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4. Barrick Gold Profit: $4,484,000 Pictured: Barrick Gold Corporation Chairman Peter Munk speaks during the annual general meeting of shareholders on May 2.
4. Barrick Gold Profit: $4,484,000 Pictured: Barrick Gold Corporation Chairman Peter Munk speaks during the annual general meeting of shareholders on May 2.
(MIKE CASSESE/REUTERS)

Barrick co-chair pay fracas could bring down directors

Editor's note: This story has been updated regarding the voting recommendation of Institutional Shareholder Services.

As shareholders rebel against Barrick Gold Corp.’s pay plans, there is more than just symbolism at stake.

The opposition of the group of huge pension funds, if they can swing enough votes from sympathizers, could cost some directors at Barrick their jobs.