A World Class Streaming and Royalty Company

Board of Directors

William M. Hayes, , Independent Director

Retired Mining Executive
Chairman
Director: Since 2008
Chairman: Since 2014
Royal Gold Committee Membership:
Chairman - Audit and Finance Committee

Mr. Hayes served as a Director on Antofagasta PLC’s Board from 2006-2019, where he held positions as the Senior Independent Director, Audit Committee Chair, and a member of the Safety and Sustainability Committee. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Tethyan Copper Company since 2007. Mr. Hayes has over 30 years of progressive experience focused on mining. Mr. Hayes retired from Placer Dome Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President for Project Development and Corporate Affairs from 2004-2006, and previously served as Executive Vice President for USA and Latin America from 2000-2004, and Executive Vice President for Latin America from 1994-2000. Mr. Hayes also worked as an executive, including as a Chief Financial Officer, for various mining operations in Latin America since 1988.

William Heissenbuttel, , Inside Director

President and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Gold, Inc.
Director: Since 2020

Mr. Heissenbuttel brings more than 30 years of corporate finance experience with 25 of those years in project and corporate finance in the metals and mining industry. He joined Royal Gold in 2006.

Mr. Heissenbuttel was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a Class I Director of Royal Gold, effective January 2, 2020. From June 2018 to January 2, 2020, he served as our Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Strategy. From 2007 through 2018, he served as Vice President Corporate Development. From January 2015 to June 2016, he served as Vice President, Operations for the Company, and from April 2006 through January 2007, he was Manager, Corporate Development for the Company.

Prior to Royal Gold, Mr. Heissenbuttel served as Senior Vice President from 2000 to 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.

C. Kevin McArthur, , Independent Director

Retired Mining Executive
Director: Since 2014
Royal Gold Committee Membership:
Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee

Mr. McArthur currently serves as a Director on the Boards of Pan American Silver Corp. (Nasdaq: PAAS) and Boart Longyear Limited (ASX: BLY), where he has served as Chairman of the Board since September 1, 2019. Mr. McArthur has over 25 years of progressive experience focused on mining. Mr. McArthur retired from Tahoe Resources Inc. where he served as a Director and its CEO from 2009-2015 and as its Executive Chairman from 2015-2019. Prior to joining Tahoe Resources, Mr. McArthur was the President and CEO of Glamis Gold Ltd. from 1996 until 2006 when it was purchased by Goldcorp Inc., where Mr. MacArthur served as President, CEO, and Director until his retirement in 2008.

Jamie C. Sokalsky, , Independent Director

Retired Mining Executive
Director: Since 2015
Royal Gold Committee Membership:
Audit and Finance Committee

Mr. Sokalsky has served as the Chairman of Probe Metals, Inc. (TSX-V: PRB) since 2016 and as a Director of Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. (NYSE: AEM) since 2015. Mr. Sokalsky has over 25 years of progressive experience in the mining industry, starting in 1993 as the Treasurer and Vice President at Barrick Gold Corporation (“Barrick”), where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 1999-2012, and as CEO and President and as a Director from 2012-2014. From 2014-2016, Mr. Sokalsky served as a Chairman of the Board of Probe Mines Limited, and from 2015-2018 as a Director of Pengrowth Energy Corporation (NYSE: PGH). From 2017-2018, Mr. Sokalsky served as a Vice President of Angus Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: Gus.P).

Christopher M.T. Thompson, , Independent Director

Retired Mining Executive
Director: Since 2014
Royal Gold Committee Membership:
Audit and Finance Committee

Mr. Thompson has served as a Director of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) since 2012. He has over 25 years of progressive experience in the mining industry. Mr. Thompson also served on the Board of Directors of Teck Resources Limited from 2003-2014 and as the Chairman of Golden Star Resources from 2010-2015. Mr. Thompson served as the Chairman and CEO of Gold Fields Limited from 1998-2002 and as its Chairman until 2005.

Ronald J. Vance, , Independent Director

Retired Mining Executive
Director: Since 2013
Royal Gold Committee Membership:
Chairman – Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee

Mr. Vance served as the Chairman of the Board of Southern Peaks Mining L.P. in 2018. Mr. Vance has over 40 years of experience in mining and corporate development. Mr. Vance retired from Teck Resources where he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development from 2006-2014. Prior to joining Teck Resources, Mr. Vance worked as Managing Director of Rothschild (Denver) Inc. from 1991-2000 and as Managing Director/Senior Advisor of Rothschild Inc. from 2000-2005.

Sybil E. Veenman, , Independent Director

Retired Mining Executive
Director: Since 2017
Royal Gold Committee Membership:
Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee

Ms. Veenman has served as a Director of NexGen Energy Ltd. (NYSE: NXE) since August 2018; IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE: AG) since 2015; and Noront Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: NOT) since 2015. Ms. Veenman has over 25 years of progressive experience in the mining industry. She served in various officer positions from 1994 to 2010 and as General Counsel and a member of the Executive Leadership Team of Barrick from 2010-2014.

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