Announcement Regarding Motif Indices
NEW YORK, June 2, 2020 – The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) previously announced on April 21, 2020 that Motif Capital Management, Inc. (“Motif”) would cease to serve as index provider for the Motif Capital Aging of America 7 ER Index, the Motif Capital National Defense 7 ER Index, the Motif Capital National Defense Price Return Index and the Motif Capital Artificial Intelligence 8 ER Index, which are referenced in certain structured products issued by GS Finance Corp., Goldman Sachs Bank USA and Goldman Sachs International (together with The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., “Goldman Sachs”), and the Motif Capital Aging of America Index, which is used in calculating the Goldman Sachs Motif Aging of America Dynamic Balance Index.
On June 2, 2020, Goldman Sachs entered into a license agreement with Solactive AG (“Solactive”) in connection with Solactive’s expected creation of substitute indices for these Motif indices.
Solactive AG is an innovative index provider and financial data and technology provider that focuses on the development, calculation, and distribution of tailor-made indices across all asset classes. As at April 2020, Solactive AG served approximately 450 clients in Europe, America, and Asia, with approximately US$200 billion invested in products linked to indices calculated by the company globally, primarily via 450 exchange-traded funds from a number of well-known providers. Solactive AG was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Frankfurt, with additional offices in Berlin, Dresden, Hong Kong, and Toronto. For further information, please visit: www.solactive.com.
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