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Goldman Sachs Prices $5 Billion Public Offering of Common Equity

New York, April 14, 2009 - The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) announced today that it has priced a public offering of 40,650,407 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $123.00 per share for total gross proceeds of approximately $5 billion. In addition, Goldman, Sachs & Co., the sole underwriter, has an option to purchase up to an additional 6,097,561 shares of common stock to the extent that it sells more than 40,650,407 shares.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 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. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed and is effective. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained when available from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 85 Broad St., New York, NY 10004 or by faxing (212) 902-9316 or calling toll-free 1-866-471-2526 or emailing at prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.

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Dane E. Holmes
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