Goldman Sachs Closes Transactions with Sumitomo Mitsui

NEW YORK – The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) announced today that it has closed a series of related transactions with the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. These transactions were originally announced on January 15, 2003.

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