Royal Gold Announces Two New Appointments

  Royal Gold Announces Two New Appointments

Business Wire

DENVER -- May 1, 2013

Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) (TSX:RGL), today announced the appointment of
Karli Anderson as Vice President, Investor Relations. Ms. Anderson brings over
15 years’ progressive experience in finance, investor relations and capital
markets to Royal Gold. She will join the Company from Newmont Mining
Corporation, where she serves as Senior Director, Investor Relations.
Previously, Ms. Anderson led the investor relations function at Coeur d’Alene
Mines Corporation and Evergreen Energy, Inc. She currently serves as Chairman
of the Board of Directors of the Denver Gold Group.

Beginning her new role with Royal Gold on May 15, Ms. Anderson will be
responsible for directing the strategic planning, on-going development and
coordination of all investor relation activities and external communications
for the Company, with a secondary set of responsibilities related to
establishing and maintaining human resource policies and compensation
programs. After a period of transition, Ms. Anderson will succeed Vice
President and Corporate Secretary Karen Gross, who has led Royal Gold’s
investor relations function since 1987 and informed the Company of her
retirement which will now become effective on July 1, 2013. Ms. Gross’
corporate secretarial duties will be assumed by the Company’s current Vice
President and General Counsel.

The Company also announced the appointment of Jason Hynes as Director,
Business Development and Global Sales, a new position that will be located in
Zug, Switzerland. Mr. Hynes joins the Company from Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.
where he serves as Vice President, Corporate Development. In addition to
business development skills, he also brings over seven years of experience
assisting mining companies in investment banking with National Bank
Financial’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Mining & Metals groups in
Toronto and Vancouver where he was most recently a Director, Global Mining &

Beginning his new role with Royal Gold on July 8, Mr. Hynes will be
responsible for global metal purchase and sale agreements for RGLD Gold AG, a
subsidiary company of Royal Gold. He will also assist Bill Heissenbuttel, Vice
President Corporate Development, in expanding business development activities
and in establishing and maintaining professional corporate relationships

Tony Jensen, President and CEO, said, “Karli’s financial proficiency, industry
relationships, and communications skills will complement our existing
management team, broaden the message of Royal Gold’s value proposition, and
build on the excellent foundation created by Karen. Jason’s expertise in
finance and business development activities, strong commercial and technical
acumen, and thorough understanding of the precious metals business will prove
valuable as we seek to grow our Company. We are very pleased to have both
Karli and Jason join the Royal Gold team. At the same time, we congratulate
Karen on a wonderful career and sincerely thank her for her dedication to
Royal Gold.”

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 from Ohio University in Athens,

Mr. Hynes holds a Master of Business Administration degree with a
specialization in Finance from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of
Management and an Honours Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from
Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario.

Royal Gold is a precious metals royalty company engaged in the acquisition and
management of precious metal royalties and similar interests. The Company’s
portfolio consists of 205 properties on six continents, including interests on
37 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


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