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Goldman Sachs Asset Management Grows Benelux Team

February 10, 2010

London – Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) today announced that Martijn Hoogendijk and Brittne-Aspen Whitelaw have joined the Benelux distribution team as Executive Directors.

Martijn Hoogendijk was previously a Director in BlackRock’s distribution team in the Netherlands. In his new role at GSAM, he will focus on key clients and the growth of GSAM’s business in the region.

Brittne-Aspen Whitelaw will concentrate on bringing GSAM’s wide range of corporate cash solutions to Benelux investors. Brittne has held senior fixed income sales positions with Morgan Stanley and ABN Amro.

GSAM expects to announce more hires in the coming months as part of the ongoing expansion in the Benelux markets.

Sheila Patel, co-head of Europe for GSAM, commented:

“We already have a strong franchise in the Benelux market and view this as a good opportunity to further expand the business. Across both our institutional and third party businesses we see growing demand for objective advice and truly global investment solutions – and that is exactly what we are providing to our Benelux clients. I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues onboard as we continue to commit more resources to service this key market for GSAM.”

Goldman Sachs Asset Management is the asset management arm of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS), which manages $871 billion as of 31 December, 2009. Goldman Sachs Asset Management has been providing discretionary investment advisory services since 1989 and has investment professionals in all major financial centers around the world. The company offers investment strategies across a broad range of asset classes to institutional and individual clients globally. Founded in 1869, Goldman Sachs is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

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Niklas Ekholm
Head of International Public Relations,
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
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Email: niklas.ekholm@gs.com