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Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund Announces Initial Quarterly Distribution of $0.315 Per Share

  Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund Announces Initial Quarterly
  Distribution of $0.315 Per Share

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NEW YORK -- December 30, 2013

Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”) (NYSE:GMZ) today is
pleased to have announced its initial quarterly distribution of $0.315 per
common share, payable on the date noted below. On an annualized basis this
distribution reflects a current yield of 6.30% based upon an IPO price of
$20.00 per share.

The initial distribution schedule is as follows:

Ex-Date:         February 13, 2014
Record Date:        February 18, 2014
Payable Date:       February 25, 2014
Amount:             $0.315 per share


It is currently anticipated that a portion of this distribution will be
treated for tax purposes as a return of capital and may not consist entirely
of distributions from the Fund’s underlying investments. The final
characterization of such distribution will be made in early 2015 when the Fund
can determine its earnings and profits. The final tax status of the
distribution may differ substantially from this preliminary information.

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, natural gas liquids 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.

For additional information, please contact 855-807-2742 or visit the Fund’s
website at https://assetmanagement.gs.com/mlp-cef.

Contact:

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