Upon the consummation of the offerings, Goldman Sachs will be required to file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any documents filed by us at the SEC's public reference room at 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. Our filings with the SEC are also available to the public through the SEC's Internet site at http://www.sec.gov and through the NYSE, 20 Broad Street, New York, New York 10005, on which our common stock is listed. After the offerings, we expect to provide annual reports to our shareholders that include financial information reported on by our independent public accountants.

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