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Tony A. Jensen, , President and Chief Executive Officer

Tony Jensen has over thirty-five years of progressive business experience focused in the mining and mine finance industries, including eighteen years with the Placer Dome group of companies and sixteen years with Royal Gold, Inc.

Mr. Jensen’s background is anchored in operational experience gained in the United States and Chile, where he occupied senior management positions. This operational experience is balanced by corporate administrative, finance, business development and mergers and acquisition experience in various roles with Royal Gold and Placer Dome in San Francisco, California, Santiago, Chile, and Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Jensen is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Gold, Inc. but has announced his retirement from his positions as a Class I Director and President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 2, 2020. He served as a Director of Golden Star Resources from 2012 to 2017.

Mr. Jensen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mining Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and also holds a Certificate in Finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

William H. Heissenbuttel, , Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Strategy

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 served as our Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Strategy since June 2018. 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.

On September 30, 2019, the Company announced Mr. Heissenbuttel’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a Class I Director, each effective January 2, 2020.

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.

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, , Vice President Operations

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.

Bruce C. Kirchhoff,, Esq. , Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Kirchhoff has over 30 years of experience representing hardrock, industrial minerals, and mineral exploration and development companies. Mr. Kirchhoff joined Royal Gold in 2007 as Vice President and General Counsel and was appointed Secretary in July 2013. From 1996 through 2007, Mr. Kirchhoff was a partner with each of the law firms of Alfers & Carver, LLC, Carver & Kirchhoff, LLC, and Carver Kirchhoff Schwarz McNab & Bailey, LLC. Prior to private practice, Mr. Kirchhoff was a senior attorney with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company from 1986 through 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.