Goldman Sachs to Present at the 2005 Merrill Lynch Banking and Financial Services Conference

NEW YORK, Wednesday, November 9, 2005 -- The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) today announces that Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Chairman & CEO, is scheduled to present at the 2005 Merrill Lynch Banking & Financial Services Conference on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 8:50am (EST).

A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of our Web site at For those unable to listen to the live audio webcast, a replay will be available on our Web site shortly after the event.

Please direct any questions regarding obtaining access to the webcast to Goldman Sachs Investor Relations via email at

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.

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