Meeting and Voting Information

Proxy Solicitation and Meeting Materials

How we will solicit proxies

Your proxy is being solicited on behalf of Barrick’s management in connection with the meeting to be held on May 5, 2020 (the Meeting). Management will solicit proxies primarily by mail, but proxies may also be solicited personally by telephone by employees of the Company. We have retained the services of Kingsdale Advisors (Kingsdale) to assist in soliciting proxies by mail and telephone for estimated aggregate fees of approximately $110,000, plus distribution costs and other expenses. Our contractual arrangements with Kingsdale provide for additional fees to be payable in certain circumstances. The costs of preparing and distributing the Meeting materials and the cost of soliciting proxies will be borne by the Company.

How we use Notice and Access

Since 2013, we have distributed our information circular for our annual meeting and related proxy form to our shareholders by sending them a notice of electronic availability of such circular. The notice of electronic availability in respect of the Meeting provides instructions on how to access and review an electronic copy of our 2020 information circular for the Meeting (the Circular) and instructions on voting by proxy at the Meeting. This process is known as Notice and Access.

  • How Barrick shareholders benefit from Notice and Access: Notice and Access expedites our shareholders’ receipt of these materials, lowers printing and distribution costs, and reduces the environmental impact of our Meeting.
  • How to obtain a paper copy of our Circular: Shareholders can request a paper copy of the Circular at www.meetingdocuments.com/astca/abx or by calling AST Trust Company (Canada) (AST) toll-free at 1-888-433-6443 from Canada and the United States or by calling collect at 416-682-3801 from other locations or by e-mailing fulfilment@astfinancial.com. If you have previously provided instructions to receive a paper copy of our Circular and do not want to receive a paper copy in the future, please contact your broker.

How meeting materials will be delivered to shareholders

The proxy materials are sent to our registered shareholders through our transfer agent, AST. We generally do not send our proxy materials directly to non-registered shareholders and instead use the services of Broadridge Investor Communications Corporation (Broadridge) who acts on behalf of intermediaries to send proxy materials. We intend to pay intermediaries to send proxy materials and voting instruction forms to objecting non-registered shareholders.

Meeting Procedures

Attending the Meeting

Date: May 5, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. (Toronto time)
Location: https://web.lumiagm.com/ 171710479

Why is Barrick holding a virtual-only Meeting?

In order to address the unprecedented public health concerns related to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and to mitigate the health risks to our shareholders, employees, and other stakeholders, Barrick has decided to hold a virtual-only Meeting this year, which will be conducted via live webcast. Having held hybrid (physical/virtual) meetings for the last several years, Barrick is well-positioned to leverage its prior experience using a virtual meeting platform, and easily move its entire Meeting to a virtual-only format for this year.

Although Barrick is currently planning a virtual-only Meeting at this time, as a Company of Owners, Barrick places significant importance on in-person engagement with its shareholders. For this reason, should circumstances in the coming weeks allow and public health officials deem it safe and appropriate, Barrick intends to make available a physical meeting location which will allow shareholders who wish to attend and vote at the Meeting in person to do so. This will be in addition to allowing shareholders to participate online as described in this Circular. If an in-person Meeting becomes possible, and Barrick is able to proceed with a hybrid format (physical/virtual) as it has in past years, Barrick will communicate full details to its shareholders by press release in advance of the Meeting date. Regardless of whether Barrick is able to hold an in-person Meeting this year, Barrick intends to return to a hybrid meeting format (physical/virtual) for its 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

If Barrick is able to hold an in-person component of the Meeting, shareholders who wish to attend and vote at the Meeting in person should see “Voting Procedures” below for additional information.

How many shareholders are needed to reach a quorum?

We need to have at least two people present at the Meeting who hold, or represent by proxy, in aggregate, at least 25% of the issued and outstanding Barrick Shares entitled to be voted at the Meeting. On March 26, 2020, the Company had 1,778,034,807 Barrick Shares outstanding. Each Barrick Share is entitled to one vote. Shareholders who participate in and/or vote at the Meeting virtually are deemed to be present at the Meeting for all purposes, including quorum.

Does any shareholder beneficially own 10% or more of the issued and outstanding Barrick Shares?

To the knowledge of the directors and senior officers of the Company, as of March 26, 2020, no person beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, or exercised control or direction over, voting securities carrying 10% or more of the voting rights attached to the outstanding Barrick Shares.

Will Company employees vote their Barrick Shares at the Meeting?

Employees of Barrick are entitled to vote Barrick Shares beneficially owned by them, including those held in our equity compensation plans, at the Meeting. As of March 26, 2020, less than 1% of the Barrick Shares were beneficially owned by employees through our equity compensation plans.

Voting Procedures

How do I vote my Barrick Shares?

Please follow the voting instructions based on whether you are a registered or non-registered shareholder:

  • You are a registered shareholder if you have a share certificate issued in your name or appear as the registered shareholder on the books of the Company.
  • You are a non-registered shareholder if your Barrick Shares are registered in the name of an intermediary (for example, a bank, trust company, investment dealer, clearing agency, or other institution).

If you are not sure whether you are a registered or non-registered shareholder, please contact AST by email at inquiries@astfinancial.com. Alternatively, please call AST toll-free at 1-800-387-0825 from Canada and the United States or collect at 416-682-3860 from other locations.

How can I vote if I am a registered shareholder?

Option 1 – By proxy (proxy form)

By Internet:

Go to AST’s website at www.astvotemyproxy.com and follow the instructions on screen. You will need your 13-digit Control Number, which can be found on your proxy form.

See below, under the heading “How will my Barrick Shares be voted if I return a proxy?”, for more information.


By Telephone:

Call 1-888-489-7352 (toll-free in Canada and the United States) from a touch-tone phone and follow the instructions. You will need your 13-digit Control Number, which can be found on your proxy form.

Please note that you cannot appoint anyone other than the directors and officers named on your proxy form as your proxyholder if you vote by telephone. See below, under the heading “How will my Barrick Shares be voted if I return a proxy?”, for more information.


By Fax:

Complete, sign, and date your proxy form, and send all pages (in one transmission) by fax to 1-866-781-3111 (toll-free in Canada and the United States) or 416-368-2502 (outside Canada and the United States).

See below, under the heading “How will my Barrick Shares be voted if I return a proxy?”, for more information.


By Mail:

Complete, sign, and date your proxy form, and return it in the envelope provided.

See below, under the heading “How will my Barrick Shares be voted if I return a proxy?”, for more information.


Appointing another person to attend the Meeting virtually and vote your Barrick Shares for you:

You may appoint a person other than the directors and officers designated by the Company on your proxy form to represent you and vote on your behalf at the Meeting. This person does not have to be a shareholder. To do so, strike out the names of our directors and officers that are printed on the proxy form and write the name of the person you are appointing in the space provided. Complete your voting instructions, sign, and date the proxy form, and return it to AST as instructed. Please ensure that the person you appoint is aware that he or she has been appointed to attend the virtual Meeting on your behalf.

In order to participate in the virtual Meeting, your proxyholder must contact AST at 1-866-751-6315 (within North America) or 1 (212) 235-5754 (outside of North America) by 3:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on May 4, 2020 in order to obtain a Control Number for the Meeting. This Control Number will allow your proxyholder to log in to the live webcast and vote at the Meeting using the LUMI meeting platform. Without a Control Number, your proxyholder will not be able to vote at the Meeting. AST will provide your duly appointed proxyholder with a Control Number provided that your proxy has been received by AST prior to this deadline. Please note that you cannot appoint anyone other than the directors and officers named on your proxy form as your proxyholder if you vote by telephone.

Please see below, under the headings “How can I log in to the Meeting” and “How will my Barrick Shares be voted if I return a proxy?”, for more information.

Option 2 – In person via Internet Webcast

Registered shareholders have the ability to participate, ask questions, and vote at the Meeting using the LUMI meeting platform. Eligible registered shareholders may log in at https://web.lumiagm.com/171710479, click on “I have a Control Number”, enter the 13-digit Control Number found on the proxy, and the password barrick2020 (case sensitive), then click on the “Login” button. During the Meeting, you must ensure you are connected to the Internet at all times in order to vote when polling is commenced on the resolutions put before the Meeting. It is your responsibility to ensure Internet connectivity. Non-registered shareholders must follow the procedures outlined below to participate in the Meeting using the LUMI meeting platform. Non-registered shareholders who fail to comply with the procedures outlined below may nonetheless view a live webcast of the Meeting by going to the same URL as above and clicking on “I am a guest” or on our website at www.barrick.com/investors/agm.

Option 3 – In person at the Meeting (SHOULD CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW)

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Currently, only a virtual Meeting is being planned by Barrick. If circumstances in the coming weeks allow and public health officials deem it safe and appropriate, Barrick intends to make available a physical meeting location which will allow shareholders to attend and vote at the Meeting in person if they wish to do so. If attendance at the Meeting in person becomes possible, details will be communicated to shareholders by press release. If an in-person Meeting becomes possible and you intend to vote in person at the Meeting, you do not need to complete or return your proxy form.

How can I vote if I am a non-registered shareholder?

Option 1 – By proxy (voting instruction form)

You will receive a voting instruction form that allows you to vote on the Internet, by telephone, by fax, or by mail. To vote, you should follow the instructions provided on your voting instruction form. Your intermediary is required to ask for your voting instructions before the Meeting. Please contact your intermediary if you did not receive a voting instruction form.

Alternatively, you may receive from your intermediary a pre-authorized proxy form indicating the number of Barrick Shares to be voted, which you should complete, sign, date, and return as directed on the form.

Option 2 – In Person via Internet Webcast

We do not have access to the names or holdings of our non-registered shareholders. That means you can only vote your Barrick Shares virtually at the Meeting if you have (a) previously appointed yourself as the proxyholder for your Barrick Shares, by printing your name in the space provided on your voting instruction form and submitting it as directed on the form, and (b) by no later than 3:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on May 4, 2020, you contacted AST at 1-866-751-6315 (within North America) or 1 (212) 235-5754 (outside of North America) to obtain a Control Number for the Meeting. This Control Number will allow you to log in to the live webcast and vote at the Meeting. Without a Control Number, you will not be able to ask questions or vote at the Meeting.

You may also appoint someone else as the proxyholder for your Barrick Shares by printing their name in the space provided on your voting instruction form and submitting it as directed on the form. If your proxyholder intends to participate in the virtual Meeting, he or she must contact AST at 1-866-751-6315 (within North America) or 1 (212) 235-5754 (outside of North America) by no later than 3:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on May 4, 2020 to obtain a Control Number for the Meeting.

Your voting instructions must be received in sufficient time to allow your voting instruction form to be forwarded by your intermediary to AST before 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on May 1, 2020. If you plan to participate in the virtual Meeting (or to have your proxyholder attend the virtual Meeting), you or your proxyholder will not be entitled to vote or ask questions online unless the proper documentation is completed and received by your intermediary well in advance of the Meeting to allow them to forward the necessary information to AST before 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on May 1, 2020. You should contact your intermediary well in advance of the Meeting and follow their instructions if you want to participate in the virtual Meeting.

Non-registered shareholders who do not object to their name being made known to the Company may be contacted by our proxy solicitors to assist in conveniently voting their Barrick Shares directly by telephone. Barrick may also utilize the Broadridge QuickVote service to assist such shareholders with voting their Barrick Shares. See “How we will solicit proxies” for more information.

Please see below under the heading “How can I log in to the virtual Meeting?” for more information.

Option 3 – In person at the Meeting (SHOULD CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW)

Currently, only a virtual Meeting is being planned by Barrick. If circumstances in the coming weeks allow and public health officials deem it safe and appropriate, Barrick intends to make available a physical meeting location which will allow shareholders to attend and vote at the Meeting in person if they wish to do so. If attendance at the Meeting in person becomes possible, details will be communicated to shareholders by press release. If any in-person Meeting becomes possible and you intend to vote in person at the Meeting, you must follow the procedures under “Option 2 – In Person via Internet Webcast” above, except you will not be required to contact AST in order to obtain a Control Number.

Is there a deadline for my proxy to be received?

Yes. Whether you vote by mail, fax, telephone, or Internet, your proxy must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on Friday, May 1, 2020. If the Meeting is adjourned or postponed, your proxy must be received by 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on the second-last business day before the reconvened meeting.

As noted above, if you are a non-registered shareholder, all required voting instructions must be submitted to your intermediary sufficiently in advance of this deadline to allow your intermediary time to forward this information to AST. Barrick reserves the right to accept late proxies and to waive the proxy cut-off deadline, with or without notice, but Barrick is under no obligation to accept or reject any particular late proxy.

How can I log in to the virtual Meeting?

Only shareholders of record at the close of business on March 6, 2020 and other permitted attendees may virtually attend the Meeting. Attending the Meeting virtually allows registered shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders, including non-registered shareholders who have duly appointed themselves or a third-party proxyholder, to participate, ask questions, and vote at the Meeting using the LUMI meeting platform. Guests, including non-registered shareholders who have not duly appointed themselves or a third party as proxyholder, can log into the virtual Meeting as a guest. Guests may listen to the Meeting, but will not be entitled to vote or ask questions.

  • Registered shareholders and duly appointed proxyholders may log in online at https://web.lumiagm.com/171710479, click on “I have a Control Number”, enter the 13-digit Control Number found on the proxy or provided to a duly appointed proxyholder, as applicable, and the password barrick2020 (case sensitive), then click on the “Login” button. We recommend you log in at least one hour before the Meeting begins. For registered shareholders, the Control Number is located on your form of proxy. For duly appointed proxyholders (including non-registered shareholders who have appointed themselves), your Control Number will be provided by AST provided that you or your proxyholder has been duly appointed in accordance with the procedures outlined in this Circular.
  • Non-registered shareholders may view a live webcast of the Meeting by going to the same URL as above and clicking on “I am a guest” or on our website at www.barrick.com/investors/agm.

During the Meeting, you must ensure you are connected to the Internet at all times in order to vote when polling is commenced on the resolutions put before the Meeting. It is your responsibility to ensure Internet connectivity.

How will my Barrick Shares be voted if I return a proxy?

By completing and returning a proxy, you are authorizing the person named in the proxy to attend the Meeting and vote your Barrick Shares on each item of business according to your instructions. If you have appointed the designated directors or officers of Barrick as your proxy and you do not provide them with instructions, they will vote your Barrick Shares as follows:

  • FOR the election of the nominee directors to the Board;
  • FOR the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s auditor and the authorization of the directors to fix the auditor’s remuneration; and
  • FOR the advisory resolution approving the Company’s approach to executive compensation.

What happens if there are amendments, variations, or other matters brought before the Meeting?

Your proxy authorizes your proxyholder to act and vote for you on any amendment or variation of any of the business of the Meeting and on any other matter that properly comes before the Meeting. Your proxy is effective at any continuation following an adjournment of the Meeting. As of March 26, 2020, no director or officer of the Company is aware of any variation, amendment, or other matter to be presented for a vote at the Meeting.

What if I change my mind?

You can revoke a vote you made by proxy by:

  • Voting again on the Internet or by telephone before 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on May 1, 2020;
  • Completing a proxy form or voting instruction form that is dated later than the proxy form or voting instruction form that you are changing, and mailing or faxing it as instructed on your proxy form or voting instruction form, as the case may be, so that it is received before 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on May 1, 2020; or
  • Any other means permitted by law.

If you are a registered shareholder, you can also revoke a vote you made by sending a notice in writing from you or your authorized attorney to our Corporate Secretary so that it is received before 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on May 1, 2020, or giving notice in writing from you or your authorized attorney to the Chair of the Meeting, at the Meeting or at any adjournment.

Is my vote by proxy confidential?

Yes. All proxies are received, counted, and tabulated independently by AST, our transfer agent, or Broadridge, in a way that preserves the confidentiality of shareholder votes, except:

  • As necessary to permit management and the Board of Directors to discharge their legal obligations to the Company or its shareholders, or to determine the validity of the proxy;
  • In the event of a proxy contest; or
  • In the event a shareholder has made a written comment on the proxy intended for management or the Board of Directors.

Need help casting your vote?

For assistance with casting your vote, please contact Kingsdale at:

Kingsdale

Toll-Free within Canada and the United States:
1-866-851-2571

Call collect: 416-867-2272
Email: contactus@kingsdaleadvisors.com

How can you obtain more information about the proxy voting process?

If you have any questions about the proxy voting process, please contact your intermediary (e.g., bank, trust company, investment dealer, clearing agency, or other institution) or our Investor Relations Department at:

Toll-Free within Canada and the United States:
1-800-720-7415

Call collect: 416-307-7474
Fax: 416-861-9717
Email: investor@barrick.com

Other Important Information

If an in-person Meeting is held, what are the admission requirements?

Only shareholders of record at the close of business on March 6, 2020 and other permitted attendees may attend the Meeting. In order to attend the Meeting, you or your proxyholder is required to see a representative of AST before entering to register your attendance. You must present proof of your ownership of Barrick Shares as of the record date and a valid government-issued photo identification at the entrance of the Meeting. Beneficial owners of shares held in “street name” in an account at a brokerage firm, bank, broker-dealer or other similar organization will need to bring a copy of a brokerage statement reflecting their stock ownership as of the record date. No cameras, recording equipment, electronic devices, use of cell phones or other mobile devices, large bags or packages are permitted at the Meeting. If you do not provide photo identification or comply with the other procedures outlined here, you will not be admitted to the Meeting.

What is the deadline for making a shareholder proposal at the next annual meeting?

The final date for submission of proposals to shareholders for inclusion in the information circular in connection with next year’s annual shareholders’ meeting is February 4, 2021.

Are any shareholder proposals being considered at the Meeting?

There are no shareholder proposals being considered at the Meeting.

How do I nominate a candidate for election as a director at the Meeting?

Barrick’s Articles set out advance notice requirements for director nominations, and were approved by shareholders at the Special Meeting of Shareholders held on November 5, 2018. The Articles set forth a procedure requiring advance notice to the Company by any shareholder who intends to nominate any person for election as a director of the Company other than pursuant to (a) a requisition of a general meeting made pursuant to the provisions of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (the BCBCA), (b) a proposal made pursuant to the provisions of the BCBCA, or (c) a nomination by or at the direction of the Board, including pursuant to a notice of the meeting. Among other things, the Articles fix a deadline by which shareholders must notify the Company of their intention to nominate directors and set out the information that shareholders must provide in the notice for it to be valid. These requirements are intended to provide all shareholders with the opportunity to evaluate and review all proposed nominees and vote in an informed and timely manner regarding said nominees. The Articles are available on our website at www.barrick.com, SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and EDGAR at www.sec.gov. As of March 26, 2020, the Company has not received any notice of a shareholder’s intention to nominate directors at the Meeting pursuant to the “Nomination of Directors” provisions of the Articles.

Where can I review financial information relating to the Company?

Our financial information is contained in our comparative audited annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019, and related Management Discussion & Analysis, both of which can be found in our 2019 Annual Report on SEDAR at www.sedar.com or at www.barrick.com/investors/agm.

How do I obtain copies of the Company’s disclosure documents?

If you would like to receive our Annual Report by mail next year, you can do so by checking the appropriate box included on your form of proxy or your voting instruction form.

If you have not previously indicated that you would like to receive our 2019 Annual Report by mail and would like to receive a copy, please contact AST by email at inquiries@astfinancial.com. Alternatively, please call AST toll-free at 1-800-387-0825 from Canada and the United States or collect at 416-682-3860 from other locations.

Barrick will provide to any person, upon request to our Investor Relations Department, a copy of our 2019 Annual Report, our latest Annual Information Form, and this Circular. Our public disclosure documents are also available on our website at www.barrick.com, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and on EDGAR at www.sec.gov.