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General Risk Warnings – Hong Kong Investors

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Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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It may not be reproduced, distributed or transmitted to any person without express prior permission. This document and the information contained herein may not be distributed and published in jurisdictions in which such distribution and publication is not permitted.ETFs trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below the ETFs net asset value. Brokerage commissions and ETF expenses will reduce returns.

Frequent trading of ETFs could significantly increase commissions and other costs such that they may offset any savings from low fees or costs. These investments may have difficulty in liquidating an investment position without taking a significant discount from current market value, which can be a significant problem with certain lightly traded securities.

Investing in commodities entail significant risk and is not appropriate or all investors. Commodities investing entail significant risk as commodity prices can be extremely volatile due to wide range of factors. A few such factors include overall market movements, real or perceived inflationary trends, commodity index volatility, international, economic and political changes, change in interest and currency exchange rates.

Nothing contained herein constitutes investment advice and should not be relied upon as such. The value of the Shares of the Trust may fall or rise. Shares in the Trust are not obligations of, deposits in, or guaranteed by, World Gold Trust Services, LLC, SSGA or any of their affiliates. The Shares are expected to reflect the gold price, therefore the price of the Shares will be as unpredictable as the gold price has historically been. Investors have no right to request the Trust's sponsor to redeem their shares while the Shares are listed. It is intended the holders of the Shares may only deal in their Shares through trading on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("SEHK"). Redemption of Shares can only be executed in substantial size through authorized participants. Listing of Shares on the SEHK does not guarantee a liquid market for Shares, and Shares may be delisted from the SEHK. 

The offering documents of the Trust may be obtained upon request from SSGA and can be downloaded from the Trust's website:www.spdrgoldshares.com*.

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