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William H. Heissenbuttel, , President and Chief Executive Officer

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.

Paul Libner, , Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Mr. Libner brings more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience. He joined Royal Gold in June 2004. Mr. Libner served as our Controller and Treasurer since June 2018. From June 2004 through May 2018, he served as Controller. Mr. Libner began his career with Ernst & Young where he provided audit and business advisory services primarily for the financial services and healthcare industries and later held various finance and accounting roles within the financial services industry.

Mr. Libner holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters degree in Accountancy from the University of Denver.

Daniel K. Breeze, , Vice President Corporate Development

Mr. Breeze has 20 years of technical and commercial experience across international markets.

Before joining Royal Gold in 2019, Mr Breeze worked for Bank of Montreal from 2010 to 2018, serving most recently as Managing Director, Equities for BMO Capital Markets, based in Zürich, Switzerland. He was focused primarily on the mining sector and developed strong relationships with a range of global mining participants and management teams. Before Bank of Montreal, Mr. Breeze served at UBS Investment Bank with assignments in Paris, London, and Toronto, as part of the Equities Group, working extensively with North American and European mining companies across the commodity spectrum.

Prior to his banking career, Mr. Breeze gained global mining, construction, and project management experience with Golder Associates as a member of its geotechnical/mining team.

Mr. Breeze holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba, graduate degrees in Engineering (M.Eng.) and Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Toronto and is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).

Mark E. Isto, , Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Isto has 35 years of experience in mining engineering, mine management, and project development on a regional and global basis. Mr. Isto joined Royal Gold in January 2015 as Executive Director, Project Evaluation for RGLD Gold (Canada) Inc., our wholly owned subsidiary.

Prior to joining Royal Gold, he served as Vice President Operations for First Nickel Inc. from 2012 to 2014 and served as both the Vice President and Senior Vice President levels in the Projects Group at Kinross Gold Corp. from 2006 to 2012.

He served as Mine General Manager of Golden Sunlight Mines, Inc. (Placer Dome America) from January 2004 to October 2006, and previously held numerous other management positions in Placer Dome’s global operations, including Chief Engineer, Mine Superintendent, Project Director and Senior Advisor over a nearly 25-year career with Placer Dome.

Mr. Isto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada - Reno.

Randy Shefman, , Vice President and General Counsel

Mr. Shefman has more than 20 years of legal experience in international transactions across the mining, oil and gas, and power sectors. He joined Royal Gold in 2011 as Associate General Counsel and served in that capacity until his appointment as Vice President and General Counsel in January 2020.

Prior to Royal Gold, Mr. Shefman was in private legal practice with regional and international law firms, including LeBouef Lamb Greene & MacRae, Holland & Hart and Hogan Lovells.

Mr. Shefman holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado, an LL.M. in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy from the University of Denver, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Michigan.