News Release

Goldman Sachs Revises GSCI Commodity Weights for 2007

Mon Nov 06 2006

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goldman Sachs Inc. today announced the 2007 composition and weights for the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index (GSCI®) trading at CME, the world's largest and most diverse financial exchange. The first futures contract to be affected by the change is the February 2007 contract, which is scheduled to be listed on the CME Globex® electronic trading platform on Nov. 16, 2006.

The GSCI is a world production-weighted commodity index that in 2007 will be composed of 24 liquid exchange-traded futures contracts. The GSCI includes energy, industrial metals, precious metals, agricultural and livestock products. The 2007 GSCI will include all of the futures contracts in the 2006 GSCI. No new commodities will enter the index and no existing commodities will be removed from the Index.

The GSCI has become the premier global commodity benchmark for measuring investment performance in the commodity markets. Designed as a reliable and publicly available benchmark, the GSCI tracks real economic activity as well as measuring the level of world commodity prices. CME introduced futures and options on the GSCI Spot Index in July 1992. For the first nine months of 2006 almost 454,000 CME GSCI Index futures contacts traded, an increase in volume of 22 percent over the same period in 2005.

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