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Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund Announces Leverage Financing

  Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund Announces Leverage Financing

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NEW YORK -- December 26, 2013

Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE: GMZ) is
pleased to announce that it has recently closed its $395 million committed
line of credit (the “Credit Facility”) with a major U.S. financial
institution. The Fund recently completed its initial public offering, raising
$826.3 million of equity, excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option
to purchase additional shares. The Credit Facility allows the Fund to deploy
leverage while taking advantage of the current short-term rate environment.

Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund

Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end
management investment company which began trading on the NYSE on November 25,
2013. The Fund invests primarily in Master Limited Partnership (“MLP”)
investments, a significant portion of which deliver midstream infrastructure
to support growing hydrocarbon extraction. These include investments in
pipeline operators, natural gas processors, NGL fractionators and storage
facilities. The Fund is managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (“GSAM’s”)
Energy & Infrastructure Team and combines the benefits of a boutique MLP
investment team with the broad resources of a global asset manager. The Fund
seeks a high level of total return with an emphasis on current distributions
to shareholders.

About Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P.

GSAM is the asset management arm of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS),
which managed $878 billion as of September 30, 2013. Goldman Sachs Asset
Management has been providing discretionary investment advisory services since
1988 and has investment professionals in all major financial centers around
the world. The company offers investment strategies across a broad range of
asset classes to institutional and individual clients globally. Founded in
1869, Goldman Sachs 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.

Disclosures

Shares of closed-end investment companies frequently trade at a discount from
their net asset value (“NAV”), which may increase investors’ risk of loss. At
the time of sale, an investor’s shares may have a market price that is above
or below NAV, and may be worth more or less than the original investment.
There is no assurance that the Fund will meet its investment objective. Past
performance does not guarantee future results. Investments in securities of
MLPs involve risks that differ from investments in common stock, including
among others risks related to limited control and limited rights to vote on
matters affecting MLPs, potential conflicts of interest risk, cash flow risks,
dilution risks and trading risks.

A registration statement relating to the Fund’s common stock has been filed
with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This
press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an
offer to buy any security. The Fund has completed its initial public offering.
Investors should consider their investment goals, time horizons and risk
tolerance before investing in the Fund. An investment in the Fund is not
appropriate for all investors, and the Fund is not intended to be a complete
investment program. Investors should carefully review and consider the Fund’s
investment objective, risks, charges and expenses before investing.

Visit the Fund’s website at https://assetmanagement.gs.com/mlp-cef for
additional information.

Contact:

Media:
Goldman Sachs
Andrea Raphael, 212-357-0025