The insurer covered in section 9, point c) of this page is sent by mail, telex or fax to the insurer at the address indicated in its underwriter or telex questionnaire, which constitutes this questionnaire, by mail, telex or fax that you sent to the insurer on request. These declarations, requests, communications or agreements come into effect as soon as they are received. 18. This agreement replaces all previous agreements (written or oral) between the company and the insurers or any of them with respect to the purpose of this agreement. These are the registration under the Securities Act of 1933 (Securities Act) and the offering of deposit shares (deposit shares) each representing a portion of the preferred share securities (preferred shares) of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (the company). The deposit shares are issued pursuant to a deposit agreement (the deposit contract), date of , 20, between the company and , as custodian. Preferred shares and deposit shares representing preferred shares are called shares. The share registration statement (File 333-) was filed on Form S-3 pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Commission (The Commission), which permits the late or ongoing offering of securities in accordance with this agreement and, if applicable, an amendment or prospectus that contains information on the terms of the securities and their mode of distribution.
(vii) in addition to the review referred to in the reports or reports, which are limited to procedures limited to prospectuses, minute book reviews, investigations and other procedures covered by paragraphs iii) and (vi), they have implemented certain procedures that did not constitute an audit that did not meet generally accepted audit standards with respect to certain amounts. , percentages and financial information provided by agents from the general accounting documents of the company and its subsidiaries contained in the prospectus (excluding the copy) or in Part II of the registration statement indicated by representatives and representatives, or in reference documents in the prospectus provided by the representatives , and have compared and found that they are consistent with the accounting documents of the company and its subsidiaries. In a firm letter of commitment, the insurer guarantees the acquisition of all securities put up for sale by the issuer, whether or not they can sell them to investors. This is the most desirable agreement because it guarantees all the money from the issuer immediately. The stronger the supply, the more likely it is to be on a firm commitment basis. In a firm commitment, the underwriter puts his own money at stake if he cannot sell the securities to investors. If this is in line with your understanding, please sign four counter-pieces and return them to us and, after acceptance by you on behalf of each of the insurers, this letter and acceptance constitute a binding agreement between each of the insurers and the company. It goes without saying that your acceptance of this letter is on behalf of each of the insurers, in accordance with the declaration of commitment of the negotiators whose form is submitted to the company for consideration upon request, but without your guarantee of the authority of the signatories. A standby stop agreement is used in combination with an offer of pre-emption rights.