EX-99.1 2 d572113dex991.htm EX-99.1 EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

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BARRICK KEEPS KEY PROJECTS ON TRACK

AND DELIVERS ANOTHER QUARTER OF

IMPROVED PRODUCTION AND COSTS

 

ALL AMOUNTS EXPRESSED IN U.S. DOLLARS

LONDON, November 2, 2023 Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) Barrick’s Q3 results showed improved production at lower costs and confirmed its long term growth forecast. President and chief executive Mark Bristow said the Q3 performance was an improvement on the previous quarter’s and Q4 is expected to be better. Despite the projected second half improvement, gold production is forecast to be marginally below the low end of our annual guidance range. Copper is comfortably on track to meet its guidance for production and costs.

Gold production in Q3 was higher than Q2 driven by improved performances at Cortez, Turquoise Ridge and Kibali. As previously disclosed, the ramp up at Pueblo Viejo is slower than planned. Barrick is engaged with original equipment suppliers to develop permanent solutions for their equipment failures. The 2024 Pueblo Viejo production forecast still exceeds 800,000 ounces (100% basis).1 The company also confirmed that the Notice of Availability for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Goldrush was published on October 27.

“Mining is a long game and we don’t manage Barrick by the quarter—our projection for a 30% increase in the production of gold-equivalent ounces by the end of this decade remains intact,” he said.2

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Key Performance Indicators

 

Financial and Operating Highlights

 

       

 Financial Results

     Q3 2023        Q2 2023        Q3 2022  

Realized gold price4,5

($ per ounce)

     1,928        1,972        1,722  

Net earnings

($ millions)

     368        305        241  

Adjusted net earnings6

($ millions)

     418        336        224  

Net cash provided by operating activities ($ millions)

     1,127        832        758  

Free cash flow3

($ millions)

     359        63        (34

Net earnings per share ($)

     0.21        0.17        0.14  

Adjusted net earnings per share6 ($)

     0.24        0.19        0.13  

Attributable capital expenditures7

($ millions)

     589        588        609  
       

 Operating Results

     Q3 2023        Q2 2023        Q3 2022  

Gold

        

Production4

(000s of ounces)

     1,039        1,009        988  

Cost of sales4,8

($ per ounce)

     1,277        1,323        1,226  

Total cash costs4,9

($ per ounce)

     912        963        891  

All-in sustaining costs4,9

($ per ounce)

     1,255        1,355        1,269  
       

Copper

        

Production4

(millions of pounds)

     112        107        123  

Cost of sales4,8

($ per pound)

     2.68        2.84        2.30  

C1 cash costs4,10

($ per pound)

     2.05        2.28        1.86  

All-in sustaining costs4,10

($ per pound)

     3.23        3.13        3.13  
       

 Financial Position

    
As at
9/30/23
 
 
    
As at
6/30/23
 
 
    
As at
9/30/22
 
 

Debt (current and long-term)

($ millions)

     4,775        4,774        5,095  

Cash and equivalents

($ millions)

     4,261        4,157        5,240  

Debt, net of cash

($ millions)

     514        617        (145

 

Best Assets

 

  Q3 gold production higher and costs lower than Q2; increased production from Cortez, Turquoise Ridge and Kibali

 

  Stronger Q4 expected with 2023 gold production marginally below the low end of guidance

 

  Pueblo Viejo equipment issues impact plant expansion project commissioning and ramp-up

 

  Strong Q3 for copper production positions Barrick to deliver on annual guidance

 

  Lumwana feasibility study on track for completion by end 2024, paving the way for near doubling of capacity

 

  Signing of Special Mining Lease and Mining Development Contract keeps Porgera on track for year end restart11

 

  Veladero Phase 7B leach pad expansion scheduled for completion in 2024

 

  Reko Diq feasibility study update on track for completion by end of 2024

 

  Strong brownfields drilling results at AME & LATAM Asia Pacific Tier One12 mines support expected replacement of 2023 reserve depletion

 

  Mineral resource definition at NGM support future three year reserve/resource replacement strategy

 

  Expanded exploration portfolio across South, Central and North America

Leader in Sustainability

 

  Scope 3 emissions reduction and engagement targets set

 

  Barrick complies with GISTM requirements for Extreme and Very High Consequence facilities in line with guidance

 

  Barrick continues to exceed its water re-use and recycling targets

 

  Malaria Incidence Rate13 26% below the comparable period from 2022

 

  Barrick pioneers mining industry in Pakistan hosting first-ever Minerals Summit

 

  Barrick establishes schools, clinics and water plants in Balochistan

 

  Winnemucca Child Care and Early Learning Centre opened

Delivering Value

 

  35% quarter on quarter increase in operating cash flow to over $1.1 billion

 

  Free cash flow3 increased by $296 million over Q2 to $359 million

 

  Debt, net of cash decreased to $514 million; net leverage near zero

 

  24% increase in net earnings per share and 26% increase in adjusted net earnings per share6 to $0.24 for the quarter

 

  $0.10 per share dividend declared
 

 

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Barrick’s other key growth projects—the development of the Reko Diq copper and gold mine in Pakistan, and the expansion of the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia—are making steady progress. Construction of Reko Diq is scheduled to start in 2025 targeting first production in 2028, and Lumwana’s expansion is scheduled on the same timetable. Reko Diq will rank among the world’s top 10 copper producers when it reaches full production, while the expanded Lumwana mine is forecast to produce at an annual production rate of 240,000 tonnes of contained copper.14,15

“Growing the copper portfolio is one of our strategic priorities, and when these two mines are in full production, they will promote Barrick to the premier league of copper producers alongside its peerless gold portfolio. In the meantime, we’re using our very successful Jabal Sayid copper mine in Saudi Arabia as a springboard for the discovery of new opportunities within the Kingdom and around the Red Sea to Egypt, where we believe the Arabian-Nubian Shield is poised to become a major new mining destination,” Bristow said.

Barrick has aggressive exploration across its global portfolio, aiming both to sustain the company’s peerless record of reserves replacement, and to find its next million-ounce discovery. Since the merger with Randgold Resources in 2019, Barrick has replaced 125% of its depleted reserves (exclusive of divestments and acquisitions on a gold equivalent basis).16

Strong drill results at Nevada Gold Mines support its three-year resource and replacement plan and, brownfields exploration is highlighting the potential in the Africa and Middle East region, and the exploration portfolios of South, Central and North America are being expanded.

Bristow described Barrick’s financial performance for the quarter as strong, noting that operating cash flows grew by 35% to more than $1 billion, free cash flow3 was up significantly to $359 million, net earnings per share increased 24% to $0.21 per share and adjusted net earnings per share6 rose 26% to $0.24 per share. The quarterly dividend was maintained at 10 cents per share.

“Our robust balance sheet secures Barrick’s capacity to continue to invest in growth projects, both new and existing. These projects are not required to maintain our existing production profile; they’re exceptional opportunities to drive real long-term value creation, and our team has shown that they’re more than capable of fully delivering on them,” Bristow said.

Q3 2023 Results Presentation

Webinar and Conference Call

Mark Bristow will host a live presentation of the results today at 11:00 AM ET, with an interactive webinar linked to a conference call. Participants will be able to ask questions.

Go to the webinar

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The Q3 2023 presentation materials will be available on Barrick’s website at www.barrick.com and the webinar will remain on the website for later viewing.

 

 

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BARRICK DECLARES Q3 DIVIDEND

Barrick today announced the declaration of a dividend of $0.10 per share for the third quarter of 2023. The dividend is consistent with the company’s Performance Dividend Policy announced at the start of 2022.

 

The Q3 2023 dividend will be paid on December 15, 2023 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 30, 2023.

“The continuing strength of our business and our balance sheet allows us to maintain the distribution of a robust

dividend to our shareholders, whilst still ensuring adequate liquidity to invest in our significant growth projects,” said senior executive vice-president and chief financial officer Graham Shuttleworth.

 

 

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BARRICK SETS SCOPE 3 EMISSIONS TARGETS

IN LINE WITH SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

Barrick has set Scope 3 emissions reduction targets to advance its responsible energy transitioning program in line with its integrated and holistic approach to sustainability management.

 

Scope 3 emissions are those generated outside the company’s operational control, associated with upstream and downstream activities. Barrick has already established a Scope 1 and 2 reduction target of 30% by 2030 against a 2018 baseline for its own operations while maintaining a steady production profile, with the ultimate vision of achieving net zero by 2050.

Group sustainability executive Grant Beringer says effective Scope 3 action requires the combined efforts of producers, suppliers and customers and must be backed by short-, medium- and long-term implementation plans.

“As with Scope 1 and 2, we’ve set a clear Scope 3 roadmap, with targets that are achievable, measurable and based on science rather than wishful thinking. After extensive supplier engagement and data collection, we’ve developed category-level targets for emissions hotspots that have the greatest potential for action. These targets are both quantitative and qualitative. Qualitative targets, and the engagement that goes with them, are fundamental to progressing collective action and the evolution of data quality. As we improve our data quality, we will review and refine our targets and the actions being taken to achieve them. In line with our partnership model, we are also helping suppliers to build the necessary management capacity,” he says.

Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow says the company’s climate strategy was a key component of its sustainability strategy, which is linked to the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Mining is integral to the achievement of the SDGs and Barrick has long shown the way by making sustainability foundational to all our activities. This has included the early creation of detailed and demonstrable emissions reduction roadmaps, with allocated capital, designed to deliver tangible progress towards our targets,” he says.

These targets are both quantitative and qualitative and are focused on high emission areas in our value chain as outlined below:

Goods and Suppliers (Category 1):17

 

 

Quantitative Target: 30% emissions reduction of “Tier 1” suppliers (those suppliers that collectively account for 5% of Barrick’s total spend in this category) by 2030 against a 2022 Scope 3 base year;

 

 

Qualitative Target: Incorporate 130 of our largest suppliers by spend into our annual outreach (this includes our Tier 1 suppliers as well as chemical and metal fabricator suppliers) and engagement;

 

 

2025 Target: Collect high-quality data for 50% of Tier 1 and chemical and metal fabricator suppliers through engagement, and refine emissions reduction targets by 2025.

Fuels and Energy (Category 3):17

 

 

Quantitative Target: 20% reduction against a 2022 Scope 3 base year by 2030;

 

 

Qualitative Targets:

 

   

Collaborate towards new technologies to reduce fleet emissions; and

 

   

Engage with host governments where we consume power from national grids for continued renewable energy incorporation.

Downstream Copper Processing (Category 10):17

 

 

Qualitative Target: Outreach and engagement of all downstream customers and smelters;

 

 

2025 Target: Set emissions reduction target, covering 75% of copper processing, by 2025.

 

 

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TURQUOISE RIDGE TURNAROUND

DELIVERS 14% PRODUCTION INCREASE

Turquoise Ridge, one of Nevada Gold Mines’ Tier One12 mines, has increased production by 14% year on year against the same period in 2022, despite a planned shutdown, on the back of improved throughput and recovery at the Sage autoclave and a better underground performance. The mine is now well on track to achieve its annual guidance.

 

Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) managing director Peter Richardson says a new and rejuvenated leadership team had implemented a move from reactive to planned maintenance, achieving a substantial improvement in maintenance compliance. The stabilization of the carbon-in-leach circuit has delivered a 6% improvement in the recovery rate year on year.

“The now fully operational third shaft has increased the mine’s hoisting capacity, shortened hauling distances and

provided additional ventilation. These improvements will increase production and significantly reduce mining unit costs.”

Richardson says the lessons learned from the Turquoise Ridge performance achievements will be applied across the Nevada mines. A similar maintenance intervention is already under way at Carlin’s process facilities, with the first focus on the Goldstrike autoclave.

 

 

REKO DIQ DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES TO

PREPARE FOR EARLY WORK START

The feasibility study update for the Reko Diq project, which hosts the giant copper-gold deposit in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, continues to make good progress towards its scheduled completion by the end of next year.

 

During the past quarter there was a strong focus on delineating water supply for the mine from surrounding aquifers. A seismic survey of aquifers in the surrounding area has indicated significant potential for aquifer water to meet the immediate water supply needs of the mine. Drilling has commenced to confirm the potential of these aquifers to meet the long-term water supply needs of the mine. Reko Diq also is working with Fleet Space Technologies, whose passive seismic geodes are purpose-built to perform in extreme conditions, to map the basin geometry of the groundwater systems.

An investigation of the region’s existing rail network has shown there are no capacity problems on the rail lines planned to be used by the mine during operation. The rail option is an efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective way to transport copper concentrate from the mine to the port in Qasim and consumables and equipment back to the mine. Port Gwadar, in Balochistan, is being studied in parallel with Qasim and is expected to be used in the future once required infrastructure is developed by the Government of Pakistan to connect this port and the Government completes necessary port improvements.

Last quarter Barrick launched its International Graduate Program in Pakistan, designed to cultivate a cadre of future experts and leaders for the country’s fledgling mining industry. Nine young graduates—four of them women—have been selected through a merit-driven process in Balochistan.

 

Their disciplines are electrical engineering, civil engineering, renewable energy and geology. Barrick is also working with other partners to develop vocational and technical training centres to ensure that as the project ramps up, people from the surrounding area will be equipped to participate. Reko Diq’s workforce, which will number more than 4,500 when the mine is fully operational, will be assembled, with priority given to Balochistan locals and Pakistan nationals. Currently the project workforce comprises 120 people with 70% from Balochistan.

In line with its commitment to sharing Reko Diq’s benefits with the people of Balochistan from an early stage, Barrick has already commissioned three primary schools and supplied them with qualified teachers and educational material. The schools have introduced young people, about half of them girls, to formal education. Similarly, it has partnered with the Indus Hospital and Healthcare Network (IHHN) to establish a community health centre in Reko Diq’s nearest neighbouring village. IHHN has donated a state-of-the-art mobile clinic, operationally funded by Reko Diq, to serve the community while the Reko Diq funded Indus hospital is being set up.

In the meantime, Barrick is progressing project financing discussions with potential lenders, with positive responses. The financing process is expected to be formally launched before the end of the year and will run in tandem with the updated feasibility study, which will form the basis of the funding.

 

 

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SPECIAL MINING LEASE SIGNALS PORGERA RESTART

Governor General Sir Bob Dabae has granted a special mining lease to New Porgera Limited (NPL), clearing the way for Barrick to restart production at the gold mine, which has been on care and maintenance for three years.11

 

This follows the signing of a mining development contract and the conclusion of a fiscal stability agreement for New Porgera between the government and NPL. NPL has commenced engagement with the mine property’s landowners to settle compensation agreements.

Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow said subject to agreement on compensation, the mine was positioned to restart before the end of this year. Recruitment was being accelerated to employ the full workforce that will be required when the mine starts ramping up operations as soon as the compensation agreements are in place.

“It’s been a long road, but the end is now in sight. Negotiations between Barrick, the government and the other stakeholders required patience and persistence but the spirit of partnership in which they were conducted eventually led to an outcome acceptable to all. Barrick’s commitment to partnership with its host countries is also reflected in NPL’s ownership structure, which ensures the equitable sharing of the value created by Porgera with all stakeholders,” he said.

 

 

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AS LOULO-GOUNKOTO SUSTAINS A STRONG PERFORMANCE,

BARRICK HUNTS FOR NEW DISCOVERIES IN THE REGION

The Loulo-Gounkoto complex is set to maintain its status as one of the world’s top 10 gold producers as it stays on track to meet this year’s guidance and continues to grow reserves above annual mining depletion, says Barrick president and chief executive Mark Bristow.

 

Briefing local stakeholders including journalists recently, he noted that in the 26 years Barrick had been in the country, it had worked tirelessly with successive governments and local partners to grow Mali’s mining industry and to promote it as a global investment destination, in the face of many social and political challenges.

Over this time, Barrick has contributed almost $10 billion to the Malian economy in the form of taxes, royalties, salaries and payments to local suppliers. Some 70% of the economic benefit currently generated by the complex goes to its Malian stakeholders. Loulo-Gounkoto has contributed between 5% and 10% to the Malian GDP over the past 10 years.

Barrick has also developed a previously non-existent mining skills base in the region and Loulo-Gounkoto’s entire management team are citizens of Mali. “Mali was the birthplace of Barrick’s philosophy of genuine partnerships

with its host governments. Close relationships can over time be stressed by misconceptions but in the past we have always been able to find solutions through open and transparent dialogue. Mutually acceptable solutions can be achieved if there is a genuine commitment to seek outcomes that deliver real and long-term value for Mali and its people,” he said.

Meanwhile, exploration teams continue to find new growth opportunities in the very prospective Loulo-Gounkoto region. Updated geological models have already identified new high-priority targets with the potential of delivering the next generation of major discoveries.

“We remain committed to Mali and, as we invest in future growth here, we look forward to maintaining a mutually beneficial partnership with the authorities and our in-country stakeholders,” Bristow said.

 

 

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KIBALI DRIVES SUSTAINABLE VALUE CREATION

THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS

The planned third-quarter ramp-up at Kibali, Africa’s largest gold mine, has positioned it strongly to achieve its production guidance for the year, maintaining Barrick’s track record of delivery in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

Speaking to journalists and local stakeholders in Kinshasa, president and chief executive Mark Bristow said Kibali was also well on its way to again replace the ounces mined during the year, with positive results from both KCD underground and Mengu Hill cut-back and good progress with the development of the KCD 11000 lode decline expected to yield further resource to reserve conversions.

Kibali derives most of its energy needs from its three hydropower stations with plans for a 16MW solar farm with a battery energy storage system to augment the hydropower supply during the dry season well under way. Following completion of this project, the mine will run entirely on renewable energy for six months of the year reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 19.7kt CO2e annually.

Part of the World Gold Council’s new documentary, GOLD: A Journey with Idris Elba, released on YouTube, was filmed at Kibali. Bristow said the mine was driving sustainable value creation through local partnerships, spending over $180 million with Congolese suppliers in the year to date and continuing to invest in community development programs.

“As Barrick has shown, responsible mining has the unique ability to make a transformative impact on the economies of developing and underdeveloped countries. It is a force for good for all its stakeholders, especially host countries and communities, and that force is amplified when there is a genuine partnership between miners and governments,” he said.

These include Cahier des Charge, part of our social development program aligned with the Mining Code, which has launched eleven projects this year with seven nearing completion. Barrick’s investment in this program will total $8.9 million over five years. Additionally, the mine’s community development fund, which contributes 0.3% of revenue to projects, now has 44 projects under its wing.

Kibali also continues to lead the way in biodiversity, with an assessment under way for the transfer of a further 30 white rhinos to the Garamba National Park, where 16 were reintroduced earlier this year by a Barrick-led initiative.

 

 

TWIGA PARTNERSHIP SHOWS THE

TRANSFORMATIVE IMPACT OF MINING

Barrick and the Tanzanian government are demonstrating how mining can be an enormous force for good when miners and their host governments work together to create sustainable value for all stakeholders, says president and chief executive Mark Bristow.

 

Speaking to media and other local stakeholders at Loulo Gold mine recently, Bristow said Barrick’s pioneering Twiga partnership with the government, which equally shares the economic benefits generated by the North Mara and Bulyanhulu mines, should be a model for successful cooperation, notably in developing countries. Not only is Barrick now the largest contributor to the Tanzanian economy through taxes, salaries, dividends, payments to local suppliers, and investment in community projects, but it is also proving the country’s investability to other international mining companies.

Since taking over the two moribund mines in 2019, Barrick has transformed them into a world-class gold mining complex making a substantial contribution to the company’s bottom line. In that time, it has contributed more than $3 billion to the Tanzanian economy, with Twiga this year recognized as the largest dividend payer of all the companies in which the government has an interest. The mines spent 84% of their procurement budgets with local companies, and Tanzanian citizens account for 96% of their workforce.

In the same spirit of partnership, work has begun on the $30 million investment by Barrick in improving the country’s education facilities, and we are finalizing the details for a further $40 million roadbuilding program.

Both mines are well on track to achieve their production guidance for 2023 as well as to replace reserves depleted by mining. In the meantime, exploration across Barrick’s licence areas has highlighted new development opportunities across these areas, including a potential new underground mine at North Mara.

“Our Twiga partnership is not only adding value to the Tanzanian economy but to the quality of the lives of the communities around its mines as they continue to grow. Our continued engagement with these communities and their village leaders, local NGOs and human rights organizations demonstrates Barrick’s partnership philosophy and our commitment to upholding human rights standards in the regions in which we operate,” Bristow said.

 

 

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BARRICK STRENGTHENS ZAMBIA PARTNERSHIP,

INVESTS IN MAJOR EXPANSION OF LUMWANA MINE

Barrick’s transformation of its Lumwana mine into a world-class producer will provide strong impetus for the government’s thrust to revive the country’s copper industry, president and chief executive Mark Bristow said in Lusaka after a recent meeting with Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema.

 

Barrick is investing almost $2 billion in an expansion project designed to increase Lumwana’s annual production to an estimated 240,000 tonnes of copper from a 50 million tonne per annum process plant over a 36-year life of mine, elevating this once-unprofitable operation into the front rank of copper producers. The project’s accelerated work program is targeting completion of the full feasibility study by the end of 2024, bringing expected expanded process plant production forward to 2028.

Since the merger of Barrick and Randgold in 2019, Lumwana has contributed almost $3 billion to the Zambian economy in the form of taxes, royalties, salaries and the procurement of goods and services. In addition to its local procurement policy, the company is also committed to local employment, and 99.3% of Lumwana’s current workforce are Zambian nationals.

“Barrick believes that its host countries are its key stakeholders and that partnering with them creates sustainable value for both of us. In Zambia as elsewhere in our global network, we seek to share the economic benefits generated by our mines with the countries’ governments and people, notably our neighbouring communities,” Bristow said.

Last year Barrick launched a Business Accelerator Program aimed at building business capacity for the Zambian contractors in Lumwana’s supply chain and to support them in effecting their own growth plans. It is also partnering with the country’s Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises to support the development of these businesses.

Looking at Lumwana’s current performance, Bristow said it was on track to deliver its production guidance for 2023 and was ramping up mining with both the reopening of the Malundwe pit as well as delivery of the new owner mining pre-stripping fleet.

President Hakainde Hichilema said he was elated by the news of the planned expansion. “This is a show of confidence in our New Dawn government by one of the world’s leading mining companies. Our laser focus is on establishing Zambia as a global mining destination. We have also set ourselves the target of producing 3 million tonnes of copper by 2030. Barrick is a key strategic partner on this journey.”

 

 

BARRICK’S EMBEDDED GROWTH PROJECTS TO DRIVE

VALUE WITH 30% RISE IN PRODUCTION

With the potential embedded in its growth project portfolio, Barrick plans to double its copper production by the end of the decade and continue to increase it to an estimated 1 billion pounds or 450,000 tonnes of copper per annum by 2031, says president and chief executive Mark Bristow.2

 

Speaking to investors on an update call, Bristow said this substantial growth in copper production combined with the output from Barrick’s sector-leading gold portfolio was expected to increase the group’s attributable production by some 30% to 6.8 million gold-equivalent ounces by 2031.2,18

“The value of these projects, and in particular of our substantial and growing copper business, is currently underestimated by the market. If it was properly appreciated, Barrick would be commanding a premium to our peers,” he said.

Mineral resource management and evaluation executive Simon Bottoms said “Reko Diq in Pakistan is positioned to rank as one the world’s top 10 copper mines when it reaches full production, and the pre-feasibility study on the Lumwana Super Pit Expansion is projected to deliver a potential of 240,000 tonnes of copper production per annum from a 50 million tonne process plant expansion over a 36-year life of

mine.14,15 As a result of the progress the accelerated Lumwana work program is now targeting to complete a full feasibility study by the end of 2024, which brings forward our expected production from the Super Pit to 2028. The Reko Diq project also remains on track to deliver an updated feasibility study by the end of 2024. Together, the Reko Diq and Lumwana Super Pit feasibility studies will underpin potential 2024 reserve updates as an indicator of the transition to construction”.

“Within our gold growth portfolio, the wholly-owned Fourmile project is a best-in-class development project located in the world’s most prolific gold district adjacent to existing infrastructure, with ongoing drilling demonstrating significant potential to increase in grade and size. Accordingly, we are assessing options for independent exploration decline access in support of a pre-feasibility study, which would later be reutilised for development and production complementing the current Goldrush development. The results of our preliminary

 

 

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economic assessment indicate that this could support a potential production profile of 300,000-400,000 ounces per annum, over and above the existing Cortez profile of 0.95-1.1 million ounces per year (100% basis) over 10 years,” says Bottoms.2,19

Bristow said Nevada Gold Mines, the world’s largest gold mining complex, was expected to grow its annual production to 3.7 million ounces (100% basis) towards the end of the decade driven by our three Tier One assets and near-mine exploration pointed to the extension of that horizon to 15 years and beyond.2,12

In the Carlin District, the current 10-year production profile is expected to be between 1.4-1.6 million ounces per year (100% basis), and we have identified an exciting potential high-grade opportunity at Horsham, on the northeast side of the known high-grade controlling structures in the Leeville Complex, that we will advance over the next few years, and is expected to extend this profile well past the 10-year window.2

Similarly at Turquoise Ridge, we expect to build on the already significant reserves and resources base with multi-

million ounce potential growth opportunities at Cricket Corridor to the east, BBT Corridor to the south, and Getchell Fault zone to the west. This will potentially further add to the existing 10-year production profile of 550,000-750,000 ounces per year (100% basis).2

In Latin America, the Pueblo Viejo expansion project is transforming a Tier One mine headed for closure into a long-life, low-cost producer.20 While in Papua New Guinea, we are working towards the restart of Porgera by the end of this year, and restarted drilling will target the resource definition of the Wangima Pit, with similar geology to the existing underground and open pit, which has the potential to underpin an approximately 20 year mine life.21

“The Africa and Middle East region, our most consistent production and reserve replacement performer, now also presents us with the exciting growth opportunities as we leverage our partnership model in Tanzania and Saudi Arabia,” Bristow said.

 

 

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2023 Operating and Capital Expenditure Guidance

 

 GOLD PRODUCTION AND COSTS                    
         
     

2023 forecast

attributable production

(000s oz)

  

2023 forecast cost

of sales8 ($/oz)

  

2023 forecast total

cash costs9 ($/oz)

  

2023 forecast all-in

sustaining costs9 ($/oz)

Carlin (61.5%)

   910 - 1,000    1,030 - 1,110    820 - 880    1,250 - 1,330

Cortez (61.5%)22

   580 - 650    1,080 - 1,160    680 - 740    930 - 1,010

Turquoise Ridge (61.5%)

   300 - 340    1,290 - 1,370    900 - 960    1,170 - 1,250

Phoenix (61.5%)

   100 - 120    1,860 - 1,940    880 - 940    1,110 - 1,190

Long Canyon (61.5%)

   0 - 10    2,120 - 2,200    730 - 790    1,080 - 1,160

Nevada Gold Mines (61.5%)

   1,900 - 2,100    1,140 - 1,220    790 - 850    1,140 - 1,220

Hemlo

   150 - 170    1,400 - 1,480    1,210 - 1,270    1,590 - 1,670

North America

   2,100 - 2,300    1,160 - 1,240    820 - 880    1,170 - 1,250

Pueblo Viejo (60%)

   470 - 520    1,130 - 1,210    710 - 770    960 - 1,040

Veladero (50%)

   160 - 180    1,630 - 1,710    1,060 - 1,120    1,550 - 1,630

Porgera (47.5%)11

           

Latin America & Asia Pacific

   630 - 700    1,260 - 1,340    800 - 860    1,110 - 1,190

Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)

   510 - 560    1,100 - 1,180    750 - 810    1,070 - 1,150

Kibali (45%)

   320 - 360    1,080 - 1,160    710 - 770    880 - 960

North Mara (84%)

   230 - 260    1,120 - 1,200    900 - 960    1,240 - 1,320

Bulyanhulu (84%)

   160 - 190    1,230 - 1,310    880 - 940    1,160 - 1,240

Tongon (89.7%)

   180 - 210    1,260 - 1,340    1,070 - 1,130    1,240 - 1,320

Africa & Middle East

   1,450 - 1,600    1,130 - 1,210    820 - 880    1,080 - 1,160

Total Attributable to Barrick23,24,25

   4,200 - 4,600    1,170 - 1,250    820 - 880    1,170 - 1,250
           

 

 COPPER PRODUCTION AND COSTS

                   
     

2023 forecast

attributable production

(Mlbs)

  

2023 forecast cost

of sales8 ($/lb)

  

2023 forecast C1

cash costs10 ($/lb)

  

2023 forecast all-in

sustaining costs10 ($/lb)

Lumwana

   260 - 290    2.45 - 2.75    2.00 - 2.20    3.20 - 3.50

Zaldívar (50%)

   100 - 110    3.40 - 3.70    2.60 - 2.80    2.90 - 3.20

Jabal Sayid (50%)

   65 - 75    1.80 - 2.10    1.50 - 1.70    1.60 - 1.90

Total Attributable to Barrick25

   420 - 470    2.60 - 2.90    2.05 - 2.25    2.95 - 3.25

 

 ATTRIBUTABLE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES         
      ($ millions)  

Attributable minesite sustaining7

     1,450 - 1,700  

Attributable project7

     750 - 900  

Total attributable capital expenditures7

     2,200 - 2,600  

2023 OUTLOOK ASSUMPTIONS AND ECONOMIC SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

 

     

2023 Guidance

Assumption

   Hypothetical Change   

Impact on EBITDA26

(millions)

  

Impact on TCC and

AISC9,10

Gold price sensitivity

   $1,650/oz    +/- $100/oz    ‘+/-$590    ‘+/-$5/oz

Copper price sensitivity

   $3.50/lb    +/- $0.25/lb    ‘+/- $110    ‘+/-$0.01/lb

Refer to page 13 of Barrick’s Q3 2023 MD&A for the latest full year 2023 outlook.

 

BARRICK THIRD QUARTER 2023   10    PRESS RELEASE


Production and Cost Summary - Gold

 

             For the three months ended  
              9/30/23         6/30/23        % Change         9/30/22        % Change  

Nevada Gold Mines LLC (61.5%)a

                     

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        478        458        4 %        425        12 %  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        777        744        4 %        691        12 %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,273        1,357        (6)%        1,242        2 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        921        1,009        (9)%        924        0 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

        1,286        1,388        (7)%        1,333        (4)%  

Carlin (61.5%)c

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        230        248        (7)%        229        0 %  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        374        403        (7)%        372        0 %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,166        1,240        (6)%        1,137        3 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        953        1,013        (6)%        943        1 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

        1,409        1,407        0 %        1,304        8 %  

Cortez (61.5%)c

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        137        110        25 %        98        40 %  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        224        178        25 %        160        40 %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,246        1,346        (7)%        1,056        18 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        840        972        (14)%        770        9 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

        1,156        1,453        (20)%        1,426        (19)%  

Turquoise Ridge (61.5%)

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        83        68        22 %        62        34 %  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        134        112        22 %        102        34 %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,300        1,466        (11)%        1,509        (14)%  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        938        1,088        (14)%        1,105        (15)%  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

        1,106        1,302        (15)%        1,423        (22)%  

Phoenix (61.5%)

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        26        29        (10)%        30        (13)%  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        42        46        (10)%        47        (13)%  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        2,235        2,075        8 %        1,964        14 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        1,003        948        6 %        953        5 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

        1,264        1,132        12 %        1,084        17 %  

Long Canyon (61.5%)

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        2        3        (33)%        6        (67)%  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        3        5        (33)%        10        (67)%  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,832        1,640        12 %        1,769        4 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        778        637        22 %        662        18 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              831        677        23 %        684        21 %  

Pueblo Viejo (60%)

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        79        77        3 %        121        (35)%  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        131        128        3 %        202        (35)%  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,501        1,344        12 %        1,097        37 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        935        840        11 %        733        28 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,280        1,219        5 %        1,063        20 %  

 

BARRICK THIRD QUARTER 2023   11    PRESS RELEASE


Production and Cost Summary - Gold (continued)

 

             For the three months ended  
           
           9/30/23         6/30/23        % Change         9/30/22        % Change  

Loulo-Gounkoto (80%)

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        142        141        1 %        130        9 %  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        176        176        1 %        162        9 %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,087        1,150        (5)%        1,220        (11)%  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        773        801        (3)%        845        (9)%  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,068        1,245        (14)%        1,216        (12)%  

Kibali (45%)

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        99        87        14 %        83        19 %  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        221        195        14 %        184        19 %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,152        1,269        (9)%        1,047        10 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        694        797        (13)%        731        (5)%  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              801        955        (16)%        876        (9)%  

Veladero (50%)

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        55        54        2 %        41        34 %  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        111        108        2 %        83        34 %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,376        1,424        (3)%        1,430        (4)%  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        988        999        (1)%        893        11 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,314        1,599        (18)%        1,570        (16)%  

Porgera (47.5%)d

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

                      — %               — %  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

                      — %               — %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

                      — %               — %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

                      — %               — %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

                            — %               — %  

Tongon (89.7%)

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        47        44        7 %        41        15 %  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        53        49        7 %        46        15 %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,423        1,514        (6)%        1,744        (18)%  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        1,217        1,380        (12)%        1,462        (17)%  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,331        1,465        (9)%        1,607        (17)%  

Hemlo

                 

Gold produced (000s oz)

        31        35        (11)%        28        11 %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,721        1,562        10 %        1,670        3 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        1,502        1,356        11 %        1,446        4 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,799        1,634        10 %        1,865        (4)%  

North Mara (84%)

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        62        64        (3)%        71        (13)%  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        73        77        (3)%        84        (13)%  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,244        1,208        3 %        956        30 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        999        942        6 %        737        36 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,429        1,355        5 %        951        50 %  

 

BARRICK THIRD QUARTER 2023   12    PRESS RELEASE


Production and Cost Summary - Gold (continued)

 

             For the three months ended  
           
           9/30/23         6/30/23        % Change         9/30/22        % Change  

Bulyanhulu (84%)

                 

Gold produced (000s oz attributable basis)

        46        49        (6)%        48        (4)%  

Gold produced (000s oz 100% basis)

        55        58        (6)%        58        (4)%  

Cost of sales ($/oz)

        1,261        1,231        2 %        1,229        3 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        859        850        1 %        898        (4)%  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,132        1,105        2 %        1,170        (3)%  

Total Attributable to Barricke

                 

Gold produced (000s oz)

        1,039        1,009        3 %        988        5 %  

Cost of sales ($/oz)f

        1,277        1,323        (3)%        1,226        4 %  

Total cash costs ($/oz)b

        912        963        (5)%        891        2 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/oz)b

              1,255        1,355        (7)%        1,269        (1)%  

 

a.

These results represent our 61.5% interest in Carlin, Cortez, Turquoise Ridge, Phoenix and Long Canyon.

 

b.

Further information on these non-GAAP financial performance measures, including detailed reconciliations, is included in the endnotes to this press release.

 

c.

Includes Goldrush.

 

d.

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

 

e.

Excludes Pierina, which is producing incidental ounces while in closure.

 

f.

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).

 

BARRICK THIRD QUARTER 2023   13    PRESS RELEASE


Production and Cost Summary - Copper

 

             For the three months ended  
           
           9/30/23         6/30/23        % Change         9/30/22        % Change  

Lumwana

                 

Copper production (Mlbs)

        72        67        7 %        82        (12)%  

Cost of sales ($/lb)

        2.48        2.80        (11)%        2.19        13 %  

C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

        1.86        2.30        (19)%        1.78        4 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

              3.41        3.29        4 %        3.50        (3)%  

Zaldívar (50%)

                 

Copper production (Mlbs attributable basis)

        22        22        0 %        23        (4)%  

Copper production (Mlbs 100% basis)

        46        43        0 %        45        (4)%  

Cost of sales ($/lb)

        3.86        3.89        (1)%        3.20        21 %  

C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

        2.99        3.02        (1)%        2.45        22 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

              3.39        3.73        (9)%        2.94        15 %  

Jabal Sayid (50%)

                 

Copper production (Mlbs attributable basis)

        18        18        0 %        18        0 %  

Copper production (Mlbs 100% basis)

        35        35        0 %        37        0 %  

Cost of sales ($/lb)

        1.72        1.61        7 %        1.58        9 %  

C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

        1.45        1.26        15 %        1.41        3 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

              1.64        1.42        15 %        1.52        8 %  

Total Attributable to Barrick

                 

Copper production (Mlbs)

        112        107        5 %        123        (9)%  

Cost of sales ($/lb)b

        2.68        2.84        (6)%        2.30        17 %  

C1 cash costs ($/lb)a

        2.05        2.28        (10)%        1.86        10 %  

All-in sustaining costs ($/lb)a

              3.23        3.13        3 %        3.13        3 %  

 

a.

Further information on these non-GAAP financial performance measures, including detailed reconciliations, is included in the endnotes to this press release.

 

b.

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).

 

BARRICK THIRD QUARTER 2023   14    PRESS RELEASE


Financial and Operating Highlights

 

 

                      For the three months ended      For the nine months ended
                 
      9/30/23      6/30/23      % Change      9/30/22      % Change      9/30/23      9/30/22      % Change

Financial Results ($ millions)

                       

Revenues

     2,862        2,833        1 %        2,527        13 %        8,338        8,239      1 %

Cost of sales

     1,915        1,937        (1)%        1,815        6 %        5,793        5,404      7 %

Net earningsa

     368        305        21 %        241        53 %        793        1,167      (32)%

Adjusted net earningsb

     418        336        24 %        224        87 %        1,001        1,106      (9)%

Adjusted EBITDAb

     1,464        1,368        7 %        1,155        27 %        4,015        4,327      (7)%

Adjusted EBITDA marginc

     51 %        48 %        6 %        46 %        11 %        48 %        53 %      (9)%

Minesite sustaining capital expendituresb,d

     529        524        1 %        571        (7)%        1,507        1,514      0 %

Project capital expendituresb,d

     227        238        (5)%        213        7 %        691        625      11 %

Total consolidated capital expendituresd,e

     768        769        0 %        792        (3)%        2,225        2,158      3 %

Net cash provided by operating activities

     1,127        832        35 %        758        49 %        2,735        2,686      2 %

Net cash provided by operating activities marginf

     39 %        29 %        34 %        30 %        30 %        33 %        33 %      0 %

Free cash flowb

     359        63        470 %        (34)        1,156 %        510        528      (3)%

Net earnings per share (basic and diluted)

     0.21        0.17        24 %        0.14        50 %        0.45        0.66      (32)%

Adjusted net earnings (basic)b per share

     0.24        0.19        26 %        0.13        85 %        0.57        0.62      (8)%

Weighted average diluted common shares
(millions of shares)

     1,755        1,755        0 %        1,768        (1)%        1,755        1,775      (1)%

Operating Results

                       

Gold production (thousands of ounces)g

     1,039        1,009        3 %        988        5 %        3,000        3,021      (1)%

Gold sold (thousands of ounces)g

     1,027        1,001        3 %        997        3 %        2,982        3,030      (2)%

Market gold price ($/oz)

     1,928        1,976        (2)%        1,729        12 %        1,930        1,824      6 %

Realized gold priceb,g ($/oz)

     1,928        1,972        (2)%        1,722        12 %        1,934        1,820      6 %

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

     1,277        1,323        (3)%        1,226        4 %        1,325        1,211      9 %

Gold total cash costsb,g ($/oz)

     912        963        (5)%        891        2 %        953        859      11 %

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

     1,255        1,355        (7)%        1,269        (1)%        1,325        1,215      9 %

Copper production (millions of pounds)g

     112        107        5 %        123        (9)%        307        344      (11)%

Copper sold (millions of pounds)g

     101        101        0 %        120        (16)%        291        346      (16)%

Market copper price ($/lb)

     3.79        3.84        (1)%        3.51        8 %        3.89        4.11      (5)%

Realized copper priceb,g ($/lb)

     3.78        3.70        2 %        3.24        17 %        3.88        3.86      1 %

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

     2.68        2.84        (6)%        2.30        17 %        2.90        2.21      31 %

Copper C1 cash costsb,g ($/lb)

     2.05        2.28        (10)%        1.86        10 %        2.33        1.79      30 %

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

     3.23        3.13        3 %        3.13        3 %        3.25        2.96      10 %
                 
      As at
9/30/23
     As at
6/30/23
     % Change      As at
9/30/22
     % Change                        

Financial Position ($ millions)

                       

Debt (current and long-term)

     4,775        4,774        0 %        5,095        (6)%           

Cash and equivalents

     4,261        4,157        3 %        5,240        (19)%           

Debt, net of cash

     514        617        (17)%        (145)        454 %                         

 

a. 

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

b. 

Further information on these non-GAAP financial performance measures, including detailed reconciliations, is included in the endnotes to this press release.

c. 

Represents adjusted EBITDA divided by revenue.

d. 

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.

e. 

Total consolidated capital expenditures also includes capitalized interest of $12 million and $27 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023 (June 30, 2023: $7 million and September 30, 2022: $8 million and $19 million, respectively).

f. 

Represents net cash provided by operating activities divided by revenue.

g. 

On an attributable basis.

h. 

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).

i. 

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).

 

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Consolidated Statements of Income

 

 

 Barrick Gold Corporation

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

   Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
 
      2023     2022     2023     2022  

Revenue (notes 4 and 5)

     $2,862       $2,527       $8,338       $8,239  

Costs and expenses (income)

        

Cost of sales (notes 4 and 6)

     1,915       1,815       5,793       5,404  

General and administrative expenses

     30       26       97       110  

Exploration, evaluation and project expenses

     86       77       258       244  

Impairment charges (notes 8b and 12)

           24       23       29  

Loss on currency translation

     30       3       56       12  

Closed mine rehabilitation

     (44     (55     (35     (180

Income from equity investees (note 11)

     (68     (52     (179     (240

Other expense (income) (note 8a)

     58       (9     128       (18

Income before finance costs and income taxes

     $855       $698       $2,197       $2,878  

Finance costs, net

     (52     (73     (154     (250

Income before income taxes

     $803       $625       $2,043       $2,628  

Income tax expense (note 9)

     (218     (215     (687     (795

Net income

     $585       $410       $1,356       $1,833  

Attributable to:

        

Equity holders of Barrick Gold Corporation

     $368       $241       $793       $1,167  

Non-controlling interests (note 15)

     $217       $169       $563       $666  

Earnings per share data attributable to the equity holders of Barrick Gold Corporation (note 7)

        

Net income

        

Basic

     $0.21       $0.14       $0.45       $0.66  

Diluted

     $0.21       $0.14       $0.45       $0.66  

The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Third Quarter Report 2023 available on our website, are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

 

 

 Barrick Gold Corporation

 (in millions of United States dollars) (Unaudited)

   Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
 
      2023     2022     2023     2022  

Net income

     $585       $410       $1,356       $1,833  

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of taxes

        

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:

        

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

           1             1  

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

           1       (3     2  

Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss:

        

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

           (1           (2

Net change on equity investments, net of tax $1, $nil, $nil and $(6)

     (12     3       (17     35  

Total other comprehensive (loss) income

     (12     4       (20     36  

Total comprehensive income

     $573       $414       $1,336       $1,869  

Attributable to:

        

Equity holders of Barrick Gold Corporation

     $356       $245       $773       $1,203  

Non-controlling interests

     $217       $169       $563       $666  

The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Third Quarter Report 2023 available on our website, are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow

 

 

 Barrick Gold Corporation

 (in millions of United States dollars) (Unaudited)

   Three months ended
September 30,
    Nine months ended
September 30,
 
      2023     2022     2023     2022  

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

        

Net income

     $585       $410       $1,356       $1,833  

Adjustments for the following items:

        

Depreciation

     504       457       1,479       1,393  

Finance costs, net1

     52       73       154       250  

Impairment charges (notes 8b and 12)

           24       23       29  

Income tax expense (note 9)

     218       215       687       795  

Income from equity investees (note 11)

     (68     (52     (179     (240

Gain on sale of non-current assets

     (4     (64     (10     (86

Loss on currency translation

     30       3       56       12  

Change in working capital (note 10)

     (47     (52     (298     (217

Other operating activities (note 10)

     (74     (91     (73     (294

Operating cash flows before interest and income taxes

     1,196       923       3,195       3,475  

Interest paid

     (31     (23     (184     (175

Interest received1

     57       30       157       52  

Income taxes paid2

     (95     (172     (433     (666

Net cash provided by operating activities

     1,127       758       2,735       2,686  

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

        

Property, plant and equipment

        

Capital expenditures (note 4)

     (768     (792     (2,225     (2,158

Sales proceeds

     2       52       8       75  

Investment sales

     3             3       382  

Dividends received from equity method investments (note 11)

     74       101       159       770  

Shareholder loan repayments from equity method investments (note 11)

                 5        

Net cash used in investing activities

     (689     (639     (2,050     (931

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

        

Lease repayments

     (3     (6     (11     (16

Debt repayments

           (56           (56

Dividends

     (175     (351     (524     (882

Share buyback program

           (141           (314

Funding from non-controlling interests (note 15)

     13             23        

Disbursements to non-controlling interests (note 15)

     (175     (162     (399     (661

Other financing activities (note 10)

     7       60       48       140  

Net cash used in financing activities

     (333     (656     (863     (1,789

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and equivalents

     (1     (3     (1     (6

Net increase (decrease) in cash and equivalents

     104       (540     (179     (40

Cash and equivalents at the beginning of period

     4,157       5,780       4,440       5,280  

Cash and equivalents at the end of period

     $4,261       $5,240       $4,261       $5,240  

 

1 

2022 figures have been restated to reflect the change in presentation to present interest received ($30 million for the three months ended and $52 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2022) separately from finance costs.

2 

Income taxes paid excludes $68 million (2022: $59 million) for the three months ended September 30, 2023 and $124 million (2022: $95 million) for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 of income taxes payable that were settled against offsetting value added tax (“VAT”) receivables.

The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Third Quarter Report 2023 available on our website, are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

 

 Barrick Gold Corporation

 (in millions of United States dollars) (Unaudited)

  

As at September 30,

2023

   

As at December 31,

2022

 

ASSETS

    

Current assets

    

 Cash and equivalents

     $4,261       $4,440  

 Accounts receivable

     561       554  

 Inventories

     1,913       1,781  

 Other current assets (note 13b)

     684       1,690  

Total current assets

     $7,419       $8,465  

Non-current assets

    

 Equity in investees (note 11)

     3,998       3,983  

 Property, plant and equipment

     26,621       25,821  

 Goodwill

     3,581       3,581  

 Intangible assets

     149       149  

 Deferred income tax assets

     27       19  

 Non-current portion of inventory

     2,774       2,819  

 Other assets

     1,026       1,128  
     

Total assets

     $45,595       $45,965  

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

    

Current liabilities

    

 Accounts payable

     $1,584       $1,556  

 Debt

     8       13  

 Current income tax liabilities

     313       163  

 Other current liabilities (note 13b)

     513       1,388  

Total current liabilities

     $2,418       $3,120  

Non-current liabilities

    

 Debt

     4,767       4,769  

 Provisions

     2,112       2,211  

 Deferred income tax liabilities

     3,367       3,247  

 Other liabilities

     1,233       1,329  
     

Total liabilities

     $13,897       $14,676  

Equity

    

 Capital stock (note 14)

     $28,117       $28,114  

 Deficit

     (7,016     (7,282

 Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     6       26  

 Other

     1,913       1,913  
     

Total equity attributable to Barrick Gold Corporation shareholders

     $23,020       $22,771  

 Non-controlling interests (note 15)

     8,678       8,518  
     

Total equity

     $31,698       $31,289  

Contingencies and commitments (notes 4 and 16)

    
     

Total liabilities and equity

     $45,595       $45,965  

The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Third Quarter Report 2023 available on our website, are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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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, 2023

     1,755,350       $28,114       ($7,282     $26       $1,913       $22,771       $8,518       $31,289  

Net income

                 793                   793       563       1,356  

Total other comprehensive loss

                       (20           (20           (20

Total comprehensive income (loss)

                 793       (20           773       563       1,336  

Transactions with owners

                

Dividends

                 (524                 (524           (524

Funding from non-controlling interests (note 15)

                                         23       23  

Disbursements to non-controlling interests (note 15)

                                         (426     (426

Dividend reinvestment plan (note 14)

     173       3       (3                              

Total transactions with owners

     173       3       (527                 (524     (403     (927

At September 30, 2023

     1,755,523       $28,117       ($7,016     $6       $1,913       $23,020       $8,678       $31,698  
                                                                  

At January 1, 2022

     1,779,331       $28,497       ($6,566     ($23     $1,949       $23,857       $8,450       $32,307  

Net income

                 1,167                   1,167       666       1,833  

Total other comprehensive income

                       36             36             36  

Total comprehensive income

                 1,167       36             1,203       666       1,869  

Transactions with owners

                

Dividends

                 (882                 (882           (882

Disbursements to non-controlling interests

                                         (673     (673

Dividend reinvestment plan

     204       3       (3                              

Share buyback program

     (17,500     (280                 (34     (314           (314

Total transactions with owners

     (17,296     (277     (885           (34     (1,196     (673     (1,869

At September 30, 2022

     1,762,035       $28,220       ($6,284     $13       $1,915       $23,864       $8,443       $32,307  

 

1 

Includes cumulative translation losses at September 30, 2023: $95 million (December 31, 2022: $93 million; September 30, 2022: $92 million).

 

2 

Includes additional paid-in capital as at September 30, 2023: $1,875 million (December 31, 2022: $1,875 million; September 30, 2022: $1,877 million).

The notes to these unaudited condensed interim financial statements, which are contained in the Third Quarter Report 2023 available on our website, are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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Technical Information

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

All mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates are estimated in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. Unless otherwise noted, such mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates are as of December 31, 2022.

Endnotes

Endnote 1

On a 100% basis. Refer to the Technical Report on the Pueblo Viejo Mine, Dominican Republic, dated March 17, 2023 and filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov on March 17, 2023. See Appendix B – Outlook Assumptions.

Endnote 2

See Appendix B - Outlook Assumptions. Gold Equivalent Ounces from copper assets are calculated using a gold price of $1,300/ oz and a copper price of $3.00/lb.

Endnote 3

“Free cash flow” is a non-GAAP financial measure that deducts capital expenditures from net cash provided by operating activities. Management 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 definition under IFRS, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. The measure is not necessarily indicative of operating profit or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS. Other companies may calculate this measure differently. Further details on this non-GAAP financial performance 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. The following table reconciles this non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable IFRS measure.

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

 

                                                                                                             
 ($ millions)           For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
      9/30/23     6/30/23     9/30/22     9/30/23     9/30/22  

Net cash provided by operating activities

     1,127       832       758       2,735       2,686  

Capital expenditures

     (768     (769     (792     (2,225     (2,158

Free cash flow

     359       63       (34     510       528  

Endnote 4

On an attributable basis.

Endnote 5

“Realized price” is a non-GAAP financial performance measure which excludes from sales: treatment and refining charges; and cumulative catch-up adjustment to revenue relating to our streaming arrangements. We believe this provides investors and analysts with a more accurate measure with which to compare to market gold and copper prices and to assess our gold and copper sales performance. For those reasons, management believes that this measure provides a more accurate reflection of our company’s past performance and is a better indicator of its expected performance in future periods. 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. The measure is not necessarily indicative of sales as determined under IFRS. Other companies may calculate this measure differently. The following table reconciles realized prices to the most directly comparable IFRS measure. Further details on these non-GAAP financial performance 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.

 

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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 nine months ended  
      9/30/23     6/30/23     9/30/22     9/30/23      6/30/23      9/30/22      9/30/23     9/30/22     9/30/23      9/30/22  

Sales

     2,588       2,584       2,277       209        189        200        7,583       7,385       569        698  

Sales applicable to non-controlling interests

     (797     (787     (700     0        0        0        (2,307     (2,266     0        0  

Sales applicable to equity method investmentsa,b

     187       171       152       126        133        134        484       433       419        486  

Sales applicable to sites in closure or care and maintenancec

     (4     (2     (14     0        0        0        (13     (44     0        0  

Treatment and refinement charges

     7       8       3       47        50        54        22       8       140        152  

Revenues – as adjusted

     1,981       1,974       1,718       382        372        388        5,769       5,516       1,128        1,336  

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

     1,027       1,001       997       101        101        120        2,982       3,030       291        346  

Realized gold/copper price per ounce/poundd

     1,928       1,972       1,722       3.78        3.70        3.24        1,934       1,820       3.88        3.86  

 

a. 

Represents sales of $187 million and $484 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023 (June 30, 2023: $171 million and September 30, 2022: $152 million and $433 million, respectively) applicable to our 45% equity method investment in Kibali for gold. Represents sales of $82 million and $261 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023 (June 30, 2023: $81 million and September 30, 2022: $82 million and $299 million, respectively) applicable to our 50% equity method investment in Zaldívar and $49 million and $176 million, respectively (June 30, 2023: $58 million and September 30, 2022: $57 million and $201 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. 

On an attributable basis. Excludes Pierina, which is producing incidental ounces while in closure.

d. 

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

Endnote 6

“Adjusted net earnings” and “adjusted net earnings per share” are non-GAAP financial performance measures. Adjusted net earnings excludes the following from net earnings: impairment charges (reversals) related to intangibles, goodwill, property, plant and equipment, and investments; acquisition/disposition gains/losses; foreign currency translation gains/losses; significant tax adjustments; other items that are not indicative of the underlying operating performance of our core mining business; and tax effect and non-controlling interest of the above items. Management 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. Management believes that adjusted net earnings is a useful measure of our performance because impairment charges, acquisition/disposition gains/losses and significant tax adjustments 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 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. The measures are not necessarily indicative of operating profit or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS. Other companies may calculate these measures differently. The following table reconciles these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable IFRS measure. Further details on these non-GAAP financial performance 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 nine months ended  
      9/30/23     6/30/23     9/30/22       9/30/23       9/30/22  

Net earnings attributable to equity holders of the Company

     368       305       241       793       1,167  

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

     0       22       24       23       29  

Acquisition/disposition gainsb

     (4     (3     (64     (10     (86

Loss (gain) on currency translation

     30       (12     3       56       12  

Significant tax adjustmentsc

     19       33       44       100       99  

Other (income)

expense adjustmentsd

     (5     (3     (27     55       (109

Non-controlling intereste

     4       (7     4       (9     (3

Tax effecte

     6       1       (1     (7     (3

Adjusted net earnings

     418       336       224       1,001       1,106  

Net earnings per sharef

     0.21       0.17       0.14       0.45       0.66  

Adjusted net earnings per sharef

     0.24       0.19       0.13       0.57       0.62  

 

a. 

For the three month period ended June 30, 2023, net impairment charges were mainly related to miscellaneous assets. For the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2022, net impairment charges mainly relate to an inventory write-off at Lumwana.

b. 

For the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2022, acquisition/disposition gains mainly related to the sale of a portfolio of royalties to Maverix Metals Inc. and the sale of a portfolio of royalties by Nevada Gold Mines to Gold Royalty Corp.

c. 

For the three month period ended September 30, 2023, significant tax adjustments were mainly related to the de-recognition of deferred tax assets, adjustments in respect of prior years and the re-measurement of deferred tax balances. For the nine month period ended September 30, 2023, significant tax adjustments were mainly related to the settlement agreement to resolve the tax dispute at Porgera, the de-recognition of deferred tax assets, adjustments in respect of prior years and the re-measurement of deferred tax balances.

 

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d. 

For the nine month period ended September 30, 2023, other (income) expense adjustments mainly relate to the $30 million commitment we made towards the expansion of education infrastructure in Tanzania, per our community investment obligations under the Twiga partnership. Other (income) expense adjustments for all periods were also impacted by changes in the discount rate assumptions on our closed mine rehabilitation provision and care and maintenance expenses at Porgera.

e. 

Non-controlling interest and tax effect for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023 primarily relates to loss (gain) on currency translation.

f. 

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

Endnote 7

These amounts are presented on the same basis as our guidance. Minesite sustaining capital expenditures and project capital expenditures are non-GAAP financial measures. Capital expenditures are classified into minesite sustaining capital expenditures or project capital expenditures depending on the nature of the expenditure. Minesite sustaining capital expenditures is the capital spending required to support current production levels. Project capital expenditures represent the capital spending at new projects and major, discrete projects at existing operations intended to increase net present value through higher production or longer mine life. Management believes this to be a useful indicator of the purpose of capital expenditures and this distinction is an input into the calculation of all-in sustaining costs per ounce and all-in costs per ounce. Classifying capital expenditures is intended to provide additional information only 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. Other companies may calculate these measures differently. The following table reconciles these non-GAAP financial performance measures to the most directly comparable IFRS measure.

Reconciliation of the Classification of Capital Expenditures

 

                                                                               
 ($ millions)            For the three months ended      For the nine months ended  
      9/30/23      6/30/23      9/30/22      9/30/23      9/30/22  

Minesite sustaining capital expenditures

     529        524        571        1,507        1,514  

Project capital expenditures

     227        238        213        691        625  

Capitalized interest

     12        7        8        27        19  

Total consolidated capital expenditures

     768        769        792        2,225        2,158  

Endnote 8

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 NGM, our 60% share of Pueblo Viejo, our 80% share of Loulo-Gounkoto, our 89.7% share of Tongon, our 84% share of North Mara, and Bulyanhulu, our 50% share of Veladero, Zaldívar and Jabal Sayid, our 47.5% share of Porgera and our 45% share of Kibali.

Endnote 9

“Total cash costs” per ounce, “All-in sustaining costs” per ounce and “All-in costs” per ounce are non-GAAP financial performance measures which are calculated based on the definition published 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, the “WGC”). The WGC is not a regulatory organization. Management uses these measures to monitor the performance of our gold mining operations and its ability to generate positive cash flow, both on an individual site basis and an overall company basis. “Total cash costs” per ounce start with our 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 includes sustaining capital expenditures, sustaining leases, general and administrative costs, minesite exploration and evaluation costs and reclamation cost accretion and amortization. These additional costs reflect the expenditures made to maintain current production levels. “All-in costs” per ounce start with “All-in sustaining costs” and adds additional costs that reflect the varying costs of producing gold over the life-cycle of a mine, including: project capital expenditures (capital spending at new projects and major, discrete projects at existing operations intended to increase net present value through higher production or longer mine life) and other non-sustaining costs (primarily non-sustaining leases, exploration and evaluation costs, community relations costs and general and administrative costs that are not associated with current operations). These definitions recognize that there are different costs associated with the life-cycle of a mine, and that it is therefore appropriate to distinguish between sustaining and 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 analysts, investors and other stakeholders of Barrick 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 standardized definitions under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. These measures are not equivalent to net income or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS. Although the WGC has published a standardized definition, other companies may calculate these measures differently. Further details on these non-GAAP financial performance 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.

 

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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 nine months ended  
      Footnote     9/30/23     6/30/23     9/30/22     9/30/23     9/30/22  

Cost of sales applicable to gold production

        1,736       1,753       1,638       5,250       4,923  

Depreciation

        (427     (413     (393     (1,285     (1,250

Cash cost of sales applicable to equity method investments

        65       67       61       195       166  

By-product credits

        (65     (60     (50     (186     (156

Non-recurring items

   a      0       0       0       0       0  

Other

   b      7       5       (7     12       (30

Non-controlling interests

   c      (380     (388     (360     (1,146     (1,049

Total cash costs

          936       964       889       2,840       2,604  

General & administrative costs

        30       28       26       97       110  

Minesite exploration and evaluation costs

   d      11       14       22       36       52  

Minesite sustaining capital expenditures

   e      529       524       571       1,507       1,514  

Sustaining leases

        7       9       12       23       27  

Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (operating sites)

   f      14       15       12       43       36  

Non-controlling interest, copper operations and other

   g      (238     (197     (264     (594     (661
             

All-in sustaining costs

          1,289       1,357       1,268       3,952       3,682  

Global exploration and evaluation and project expense

   d      75       87       55       222       192  

Community relations costs not related to current operations

        0       1       0       1       0  

Project capital expenditures

   e      227       238       213       691       625  

Non-sustaining leases

        0       0       0       0       0  

Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (non-operating sites)

   f      6       6       5       18       13  

Non-controlling interest and copper operations and other

   g      (101     (122     (71     (311     (197
             

All-in costs

          1,496       1,567       1,470       4,573       4,315  

Ounces sold - attributable basis (000s ounces)

   h      1,027       1,001       997       2,982       3,030  

Cost of sales per ounce

   i,j      1,277       1,323       1,226       1,325       1,211  

Total cash costs per ounce

   j      912       963       891       953       859  

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

   j,k      954       1,003       925       995       893  

All-in sustaining costs per ounce

   j      1,255       1,355       1,269       1,325       1,215  

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

   j,k      1,297       1,395       1,303       1,367       1,249  

All-in costs per ounce

   j      1,457       1,566       1,474       1,534       1,424  

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

   j,k      1,499       1,606       1,508       1,576       1,458  

 

a.

Non-recurring items

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

 

 

 

b.

Other

Other adjustments for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023 include the removal of total cash costs and by-product credits associated with Pierina, which is producing incidental ounces, of $nil and $3 million, respectively (June 30, 2023: $nil; September 30, 2022: $7 million and $17 million, respectively).

 

 

 

c.

Non-controlling interests

Non-controlling interests include non-controlling interests related to gold production of $536 million and $1,598 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023 (June 30, 2023: $533 million and September 30, 2022: $491 million and $1,472 million, respectively). Non-controlling interests include NGM, Pueblo Viejo, Loulo-Gounkoto, Tongon, North Mara and Bulyanhulu. Refer to Note 4 to the Financial Statements for further information.

 

 

 

d.

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 51 of Barrick’s Q3 2023 MD&A.

 

 

 

e.

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 capital spending at new projects and major, discrete projects at existing operations intended to increase net present value through higher production or longer mine life. Significant projects in the current year are the plant expansion project at Pueblo Viejo and the solar projects at NGM and Loulo-Gounkoto. Refer to page 50 of Barrick’s Q3 2023 MD&A.

 

 

 

f.

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.

 

 

 

g.

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 NGM, Pueblo Viejo, Loulo-Gounkoto, Tongon, North Mara and Bulyanhulu operating segments. It also includes capital expenditures applicable to our equity method investment in Kibali. Figures remove the impact of Pierina. The impact is summarized as the following:

 

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 ($ millions)                   For the three months ended     For the nine months ended  
 Non-controlling interest, copper operations and other            9/30/23       6/30/23       9/30/22     9/30/23     9/30/22  

General & administrative costs

            (5     (5     (5     (16     (23

Minesite exploration and evaluation expenses

        (4     (4     (9     (12     (19

Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization (operating sites)

        (5     (5     (3     (15     (10

Minesite sustaining capital expenditures

              (224     (183     (247     (551     (609

All-in sustaining costs total

              (238     (197     (264     (594     (661

Global exploration and evaluation and project expense

        (29     (37     (9     (78     (24

Project capital expenditures

              (72     (85     (62     (233     (173

All-in costs total

              (101     (122     (71     (311     (197

 

 

 

h.

Ounces sold - attributable basis

Excludes Pierina, which is producing incidental ounces while in closure.

 

 

 

i.

Cost of sales per ounce

Figures remove the cost of sales impact of: Pierina of $nil and $3 million, respectively, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2023 (June 30, 2023: $nil and September 30, 2022: $6 million and $17 million, respectively), which is 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).

 

 

 

j.

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.

 

 

 

k.

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 nine months ended  
              9/30/23       6/30/23       9/30/22     9/30/23     9/30/22  

By-product credits

            65       60       50       186       156  

Non-controlling interest

              (22     (20     (16     (61     (53

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

              43       40       34       125       103  

Endnote 10

“C1 cash costs” per pound and “All-in sustaining costs” per pound are non-GAAP financial performance measures related to our copper mine operations. We believe that “C1 cash costs” per pound enables investors to better understand the performance of our copper operations in comparison to other copper producers who present results on a similar basis. “C1 cash costs” per pound excludes royalties and production taxes and non-routine charges as they are not direct production costs. “All-in sustaining costs” per pound is similar to the gold all-in sustaining costs metric and management uses this to better evaluate the costs of copper production. We believe this measure enables investors to better understand the operating performance of our copper mines as this measure reflects all of the sustaining expenditures incurred in order to produce copper. “All-in sustaining costs” per pound includes C1 cash costs, sustaining capital expenditures, sustaining leases, general and administrative costs, minesite exploration and evaluation costs, royalties and production taxes, reclamation cost accretion and amortization and writedowns taken on inventory to net realizable value. Further details on these non-GAAP financial performance 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.

 

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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 nine months ended  
              9/30/23     6/30/23     9/30/22     9/30/23     9/30/22  

Cost of sales

            167       176       172       517       469  

Depreciation/amortization

        (70     (59     (59     (173     (131

Treatment and refinement charges

        47       50       54       140       152  

Cash cost of sales applicable to equity method investments

        82       84       81       253       227  

Less: royalties

        (15     (16     (23     (46     (87

By-product credits

        (4     (6     (2     (14     (11

Other

              0       0       0       0       0  

C1 cash costs

              207       229       223       677       619  

General & administrative costs

        6       4       4       16       22  

Rehabilitation - accretion and amortization

        3       2       0       7       2  

Royalties

        15       16       23       46       87  

Minesite exploration and evaluation costs

        3       2       8       7       16  

Minesite sustaining capital expenditures

        91       58       115       182       271  

Sustaining leases

              2       4       1       9       4  

All-in sustaining costs

              327       315       374       944       1,021  

Pounds sold - attributable basis (millions pounds)

              101       101       120       291       346  

Cost of sales per pounda,b

              2.68       2.84       2.30       2.90       2.21  

C1 cash costs per pounda

              2.05       2.28       1.86       2.33       1.79  

All-in sustaining costs per pounda

              3.23       3.13       3.13       3.25       2.96  

 

a.

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.

 

b.

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 11

Porgera was placed on temporary care and maintenance on April 25, 2020 and remains excluded from our 2023 guidance. We expect to update our guidance to include Porgera following both the execution of landowner compensation agreements and the finalization of a timeline for the resumption of full mine operations. The granting of the new SML to New Porgera Limited reduced Barrick’s interest in the future production of the Porgera mine from 47.5% to 24.5%.

Endnote 12

A Tier One Gold Asset is an asset with a $1,300/oz reserve potential to deliver a minimum 10-year life, annual production of at least 500,000 ounces of gold and with all in sustaining costs per ounce in the lower half of the industry cost curve. A Tier One Copper Asset is an asset with a $3.00/lb reserve with potential for +5Mt contained copper in support of at least 20 years life, annual production of at least 200ktpa, with all in sustaining costs per pound in the lower half of the industry cost curve. A Tier Two Gold Asset is an asset with a reserve potential to deliver a minimum 10-year life, annual production of at least 250,000 ounces of gold and total cash costs per ounce over the mine life that are in the lower half of the industry cost curve. A Strategic Asset is an asset which in the opinion of Barrick, has the potential to deliver significant unrealized value in the future.