Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) announced that its 2011 Annual Report is now available on SEDAR and on EDGAR. In addition, a Form 40-F report has been filed with the SEC and is available on EDGAR. To access the documents, please click here.

Shareholders may also receive a copy of Barrick's audited financial statements documents without charge upon request to Barrick's Investor Relations Department, Brookfield Place, TD Canada Trust Tower, 161 Bay St., Suite 3700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2S1 or to investor@barrick.com.

Barrick's vision is to be the world's best gold company by finding, acquiring, developing and producing quality reserves in a safe, profitable and socially responsible manner. For more information please visit www.barrick.com.

INVESTOR CONTACT: Greg Panagos Senior Vice President Investor Relations and Communications (416) 309-2943 gpanagos@barrick.com MEDIA CONTACT: Andy Lloyd Senior Manager, Communications (416) 307-7414 alloyd@barrick.com