Management’s Responsibility for Financial Statements
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared by and are the responsibility of the Board of
Directors and Management of the Company.
The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting
principles and reflect Management’s best estimates and judgements based on currently available information. The Company
has developed and maintains a system of internal accounting controls in order to ensure, on a reasonable and cost effective
basis, the reliability of its financial information.
The consolidated financial statements have been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants. Their report
outlines the scope of their examination and opinion on the consolidated financial statements.
/s/ Jamie C. Sokalsky
Jamie C. Sokalsky
Senior Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer
February 11, 2004
BARRICK Annual Report 2003
To the Shareholders of Barrick Gold Corporation
We have audited the consolidated balance sheets of Barrick Gold Corporation as at December 31, 2003 and 2002 and the
consolidated statements of income, cash flows, and shareholders’ equity and comprehensive income for each of the three years
in the period ended December 31, 2003. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management. Our
responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards in both Canada and the United States.
Those standards require that we plan and perform an audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial statements are
free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in
the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the