling interests (note 17)

    $

    283


    $

    265


    $

    575


    $

    528







    Earnings per share data attributable to the equity holders of Barrick Gold Corporation (note 8)





    Net income





    Basic

    $

    0.23


    $

    0.20


    $

    0.53


    $

    0.43


    Diluted

    $

    0.23


    $

    0.20


    $

    0.53


    $

    0.43



    The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Second Quarter Report 2021 available on our website are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

    Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

    Barrick Gold Corporation
    (in millions of United States dollars) (Unaudited)

    Three months ended
    June 30,


    Six months ended
    June 30,




    2021



    2020



    2021



    2020


    Net income

    $

    694


    $

    622


    $

    1,524


    $

    1,285


    Other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes





    Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:





    Unrealized losses on derivatives designated as cash flow hedges, net of tax $nil, $nil, $nil and $nil






    (2

    )






    (1

    )

    Realized losses on derivatives designated as cash flow hedges, net of tax $nil, $nil, $nil and $nil


    3







    3






    Currency translation adjustments, net of tax $nil, $nil, $nil and $nil






    (1

    )






    (5

    )

    Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss:





    Actuarial loss on post employment benefit obligations, net of tax $nil, ($3), $3 and $nil






    (5

    )






    (2

    )

    Net change on equity investments, net of tax ($3), $nil, $5 and $nil


    10



    118



    (37

    )


    93


    Total other comprehensive income (loss)


    13



    110



    (34

    )


    85


    Total comprehensive income

    $

    707


    $

    732


    $

    1,490


    $

    1,370


    Attributable to:





    Equity holders of Barrick Gold Corporation

    $

    424


    $

    467


    $

    915


    $

    842


    Non-controlling interests

    $

    283


    $

    265


    $

    575


    $

    528



    The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Second Quarter Report 2021 available on our website are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

    Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

    Barrick Gold Corporation
    (in millions of United States dollars) (Unaudited)

    Three months ended
    June 30,


    Six months ended
    June 30,




    2021



    2020



    2021



    2020


    OPERATING ACTIVITIES





    Net income

    $

    694


    $

    622


    $

    1,524


    $

    1,285


    Adjustments for the following items:





    Depreciation


    500



    566



    1,007



    1,090


    Finance costs, net


    100



    86



    194



    197


    Impairment (reversals) charges (notes 9b and 13)


    2



    23



    (87

    )


    (313

    )

    Income tax expense (note 10)


    343



    258



    717



    644


    Income from investment in equity investees


    (104

    )


    (61

    )


    (207

    )


    (115

    )

    Loss (gain) on sale of non-current assets


    (7

    )


    8



    (10

    )


    (52

    )

    Loss on currency translation


    7



    2



    11



    18


    Change in working capital (note 11)


    (197

    )


    (8

    )


    (249

    )


    (314

    )

    Other operating activities (note 11)


    (76

    )


    25



    (116

    )


    106


    Operating cash flows before interest and income taxes


    1,262



    1,521



    2,784



    2,546


    Interest paid


    (131

    )


    (130

    )


    (153

    )


    (154

    )

    Income taxes paid1


    (492

    )


    (360

    )


    (690

    )


    (472

    )

    Net cash provided by operating activities


    639



    1,031



    1,941



    1,920


    INVESTING ACTIVITIES





    Property, plant and equipment





    Capital expenditures (note 5)


    (658

    )


    (509

    )


    (1,197

    )


    (960

    )

    Sales proceeds


    1



    9



    5



    16


    Investment sales






    206







    206


    Divestitures (note 4)


    19







    19



    256


    Dividends received from equity method investments


    35



    29



    161



    54


    Shareholder loan repayments from equity method investments






    1



    1



    1


    Net cash used in investing activities


    (603

    )


    (264

    )


    (1,011

    )


    (427

    )

    FINANCING ACTIVITIES





    Lease repayments


    (4

    )


    (7

    )


    (10

    )


    (12

    )

    Debt repayments










    (7

    )


    (351

    )

    Dividends


    (159

    )


    (124

    )


    (317

    )


    (246

    )

    Return of capital (note 16)


    (250

    )






    (250

    )





    Funding from non-controlling interests (note 17)


    6







    12



    1


    Disbursements to non-controlling interests (note 17)


    (206

    )


    (217

    )


    (471

    )


    (434

    )

    Other financing activities (note 11)


    43







    64



    (15

    )

    Net cash used in financing activities


    (570

    )


    (348

    )


    (979

    )


    (1,057

    )

    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents




    (3

    )


    (1

    )


    (7

    )

    Net increase (decrease) in cash and equivalents


    (534

    )


    416



    (50

    )


    429


    Cash and equivalents at the beginning of period


    5,672



    3,327



    5,188



    3,314


    Cash and equivalents at the end of period

    $

    5,138


    $

    3,743


    $

    5,138


    $

    3,743



    1. Income taxes paid excludes $57 million (2020: $45 million) for the three months ended June 30, 2021 and $93 million (2020: $69 million) for the six months ended June 30, 2021 of income taxes payable that were settled against offsetting VAT receivables.

    The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Second Quarter Report 2021 available on our website are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

    Consolidated Balance Sheets

    Barrick Gold Corporation

    As at June 30,



    As at December 31,


    (in millions of United States dollars) (Unaudited)


    2021



    2020


    ASSETS



    Current assets



    Cash and equivalents (note 14a)

    $

    5,138


    $

    5,188


    Accounts receivable


    554



    558


    Inventories


    1,825



    1,878


    Other current assets


    522



    519


    Total current assets

    $

    8,039


    $

    8,143


    Non-current assets



    Equity in investees (note 12)


    4,715



    4,670


    Property, plant and equipment


    24,755



    24,628


    Goodwill


    4,769



    4,769


    Intangible assets


    158



    169


    Deferred income tax assets


    61



    98


    Non-current portion of inventory


    2,559



    2,566


    Other assets


    1,472



    1,463


    Total assets

    $

    46,528


    $

    46,506


    LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



    Current liabilities



    Accounts payable

    $

    1,157


    $

    1,458


    Debt


    15



    20


    Current income tax liabilities


    311



    436


    Other current liabilities


    315



    306


    Total current liabilities

    $

    1,798


    $

    2,220


    Non-current liabilities



    Debt


    5,137



    5,135


    Provisions


    2,925



    3,139


    Deferred income tax liabilities


    3,197



    3,034


    Other liabilities


    1,297



    1,268


    Total liabilities

    $

    14,354


    $

    14,796


    Equity



    Capital stock (note 16)

    $

    28,995


    $

    29,236


    Deficit


    (7,320

    )


    (7,949

    )

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss


    (20

    )


    14


    Other


    2,034



    2,040


    Total equity attributable to Barrick Gold Corporation shareholders

    $

    23,689


    $

    23,341


    Non-controlling interests (note 17)


    8,485



    8,369


    Total equity

    $

    32,174


    $

    31,710


    Contingencies and commitments (notes 5 and 18)



    Total liabilities and equity

    $

    46,528


    $

    46,506



    The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Second Quarter Report 2021 available on our website are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

    Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity

    Barrick Gold Corporation


    Attributable to equity holders of the company



    (in millions of United States dollars)
    (Unaudited)

    Common
    Shares (in
    thousands)

    Capital
    stock


    Retained
    earnings
    (deficit)


    Accumulated
    other
    comprehensive
    income (loss)1


    Other2


    Total equity
    attributable to
    shareholders


    Non-
    controlling
    interests


    Total
    equity


    At January 1, 2021

    1,778,190

    $29,236


    ($7,949

    )

    $14


    $2,040


    $23,341


    $8,369


    $31,710


    Net income






    949








    949


    575


    1,524


    Total other comprehensive loss









    (34

    )




    (34

    )




    (34

    )

    Total comprehensive income (loss)






    949


    (34

    )




    915


    575


    1,490


    Transactions with owners









    Dividends






    (317

    )







    (317

    )




    (317

    )

    Return of capital (note 16)



    (250

    )










    (250

    )




    (250

    )

    Issued on exercise of stock options

    50






















    Funding from non-controlling interests (note 17)


















    12


    12


    Disbursements to non-controlling interests (note 17)


















    (471

    )

    (471

    )

    Dividend reinvestment plan (note 16)

    104

    3


    (3

    )
















    Share-based payments

    898

    6








    (6

    )










    Total transactions with owners

    1,052

    (241

    )

    (320

    )




    (6

    )

    (567

    )

    (459

    )

    (1,026

    )

    At June 30, 2021

    1,779,242

    $28,995


    ($7,320

    )

    ($20

    )

    $2,034


    $23,689


    $8,485


    $32,174











    At January 1, 2020

    1,777,927

    $29,231


    ($9,722

    )

    ($122

    )

    $2,045


    $21,432


    $8,395


    $29,827


    Net income






    757








    757


    528


    1,285


    Total other comprehensive income









    85





    85





    85


    Total comprehensive income






    757


    85





    842


    528


    1,370


    Transactions with owners









    Dividends






    (246

    )







    (246

    )




    (246

    )

    Issuance of 16% interest in Tanzania mines


















    238


    238


    Issued on exercise of stock options

    40






















    Funding from non-controlling interests


















    1


    1


    Disbursements to non-controlling interests


















    (448

    )

    (448

    )

    Dividend reinvestment plan

    101

    3


    (3

    )
















    Share-based payments












    4


    4





    4


    Total transactions with owners

    141

    3


    (249

    )




    4


    (242

    )

    (209

    )

    (451

    )

    At June 30, 2020

    1,778,068

    $29,234


    ($9,214

    )

    ($37

    )

    $2,049


    $22,032


    $8,714


    $30,746



    1 Includes cumulative translation losses at June 30, 2021: $95 million (December 31, 2020: $95 million; June 30, 2020: $92 million).
    2 Includes additional paid-in capital as at June 30, 2021: $1,996 million (December 31, 2020: $2,002 million; June 30, 2020: $2,011 million).

    The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Second Quarter Report 2021 available on our website are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

    Technical Information

    The scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Steven Yopps, MMSA, Manager of Growth Projects, Nevada Gold Mines; Craig Fiddes, SME-RM, Manager – Resource Modeling, Nevada Gold Mines; Chad Yuhasz, P.Geo, Mineral Resource Manager, Latin America & Asia Pacific; Simon Bottoms, CGeol, MGeol, FGS, FAusIMM, Mineral Resources Manager: Africa & Middle East; Rodney Quick, MSc, Pr. Sci.Nat, Mineral Resource Management and Evaluation Executive; John Steele, CIM, Metallurgy, Engineering and Capital Projects Executive; and Rob Krcmarov, FAusIMM, Executive Vice President, Exploration and Growth — each a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

    Endnotes

    Endnote 1
    On a 100% basis.

    Endnote 2
    A Tier One Gold Asset is an asset with a reserve potential to deliver a minimum 10-year life, annual production of at least 500,000 ounces of gold and total cash costs per ounce over the mine life that are in the lower half of the industry cost curve.

    Endnote 3
    Future economic contribution over extended mine life assuming a gold price of $1,599 per ounce and a silver price of $20.96 per ounce.

    Endnote 4
    “Realized price” is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes from sales: unrealized gains and losses on non-hedge derivative contracts; unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses on provisional pricing from copper and gold sales contracts; sales attributable to ore purchase arrangements; treatment and refining charges; export duties; and cumulative catch-up adjustments to revenue relating to our streaming arrangements. This measure is intended to enable Management to better understand the price realized in each reporting period for gold and copper sales because unrealized mark-to-market values of non-hedge gold and copper derivatives are subject to change each period due to changes in market factors such as market and forward gold and copper prices, so that prices ultimately realized may differ from those recorded. The exclusion of such unrealized mark-to-market gains and losses from the presentation of this performance measure enables investors to understand performance based on the realized proceeds of selling gold and copper production. The realized price measure is intended to provide additional information and does not have any standardized definition under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

    Reconciliation of Sales to Realized Price per ounce/pound

    ($ millions, except per ounce/pound information in dollars)

    Gold

    Copper

    Gold

    Copper

    For the three months ended


    For the six months ended



    6/30/21


    3/31/21


    6/30/20


    6/30/21


    3/31/21


    6/30/20


    6/30/21


    6/30/20


    6/30/21


    6/30/20


    Sales

    2,589


    2,641


    2,812


    234


    256


    184


    5,230


    5,405


    490


    283


    Sales applicable to non-controlling interests

    (779

    )

    (814

    )

    (822

    )

    0


    0


    0


    (1,593

    )

    (1,592

    )

    0


    0


    Sales applicable to equity method investmentsa,b

    168


    154


    172


    161


    170


    120


    322


    319


    331


    227


    Sales applicable to sites in closure or care and maintenancec

    (28

    )

    (41

    )

    (53

    )

    0


    0


    0


    (69

    )

    (99

    )

    0


    0


    Treatment and refinement charges

    0


    0


    2


    39


    41


    40


    0


    2


    80


    79


    Otherd

    0


    0


    0


    0


    0


    0


    0


    15


    0


    0


    Revenues – as adjusted

    1,950


    1,940


    2,111


    434


    467


    344


    3,890


    4,050


    901


    589


    Ounces/pounds sold (000s ounces/millions pounds)c

    1,070


    1,093


    1,224


    96


    113


    123


    2,163


    2,444


    209


    233


    Realized gold/copper price per ounce/pounde

    1,820


    1,777


    1,725


    4.57


    4.12


    2.79


    1,798


    1,657


    4.32


    2.53



    a.

    Represents sales of $169 million and $323 million, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: $154 million and June 30, 2020: $164 million and $304 million, respectively) applicable to our 45% equity method investment in Kibali for gold. Represents sales of $87 million and $196 million, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: $109 million and June 30, 2020: $78 million and $150 million, respectively) applicable to our 50% equity method investment in Zaldívar and $79 million and $144 million, respectively (March 31, 2021: $65 million and June 30, 2020: $46 million and $86 million, respectively) applicable to our 50% equity method investment in Jabal Sayid for copper.

    b.

    Sales applicable to equity method investments are net of treatment and refinement charges.

    c.

    Figures exclude: Pierina, Lagunas Norte up until its divestiture in June 2021, Golden Sunlight, and Morila up until its divestiture in November 2020 from the calculation of realized price per ounce. These assets are producing incidental ounces.

    d.

    Represents a cumulative catch-up adjustment to revenue relating to our streaming arrangements. Refer to note 2f of the 2020 Annual Financial Statements for more information.

    e.

    Realized price per ounce/pound may not calculate based on amounts presented in this table due to rounding.



    Endnote 5
    On an attributable basis.

    Endnote 6
    Net earnings represents net earnings attributable to the equity holders of the Company.

    Endnote 7
    “Adjusted net earnings” and “adjusted net earnings per share” are non GAAP financial performance measures. Adjusted net earnings excludes the following from net earnings: certain impairment charges (reversals) related to intangibles, goodwill, property, plant and equipment, and investments; gains (losses) and other one time costs relating to acquisitions or dispositions; foreign currency translation gains (losses); significant tax adjustments not related to current period earnings; and the tax effect and non-controlling interest of these items. The Company uses this measure internally to evaluate our underlying operating performance for the reporting periods presented and to assist with the planning and forecasting of future operating results. Barrick believes that adjusted net earnings is a useful measure of our performance because these adjusting items do not reflect the underlying operating performance of our core mining business and are not necessarily indicative of future operating results. Adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other companies. They should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

    Reconciliation of Net Earnings to Net Earnings per Share, Adjusted Net Earnings and Adjusted Net Earnings per Share

    ($ millions, except per share amounts in dollars)

    For the three months ended


    For the six months ended



    6/30/21


    3/31/21


    6/30/20


    6/30/21


    6/30/20


    Net earnings attributable to equity holders of the Company

    411


    538


    357


    949


    757


    Impairment charges (reversals) related to intangibles, goodwill, property, plant and equipment, and investmentsa

    2


    (89

    )

    23


    (87

    )

    (313

    )

    Acquisition/disposition (gains) lossesb

    (7

    )

    (3

    )

    8


    (10

    )

    (52

    )

    Loss (gain) on currency translation

    7


    4


    2


    11


    18


    Significant tax adjustmentsc

    62


    47


    (7

    )

    109


    (51

    )

    Other expense adjustmentsd

    14


    11


    48


    25


    146


    Tax effect and non-controlling intereste

    24


    (1

    )

    (16

    )

    23


    195


    Adjusted net earnings

    513


    507


    415


    1,020


    700


    Net earnings per sharef

    0.23


    0.30


    0.20


    0.53


    0.43


    Adjusted net earnings per sharef

    0.29


    0.29


    0.23


    0.57


    0.39



    a.

    For the three month period ended June 30, 2021, we recorded no significant impairment charges or reversals. Net impairment reversals for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and six months ended June 30, 2021 mainly relate to non-current asset reversals at Lagunas Norte. For the three month period ended June 30, 2020, net impairment charges relate to miscellaneous assets. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, net impairment reversals primarily relate to non-current asset reversals at our Tanzanian assets.

    b.

    Acquisition/disposition gains for the six month period ended June 30, 2020 primarily relate to the gain on the sale of Massawa.

    c.

    Significant tax adjustments for the three month period ended June 30, 2021 mainly relates to deferred tax expense as a result of tax reform measures in Argentina. For the three month period ended March 31, 2021, significant tax adjustments mainly relate to the remeasurement of deferred tax balances for changes in foreign currency rates and the recognition/derecognition of our deferred taxes in various jurisdictions. Significant tax adjustments for the six month period ended June 30, 2021 mainly relates to deferred tax expense as a result of tax reform measures in Argentina, the remeasurement of deferred tax balances for changes in foreign currency rates and the recognition/derecognition of our deferred taxes in various jurisdictions. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, significant tax adjustments primarily relate to deferred tax recoveries as a result of tax reform measures in Argentina and adjustments made in recognition of the net settlement of all outstanding disputes with the Government of Tanzania.

    d.

    Other expense adjustments for all periods mainly relate to care and maintenance expenses at Porgera. The three month period ended June 30, 2020 was further impacted by Covid-19 donations. For the six month period ended June 30, 2020, other expense adjustments also relate to changes in the discount rate assumptions on our closed mine rehabilitation provision.

    e.

    Tax effect and non-controlling interest for the six month period ended June 30, 2020 primarily relates to the net impairment reversals related to long-lived assets.

    f.

    Calculated using weighted average number of shares outstanding under the basic method of earnings per share.



    Endnote 8
    “Free cash flow” is a non-GAAP financial performance measure that deducts capital expenditures from net cash provided by operating activities. Barrick believes this to be a useful indicator of our ability to operate without reliance on additional borrowing or usage of existing cash. Free cash flow is intended to provide additional information only and does not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other companies. Free cash flow should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on this non-GAAP measure are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

    Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow

    ($ millions)

    For the three months ended


    For the six months ended



    6/30/21


    3/31/21


    6/30/20


    6/30/21


    6/30/20


    Net cash provided by operating activities

    639


    1,302


    1,031


    1,941


    1,920


    Capital expenditures

    (658

    )

    (539

    )

    (509

    )

    (1,197

    )

    (960

    )

    Free cash flow

    (19

    )

    763


    522


    744


    960



    Endnote 9
    These amounts are presented on the same basis as our guidance.

    Endnote 10
    Gold cost of sales per ounce is calculated as cost of sales across our gold operations (excluding sites in closure or care and maintenance) divided by ounces sold (both on an attributable basis using Barrick's ownership share). Copper cost of sales per pound is calculated as cost of sales across our copper operations divided by pounds sold (both on an attributable basis using Barrick's ownership share). References to attributable basis means our 100% share of Hemlo and Lumwana, our 61.5% share of Nevada Gold Mines, our 60% share of Pueblo Viejo, our 80% share of Loulo-Gounkoto, our 89.7% share of Tongon, our 84% share of North Mara, Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi, our 50% share of Veladero, Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid, our 47.5% share of Porgera and our 45% share of Kibali.

    Endnote 11
    “Total cash costs” per ounce, “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce and "All-in costs" per ounce are non-GAAP financial performance measures. “Total cash costs” per ounce starts with cost of sales related to gold production and removes depreciation, the non-controlling interest of cost of sales, and includes by-product credits. “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce start with “Total cash costs” per ounce and add further costs which reflect the expenditures made to maintain current production levels, primarily sustaining capital expenditures, sustaining leases, general & administrative costs, minesite exploration and evaluation costs, and reclamation cost accretion and amortization. "All in costs" per ounce starts with "All-in sustaining costs" per ounce and adds additional costs that reflect the varying costs of producing gold over the life-cycle of a mine, including: project capital expenditures and other non-sustaining costs. Barrick believes that the use of “Total cash costs” per ounce, “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce and "All-in costs" per ounce will assist investors, analysts and other stakeholders in understanding the costs associated with producing gold, understanding the economics of gold mining, assessing our operating performance and also our ability to generate free cash flow from current operations and to generate free cash flow on an overall Company basis. “Total cash costs” per ounce, “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce and "All-in costs" per ounce are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS. Although a standardized definition of all-in sustaining costs was published in 2013 by the World Gold Council (a market development organization for the gold industry comprised of and funded by gold mining companies from around the world, including Barrick), it is not a regulatory organization, and other companies may calculate this measure differently. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

    Reconciliation of Gold Cost of Sales to Total cash costs, All-in sustaining costs and All-in costs, including on a per ounce basis

    ($ millions, except per ounce information in dollars)


    For the three months ended


    For the six months ended



    Footnote

    6/30/21


    3/31/21


    6/30/20


    6/30/21


    6/30/20


    Cost of sales applicable to gold production


    1,561


    1,571


    1,740


    3,132


    3,383


    Depreciation


    (448

    )

    (454

    )

    (498

    )

    (902

    )

    (972

    )

    Cash cost of sales applicable to equity method investments


    55


    59


    62


    114


    114


    By-product credits


    (70

    )

    (59

    )

    (59

    )

    (129

    )

    (88

    )

    Realized (gains) losses on hedge and non-hedge derivatives

    a

    0


    0


    1


    0


    1


    Non-recurring items

    b

    0


    0


    0


    0


    0


    Other

    c

    (22

    )

    (33

    )

    (26

    )

    (55

    )

    (53

    )

    Non-controlling interests

    d

    (294

    )

    (302

    )

    (336

    )

    (596

    )

    (652

    )

    Total cash costs


    782


    782


    884


    1,564


    1,733


    General & administrative costs


    47


    38


    71


    85


    111


    Minesite exploration and evaluation costs

    e

    16


    16


    23


    32


    38


    Minesite sustaining capital expenditures

    f

    452


    405


    420


    857


    790


    Sustaining leases


    6


    13


    10


    19


    10


    Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (operating sites)

    g

    13


    11


    12


    24


    26


    Non-controlling interest, copper operations and other

    h

    (151

    )

    (154

    )

    (158

    )

    (305

    )

    (283

    )

    All-in sustaining costs


    1,165


    1,111


    1,262


    2,276


    2,425


    Project exploration and evaluation and project costs

    e

    61


    45


    55


    106


    111


    Community relations costs not related to current operations


    0


    0


    0


    0


    1


    Project capital expenditures

    f

    203


    131


    85


    334


    161


    Non-sustaining leases


    0


    0


    0


    0


    0


    Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (non-operating sites)

    g

    4


    3


    4


    7


    6


    Non-controlling interest and copper operations and other

    h

    (74

    )

    (42

    )

    (36

    )

    (116

    )

    (53

    )

    All-in costs


    1,359


    1,248


    1,370


    2,607


    2,651


    Ounces sold - equity basis (000s ounces)

    i

    1,070


    1,093


    1,224


    2,163


    2,444


    Cost of sales per ounce

    j,k

    1,107


    1,073


    1,075


    1,090


    1,048


    Total cash costs per ounce

    k

    729


    716


    716


    723


    704


    Total cash costs per ounce (on a co-product basis)

    k,l

    766


    746


    747


    757


    726


    All-in sustaining costs per ounce

    k

    1,087


    1,018


    1,031


    1,052


    993


    All-in sustaining costs per ounce (on a co-product basis)

    k,l

    1,124


    1,048


    1,062


    1,086


    1,015


    All-in costs per ounce

    k

    1,269


    1,144


    1,118


    1,206


    1,085


    All-in costs per ounce (on a co-product basis)

    k,l

    1,306


    1,174


    1,149


    1,240


    1,107



    a.

    Realized (gains) losses on hedge and non-hedge derivatives
    Includes realized hedge losses of $nil and $nil, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: $nil and June 30, 2020: $nil and $nil, respectively), and realized non-hedge losses of $nil and $nil, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: $nil and June 30, 2020: losses of $1 million and $1 million, respectively).



    b.

    Non-recurring items
    These costs are not indicative of our cost of production and have been excluded from the calculation of total cash costs.



    c.

    Other
    Other adjustments for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 include the removal of total cash costs and by-product credits associated with Pierina, Lagunas Norte up until its divestiture in June 2021, Golden Sunlight and Morila up until its divestiture in November 2020, which all are producing incidental ounces, of $14 million and $38 million, respectively (March 31, 2021: $24 million; June 30, 2020: $26 million and $51 million, respectively).



    d.

    Non-controlling interests
    Non-controlling interests include non-controlling interests related to gold production of $453 million and $915 million, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: $462 million and June 30, 2020: $495 million and $961 million, respectively). Non-controlling interests include Nevada Gold Mines, Pueblo Viejo, Loulo-Gounkoto, Tongon, North Mara, Bulyanhulu, Buzwagi. Refer to Note 5 to the Financial Statements for further information.



    e.

    Exploration and evaluation costs
    Exploration, evaluation and project expenses are presented as minesite sustaining if it supports current mine operations and project if it relates to future projects. Refer to page 71 of the second quarter 2021 MD&A.



    f.

    Capital expenditures
    Capital expenditures are related to our gold sites only and are split between minesite sustaining and project capital expenditures. Project capital expenditures are distinct projects designed to increase the net present value of the mine and are not related to current production. Significant projects in the current year are the expansion project at Pueblo Viejo, construction of the Third Shaft at Turquoise Ridge, and the development of the Gounkoto underground. Refer to page 70 of the second quarter 2021 MD&A.



    g.

    Rehabilitation—accretion and amortization
    Includes depreciation on the assets related to rehabilitation provisions of our gold operations and accretion on the rehabilitation provision of our gold operations, split between operating and non-operating sites.



    h.

    Non-controlling interest and copper operations
    Removes general & administrative costs related to non-controlling interests and copper based on a percentage allocation of revenue. Also removes exploration, evaluation and project expenses, rehabilitation costs and capital expenditures incurred by our copper sites and the non-controlling interest of Nevada Gold Mines (including South Arturo), Pueblo Viejo, Loulo-Gounkoto, Tongon, North Mara, Bulyanhulu, and Buzwagi operating segments. It also includes capital expenditures applicable to our equity method investment in Kibali. Figures remove the impact of Pierina, Lagunas Norte up until its divestiture in June 2021, Golden Sunlight and Morila up until its divestiture in November 2020.


    ($ millions)

    For the three months ended


    For the six months ended


    Non-controlling interest, copper operations and other

    6/30/21


    3/31/21


    6/30/20


    6/30/21


    6/30/20


    General & administrative costs

    (7

    )

    (6

    )

    (8

    )

    (13

    )

    (14

    )

    Minesite exploration and evaluation expenses

    (3

    )

    (7

    )

    (8

    )

    (10

    )

    (11

    )

    Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (operating sites)

    (4

    )

    (3

    )

    (4

    )

    (7

    )

    (8

    )

    Minesite sustaining capital expenditures

    (137

    )

    (138

    )

    (138

    )

    (275

    )

    (250

    )

    All-in sustaining costs total

    (151

    )

    (154

    )

    (158

    )

    (305

    )

    (283

    )

    Project exploration and evaluation and project costs

    (8

    )

    (1

    )

    (9

    )

    (9

    )

    (12

    )

    Project capital expenditures

    (66

    )

    (41

    )

    (27

    )

    (107

    )

    (41

    )

    All-in costs total

    (74

    )

    (42

    )

    (36

    )

    (116

    )

    (53

    )


    i.

    Ounces sold - equity basis
    Figures remove the impact of: Pierina, Lagunas Norte up until its divestiture in June 2021, Golden Sunlight, and Morila up until its divestiture in November 2020, which are producing incidental ounces.



    j.

    Cost of sales per ounce
    Figures remove the cost of sales impact of: Pierina of $2 million and $7 million, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: $5 million and June 30, 2020: $4 million and $10 million, respectively); Golden Sunlight of $nil and $nil, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: $nil and June 30, 2020: $nil and $nil, respectively); up until its divestiture in November of 2020, Morila, of $nil and $nil, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: $nil and June 30, 2020: $8 million and $14 million, respectively); and up until its divestiture in June 2021, Lagunas Norte of $14 million and $37 million, respectively, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021 (March 31, 2021: $23 million and June 30, 2020: $23 million and $43 million, respectively), which are producing incidental ounces. Gold cost of sales per ounce is calculated as cost of sales across our gold operations (excluding sites in closure or care and maintenance) divided by ounces sold (both on an attributable basis using Barrick's ownership share).



    k.

    Per ounce figures
    Cost of sales per ounce, total cash costs per ounce, all-in sustaining costs per ounce and all-in costs per ounce may not calculate based on amounts presented in this table due to rounding.



    l.

    Co-product costs per ounce
    Total cash costs per ounce, all-in sustaining costs per ounce and all-in costs per ounce presented on a co-product basis removes the impact of by-product credits of our gold production (net of non-controlling interest) calculated as:


    ($ millions)

    For the three months ended


    For the six months ended



    6/30/21


    3/31/21


    6/30/20


    6/30/21


    6/30/20


    By-product credits

    70


    59


    59


    129


    88


    Non-controlling interest

    (30

    )

    (26

    )

    (22

    )

    (56

    )

    (37

    )

    By-product credits (net of non-controlling interest)

    40


    33


    37


    73


    51



    Endnote 12
    “C1 cash costs” per pound and “All-in sustaining costs” per pound are non-GAAP financial performance measures. “C1 cash costs” per pound is based on cost of sales but excludes the impact of depreciation and royalties and production taxes and includes treatment and refinement charges. “All-in sustaining costs” per pound begins with “C1 cash costs” per pound and adds further costs which reflect the additional costs of operating a mine, primarily sustaining capital expenditures, general & administrative costs and royalties and production taxes. Barrick believes that the use of “C1 cash costs” per pound and “all-in sustaining costs” per pound will assist investors, analysts, and other stakeholders in understanding the costs associated with producing copper, understanding the economics of copper mining, assessing our operating performance, and also our ability to generate free cash flow from current operations and to generate free cash flow on an overall Company basis. “C1 cash costs” per pound and “All-in sustaining costs” per pound are intended to provide additional information only, do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS, and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other companies. These measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

    Reconciliation of Copper Cost of Sales to C1 cash costs and All-in sustaining costs, including on a per pound basis

    ($ millions, except per pound information in dollars)

    For the three months ended


    For the six months ended



    6/30/21


    3/31/21


    6/30/20


    6/30/21


    6/30/20


    Cost of sales

    137


    136


    153


    273


    277


    Depreciation/amortization

    (46

    )

    (48

    )

    (63

    )

    (94

    )

    (106

    )

    Treatment and refinement charges

    39


    41


    40


    80


    79


    Cash cost of sales applicable to equity method investments

    72


    79


    72


    151


    138


    Less: royalties and production taxesa

    (25

    )

    (23

    )

    (11

    )

    (48

    )

    (22

    )

    By-product credits

    (3

    )

    (4

    )

    (3

    )

    (7

    )

    (6

    )

    Other

    0


    0


    0


    0


    0


    C1 cash costs

    174


    181


    188


    355


    360


    General & administrative costs

    5


    4


    6


    10


    9


    Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization

    2


    1


    2


    3


    5


    Royalties and production taxesa

    25


    23


    11


    48


    22


    Minesite exploration and evaluation costs

    4


    2


    1


    6


    2


    Minesite sustaining capital expenditures

    48


    42


    52


    90


    84


    Sustaining leases

    2


    2


    2


    4


    5


    All-in sustaining costs

    260


    255


    262


    516


    487


    Pounds sold - consolidated basis (millions pounds)

    96


    113


    123


    209


    233


    Cost of sales per poundb,c

    2.43


    2.11


    2.08


    2.26


    2.03


    C1 cash cost per poundb

    1.83


    1.60


    1.55


    1.71


    1.55


    All-in sustaining costs per poundb

    2.74


    2.26


    2.15


    2.48


    2.10



    a.

    For the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2021, royalties and production taxes include royalties of $25 million and $48 million, respectively (March 31, 2021: $23 million and June 30, 2020: $11 million and $22 million, respectively).

    b.

    Cost of sales per pound, C1 cash costs per pound and all-in sustaining costs per pound may not calculate based on amounts presented in this table due to rounding.

    c.

    Copper cost of sales per pound is calculated as cost of sales across our copper operations divided by pounds sold (both on an attributable basis using Barrick's ownership share).



    Endnote 13
    Quarter on quarter.

    Endnote 14
    Per share amount is estimated based on issued and outstanding Barrick shares as of June 30, 2021 and is subject to change. The final per share amount to be paid on September 15, 2021 will be calculated based on the issued and outstanding Barrick shares as of the August 31, 2021 record date.

    Endnote 15
    The declaration and payment of dividends is at the discretion of the Board of Directors, and will depend on the company’s financial results, cash requirements, future prospects and other factors deemed relevant by the Board.

    Endnote 16
    Fourmile is currently not included in the NGM joint venture with Newmont, but may be contributed if certain criteria are met in the future.

    Endnote 17
    Included within our 61.5% interest in Carlin is NGM's 60% interest in South Arturo.

    Endnote 18
    Includes Goldrush.

    Endnote 19
    Porgera was placed on temporary care and maintenance in April 2020 and remains excluded from our 2021 guidance. On April 9, 2021, the Government of Papua New Guinea and BNL, the operator of the Porgera joint venture, signed a binding Framework Agreement in which they agreed on a partnership for Porgera's future ownership and operation. We expect to update our guidance to include Porgera following both the execution of definitive agreements to implement the Framework Agreement and the finalization of a timeline for the resumption of full mine operations.

    Endnote 20
    Total cash costs and all-in sustaining costs per ounce include the impact of hedges and/or costs allocated to non-operating sites.

    Endnote 21
    Operating division guidance ranges reflect expectations at each individual operating division, and may not add up to the company-wide guidance range total. Guidance ranges exclude Pierina and Lagunas Norte which are producing incidental ounces while in closure or care and maintenance. Lagunas Norte was divested in June 2021.

    Endnote 22
    Includes corporate administration costs.

    Endnote 23
    Reflects the impact of the full year.

    Endnote 24
    EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure, which excludes the following from net earnings: income tax expense; finance costs; finance income; and depreciation. Management believes that EBITDA is a valuable indicator of our ability to generate liquidity by producing operating cash flow to fund working capital needs, service debt obligations, and fund capital expenditures. Management uses EBITDA for this purpose. Adjusted EBITDA removes the effect of impairment charges; acquisition/disposition gains/losses; foreign currency translation gains/losses; other expense adjustments; and the impact of the income tax expense, finance costs, finance income and depreciation incurred in our equity method accounted investments. We believe these items provide a greater level of consistency with the adjusting items included in our Adjusted Net Earnings reconciliation, with the exception that these amounts are adjusted to remove any impact on finance costs/income, income tax expense and/or depreciation as they do not affect EBITDA. We believe this additional information will assist analysts, investors and other stakeholders of Barrick in better understanding our ability to generate liquidity from our full business, including equity method investments, by excluding these amounts from the calculation as they are not indicative of the performance of our core mining business and not necessarily reflective of the underlying operating results for the periods presented. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures of performance presented by other companies. They should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. Further details on these non-GAAP measures are provided in the MD&A accompanying Barrick’s financial statements filed from time to time on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

    Reconciliation of Net Earnings to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

    ($ millions)

    For the three months ended


    For the six months ended



    6/30/21


    3/31/21


    6/30/20


    6/30/21


    6/30/20


    Net earnings

    694


    830


    622


    1,524


    1,285


    Income tax expense

    343


    374


    258


    717


    644


    Finance costs, neta

    76


    77


    74


    153


    162


    Depreciation

    500


    507


    566


    1,007


    1,090


    EBITDA

    1,613


    1,788


    1,520


    3,401


    3,181


    Impairment charges (reversals) of long-lived assetsb

    2


    (89

    )

    23


    (87

    )

    (313

    )

    Acquisition/disposition (gains) lossesc

    (7

    )

    (3

    )

    8


    (10

    )

    (52

    )

    Loss on currency translation

    7


    4


    2


    11


    18


    Other expense (income) adjustmentsd

    14


    11


    48


    25


    146


    Income tax expense, net finance costs, and depreciation from equity investees

    90


    89


    96


    179


    183


    Adjusted EBITDA

    1,719


    1,800


    1,697


    3,519


    3,163



    a.

    Finance costs exclude accretion.

    b.

    For the three month period ended June 30, 2021, we recorded no significant impairment charges or reversals. Net impairment reversals for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and six months ended June 30, 2021 mainly relate to non-current asset reversals at Lagunas Norte. For the three month period ended June 30, 2020, net impairment charges relate to miscellaneous assets. For the six months ended June 30, 2020, net impairment reversals primarily relate to non-current asset reversals at our Tanzanian assets.

    c.

    Acquisition/disposition gains for the six month period ended June 30, 2020 primarily relate to the gain on the sale of Massawa.

    d.

    Other expense adjustments for all periods mainly relate to care and maintenance expenses at Porgera. The three month period ended June 30, 2020 was further impacted by Covid-19 donations. For the six month period ended June 30, 2020, other expense adjustments also relate to changes in the discount rate assumptions on our closed mine rehabilitation provision.



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    Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions including material estimates and assumptions related to the factors set forth below that, while considered reasonable by the Company as at the date of this press release in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold, copper or certain other commodities (such as silver, diesel fuel, natural gas and electricity); risks associated with projects in the early stages of evaluation and for which additional engineering and other analysis is required; risks related to the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations, that quantities or grades of reserves will be diminished, and that resources may not be converted to reserves; risks associated with the fact that certain of the initiatives described in this press release are still in the early stages and may not materialize; changes in mineral production performance, exploitation and exploration successes; risks that exploration data may be incomplete and considerable additional work may be required to complete further evaluation, including but not limited to drilling, engineering and socioeconomic studies and investment; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; lack of certainty with respect to foreign legal systems, corruption and other factors that are inconsistent with the rule of law; changes in national and local government legislation, taxation, controls or regulations and/or changes in the administration of laws, policies and practices; expropriation or nationalization of property and political or economic developments in Canada, the United States or other countries in which Barrick does or may carry on business in the future; risks relating to political instability in certain of the jurisdictions in which Barrick operates; timing of receipt of, or failure to comply with, necessary permits and approvals, including the issuance of a Record of Decision for the Goldrush Project and/or whether the Goldrush Project will be permitted to advance as currently designed under its Feasibility Study; non-renewal of key licenses by governmental authorities, including non-renewal of Porgera’s special mining lease; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties, or over access to water, power and other required infrastructure; the liability associated with risks and hazards in the mining industry, and the ability to maintain insurance to cover such losses; increased costs and physical risks, including extreme weather events and resource shortages, related to climate change; damage to the Company’s reputation due to the actual or perceived occurrence of any number of events, including negative publicity with respect to the Company’s handling of environmental matters or dealings with community groups, whether true or not; risks related to operations near communities that may regard Barrick’s operations as being detrimental to them; litigation and legal and administrative proceedings; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities, including geotechnical challenges, tailings dam and storage facilities failures, and disruptions in the maintenance or provision of required infrastructure and information technology systems; increased costs, delays, suspensions and technical challenges associated with the construction of capital projects; risks associated with working with partners in jointly controlled assets; risks related to disruption of supply routes which may cause delays in construction and mining activities; risk of loss due to acts of war, terrorism, sabotage and civil disturbances; risks associated with artisanal and illegal mining; risks associated with Barrick’s infrastructure, information technology systems and the implementation of Barrick’s technological initiatives; the impact of global liquidity and credit availability on the timing of cash flows and the values of assets and liabilities based on projected future cash flows; the impact of inflation; adverse changes in our credit ratings; fluctuations in the currency markets; changes in U.S. dollar interest rates; risks arising from holding derivative instruments (such as credit risk, market liquidity risk and mark-to-market risk); risks related to the demands placed on the Company’s management, the ability of management to implement its business strategy and enhanced political risk in certain jurisdictions; uncertainty whether some or all of Barrick's targeted investments and projects will meet the Company’s capital allocation objectives and internal hurdle rate; whether benefits expected from recent transactions being realized; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, the Company; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions or complete divestitures; risks related to competition in the mining industry; employee relations including loss of key employees; availability and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labor; risks associated with diseases, epidemics and pandemics, including the effects and potential effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic; risks related to the failure of internal controls; and risks related to the impairment of the Company’s goodwill and assets. Barrick also cautions that its 2021 guidance may be impacted by the unprecedented business and social disruption caused by the spread of Covid-19. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold bullion, copper cathode or gold or copper concentrate losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks).

    Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect our actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, us. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Specific reference is made to the most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form on file with the SEC and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities for a more detailed discussion of some of the factors underlying forward-looking statements and the risks that may affect Barrick’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
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