Monday, February 7, 2011

Bruce Kirchhoff, Vice President and General Counsel of Royal Gold Inc., to Speak on February 10 About Owning, Managing Precious Metals Royalties

Bruce Kirchhoff, Vice President and General Counsel of Royal Gold, Inc., will speak at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Thursday, February 10, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in room 155 about the business of owning and managing royalties involving precious metals mines, with a focus on gold.

Royal Gold owns a large portfolio of producing, development, evaluation and exploration stage royalties located in some of the world's most prolific gold regions. According to the company, "Through this high quality portfolio, Royal Gold maintains upside potential through any exploration successes by the operators and benefits when new reserves are produced."

Mr. Kirchhoff has more than 20 years experience in a broad range of business, commercial and corporate matters affecting natural resource companies. Most recently he served as a partner with Carver Kirchhoff Schwarz McNab & Bailey, LLC (“CKSMB”) where he represented hardrock and industrial minerals clients as well as mineral exploration and development companies. Prior to CKSMB, Mr. Kirchhoff was a senior attorney with Cyprus Amax Minerals Company.

Mr. Kirchhoff holds a J.D. degree from the Sturm College of Law, a Masters in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, and a B.A. from Colorado College. He has been an Adjunct Lecturer in Law at the College of Law where he taught international mining law and policy.

A Denver-based corporation, Royal Gold is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, under the symbol “RGLD,” and on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the symbol “RGL.”

Don C. Smith, Director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, said, "It will be an honor to host Bruce Kirchhoff as he speaks about the business of Royal Gold, Inc. Mr. Kirchhoff's presentation will be particularly fascinating to students who are considering a career in the natural resources field. Moreover, his presentation is extremely timely with the growth in demand for precious metals such as gold. There is a great deal to be learned from accomplished individuals such as Mr. Kirchhoff, who has had a successful and wide-ranging career in natural resources-related law and business."

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