Royal Gold Announces Election of Ronald J. Vance to Fill New Board Seat

  Royal Gold Announces Election of Ronald J. Vance to Fill New Board Seat

Business Wire

DENVER -- February 26, 2013

Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD)(TSX:RGL), today announced the expansion of its
Board of Directors from seven to eight members, and the election of Ronald J.
Vance to fill the newly created position.

Mr. Vance has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry as a senior
executive in the areas of corporate development, marketing, project
development, and finance. His career has included working with some of the
world’s largest mining companies executing large-scale transactions, building
strategic commercial relationships and managing corporate and structured
financing arrangements.

Currently, Mr. Vance is Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Teck
Resources Limited. Prior to joining Teck, he was Managing Director/Senior
Advisor for Rothschild Inc., where he led structured finance and investment
banking teams responsible for advising clients in the natural resources sector
on mergers and acquisitions, financings and other strategic initiatives.
Before his tenure at Rothschild, he served as Vice President Marketing and
later as Vice President Project Development at Newmont Mining Corporation. Mr.
Vance holds an MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. degree from Hobart
College.

Stanley Dempsey, Chairman of the Board, commented, “We are pleased to have Ron
join our Board. His extensive experience in the areas of corporate development
and finance, with deep knowledge of the mining industry, will be an excellent
complement to our existing Board.”

Royal Gold is a precious metals royalty company engaged in the acquisition and
management of precious metals royalties and similar interests. The Company
owns interests on 206 properties on six continents, including interests on 39
producing mines and 28 development stage projects. Royal Gold is publicly
traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “RGLD,” and on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “RGL.” The Company’s website is
located at www.royalgold.com.

Contact:

Royal Gold
Karen Gross, 303-575-6504
Vice President and Corporate Secretary
 
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