LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”) announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of a class (the “Class”) consisting of persons and entities that acquired Barrick Gold Corporation (“Barrick” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ABX) securities between February 16, 2017 and April 24, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
If you are a member of the Class described above, you may move the Court no later than sixty days from the date of this notice, to serve as lead plaintiff. Please contact Lesley Portnoy at 888-773-9224 or 310-201-9150, or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this matter.
On April 24, 2017, the Company revised its full year guidance, stating that “[f]ull-year gold production is now expected to be 5.3-5.6 million ounces, down from our previous range of 5.6-5.9 million ounces.” Barrick also revised Veladero-specific guidance, projecting full-year production at Veladero of 630,000-730,000 ounces, compared to the Company’s previously-issued guidance of 770,000-830,000 ounces. The slowdown in Veladero production stems in part from a work stoppage at the mine caused by alleged environmental pollution. On this news, the Company’s share price fell $2.15, or 11.3%, to close at $16.89 per share on April 25, 2017, thereby injuring investors.
The complaint filed in this action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose: (1) that the pipes and safety systems at the Veladero mine were not robust enough to prevent gold-bearing solution spills; (2) that, as a result, Argentinian authorities would restrict the addition of cyanide to the Veladero mine’s heap leach facility and require remedial work; (3) that these developments would impact (and were impacting) the production capacity of the Veladero mine; (4) that as such, the Company’s Veladero mine production guidance and total gold production guidance were overstated; and (5) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about Barrick’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
If you purchased shares of Barrick during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than sixty days from the date of this notice to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff. To be a member of the Class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Lesley Portnoy, Esquire, of Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100, Los Angeles, California 90067, at (310) 201-9150, by e-mail to email@example.com, or visit our website at www.glancylaw.com.
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