Roberto Mendoza to Join Goldman Sachs

NEW YORK - The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) announced today that Roberto Mendoza will join the firm in September as a Managing Director.

Goldman Sachs will draw on Mr. Mendoza's knowledge, global relationships and industry leadership to help the firm in a variety of ways. His principal focus will be on enhancing relationships with chief executives and senior business leaders, particularly in Europe and Latin America. He will be based in the firm's London office.

Mr. Mendoza was previously Vice Chairman of J.P. Morgan & Co. He is a director of ACE Limited, REUTERS Group PLC, Vitro SA, and Prudential plc, and is the non-executive chairman of EGG plc.

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking and securities firm, providing a full range of investing, advisory and financing services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base, which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1869, it is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms. Goldman Sachs is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.