Goldman Sachs Hires Alison J. Mass

NEW YORK – The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) announced today that it has hired Alison J. Mass as a managing director. She will lead Goldman Sachs' effort to deepen and extend relationships with major institutional and corporate clients globally, reporting to Robert J. Hurst, Vice Chairman.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Alison Mass to Goldman Sachs," Mr. Hurst said. "Ours is a client-driven business, and Alison's tremendous experience in coordinating important relationships on a firm-wide basis will play an important role in our continuing focus on bringing the full strength and capabilities of Goldman Sachs to our clients."

Ms. Mass joins Goldman Sachs from Merrill Lynch, where she headed that firm's global relationship management group. Prior to that position, she held senior institutional equity sales and investment banking roles. Ms. Mass received her undergraduate degree and her graduate degree in Masters of Business Administration from New York University.

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking and securities firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that 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.