Goldman Sachs Files Registration Statement

NEW YORK – The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the sale of 4,032,513 shares of common stock beneficially owned by Kamehameha Activities Association.

Kamehameha Activities Association, a charitable organization that provides funds to advance the mission, vision and goals of the Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii, currently owns 9,487,710 shares of Goldman Sachs common stock.

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

A registration statement relating to the common stock has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. The common stock may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. A copy of the preliminary prospectus included in the registration statement relating to the offering may be obtained from the Prospectus Department at Goldman, Sachs & Co., 85 Broad Street, New York, New York 10004.


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