SPDR� Gold Trust, or the Trust, is an investment trust, formed on November 12,
2004 under New York law pursuant to a trust indenture, or the Trust Indenture.
The Trust holds gold and from time to time issues SPDR� Gold Shares, or Shares,
in Baskets in exchange for deposits of gold and distributes gold in connection
with redemptions of Baskets. A Basket equals a block of 100,000 Shares. The
investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the performance
of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust�s expenses. World Gold
Trust Services, LLC, or WGTS, is the sponsor of the Trust, or the Sponsor. BNY
Mellon Asset Servicing, a division of The Bank of New York Mellon, or BNYM, is
the trustee of the Trust, or the Trustee. State Street Global Markets, LLC, or
SSGM, is the marketing agent of the Trust, or the Marketing Agent. HSBC Bank
USA, N.A., or HSBC, is the custodian of the Trust, or the Custodian.