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streetTRACKS® Gold Trust Accumulates Over $2 Billion in Assets
                                       Just Over 2 Months After Listing on the NYSE

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2005 – The streetTRACKS® Gold Trust achieved a net asset value of more than $2 billion on Monday, Jan. 24.  The Trust listed the streetTRACKS Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD) on the Exchange on Nov. 18, 2004.  As of Jan. 27, the 152.03 tons of gold held in the Trust was valued at $2,074,183,791. 

Each Gold Share provides investors with access to the gold bullion market through a tradable security that represents a fractional, undivided beneficial ownership in the Trust.  The streetTRACKS Gold Trust is designed to reduce barriers to investing in gold and is comprised entirely of allocated gold bullion and, from time to time, cash.

World Gold Trust Services, LLC, which is wholly owned by the World Gold Council, is the sponsor of the Trust and State Street Global Markets, LLC is the marketing agent of the Trust.

The New York Stock Exchange is the world's leading and most technologically advanced equities market.  The NYSE continues to list innovative new structured products, exchange-traded funds and other derivative securities.

Contact: Eric Ryan
Phone: 212.656.2411