People: Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS.K)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Fox

2009 President of Sprott Asset Management LP

Eric Sprott

Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Asset Management LP

Steven Rostowsky

Chief Financial Officer of Sprott Asset Management LP

John Ciampaglia

2010 Chief Operating Officer of Sprott Asset Management LP

Kirstin McTaggart

2007 Chief Compliance Officer of Sprott Asset Management LP

Anne Spork

2001 Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager of Sprott Asset Management LP

Kevin Bambrough

2006 Market Strategist of Sprott Asset Management LP

Scott Dexter

2005 Senior Equity Trader of Sprott Asset Management LP

John Embry

69 2003 Chief Investment Strategist of Sprott Asset Management LP

Peter Hodson

Lead Portfolio Manager - Sprott Growth Fund of Sprott Asset Management LP

Allan Jacobs

2007 Director of Small Cap Investments of Sprott Asset Management LP

Biographies

Name Description

James Fox

Mr. James R. Fox is President of Sprott Asset Management LP, the Manager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust since November 2009. Prior to that Mr. Fox served as Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at the Manager where he initiated the development of new products, formed a wholesale group to increase fund distribution and led marketing efforts to increase the company's brand awareness in Canada and abroad. Mr. Fox has been a key contributor to the Manager's sales effort and strategic business initiatives, which have resulted in assets under management growing from $50 million to $4.3 billion his tenure. Mr. Fox joined the Manager in June 1999 after completing his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

Eric Sprott

Mr. Eric S. Sprott is Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Asset Management LP, the Manager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust. Mr. Sprott has 40 years of experience in the investment industry and has managed client funds for 28 years. Mr. Sprott entered the investment industry as a Research Analyst at Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. In 1981, he founded Sprott Securities Limited (a predecessor to Sprott Securities Inc. and now Cormark Securities Inc.). After establishing Sprott Asset Management Inc. in December 2001 as a separate entity, Mr. Sprott divested his entire stake in Sprott Securities Inc. to its employees. Mr. Sprott currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Inc., the Chief Executive Officer of the Manager and the General Partner, the Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Private LP and Sprott Private GP Inc. and the Chairman of Sprott Resource Corp., Sprott Consulting LP and Sprott Consulting GP Inc. Mr. Sprott is also the Portfolio Manager responsible for the Sprott Hedge Fund LP, Sprott Hedge Fund LP II, Sprott Offshore Fund, Sprott Offshore Fund II, Sprott Canadian Equity Fund, Sprott Energy Fund and the Sprott discretionary managed accounts. Mr. Sprott graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Carleton University in 1965 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Carleton University in 2003. Mr. Sprott received his Chartered Accountant designation in 1968.

Steven Rostowsky

Mr. Steven Rostowsky is Chief Financial Office of Sprott Asset Management LP, the Manager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust. Mr. Rostowsky joined Sprott Inc. in March 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and currently also serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Manager and the general partner of the Manager. Prior to March 2008, he was a Senior Vice-President, Finance & Administration at the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (now part of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada), to which will refer as IDA. As a member of the IDA's senior management team, Mr. Rostowsky was responsible for non-regulatory functional areas including Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and the Association Secretary. Prior to joining the IDA in January 2005, Mr. Rostowsky was the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer of Guardian Group of Funds Ltd. since July 2001 when Guardian Group of Funds was acquired by the Bank of Montreal. At that time he was a Vice-President, Finance for Guardian Capital Group Limited, Guardian Group of Funds' former parent company. Mr. Rostowsky is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst, and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Science (Finance) and a post-graduate accounting degree, both from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

John Ciampaglia

Mr. John Ciampaglia is Chief Operating Officer of the Sprott Asset Management LP, the Manager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust. Mr. Ciampaglia joined the Manager in April 2010 as its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ciampaglia began his career in the investment management business in 1993. Before joining the Manager, Mr. Ciampaglia spent 10 years with Invesco Trimark, one of the investment management firms in Canada and part of the Invesco group of companies. Mr. Ciampaglia was a Senior Executive at Invesco Trimark and was an active member of Invesco Trimark's Executive Committee. Mr. Ciampaglia held the position of Senior Vice President, Product Development and was responsible for overseeing product development across multiple product lines and distribution channels. Mr. Ciampaglia also played a key role in initiating and implementation of strategic initiatives at Invesco Trimark. Prior to joining Invesco Trimark, Mr. Ciampaglia spent four years at Toronto Dominion Asset Management, where he held senior roles in product management, research and treasury. Mr. Ciampaglia has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from York University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is also a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.

Kirstin McTaggart

Ms. Kirstin H. McTaggart is Chief Compliance Officer of Sprott Asset Management LP, the Manager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust. Ms. McTaggart joined the Manager (and its predecessor Sprott Asset Management Inc.) in April 2003 as a compliance officer and became the Chief Compliance Officer in April 2007. Ms. McTaggart currently also serves as the Corporate Secretary of the general partner of the Manager, Sprott Inc., Sprott Private LP and Sprott Private GP Inc. Ms. McTaggart has 21 years of experience in the financial and investment industry. Prior to April 2003, Ms. McTaggart spent five years as a Senior Manager at Trimark Investment Management Inc., where her focus was the development of formal compliance and internal control policies and procedures.

Anne Spork

Ms. Anne L. Spork is Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Sprott Asset Management LP, the Manager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust. Ms. Spork joined the Manager (and its predecessor Sprott Asset Management Inc.) in December 2001 as a Vice-President and Senior Portfolio Manager. Ms. Spork now serves as the President of Sprott Private LP and Sprott Private GP Inc. Ms. Spork has 28 years of experience in the investment industry. Shortly after its formation in 1981, Ms. Spork joined Sprott Securities Limited (a predecessor to Sprott Securities Inc. and now Cormark Securities Inc.) and was instrumental in helping the firm develop into one of the institutional brokerage firms in Canada. During the past 24 years, Ms. Spork has directly participated in all aspects of sales and trading functions of both the institutional equities and sales departments of Sprott Securities Inc. and Sprott Asset Management Inc., respectively, including direct sales coverage of institutional clients and high net worth individuals. Ms. Spork graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration in 1979 and received her Canadian Investment Manager designation in 1997.

Kevin Bambrough

Mr. Kevin T. Bambrough is Market Strategist of the Sprott Asset Management LP, the Manager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust. Mr. Bambrough joined the Manager (and its predecessor Sprott Asset Management Inc.) in 2002 as a Research Analyst and subsequently assumed the role of Market Strategist in 2006. Mr. Bambrough currently also serves as the President of Sprott Inc., the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Resource Corp. and the President, Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Secretary of Sprott Consulting LP and Sprott Consulting GP Inc. Mr. Bambrough has seven years of experience in the investment industry. Since 2003, Mr. Bambrough has focused his analysis for the Manager on the resource sector with particular focus towards coal and uranium-mining, and in his role as Market Strategist he also spends a portion of his time examining global economic activity, geopolitics, and commodity markets.

Scott Dexter

Mr. Scott P. Dexter is Senior Equity Trader of Sprott Asset Management LP, the Manager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust. Mr. Dexter joined the Manager (and its predecessor Sprott Asset Management Inc.) in April 2005 as a Senior Equity Trader. Mr. Dexter has 12 years of experience in equities trading. Prior to April 2005, Mr. Dexter was a proprietary Trader at Acker Finley Inc. and, prior to November 2000, he was an Institutional Equities Trader covering hedge funds, pension funds and mutual funds at Sprott Securities Inc. (now Cormark Securities Inc.). Mr. Dexter graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Hamilton College in 1992.

John Embry

Mr. John P. Embry is Chief Investment Strategist of Sprott Asset Management LP, the Mangager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust. Mr. Embry joined the Manager (and its predecessor Sprott Asset Management Inc.) in March 2003 as Chief Investment Strategist with a particular focus on the Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund. Mr. Embry plays an instrumental role in the corporate and investment policy of the Manager. Mr. Embry, an industry in precious metals, has researched the gold sector for 30 years and has industry experience as a portfolio management specialist since 1963. Mr. Embry began his investment career as a stock selection analyst and as a Portfolio Manager at The Great-West Life Assurance Company and later became Vice President of Pension Investments. After 23 years with The Great-West Life Assurance Company, Mr. Embry became a partner with United Bond and Share, the investment counseling firm acquired by Royal Bank of Canada in 1987. Mr. Embry became a Vice-President, Equities and Portfolio Manager at RBC Global Investment Management Inc., where he oversaw $5 billion in assets, including the flagship $2.9 billion Royal Canadian Equity Fund and the $250 million Royal Precious Metals Fund. Mr. Embry graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.

Peter Hodson

Mr. Peter J. Hodson is Lead Portfolio Manager - Sprott Growth Fund of the Sprott Asset Management LP, the Manager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust. Mr. Hodson joined the Manager (and its predecessor Sprott Asset Management Inc.) in January 2006 and is currently the lead Portfolio Manager for the Sprott Growth Fund. Mr. Hodson also serves as Chairman of the general partner of the Manager. Mr. Hodson has 22 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to January 2006, Mr. Hodson was a Vice-President, Portfolio Management at CI Investments where he was responsible for overseeing the management of various retail mutual funds under the Signature Group; prior to October 2005, he was a Vice-President, Investments at Waterfall Investment Inc.; prior to October 2003, he was a Vice-President, Investments at CI Investments when CI acquired Synergy Mutual Funds Ltd. in 2003 where he had been a Portfolio Manager since November 1997; prior to October 1994, he was an Associate Director, Equities where he managed $1 billion in assets for a small cap fund at Mutual Asset Management Ltd. and; prior to 1991, he was a Managing Director at Dominion Bond Rating Service. Mr. Hodson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario in 1985 and received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1991.

Allan Jacobs

Mr. Allan Jacobs is Director of Small Cap Investments of Sprott Asset Management LP, the Manager of Sprott Physical Gold Trust. Mr. Jacobs joined the Manager in August 2007 as Director of Small Cap Investments with focus on the Sprott Small Cap Funds. Mr. Jacobs has 24 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to August 2007, he was head of Canadian Small Cap Equities at Sceptre Investment Counsel Limited, where he was employed for the previous 14 years. Mr. Jacobs was also the Portfolio Manager of the Sceptre Equity Growth Fund, as well as Portfolio Manager of the Sceptre Canadian Equity Small Cap Pooled Fund and the Canadian small cap component of all other institutional portfolios. Mr. Jacobs currently manages the Sprott Small Cap Hedge Fund (formerly the Sceptre Small Cap Opportunities Fund). Since April 1993, he was an integral part of the Canadian Equity team at Sceptre and was appointed as a Managing Director of Sceptre in 1996. Prior to April 1993, Mr. Jacobs spent four years at Canada Life Investment Management Limited as the Portfolio Manager responsible for Canadian small cap equities and, prior to that, was employed by Old Mutual, as the Portfolio Manager responsible for its flagship $5 billion fund, which was the equity fund in South Africa.
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