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Royal Gold Inc (RGLD.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Hayes

71 2014 Chairman of the Board

Tony Jensen

53 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stefan Wenger

42 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

William Heissenbuttel

50 2015 Vice President - Corporate Development & Operations

Mark Isto

2016 Vice President - Operations

Karli Anderson

42 2013 Vice President - Investor Relations

Bruce Kirchhoff

56 2013 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Gordon Bogden

57 2011 Independent Director

M. Craig Haase

72 2010 Independent Director

C. Kevin McArthur

61 2014 Independent Director

Jamie Sokalsky

2015 Independent Director

Christopher Thompson

67 2014 Independent Director

Ronald Vance

63 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Hayes

Mr. William M. Hayes is the Chairman of the Board of Royal Gold, Inc., effective May 30, 2014. He was Executive Vice President for Project Development and Corporate Affairs from 2004 to 2006. From 2000 to 2004, he served as Executive Vice President for USA and Latin America, and from 1994 to 2000 as Executive Vice President for Latin America. During this period (2000-2004), he served as President of Compania Mantos de Oro (La Coipa) and Compania Minera Zaldivar (Zaldivar Mine). From 1991 to 1994, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Mantos de Ore, Chile, at the La Coipa mine, and was Chief Financial Officer from 1988 to 1991. Mr. Hayes also served as Vice President and Treasurer of Placer Dome Inc. from 1991 to 1994. From 1972 to 1987, Mr. Hayes served in various financial positions with Exxon Corporation. Mr. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of San Francisco.

Tony Jensen

Mr. Tony A. Jensen is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Royal Gold, Inc. Previously he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from August 2003 until June 2006. Mr. Jensen has over 30 years of mining industry experience, including 18 years with Placer Dome Inc. His corporate and operations experience was developed both in the United States and Chile where he occupied several senior management positions in mine production, corporate development and finance. Before joining the Company, he was the Mine General Manager of the Cortez Joint Venture from August 1999 to June 2003. Mr. Jensen was Director, Finance and Strategic Growth and Treasurer for Placer Dome Latin America from 1998 to 1999 and SubGerente General de Operaciónes for Compania Minera Mantos de Oro, a subsidiary of Placer Dome Latin America from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Jensen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and a Certificate of Finance from Golden Gate University.

Stefan Wenger

Mr. Stefan L. Wenger is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Royal Gold, Inc. r. Wenger was Chief Financial Officer from June 2006 to August 2007, and Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer of the Company from April 2003 until June 2006. Mr. Wenger was a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from June 2002 until March 2003. From September 2000 until June 2002, he was a manager with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Wenger has over 20 years of experience in the mining and natural resources industries working in various financial roles. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Exploration and Mining Association where he currently serves on the Executive Committee as the Treasurer. Mr. Wenger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University, has completed the General Management Program at the Harvard Business School, and is a certified public accountant. He is a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

William Heissenbuttel

Mr. William Heissenbuttel is Vice President - Corporate Development & Operations of Company. Mr. Heissenbuttel was Manager Corporate Development from April 2006 through January 2007. Mr. Heissenbuttel brings more than 25 years of corporate finance experience with 20 of those years in project and corporate finance in the metals and mining industry. Mr. Heissenbuttel served as Senior Vice President from February 2000 to April 2006 and Vice President from 1999 to 2000 at N M Rothschild & Sons (Denver) Inc. From 1994 to 1999, he served as Vice President and then as Group Vice President at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. From 1987 to 1994, he was a Senior Credit Analyst and an Associate at Chemical Bank Manufacturers Hanover. Mr. Heissenbuttel holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics from Northwestern University.

Mark Isto

Mr. Mark E. Isto is Vice President - Operations of the Company. He has 34 years of international experience in mining engineering, mine management and project development. He held numerous management positions in Placer Dome's global operations, such as Mine General Manager, Chief Engineer, Mine Superintendent, Project Director, and Senior Advisor over a nearly 25 year career. From 2006 to 2012, he served at the Vice President and Senior Vice President levels in the Projects Group at Kinross Gold. Prior to joining Royal Gold, Mr. Isto served as Vice President Operations for First Nickel.

Karli Anderson

Ms. Karli S. Anderson is Vice President - Investor Relations of Royal Gold, Inc. Ms. Anderson has over 15 years of experience in finance, investor relations and capital markets. She was Senior Director, Investor Relations, from August 2011 through April 2013 and Director, Investor Relations from May 2010 to August 2011 at Newmont Mining Corporation. From February 2008 to May 2010, she served as Director Investor Relations at Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation. Ms. Anderson served as Director Investor Relations from January 2006 to February 2008 at Evergreen Energy Inc. From January 2003 to January 2006 she was Director of Strategic Analysis at Policy Studies, Inc. and from 2000 to 2001 she was an Associate at Goldman Sachs Investment Research. Ms. Anderson is currently the Chairman of the Denver Gold Group. Ms. Anderson holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Systems from Ohio University.

Bruce Kirchhoff

Mr. Bruce C. Kirchhoff is Vice President, General Counsel of Royal Gold, Inc. Mr. Kirchhoff has over 25 years of experience representing hardrock and industrial minerals mining companies, as well as mineral exploration and development clients. From January 2004 through January 2007, Mr. Kirchhoff was a partner with the law firm Carver Kirchhoff Schwarz McNab & Bailey, LLC. From January 2003 to December 2003, Mr. Kirchhoff was a partner with the law firm Carver & Kirchhoff, LLC, and from April 1996 through December 2002, Mr. Kirchhoff was a partner in the law firm Alfers & Carver, LLC. Prior to private practice, Mr. Kirchhoff was a senior attorney with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company from June 1986 through March 1996. Mr. Kirchhoff holds a J.D. from the University of Denver, a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Colorado College.

Gordon Bogden

Mr. Gordon J. Bogden is an Independent Director of Royal Gold, Inc. He was formerly the Vice Chairman, Mining & Metals, Standard Chartered Bank, which acquired Gryphon Partners Canada Inc., an independent investment bank that Mr. Bogden co-founded, and where he was President and Managing Partner, from October 2008 to July 2012. From October 2003 to October 2007, he was Vice Chairman and Head of Global Metals and Mining at National Bank Financial Inc. Mr. Bogden served as President and Managing Director, Beacon Group Advisors Inc. from 2001 to 2003, Director, Investment Banking for Newcrest Capital Inc. from 1999 to 2000, Managing Director, N M Rothschild (Canada) from 1997 to 1999, and Managing Director, CIBC Wood Gundy Securities Inc. from 1990 to 1997. Mr. Bogden holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) degree in geophysics from Queen’s University and the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario.

M. Craig Haase

Mr. M. Craig Haase is an Independent Director of Royal Gold, Inc. Mr. Haase served as Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation, a publicly-traded precious metals royalty company, for more than 15 years prior to its merger with Newmont Mining Corporation in 2002. He served as a Director of Newmont from March 2002 until he retired in May 2003. He served as Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Euro-Nevada Mining Corporation from 1987 to 1999 when Euro-Nevada merged with Franco-Nevada. Mr. Haase was also Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Gold Marketing Corporation of America, Inc., a physical gold export company, from 1994 to 2002. Mr. Haase served as Vice Chairman of both Franco-Nevada Mining Corporation, Inc. (1990-2002) and Euro-Nevada Mining Corporation, Inc. (1990-1999). He was engaged in private law practice from 1971 to 1990 (the last nine years as senior and managing partner of M. Craig Haase Ltd., a law firm, and Haase and Harris Ltd., a law firm), with an emphasis in mining and commercial law and litigation. Mr. Haase holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Northwestern University.

C. Kevin McArthur

Mr. C. Kevin McArthur is Independent Director of Royal Gold, Inc. Mr. McArthur founded Tahoe Resources Inc., and has been CEO since August 2015, Executive Chair since April 2015, and a director since 2009. He previously served as President and CEO from 2009 to early 2014, and Vice Chair and CEO from early 2014 to April 2015. He was President, CEO and a director of Goldcorp Inc. from 2006 until his retirement in 2008. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Glamis Gold Ltd. from 1998 and served in a variety of management positions with Glamis until its acquisition by Goldcorp in 2006. He also served as a director of (i) Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited from 2009 until 2011, (ii) Cloud Peak Energy Inc. from 2009 until 2020, and (iii) Pembrook Mining Corp from 2009 to 2014. Prior to working with Glamis, Mr. McArthur held various operating and engineering positions with BP Minerals and Homestake Mining Company. Mr. McArthur holds a B.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Nevada.

Jamie Sokalsky

Mr. Jamie C. Sokalsky is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sokalsky is a member of the boards of directors of Pengrowth Energy Corporation and Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited, and is chairman of the board of directors of Probe Metals, Inc. He served as chief executive officer and president of Barrick Gold Corporation from 2012 to 2014, and has held executive roles including treasurer (from 1993 to 1999), chief financial officer and executive vice president (from 1999 to 2012) of Barrick. Mr. Sokalsky has over 20 years’ experience as a senior executive in the mining industry, including finance, corporate strategy, project development and mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He is a past member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and a past director of the World Gold Council. Mr. Sokalsky holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honors) from Lakehead University and holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation.

Christopher Thompson

Mr. Christopher M. T. Thompson is an Independent Director of Royal Gold, Inc., effective May 15, 2014. Mr. Thompson is a member of the board of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. He is also a member of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation Board of Governors. He was a director of Teck Resources from 2003 to April 2015, and a director of Golden Star Resources from 2010 to May 2015. Mr. Thompson served as the Chairman of Gold Fields Limited from 1998 to 2005 and as Chairman and CEO from 1998 to 2002. He was Chairman of the World Gold Council from 2002 to 2005. From 1992 to 1998 he was the Founder and CEO of Castle Group, which managed three venture capital funds that employed various structures, including royalties, to finance the development of new gold mines. Mr. Thompson received his undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in law and economics from Rhodes University, South Africa, and a Master’s Degree in Management Studies from Bradford University in the UK.

Ronald Vance

Mr. Ronald J. Vance is an Independent Director of Royal Gold, Inc. He retired as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Teck Resources Limited in early 2014, which position he held since 2006. From March 2000 to December 2005, he was Managing Director/Senior Advisor of Rothschild Inc. and from October 1991 to February 2000 he was Managing Director of Rothschild (Denver) Inc. Mr. Vance served as Vice President Project Development from 1989 to 1991 and Vice President Marketing from 1983 to 1989 for Newmont Mining Corporation. From 1978 to 1983 he was Director, Copper Sales and Manager, Specialty Copper Sales for Amax Copper Inc. Mr. Vance holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart College.

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