GSAM Launches ETFs to Track Motif Indexes That Focus on the Next Wave of Innovation

The Goldman Sachs Motif ETFs provide exposure to companies that are
driving the long-term global impact of technology across sectors

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) today announced the launch of a
suite of five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in the creators
and adopters of innovation, across a range of sectors, market caps and
geographies. The ETFs seek to track indices created by Motif, a leading
provider of systematic, data-driven indices and strategies.

The ETFs provide exposure to the themes that GSAM views as driving
transformational changes to the global economy: Data-Driven World,
Finance Reimagined, Human Evolution, Manufacturing Revolution and New
Age Consumer. These funds leverage the asset management expertise of
Goldman Sachs and the proprietary technology of Motif to provide
exposure to technology-driven structural growth opportunities across
various developed and emerging equity markets.

“Technology is impacting every aspect of our daily lives,” said Mike
Crinieri, GSAM’s Global Head of ETF Strategy. “It has grown from a
single sector to a key driver of every sector. We are delighted to offer
investors the ability to invest in companies driving these
transformational changes.”

The following Goldman Sachs Motif ETFs are available to investors on
NYSE Arca today at 50 basis points:

  • GDAT: Goldman Sachs Motif Data-Driven World ETF
  • GFIN: Goldman Sachs Motif Finance Reimagined ETF
  • GDNA: Goldman Sachs Motif Human Evolution ETF
  • GMAN: Goldman Sachs Motif Manufacturing Revolution ETF
  • GBUY: Goldman Sachs Motif New Age Consumer ETF

“We’re bringing together human insight and data science by leveraging
innovation to invest in innovation,” said Hardeep Walia, CEO and Founder
of Motif. “Our proprietary approach identifies the companies that are
creating or adopting innovative technology and quantifies their
relevance. We’re excited to work with one of the world’s leading asset
managers to deliver these unique investment products.”

To construct each index, Motif employs a rules-based methodology to
analyze both traditional and alternative data in order to calculate a
company’s ‘thematic beta’1 and quantify its exposure to a
specific transformational change. Proprietary technology is used to
select and weight securities in the index, based on their relevance and
investability.

For more information on the Goldman Sachs Motif ETFs, including the
prospectus documents, please visit www.GSAM.com/ETFs.

About Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. (GSAM)

GSAM is the asset management arm of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:
GS), which supervises more than $1 trillion in assets as of December 31,
2018. 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.

About Motif

Motif uses breakthrough technology and data science to build innovative
investment products for individuals, institutions, and advisors. Today
over 350,000 customers trust Motif with their investing. Current board
members include former Securities Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur
Levitt and former Boston Consulting Group Chairman & CEO Carl Stern.
Motif is a FINRA registered broker-dealer and an SEC-registered
institutional investment advisor, headquartered in San Mateo,
California. To learn more about opportunities at Motif, please visit www.motif.com/careers.

Disclosures

1. Beta refers to the tendency of a security’s returns to respond to
swings in the market.

Goldman Sachs Motif ETFs

Goldman Sachs Motif ETFs The Goldman Sachs Motif Data-Driven World
ETF, Goldman Sachs Motif Finance Reimagined ETF, Goldman Sachs Motif
Human Evolution ETF, Goldman Sachs Motif Manufacturing Revolution ETF
and Goldman Sachs Motif New Age Consumer ETF (each ,a “Fund” and
collectively, the “Funds”)
seek to provide investment results that
closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the performance of the
Motif Data-Driven World Index, Motif Finance Reimagined Index, Motif
Human Evolution Index, Motif Manufacturing Revolution Index and Motif
New Age Consumer Index (each, an “Index” and collectively, the
“Indexes”), respectively. The Motif Data-Driven World Index is
designed to deliver exposure to companies with common equity securities
listed on exchanges in certain developed markets that may benefit from
the on-going rapid increase in electronically recorded data in the world
and its impact on the lifecycle of data delivery and processing. The
Motif Finance Reimagined Index
is designed to deliver exposure to
companies with common equity securities listed on exchanges in certain
developed markets that may benefit from the on-going structural changes
in the support and delivery of financial services. The Motif Human
Evolution Index
is designed to deliver exposure to companies with
common equity securities listed on exchanges in certain developed
markets that may benefit from the development of new knowledge,
medicines and technologies for the medical treatment of the human
condition, from birth to end-of-life care. The Motif Manufacturing
Revolution Index
is designed to deliver exposure to companies with
common equity securities listed on exchanges in certain developed
markets that may benefit from the on-going technology-driven
transformation of the manufacturing industry. The Motif New Age
Consumer Index
is designed to deliver exposure to companies with
common equity securities listed on exchanges in certain developed
markets that may benefit from the on-going structural shifts in the
consumer market due to changes in demographics, technology and
preferences. A Fund’s investments are subject to market risk, which
means that the value of the securities in which it invests may go up or
down in response to the prospects of individual companies, particular
sectors or governments and/or general economic conditions. By engaging
in thematic investing, a Fund relies on the index provider for
the identification of certain themes and sub-themes, and Fund
performance may suffer if such themes or sub-themes are not correctly
identified, if a theme or sub-theme develops in an unexpected manner or
if the stocks included in its respective Index do not benefit from the
development of such themes or sub-themes. Because a Fund may concentrate
its investments
in an industry or group of industries (for example,
the financial services industry group with respect to the Goldman Sachs
Motif Finance Reimagined ETF) to the extent that its respective Index is
concentrated, the Fund may be subject to greater risk of loss as a
result of adverse economic, business or other developments affecting
that industry or group of industries. Stock prices of technology and
technology related companies
in particular may be especially
volatile. Foreign investments may be more volatile and less
liquid than investments in U.S. securities and are subject to the risks
of adverse economic or political developments. A Fund may invest heavily
in investments in Europe and Asia and may be subject to greater
losses than if it were less concentrated in Europe and Asia. Each Fund
is not actively managed, and therefore a Fund will not generally
dispose of a security unless the security is removed from its respective
Index. An Index calculation methodology may rely on information
based on assumptions and estimates and neither a Fund nor its investment
adviser can guarantee the accuracy of the methodology’s assessment of
included issuers. A Fund’s performance may vary substantially from
the performance of its respective Index
as a result of transaction
costs, expenses and other factors.

Fund shares are not individually redeemable and are issued and
redeemed by the Fund at their net asset value (“NAV”) only in large,
specified blocks of shares called creation units. Shares otherwise can
be bought and sold only through exchange trading at market price (not
NAV). Shares may trade at a premium or discount to their NAV in the
secondary market. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

The Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Act”) imposes certain limits on
investment companies purchasing or acquiring any security issued by
another registered investment company. For these purposes the definition
of “investment company” includes
funds that are unregistered because they are
excepted
from the definition of investment company by
sections 3(c)(1) and 3(c)(7) of the Act. You should consult your legal
counsel for more information. Diversification does not eliminate the
risk of experiencing investment loss.

The Goldman Sachs Motif ETFs are newly organized and do not have
an operating history.

Please note that one cannot invest directly into an index.

Motif Investing is a registered broker dealer. Motif Capital Management,
Inc., is an SEC-registered investment adviser and a separate,
wholly-owned subsidiary of Motif Investing, Inc. Investing models are
developed through Motif Capital Management. “Motif” is a trademark of
Motif Investing and has been licensed for use in connection with the
issuance and distribution of the Funds. The Funds are not sponsored by,
endorsed, sold or promoted by Motif Capital Management, Inc., and Motif
Capital Management, Inc. makes no representation regarding the
advisability of investing in them.

ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of the Goldman Sachs ETF
Funds. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is unaffiliated with Goldman Sachs Asset
Management.

Please consider a Fund’s objectives, risks, and charges and expenses,
and read the summary prospectus, if available, and the Prospectus
carefully before investing. A summary prospectus, if available, or a
Prospectus for the Fund containing more information may be obtained from
your authorized dealer or from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC by calling
(1-800-621-2550).

Compliance code: 156854.OTU Date of first
use: 3/6/2019.
ALPS Control: GST 844 ED 3/6/2020.

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Price
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