Goldman Sachs MLP Income Opportunities Fund Announces Leverage Financing

NEW YORK--()--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.

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Andrea Raphael, 212-357-0025

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Goldman Sachs
Andrea Raphael, 212-357-0025