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SPDR Gold Trust (GLD)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Shea

68 2013 Chairman of the Board of the World Gold Trust Services, LLC

William Rhind

36 2014 Chief Executive Officer of World Gold Trust Services, LLC

Samantha McDonald

45 2015 Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Sponsor

Rocco Maggiotto

65 2013 Director of the World Gold Trust Services, LLC

Aram Shishmanian

65 2013 Director of the World Gold Trust Services, LLC

Neal Wolkoff

60 2013 Director of the World Gold Trust Services, LLC

Biographies

Name Description

William Shea

Mr. William J. Shea is a Chairman of the Board of the World Gold Trust Services, LLC., a Sponsor of the SPDR Gold Trust. He has also been a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee since it was established in May 2014. He has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and in business restructurings. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Caliber ID, Inc. in 2001 and was appointed Executive Chairman in December 2010. Prior to his appointment to the Board of Caliber ID, he served as Chairman of Royal & Sun Alliance (RSA), USA from January 2005 to December 2006, and oversaw its divestiture from RSA, a large public insurance company headquartered in the United Kingdom. From 2001 to 2004, he was Chief Executive Officer of Conseco, Inc., a publicly held diversified insurance and financial services firm that he guided through the federal bankruptcy and restructuring process. From January 1997 to February 2001, he oversaw the turnaround of Centennial Technologies, Inc., a high technology manufacturing company in the flash memory business. Mr. Shea served as Vice Chairman of BankBoston Corporation from January 1993 to August 1998. He was the Vice Chairman and a Senior Partner of Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers), an international public accounting firm, for whom he worked from June 1974 to December 1992. Mr. Shea sits on the boards of AIG SunAmerica, a mutual funds company, Boston Private Financial Holdings, a public bank holding company, and is Chairman of the Board of Demoulas Supermarkets, Inc., a privately held retail grocery store chain in New England. He was a board member of Boston Private Financial Holdings, a public bank holding company, and its related bank from June 2004 to May 2014. Mr. Shea has served on the boards of the Boston Children’s Hospital, Northeastern University, NASDAQ OMXBX, and the Boston Stock Exchange. Mr. Shea holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Economics.

William Rhind

Mr. William Rhind is a Chief Executive Officer of World Gold Trust Services, LLC., a Sponsor of the SPDR Gold Trust. Mr. Rhind was appointed to that position on September 8, 2014, effective on the same date. Mr. Rhind has served as Managing Director, Institutional Investment of the World Gold Council, the ultimate parent of the Sponsor, since October 2013. He was previously employed by ETF Securities, an independent exchange-traded product provider, from March 2007 until September 2013. During his tenure at ETF Securities, he had a number of leadership roles, including as a Managing Director and as a member of the executive committee. Prior to that, Mr. Rhind was a Principal for the iShares unit of Barclays Global Investors. He began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Nomura International in London. He is a graduate of the University of Bath in England with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Samantha McDonald

Ms. Samantha McDonald is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Sponsor. Ms. McDonald was appointed to the position in March 2015. She joined the Sponsor in October 2013 as Finance and Operations Manager. Prior to joining the Sponsor, Ms. McDonald was employed by Roubini Global Economics, or RGE, from November 2011 until October 2013. During her tenure at RGE, Ms. McDonald was the VP of Finance and was responsible for the planning, operating performance and leadership of the financial accounting and administrative functions. Prior to this, Ms. McDonald was Controller at GTIS Partners, a global real estate investment firm, from December 2009 to November 2011. She has also been the CFO for Software Technology, Inc., a provider of Education Data Management solutions to the K-12 market from June 2002 to May 2008. Ms. McDonald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Auburn University and received her Master in Accounting degree from University of South Alabama. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Rocco Maggiotto

Mr. Rocco Maggiotto is a Director of the World Gold Trust Services, LLC., a Sponsor of the SPDR Gold Trust. He has served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Sponsor and Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee since both were established in January 2013. He has also been a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee since it was established in May 2014. Mr. Maggiotto is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of PWRCierge, LLC, an independent power company providing Cogeneration solutions and other energy management solutions for Continuing Care Retirement Communities and other non-profit institutions. From June 2006 to 2011, Mr. Maggiotto was Executive Vice President and Global Head of Customer and Distribution Management for Zurich Financial Services’ $35 billion General Insurance Business. He was responsible for the development and implementation of Zurich’s customer and distribution management strategies, their global industry practices, their relationships with the global broker organizations and served as Chairman of General Insurance’s Growth Agenda. Prior to joining Zurich, from 2005 to 2006, he was a Senior Executive Advisor in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Management Consulting practice, and continues to consult with financial institutions through the Manchester Consulting Group which he founded in 2012. Mr. Maggiotto’ s previous career has included roles as Chairman of Client Development for the Parent Company of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. from 2002 to 2005, as well as a Senior Partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a member of their Global Leadership Team and was Global Markets Leader upon retiring in 2002. Mr. Maggiotto was also a Vice Chairman for the former Coopers & Lybrand, Managing Partner of their New York region and Chairman of its financial services industry practice worldwide. Mr. Maggiotto holds a Batchelor of Arts in Political Science and an a Master of Administration in Finance.

Aram Shishmanian

Mr. Aram Shishmanian is a Director of the World Gold Trust Services, LLC., a Sponsor of the SPDR Gold Trust. He has served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Sponsor since it was established in January 2013. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the World Gold Council, the ultimate parent of the Sponsor, since January 2009. Mr. Shishmanian was previously employed by Accenture plc, a multinational management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. During his 27 years at Accenture and its predecessor companies from 1975 to 2003, Mr. Shishmanian eld a number of leadership roles, including Global Managing Partner of the financial markets industry practice, before becoming a senior partner. He previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Resolution plc, the Senior Non-Executive Director of Victoria plc, a Non-Executive Director of a Swiss based asset-management company and several other companies. Prior to joining the World Gold Council, from 2005 to 2010, he was an independent member of the International Executive of Hogan Lovells LLP, one of the leading global law firms. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration.

Neal Wolkoff

Mr. Neal Wolkoff is a Director of the World Gold Trust Services, LLC., a Sponsor of the SPDR Gold Trust. He has served as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Sponsor and a member of the Board’s Audit Committee since both were established in January 2013. He has been the Chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee since it was established in May 2014. Mr. Wolkoff is the founder and CEO of Wolkoff Consulting Services, LLC. Previously, from October 2008 to February 2012 he served as the Chief Executive Officer of ELX Futures, L.P., founded by major dealer banks and trading firms to compete in the area of interest rate futures. From April 2005 to October 2008 Mr. Wolkoff served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the American Stock Exchange (AMEX). Prior to the AMEX, for over 20 years, Mr. Wolkoff held several senior level officer positions at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) including Acting President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Vice President for Regulation and Clearing, in which position Mr. Wolkoff was the exchange’s chief regulatory officer. Mr. Wolkoff started his career as an Honors Program Trial Attorney in the Division of Enforcement of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Wolkoff is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Group on Financial Markets. He was appointed to the Board of OTC Markets Group in September 2012 and in November 2013 became the non-executive Chairman of that board. Mr. Wolkoff has also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Futures Association. Mr. Wolkoff was Vice Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee of the Golda Och Academy (a Solomon Schechter School) in West Orange, NJ. He received a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor and is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.

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