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Barrick shareholders approve Randgold deal

Barrick shareholders approve Randgold deal
Barrick Gold Executive Chairman John Thornton attends the company's annual shareholders meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren   -   Copyright  Chris Helgren(Reuters)
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Barrick Gold <ABX.TO> shareholders “overwhelmingly” approved its all-stock acquisition of Africa-focused Randgold Resources <RRS.L>, the Canadian miner said on Monday after a special meeting.

Votes in favour of the $6.1 billion (4.7 billion pounds), no-premium transaction were at 99.8 percent, Toronto-based Barrick said, confirming a Reuters report on Friday. Randgold’s vote is scheduled for Nov 7.

(Reporting by Susan Taylor)

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