The premium/discount is calculated using the closing price from the exchange on which the Fund was last traded. The market price also shows the closing price from the exchange on which the Fund was last traded.

The returns represent past performance. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The Fund’s investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted above. Past performance does not guarantee future results, which may vary.

From February 1, 2019 through July 15, 2019, 16 bonds in the FTSE Goldman Sachs Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index were priced incorrectly by FTSE Russell, causing the Index return to be understated by approximately 14 basis points. FTSE Russell applied a one-time price adjustment to correct this error on July 16, 2019. The Index return history was not restated.

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.

ETF 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.

[1] Transparency allows investors to view their portfolio holdings on a daily basis.

[2] Smart Beta refers to quantitative index-based strategies. Liquidity is the ability to invest or redeem during market hours. Volatility refers to the annualized standard deviation of returns.

[3] As of September 30, 2018. The GS Access Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF expense ratio is 14 basis points (bp). The average net expense ratio for Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETFs in the Morningstar Corporate Bond category is 19 bps, and for active and passive mutual funds combined, I-Shares only, it is 57 bps. Category expense ratios represent category averages for all funds in the corporate bond category as defined by Morningstar.

In an effort to distinguish funds by what they own, as well as by their prospectus objectives and styles, Morningstar developed the Morningstar Categories. While the prospectus objective identifies a fund’s investment goals based on the wording in the fund prospectus, the Morningstar Category identifies funds based on their actual investment styles as measured by their underlying portfolio holdings (portfolio and other statistics over the past three years). Please note the figures shown above are the unitary management fees. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

[4] As of September 30, 2018. 

The Goldman Sachs Access Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (the “Fund”) seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond, before fees and expenses, to the performance of the FTSE Goldman Sachs Investment Grade Corporate Bond Index (the “Index”), which is designed to measure the performance of investment grade, corporate bonds denominated in U.S. dollars that meet certain liquidity and fundamental screening criteria. The Fund’s investments are subject to the risks associated with debt securities generally, including credit, liquidity, interest rate, call and extension risk. 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 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.

The Index is calculated by or on behalf of FTSE Fixed Income, LLC or its affiliate, agent or partner. The LSE Group does not accept any liability whatsoever to any person arising out of (a) the use of, reliance on or any error in the Index or (b) investment in or operation of the Product. The LSE Group makes no claim, prediction, warranty or representation either as to the results to be obtained from the Product or the suitability of the Index for the purpose to which it is being put by GSAM.

The Goldman Sachs Access Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (the “Product”) has been developed solely by GSAM. The Product is not in any way connected to or sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by the London Stock Exchange Group plc and its group undertakings (collectively, the “LSE Group”). FTSE Russell is a trading name of certain of the LSE Group companies.

All rights in the FTSE Goldman Sachs Investment Grade Corporate Index: “FTSE Russell Index” (the “Index”) vest in the relevant LSE Group company which owns the Index. “FTSE®” is a trade mark of the relevant LSE Group company and is/are used by any other LSE Group company under license.

“Goldman Sachs” is a trademark owned by Goldman Sachs and is registered in the US and other countries. The Goldman Sachs trademark is being used by FTSE Fixed Income under license from Goldman Sachs. With respect to the Index, Goldman Sachs and its affiliates are in no way related or connected to or affiliated with FTSE Fixed Income other than as a licensee. Goldman Sachs does not own, maintain or participate in the calculation of the Index. Neither Goldman Sachs, nor its affiliated companies make any representation or warranty, express or implied to any member of the public regarding the ability of the Index to track general market performance. Data and information contained herein regarding the Index is proprietary to FTSE Fixed Income or its licensors, and reproduction of such data and information is prohibited except with the prior written permission of FTSE Fixed Income.

Given the Fund’s investment objective of attempting to track its Index, the Fund does not follow traditional methods of active investment management, which may involve buying and selling securities based upon analysis of economic and market factors.

Expense Ratio Disclosures:

Total Annual Fund Operating Expenses (%) GIGB 0.14%, Please note the figure shown above is the unitary management fee. Under the management fee for GIGB, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P., the Funds’ investment adviser, is responsible for paying substantially all the expenses of the Fund, excluding the payments under the Fund’s 12b-1 plan (if any), interest expenses, taxes, acquired fund fees and expenses, brokerage fees, costs of holding shareholder meetings, litigation, indemnification and extraordinary expenses.

Net Asset Value is the market value of one share of the Fund. This amount is derived by dividing the total value of all the securities in the Fund’s portfolio, less any liabilities, by the number of Fund shares outstanding. Market Price is the price at which the Fund’s shares are trading on the NYSE Arca. The Market Price of the Fund’s shares will fluctuate and, at the time of sale, shares may be worth more or less than the original investment or the Fund’s then current net asset value. The Fund cannot predict whether its shares will trade at, above or below net asset value.

The NAV used in the Total Return calculation assumes all management fees and operating expenses incurred by the Fund. Market price is the price at which the Fund’s shares are trading on its applicable listing exchange. Market Price returns are based upon the last trade at 4:00pm EST and do not reflect the returns you would receive if you traded shares at other times. The first day of secondary market trading is typically several days after the Fund’s inception of investment operations date; therefore, the NAV of the Fund is used as a proxy for the period from inception of investment operations to the first day of secondary market trading to calculate the Market Price returns.

Fund shares are not individually redeemable and are issued and redeemed by the Fund at their 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. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply.

Fund holdings and allocations shown are unaudited, and may not be representative of current or future investments. Fund holdings and allocations may not include the Fund’s entire investment portfolio, which may change at any time. Fund holdings should not be relied on in making investment decisions and should not be construed as research or investment advice regarding particular securities. Current and future holdings are subject to risk. Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

Please note that one cannot invest directly into an index.

This Fund and its respective benchmark have not been rated by an independent rating agency. The credit allocation provided refers to the Fund's underlying portfolio securities. For the purpose of determining compliance with any credit rating requirement, each Fund assigns a security, at the time of purchase, the highest rating by a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) if the security is rated by more than one NRSRO. For this purpose, each Fund relies only on the ratings of the following NRSROs: Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch, Inc. This method may differ from the method independently used by benchmark providers. GSAM will use a single rating if that is the only one available. Securities that are not rated by all three agencies are reflected as such in the breakdown. Unrated securities may be purchased by a Fund if they are determined by the Investment Adviser to be of a credit quality consistent with the Fund’s credit rating requirements. Unrated securities do not necessarily indicate low quality, and for such securities the investment adviser will evaluate the credit quality. GSAM converts all ratings to the equivalent S&P major rating category when illustrating credit rating breakdowns. Ratings and fund/benchmark credit quality may change over time.

This material is not authorized for distribution to prospective investors unless preceded or accompanied by a current Prospectus or summary prospectus, if applicable. Investors should consider a Fund’s objective, risks, and charges and expenses, and read the summary prospectus, if available, and/or the Prospectus carefully before investing or sending money. The summary prospectus, if available, and the Prospectus contain this and other information about a Fund and may be obtained from your authorized dealer or from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC by calling (retail—1-800-526-7384) (institutional—1-800-621-2550).

Goldman Sachs does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice to its clients. All investors are strongly urged to consult with their legal, tax, or accounting advisors regarding any potential transactions or investments. There is no assurance that the tax status or treatment of a proposed transaction or investment will continue in the future. Tax treatment or status may be changed by law or government action in the future or on a retroactive basis.

The portfolio risk management process includes an effort to monitor and manage risk, but does not imply low risk.

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