Royal Gold Announces Closing Of Common Stock Offering

Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) (TSX:RGL) announced today that it has sold 5.25 million shares of Royal Gold common stock to a group of underwriters led by Goldman, Sachs & Co. in an underwritten at-the-market public offering. The offering was made pursuant to the Company’s shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a shelf prospectus filed with certain Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Proceeds to the Company from the offering are expected to be $472.5 million before expenses. Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering, and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. acted as lead managers.

Royal Gold intends to use the net proceeds of this offering for the acquisition of additional royalty or similar interests and general corporate purposes.

Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the base shelf prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by either contacting the following underwriter or by accessing the Securities and Exchange Commission website, www.sec.gov:

Goldman, Sachs & Co.Attn: Prospectus Dept.200 West St.New York, NY 10282-2198Phone: 212-902-1171 orToll free: 866-471-2526Fax: 212-902-9316Email: Prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com

Copies of the final Canadian MJDS prospectus supplement and the shelf prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by either contacting the above underwriter or by accessing the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the prospectus supplement, the prospectus or the Company’s shelf registration statement.

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