Bringing the gold market to investors

Important Shareholder Information (Updated December 17, 2014)

We have extended the period for investors to vote on our proposals, which aim to modernize and simplify SPDR® Gold Shares ("GLD"). All shareholders should cast their votes before February 27, 2015.

Your vote is important and every vote counts.

As you may know, two leading, independent proxy advisory firms— Institutional Shareholders Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC - have recommended GLD® investors to vote "FOR" our proposals.

Your vote is critical to ensure these proposals are approved. All shareholders are therefore encouraged to vote their shares as soon as possible.

You can learn more about our proposals by clicking here or by calling our shareholder solicitation agent, DF King & Co., Inc., at (866) 828-9088. Calls from outside of the US, Canada and Mexico may be subject to toll charges.

Please note that although the shareholder voting period has been extended to February 27, 2015, it is subject to the early termination of this Consent Solicitation, including if the consent of Shareholders holding 51% of the Trust's outstanding Shares has been received for the two proposals, or the extension of the voting period at the discretion of the Sponsor.

 

As an asset class, gold is unique. The economic forces that determine the price of gold are different from the economic forces that determine the price of many other asset classes such as equities, bonds or real estate. Gold offers investors an attractive opportunity to diversify their portfolios.

SPDR® Gold Shares (GLD) offer investors an innovative, relatively cost efficient and secure way to access the gold market. Originally listed on the New York Stock Exchange in November of 2004, and traded on NYSE Arca since December 13, 2007, SPDR® Gold Shares is the largest physically backed gold exchange traded fund (ETF) in the world. SPDR® Gold Shares also trade on the Singapore Stock Exchange, Tokyo Stock Exchange, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV). For more information, please click on the appropriate country flag above.