Free Writing Prospectus pursuant to Rule 433 dated July 22, 2021

Registration Statement No. 333-253421

 

 

Autocallable S&P 500® Index-Linked Notes due

 

 

OVERVIEW

The notes do not bear interest. The notes will mature on the stated maturity date unless they are automatically called on any call observation date commencing approximately 12 months after the trade date. Your notes will be automatically called on a call observation date if the closing level of the S&P 500® Index on such date is greater than or equal to the initial underlier level (set on the trade date and may be higher or lower than the actual closing level of the underlier on that date), resulting in a payment on the corresponding call payment date equal to (i) the face amount of your notes plus (ii) the product of $1,000 times the applicable call premium amount.

If your notes are not automatically called, the amount that you will be paid on your notes on the stated maturity date will be based on the performance of the underlier as measured from the trade date to and including the determination date.

If the final underlier level on the determination date is greater than the initial underlier level, the return on your notes will be positive and will equal 1.5 times the underlier return.

If the final underlier level is less than the initial underlier level, the return on your notes will be negative.

You could lose a significant portion of the face amount of your notes.

You should read the accompanying preliminary pricing supplement dated July 21, 2021, which we refer to herein as the accompanying preliminary pricing supplement, to better understand the terms and risks of your investment, including the credit risk of GS Finance Corp. and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

KEY TERMS

CUSIP / ISIN:

40057HXY1 / US40057HXY16

Company (Issuer):

GS Finance Corp.

Guarantor:

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Underlier:

the S&P 500® Index (current Bloomberg symbol: “SPX Index”)

Trade date:

 

Settlement date:

expected to be the fifth scheduled business day following the trade date

Determination date:

expected to be between 36 and 39 months following the trade date

Stated maturity date:

expected to be the second scheduled business day following the determination date

Hypothetical Payment on a Call Payment Date*

If your notes are automatically called on the first call observation date (i.e., on the first call observation date the closing level of the underlier is greater than or equal to the initial underlier level), the amount in cash that we would deliver for each $1,000 face amount of your notes on the applicable call payment date would be the sum of $1,000 plus the product of the applicable call premium amount times $1,000. If, for example, the closing level of the underlier on the first call observation date were determined to be 120% of the initial underlier level, your notes would be automatically called and the amount in cash that we would deliver on your notes on the corresponding call payment date would be 107.08% of the face amount of your notes or $1,070.8 for each $1,000 of the face amount of your notes.

* assumes a call premium amount for such call payment date set at the bottom of the call premium amount range

Hypothetical Payment Amount At Maturity

 

The Notes Have Not Been Automatically Called

 

 

 

Hypothetical Final
Underlier Level
(as a % of the Initial Underlier Level)

Hypothetical Payment
Amount at Maturity
(as a % of Face Amount)

150.000%

175.000%

130.000%

145.000%

120.000%

130.000%

110.000%

115.000%

100.000%

100.000%

75.000%

75.000%

50.000%

50.000%

25.000%

25.000%

0.000%

0.000%

 

 

This document does not provide all of the information that an investor should consider prior to making an investment decision. You should not invest in the notes without reading the accompanying preliminary pricing supplement and related documents for a more detailed description of the underlier, the terms of the notes and certain risks.


Free Writing Prospectus pursuant to Rule 433 dated July 22, 2021

Registration Statement No. 333-253421

 

 

Payment amount at maturity (for each $1,000 face amount of your notes):

●      if the underlier return is positive (the final underlier level is greater than the initial underlier level), the sum of (i) $1,000 plus (ii) the product of (a) $1,000 times (b) 1.5 times (c) the underlier return; or

●      if the underlier return is zero or negative (the final underlier level is equal to or less than the initial underlier level), the sum of (i) $1,000 plus (ii) the product of (a) the underlier return times (b) $1,000

Company’s redemption right (automatic call feature):

if a redemption event occurs, then the outstanding face amount will be automatically redeemed in whole and the company will pay an amount in cash on the following call payment date, for each $1,000 of the outstanding face amount, equal to the sum of (i) $1,000 plus (ii) the product of $1,000 times the applicable call premium amount specified under “Call observation dates” below

Redemption event:

a redemption event will occur if, as measured on any call observation date, the closing level of the underlier is greater than or equal to the initial underlier level

Initial underlier level:

to be determined on the trade date and may be higher or lower than the actual closing level of the underlier on that date

Final underlier level:

the closing level of the underlier on the determination date

Underlier return:

the quotient of (i) the final underlier level minus the initial underlier level divided by (ii) the initial underlier level, expressed as a percentage

Call premium amount:

with respect to any call payment date, the applicable call premium amount specified in the table set forth under “Call observation dates” below

Call observation dates:

expected to be the dates specified as such in the table below, commencing approximately twelve months after the trade date

Call Observation Dates

Call Payment Dates

Call Premium Amount

          , 2022

                 , 2022

7.08% - 8.30%

          , 2023

                , 2023

14.16% - 16.60%

Call payment dates:

expected to be the second scheduled business day after each call observation date, which call payment dates are specified as such in the table set forth under “— Call observation dates” above

Estimated value range:

$930 to $960 (which is less than the original issue price; see accompanying preliminary pricing supplement)

 

 

About Your Notes

GS Finance Corp. and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. have filed a registration statement (including a prospectus, as supplemented by the prospectus supplement, underlier supplement no. 21, general terms supplement no. 2,913 and preliminary pricing supplement listed below) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus, prospectus supplement, underlier supplement no. 21, general terms supplement no. 2,913 and preliminary pricing supplement, and any other documents relating to this offering that GS Finance Corp. and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. have filed with the SEC for more complete information about us and this offering. You may get these documents without cost by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at sec.gov. Alternatively, we will arrange to send you the prospectus, prospectus supplement, underlier supplement no. 21, general terms supplement no. 2,913 and preliminary pricing supplement if you so request by calling (212) 357-4612.

The notes are part of the Medium-Term Notes, Series F program of GS Finance Corp. and are fully and unconditionally guaranteed by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. This document should be read in conjunction with the following:

 

This document does not provide all of the information that an investor should consider prior to making an investment decision. You should not invest in the notes without reading the accompanying preliminary pricing supplement and related documents for a more detailed description of the underlier, the terms of the notes and certain risks.


 

 

 

RISK FACTORS

An investment in the notes is subject to risks. Many of the risks are described in the accompanying preliminary pricing supplement, accompanying general terms supplement no. 2,913, accompanying underlier supplement no. 21, accompanying prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. Below we have provided a list of certain risk factors discussed in such documents. In addition to the below, you should read in full “Additional Risk Factors Specific to Your Notes” in the accompanying preliminary pricing supplement, “Additional Risk Factors Specific to the Notes” in the accompanying general terms supplement no. 2,913 and “Additional Risk Factors Specific to the Securities” in the accompanying underlier supplement no. 21, as well as the risks and considerations described in the accompanying prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus.

The following risk factors are discussed in greater detail in the accompanying preliminary pricing supplement:

 

Risks Related to Structure, Valuation and Secondary Market Sales

■   The Estimated Value of Your Notes At the Time the Terms of Your Notes Are Set On the Trade Date (as Determined By Reference to Pricing Models Used By GS&Co.) Is Less Than the Original Issue Price Of Your Notes

 

■   The Notes Are Subject to the Credit Risk of the Issuer and the Guarantor

■  The Amount You Will Receive on a Call Payment Date or on the Stated Maturity Date is Not Linked to the Closing Level of the Underlier at Any Time Other Than on the Applicable Call Observation Date or the Determination Date, as the Case May Be 

 

■   You May Lose Your Entire Investment in the Notes

 

■   The Amount You Will Receive on a Call Payment Date Will Be Capped

 

■   Your Notes Are Subject to Automatic Redemption

■   Your Notes Do Not Bear Interest

 

 

 

 

 

■   You Have No Shareholder Rights or Rights to Receive Any Underlier Stock

■   We May Sell an Additional Aggregate Face Amount of the Notes at a Different Issue Price

■  The Market Value of Your Notes May Be Influenced by Many Unpredictable Factors

 

■   If You Purchase Your Notes at a Premium to Face Amount, the Return on Your Investment Will Be Lower Than the Return on Notes Purchased at Face Amount and the Impact of Certain Key Terms of the Notes Will Be Negatively Affected

 

Risks Related to Tax

■   The Tax Consequences of an Investment in Your Notes are Uncertain

■   Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Withholding May Apply to Payments on Your Notes, Including as a Result of the Failure of the Bank or Broker Through Which You Hold the Notes to Provide Information to Tax Authorities

 

 

 

The following risk factors are discussed in greater detail in the accompanying general terms supplement no. 2,913:

 

Risks Related to Structure, Valuation and Secondary Market Sales

■   If the Value of an Underlier Changes, the Market Value of Your Notes May Not Change in the Same Manner

■   The Return on Your Notes Will Not Reflect Any Dividends Paid on Any Underlier, or Any Underlier Stock, as Applicable

■   Past Performance is No Guide to Future Performance

■   Your Notes May Not Have an Active Trading Market

■   The Calculation Agent Will Have the Authority to Make Determinations That Could Affect the Market Value of Your Notes, When Your Notes Mature and the Amount, If Any, Payable on Your Notes

■   The Calculation Agent Can Postpone the Determination Date, Averaging Date, Call Observation Date or Coupon Observation Date If a Market Disruption Event or Non-Trading Day Occurs or Is Continuing

Risks Related to Conflicts of Interest

■   Other Investors in the Notes May Not Have the Same Interests as You

■   Hedging Activities by Goldman Sachs or Our Distributors May Negatively Impact Investors in the Notes and Cause Our Interests and Those of Our Clients and Counterparties to be Contrary to Those of Investors in the Notes

 

■   Goldman Sachs’ Trading and Investment Activities for its Own Account or for its Clients Could Negatively Impact Investors in the Notes

■   Goldman Sachs’ Market-Making Activities Could Negatively Impact Investors in the Notes

■   You Should Expect That Goldman Sachs Personnel Will Take Research Positions, or Otherwise Make Recommendations, Provide Investment Advice or Market Color or Encourage Trading Strategies That Might Negatively Impact Investors in the Notes

■   Goldman Sachs Regularly Provides Services to, or Otherwise Has Business Relationships with, a Broad Client Base, Which May Include the Sponsors of the Underlier or Underliers or Constituent Indices, As Applicable, the Investment Advisors of the Underlier or Underliers, As Applicable, or the Issuers of the Underlier or the Underlier Stocks or Other Entities That Are Involved in the Transaction

■   The Offering of the Notes May Reduce an Existing Exposure of Goldman Sachs or Facilitate a Transaction or Position That Serves the Objectives of Goldman Sachs or Other Parties

Risks Related to Tax

■   Certain Considerations for Insurance Companies and Employee Benefit Plans

This document does not provide all of the information that an investor should consider prior to making an investment decision. You should not invest in the notes without reading the accompanying preliminary pricing supplement and related documents for a more detailed description of the underlier, the terms of the notes and certain risks.

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The following risk factor is discussed in greater detail in the accompanying underlier supplement no. 21:

 

Risks Relating to Securities Linked to Underliers

■   The Policies of an Underlier Sponsor, if Applicable, and Changes that Affect an Underlier to Which Your Securities are Linked, or the Constituent Indices or Underlier Stocks Comprising Such Underlier, Could Affect the Amount Payable on Your Securities and Their Market Value

■   Except to the Extent The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Is One of the Companies Whose Common Stock Comprises an Underlier, and Except to the Extent That We or Our Affiliates May Currently or in the Future Own Securities of, or Engage in Business With, the Applicable Underlier Sponsor or the Underlier Stock Issuers, There Is No Affiliation Between the Underlier Stock Issuers or Any Underlier Sponsor and Us

 

The following risk factors are discussed in greater detail in the accompanying prospectus supplement:

 

   The Return on Indexed Notes May Be Below the Return on Similar Securities

   The Issuer of a Security or Currency That Serves as an Index Could Take Actions That May Adversely Affect an Indexed Note

   An Indexed Note May Be Linked to a Volatile Index, Which May Adversely Affect Your Investment

 

 An Index to Which a Note Is Linked Could Be Changed or Become Unavailable

   We May Engage in Hedging Activities that Could Adversely Affect an Indexed Note

   Information About an Index or Indices May Not Be Indicative of Future Performance

   We May Have Conflicts of Interest Regarding an Indexed Note

 

The following risk factors are discussed in greater detail in the accompanying prospectus:

 

Risks Relating to Regulatory Resolution Strategies and Long-Term Debt Requirements

   The application of regulatory resolution strategies could increase the risk of loss for holders of our securities in the event of the resolution of Group Inc.

 

   The application of Group Inc.’s proposed resolution strategy could result in greater losses for Group Inc.’s security holders.

 

 

This document does not provide all of the information that an investor should consider prior to making an investment decision. You should not invest in the notes without reading the accompanying preliminary pricing supplement and related documents for a more detailed description of the underlier, the terms of the notes and certain risks.

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