Goldman Sachs Completes Spear, Leeds & Kellogg Transaction

NEW YORK – The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) today reported that the previously announced transaction to combine with Spear, Leeds & Kellogg L.P. (SLK) has closed. SLK is a leader in its three core businesses – securities clearing and execution, floor-based market making and off-floor market making.

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