Goldman Sachs Asset Management Announces Liquidation of Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta® Paris-Aligned Climate U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Goldman Sachs Asset Management L.P. (“GSAM”), the investment adviser for the Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta® Paris-Aligned Climate U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (the “Fund”), announced today that the Fund’s Board of Trustees, at the recommendation of GSAM, has approved a plan of liquidation (the “Plan”) for the Fund. Under the Plan, which is effective today, the Fund will begin the process of liquidating portfolio assets and unwinding its affairs in an orderly fashion over time. The Plan is not subject to shareholder approval.

Shareholders of the Fund may sell their shares on the Fund’s listing exchange, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. (“Cboe”), until market close on January 12, 2024, and may incur transaction fees from their broker-dealer. The Fund’s shares will no longer trade on Cboe after market close on January 12, 2024, and the shares will subsequently be de-listed. Shareholders who continue to hold shares of the Fund on the Fund’s liquidation date, which is expected to be on or about January 19, 2024, will receive a liquidating distribution of cash in the cash portion of their brokerage accounts equal to the amount of the net asset value of their shares. For tax purposes, shareholders will generally recognize a capital gain or loss equal to the amount received for their shares over their adjusted basis in such shares. The Fund will stop accepting creation orders from Authorized Participants on January 12, 2024.

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The Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta® Paris-Aligned Climate U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the performance of the Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta® Paris-Aligned U.S. Large Cap Equity Index (the “Index”), which delivers exposure to equity securities of large-capitalization U.S. issuers. The 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. Because the Fund may concentrate its investments in an industry or group of industries to the extent that the 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. The Index is intended to be an “EU Paris-Aligned Benchmark” whose constituents are aligned with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Index may weigh certain characteristics of an issuer more heavily than an issuer’s performance or returns. The Fund is not actively managed, and therefore the Fund will not generally dispose of a security unless the security is removed from the Index. The Index calculation methodology may rely on information based on assumptions and estimates and neither the Fund nor its investment adviser can guarantee the accuracy of the methodology’s assessment of included issuers. Performance may vary substantially from the performance of the 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.

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. Please consider a fund’s objectives, risks, and charges and expenses, and read the summary prospectus, if available, and the Prospectus carefully before investing. The summary prospectus, if available, and the Prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund.

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.

ActiveBeta® is a registered trademark of Goldman Sachs Asset Management in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Smart Momentum and Smart Value are registered trademarks of GSAM in the United States. The ActiveBeta® Portfolio Construction and Maintenance Methodology is the patent-protected property of GSAM (U.S. Patent Numbers 8,285,620 and 8,473,398).

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

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Date of first use: 12/12/2023

1 Assets Under Supervision (AUS) includes assets under management and other client assets for which Goldman Sachs does not have full discretion. AUS figure as of September 30, 2023.

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