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Mark Edward Tucker to Join Goldman Sachs Board of Directors

  Mark Edward Tucker to Join Goldman Sachs Board of Directors

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 05, 2012

The Board of Directors of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) today
announced the appointment of Mark Edward Tucker as an independent director of
the firm, effective November 5, 2012. Mr. Tucker’s appointment expands the
Board to 12 directors, 10 of whom are independent directors. Mr. Tucker will
be a member of each of the firm’s Audit, Risk, Compensation and Corporate
Governance and Nominating committees.

“Mark has broad and deep operating and strategic experience across Asia
Pacific, Europe and North America. And, with his nearly three decades of
leadership in the insurance and banking sectors, Mark has a proven
understanding of effective risk management,” said Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman
and CEO of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. “Our Board, our shareholders and our
people will benefit significantly from his strengths and perspective.”

Mr. Tucker is the Group Chief Executive and President of AIA Group Limited,
the world’s largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance
group. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Tucker was Group Chief Executive of Prudential
plc. He held various positions at Prudential plc from 1986 through 2003,
including as Founder and Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia and as
an executive director of Prudential plc.

Mr. Tucker served as a non-executive director of The Court of The Bank of
England from 2009 to 2012 and as a member of its Financial Stability Committee
and Audit and Risk Committee. He is a member of the International Advisory
Committee of the International Centre for Financial Regulation. He is a
graduate of the University of Leeds and is qualified as a Chartered

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking,
securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of
financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes
corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth
individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and
maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Jake Siewert, 212-902-5400
Dane Holmes, 212-902-0300
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