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Nevada JV deal clears all regulatory conditions

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Barrick Gold Corp. (Barrick) and Newmont Goldcorp Corp. (Newmont Goldcorp) yesterday announced that their joint venture in Nevada, which will create the world’s largest gold-producing complex, has cleared all the regulatory conditions required for its completion.

The US Federal Trade Commission granted an early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act on 19 April 2019.

The new business, yet to be named, will be owned 61.5% by Barrick and 38.5% by Newmont Goldcorp, and will be operated by Barrick. The operations making up the joint venture produced in excess of 4 million oz of gold in 2018, more than three times the next largest gold mine.

Barrick President and CEO, Mark Bristow, said that practical measures required to integrate the joint venture assets and establish the new business are now being taken and are anticipated to be complete within the current quarter.

“The joint venture agreement represents a historic accord between our companies that will unlock the enormous geological potential of the Nevada goldfields and maximise its many value-creating opportunities,” Bristow said.

Gary Goldberg, Newmont Goldcorp’s CEO, said: “By combining our operations and assets in Nevada we will be able to extend profitable production, lower costs and create new opportunities for our stakeholders in the region.”

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