Grassroots Exploration with Blue-Sky Potential

Talking at a media go to to Kibali right now, Bristow mentioned the mutually useful partnership between the corporate and its native stakeholders, notably the federal government, contractors, service suppliers, workers and the neighborhood, had demonstrated that it was potential to construct and function a profitable, world-class mine, run by host nation nationals in one among Africa’s remotest corners.

Within the 13 years because the acquisition of the property which grew to become Kibali, it has invested greater than $4.6 billion within the DRC, with funds to: native contractors and suppliers alone amounting to nearly $2.4 billion; $1.4 billion going to the federal government within the type of royalties, taxes and permits; salaries amounting to $621 million; and the funding of $196 million in infrastructure growth and neighborhood help.

“Kibali has a number of partnerships with native companies, lots of which now we have actively mentored, such because the all-Congolese staff that constructed the mine’s Azambi hydropower station,” Bristow mentioned.

“Kibali’s three constantly upgraded hydropower stations and their battery back-up system have put it within the lead of the Barrick group’s inexperienced power drive. At current, roughly 80% of the mine’s energy requirement is supplied by renewable power sources and it will rise when the deliberate new photo voltaic plant is commissioned in 2025, additional decreasing Kibali’s carbon footprint in addition to its prices.”

For the fourth successive 12 months, exploration greater than changed the gold that Kibali mined in 2022, extending the mine’s Tier One 1 manufacturing profile to 2033 and rising reserves to a degree equal that within the authentic 2010 feasibility research, regardless of producing greater than 6.4 million ounces of gold since commissioning 2 . It continues to discover for added reserves to interchange depletion at Kibali and for brand new progress alternatives elsewhere within the DRC.

The mine additionally continues to spend money on the recruitment and coaching of Congolese nationals, who already account for 95% of its workforce and 76% of its management, with particular emphasis on the talents growth of potential managers and technicians.

The Barrick group is an trade chief in sustainability with a technique that holistically hyperlinks the administration of challenges associated to local weather change, poverty and biodiversity loss. Kibali has a selected curiosity in the way forward for Africa’s biodiversity and can write a brand new chapter in its lengthy help for the DRC’s Garamba Nationwide Park with the introduction of a sustainable inhabitants of white rhinos in partnership with African Parks and the DRC folks.


DRC nation supervisor
Cyrille Mutombo
+243 812 532 441
Investor and Media Relations
Kathy du Plessis
+44 20 7557 7738
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Endnote 1

A Tier One Gold Asset is an asset with a reserve potential to ship a minimal 10-year life, annual manufacturing of at the very least 500,000 ounces of gold and whole money prices per ounce over the mine life which are within the decrease half of the trade price curve.

Endnote 2

On a 100% foundation. Seek advice from the Technical Report on the Kibali Mine, Democratic Republic of the Congo, dated March 18, 2022, and filed on SEDAR at and EDGAR at on March 18, 2022.

Kibali Historic Complete Mineral Reserves

Confirmed Possible Complete
100% Foundation Tonnes Grade Contained
Tonnes Grade Contained
Tonnes Grade Contained
12 months Gold Value
Venture (Mt) (gm/t) (Moz) (Mt) (gm/t) (Moz) (Mt) (gm/t) (Moz)
2009 $700/oz Kibali 42 4.03 5.5 42 4.03 5.5
2010 $800/oz Kibali 74 4.21 10.1 74 4.21 10.1
2011 $1,000/oz Kibali 79 4.04 10.2 79 4.04 10.2
2012 $1,000/oz Kibali 3.6 3.24 0.4 79 4.14 10.5 83 4.10 10.9
2013 $1,000/oz Kibali 5.5 2.28 0.4 84 4.15 11.2 89 4.04 11.6
2014 $1,000/oz Kibali 5.4 1.76 0.3 78 4.28 10.7 83 4.12 11.0
2015 $1,000/oz Kibali 4.0 1.84 0.2 76 4.25 10.4 80 4.13 10.6
2016 $1,000/oz Kibali 4 1.90 0.3 66 4.17 8.9 71 4.03 9.2
2017 $1,000/oz Kibali 19 4.07 2.5 47 4.10 6.2 66 4.09 8.7
2018 $1,000/oz Kibali 20 4.15 2.7 42 4.12 5.6 63 4.13 8.3
2019 $1,200/oz Kibali 21 4.13 2.7 48 4.23 6.5 68 4.20 9.2
2020 $1,200/oz Kibali 20 4.34 2.8 56 3.66 6.6 76 3.84 9.4
2021 $1,200/oz Kibali 32 3.76 3.9 51 3.50 5.8 83 3.60 9.6
2022 $1,300/oz Kibali 32 3.47 3.6 65 3.15 6.6 97 3.26 10.2

As of January 1, 2019, Barrick owns 45% of Kibali because the operator, with AngloGold Ashanti proudly owning 45% and Congolese parastatal Société Miniere de Kilo-Moto SA UNISARL (SOKIMO) held by the Minister of Portfolio of DRC proudly owning 10%.

For 2019 onwards, estimated in accordance with Nationwide Instrument 43-101 as required by Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Full mineral reserve and useful resource information, together with tonnes, grades, and ounces, in addition to the assumptions on which the mineral reserves and sources for Barrick are reported (on an attributable foundation), could be discovered on pages 37-46 of Barrick’s 2022 Annual Info Kind / Kind 40-F on file with the Canadian provincial securities regulators on SEDAR at and the Securities and Alternate Fee on EDGAR at . Historic reserves for years previous to 2019 have been estimated by Randgold Assets in accordance with the Australian Code for Reporting of Exploration Outcomes, Mineral Assets and Ore Reserves (the “JORC Code”). The JORC Code reporting requirements are functionally equal to Nationwide Instrument 43-101.

Kibali Historic Manufacturing

100% Foundation
12 months Tonnes Milled
Head Grade
Gold Produced
2013 808 3.87 88,199 91.5
2014 5,546 3.81 526,627 79.0
2015 6,833 3.55 642,720 83.8
2016 7,299 3.10 586,530 79.8
2017 7,621 2.87 596,226 83.6
2018 8,218 3.45 807,251 88.6
2019 7,513 3.80 814,027 88.7
2020 7,632 3.68 808,134 89.4
2021 7,783 3.62 812,152 89.8
2022 7,815 3.39 749,589 88.4
Complete 67,068 3.41 6,431,455 86.0

As of January 1, 2019, Barrick owns 45% of Kibali because the operator, with AngloGold Ashanti proudly owning 45% and Congolese parastatal Société Miniere de Kilo-Moto SA UNISARL (SOKIMO) held by the Minister of Portfolio of DRC proudly owning 10%.

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