SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
|☐||Registration statement pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934|
|☒||Annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934|
|For Fiscal year ended: December 31, 2016||Commission File number: No. 1-9059|
BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Province or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Primary standard industrial
classification code number,
identification number, if applicable)
Brookfield Place, TD Canada Trust Tower
161 Bay Street, P.O. Box 212
Toronto, Canada M5J 2S1
(Address and telephone number of registrants principal executive office)
Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.
P.O. Box 29, Elko, Nevada 89803
(Name, address and telephone number of agent for service in the United States)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Common Shares||New York Stock Exchange|
Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
Securities for which there is a reporting obligation pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Act: None
For annual reports, indicate by check mark the information filed with this form:
|☒ Annual Information Form||☒ Audited Annual Financial Statements|
Indicate the number of outstanding shares of each of the issuers classes of capital or common stock as of the close of the period covered by the annual report:
Common Shares 1,165,574,071
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13(d) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports); and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes ☒ No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Yes ☐ No ☐
INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING AND DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
The disclosure provided under Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and Disclosure Controls and Procedures on pages 131 and 132 of Exhibit 99.1, Barricks Annual Information Form, is incorporated by reference herein.
MANAGEMENTS REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING
Barricks Managements Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting contained in Exhibit 99.2 is incorporated by reference herein.
ATTESTATION REPORT OF THE REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
The disclosure provided under Independent Auditors Report on pages 96 through 98 of Exhibit 99.3, Barricks Audited Consolidated Financial Statements, is incorporated by reference herein.
The disclosure provided under Composition of the Audit Committee on page 129 of Exhibit 99.1, Barricks Annual Information Form, is incorporated by reference herein. Barrick has a separately-designated standing audit committee established in accordance with Section 3(a)(58)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
CODE OF ETHICS
Barrick has adopted a code of ethics entitled, Barrick Gold Corporation Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics applies to all directors, officers and employees of Barrick, including Barricks principal executive officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is available at Barricks Internet website, www.barrick.com, in the Company Governance section and is available in print to any shareholder upon written request to the Corporate Secretary of Barrick.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES
The disclosure provided under External Auditor Service Fees on pages 130 and 131 of Exhibit 99.1, Barricks Annual Information Form, is incorporated by reference herein.
AUDIT COMMITTEE PRE-APPROVAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The disclosure provided under Audit Committee Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures on page 130 of Exhibit 99.1, Barricks Annual Information Form, is incorporated by reference herein. No audit-related fees, tax fees or other non-audit fees were approved by the Audit Committee pursuant to paragraph (c)(7)(i)(C) of Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X.
OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS
Barrick has no off-balance sheet arrangements that have, or are reasonably likely to have, a material effect on Barricks financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.
The disclosure provided under Contractual Obligations and Commitments on page 68 of Exhibit 99.4, Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial and Operating Results, is incorporated by reference herein.
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE
Barrick is required to report certain mine safety violations or other regulatory matters required by Section 1503(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and that required information is included in Exhibit 99.14.
UNDERTAKING AND CONSENT TO SERVICE OF PROCESS
Registrant undertakes to make available, in person or by telephone, representatives to respond to inquiries made by the Commission staff, and to furnish promptly, when requested to do so by the Commission staff, information relating to: the securities registered pursuant to Form 40-F; the securities in relation to which the obligation to file an annual report on Form 40-F arises; or transactions in said securities.
|B.||Consent to Service of Process|
Registrant has previously filed with the Commission a Form F-X in connection with the Common Shares.
INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE
Barricks annual report on Form 40-F (other than the section entitled Ratings in Exhibit 99.1) is incorporated by reference into Barricks Registration Statements on Form S-8 (File Nos. 333-121500, 333-131715, 333-135769), Form F-3 (File No. 333-206417) and Form F-10 (File No. 333-216099).
Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act, the registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form 40-F and has duly caused this annual report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.
|BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION|
|Dated: March 24, 2017||By:|
|Title:||Senior Vice-President and General Counsel|
|99.1||Annual Information Form dated as of March 24, 2017|
|99.2||Managements Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting|
|99.3||Barrick Gold Corporations Audited Consolidated Financial Statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, including the Notes thereto, as at and for the years ended December 31, 2016 and 2015, together with the Independent Auditors report thereon.|
|99.4||Barrick Gold Corporations Managements Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2016|
|99.5||Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP|
|99.6||Consent of Rick Sims|
|99.7||Consent of Steven Haggarty|
|99.8||Consent of Patrick Garretson|
|99.9||Consent of Robert Krcmarov|
|99.10||Certification of Kelvin P.M. Dushnisky required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a), pursuant to Section 302 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002|
|99.11||Certification of Catherine P. Raw required by Rule 13a-14(a) or Rule 15d-14(a), pursuant to Section 302 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002|
|99.12||Certification of Kelvin P.M. Dushnisky pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as enacted pursuant to Section 906 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002|
|99.13||Certification of Catherine P. Raw pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as enacted pursuant to Section 906 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002|
|99.14||Dodd-Frank Act Disclosure of Mine Safety and Health Administration Safety Data|