Departure of Directors or Certain

On April 12, 2022, World Gold Trust Services, LLC, the sponsor of SPDR

®

Gold Trust (the “Sponsor”), appointed Molly Duffy and Sarah J. Sprung to the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of the Sponsor.

Molly Duffy, age 52, is the Head of Financial Markets, Europe and Americas at Standard Chartered Bank. Based in New York, Ms. Duffy leads the strategy and governance of the Europe and Americas regions across Foreign Exchange, Rates, Credit, Commodities, Debt Capital Markets, Loan Syndication, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Project & Export Finance, Aviation Finance, and Securities Services businesses. In addition, Ms. Duffy is responsible for delivering coordinated solutions and senior relationship management to the Bank’s most complex and significant financial in stitutions and corporate clients across Europe and Americas. Ms. Duffy is a member of the Global Financial Markets Management Team, UK/Europe Regional Management Team, and US Management Team. Ms. Duffy is also CEO of the US Broker Dealer, Standard Chartered Securities North America LLC. Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 2017, Ms. Duffy was a Managing Director in the Global Markets Key Account Management Group at Credit Suisse. During her career at Credit Suisse, Ms. Duffy also held several senior production and management roles, including Head of Macro Sales Americas and Head of Global Currencies & Emerging Markets Sales Americas. Ms. Duffy holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Boston College.

Sara J. Sprung, age 59, has served as member of the board of directors of DWS Ag, USA since 2018 and is chair of the risk committee and a member of the audit committee. Ms. Sprung has over 30 years’ experience in financial services, including as a global macro portfolio manager at Moore Capital, Fortress Investment Group and JP Morgan. Ms. Sprung acted as Chief Risk Officer of the Fortress Global Macro Fund for two years from 2006 to 2008 and Head of Risk and Strategy for the hedge fund business at Neuberger Berman from 2012 to 2016. Ms. Sprung’s product expertise includes fixed income, mortgage and asset backed securities, equities, currencies, derivatives, structured derivatives, quantitative investing, real estate and commodities. Ms. Sprung holds a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Management Science.






SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 












Date: April 14, 2022


 



 


SPDR

®

GOLD TRUST




 



 


(Registrant)

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By:


 


World Gold Trust Services, LLC as the Sponsor of the Registrant









 



 


By:


 


/s/ Joseph R. Cavatoni




 



 



 


Name:

 Joseph R. Cavatoni

Title:   Principal Executive Officer


 




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As the Registrant is a trust, this report is being filed on behalf of the Registrant by World Gold Trust Services, LLC, only in its capacity as the sponsor of the Registrant. The identified person signing this report is signing in his capacity as an authorized officer of World Gold Trust Services, LLC.





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Other recent filings from the company include the following:

Delaying amendment - Sept. 21, 2022
Registration statement under Securities Act of 1933 - Sept. 20, 2022

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