Goldman Sachs Integrates GSCO and SLKC Nasdaq Trading and Market Making

NEW YORK –The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) announced today that it is bringing together its Goldman, Sachs & Co. (GSCO) and Spear, Leeds & Kellogg Capital Markets (SLKC) Nasdaq trading and market-making businesses under the GSCO name. GSCO now serves as market maker in 5,500 Nasdaq and over-the-counter securities, making it one of the largest market-making firms. This integration will not affect the other businesses of Spear, Leeds & Kellogg, which will continue to operate separately.

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management 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.