Barrick chairman's departure part of pitch for offering: sources

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Barrick Gold Corp Chairman Peter Munk's likely departure was part of a pitch to investors in the gold miner's recent $3 billion public offering, sources familiar with the matter said.

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An amended regulatory filing made public on Friday said governance changes, including Munk's retirement, were likely to take effect in conjunction with Barrick's next annual meeting.

(Reporting by Euan Rocha; Writing by Allison Martell; Editing by Janet Guttsman and Gerald E. McCormick)