Structure Closed-End Trust, exchange-traded
Symbols NYSE Arca: PHYS; TSX: PHYS.U
Management Fee 0.35% of NAV per annum, payable monthly
Bullion Custodian The Royal Canadian Mint, Canada
Manager Sprott Asset Management LP

Trust Highlights

The Trust was created to invest and hold substantially all of its assets in physical gold bullion. Its purpose is to provide a secure, convenient and exchange-traded investment alternative for investors who want to hold physical gold bullion without the inconvenience that is typical of a direct investment in physical gold. The Trust does not speculate with regard to short-term changes in gold prices.


Without exception, the Trust's physical gold bullion is fully allocated and stored at a secure third party storage location in Canada. The physical gold bullion is subject to periodic inspection and audits. Unlike other bullion funds, the Trust does not have an unallocated account that is used to facilitate transfers of gold between financial institutions that act as authorized participants.


Units of the Trusts trade on the NYSE Arca and the TSX and provide investors with access to the physical gold bullion market with the liquidity of an exchange-traded security.

Cost Effective

For many investors, the transaction costs related to owning the Trust are expected to be lower than the costs to purchase, store and insure physical bullion directly.

The Sprott Physical Gold Trust's Manager charges a 0.35% management fee per annum. There is also an administration fee charged annually. In 2012, the total management expense ratio of the trust was 0.42%.

Tax Effective*

For U.S. non-corporate investors who hold units for more than one year and make a timely Qualified Election Form (QEF) election, gains realized on the sale of the Trust’s units are currently taxed at the long-term capital gains rate of 15% (20% for higher income taxpayers), versus the maximum of 28% applied against most precious metals ETFs and physical gold coins.

Redeemable for Physical Gold Bullion

Unitholders who hold certain minimum dollar value equivalents have the ability to redeem their units for physical gold bullion on a monthly basis. Please see "Redemption of Units" in the prospectus for details.

Trustee RBC Investor Services Trust, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Custodian for assets that are not physical gold bullion RBC Investor Services Trust, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Registrar and Transfer Agent TMX Equity Transfer Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Auditors Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Valuation Agent RBC Investor Services Trust, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


* The information provided is general in nature and is provided with the understanding that it may not be relied upon as, nor considered to be, the rendering or tax, legal, accounting or professional advice. Readers should consult with their own accountants and/or lawyers for advice on the specific circumstances before taking any action

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