Non-GAAP Financial Performance Measures
Certain financial performance measures in this Circular – namely Adjusted EBIT, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Earnings, and Free Cash Flow – are not prescribed by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). These non-GAAP financial measures are included because management uses the information to analyze business performance and financial strength. These non-GAAP financial performance measures are intended to provide additional information only and do not have any standardized meaning under IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. For further details regarding non-GAAP financial performance measures, please see Other Information – Use of Non-GAAP Financial Performance Measures.
This Circular contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “aim”, “aspire”, “will”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, or similar expressions, as they relate to the Company. In particular, the Circular contains forward-looking information pertaining to the belief of management that the Company’s substantially upgraded portfolio, Best-in-Class operations, and relentless pursuit of debt reduction will ensure that we have a robust balance sheet that can withstand gold price volatility (see Shareholder Return Performance Graphs) and the expectation that over time Barrick will have a higher return on invested capital (see 2017 Long-Term Company Scorecard). These statements are based on the reasonable assumptions, estimates, analysis, and opinions of management made in light of management’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions, and expected developments, as well as other factors that management considers to be relevant and reasonable at the date that such statements are made. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company, as applicable, to be materially different from those anticipated, estimated, or intended. Forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this Circular, and, other than as required by securities law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events, or results or otherwise unless so required by applicable securities laws.