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Press Release: Merk Investments hires VP of Gold & Precious Metals Peter Maletis

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – February 21, 2019 – Merk Investments® announced today that it has hired Peter Maletis as Vice President – Gold & Precious Metals Research. Mr. Maletis will be a member of Merk’s Portfolio Management Group, primarily focusing on gold and precious metals companies.

 “We are thrilled to have Peter join Merk to lead our gold and precious metals research group. He knows the industry like few others: he knows the management teams; he has visited sites in over 30 countries; he appreciates the capital requirements of the industry; and, importantly, he knows how to put it all together to manage gold and precious metals portfolios,” explains Axel Merk, President and Chief Investment Officer of Merk.

 “I am excited to join the Merk team with its deep commitment to the gold space. Supported by Merk’s resources, I look forward to leveraging my experience to serve investors,” adds Mr. Maletis.

About Peter Maletis
Peter Maletis is the Vice President - Gold & Precious Metals Research at Merk Investments and member of the Portfolio Management Group. He focuses on gold and precious metals companies. Prior to joining Merk Investments, Peter was Research Analyst at Franklin Templeton Investments from 2010 until early 2019. Prior to that, he worked at Marathon Resource Investments; the Cypress Funds; Banc of America Securities LLC; and Franklin Funds.

Peter holds an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, as well as a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College.

About Merk Investments
Merk Investments provides investment advice on liquid global markets, including domestic and international equities, fixed income, commodities and currencies and their respective derivative markets. On December 14, 2018, ASA Gold and Precious Metals Limited (NYSE:ASA) announced an agreement (subject to ASA shareholder approval) to appoint Merk Investments as Investment Adviser.

Helping our clients achieve superior risk-adjusted portfolio performance is Merk's mission. Through a robust investment process, we aim to deliver truly uncorrelated returns using alternative strategies that seek optimal profit potential within tailored investment objectives.

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    Axel Merk
    President and Chief Investment Officer
    (650) 323-4341
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