Merrill Lynch announced this month that Edward Goldberg, an executive VP who led the firm's efforts to restore business operations after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 and fostered preparations for implementing T+3 standards, decimalization and the introduction of the Euro, will retire at the end of this year.

Goldberg, who joined Merrill Lynch in 1961, heads the firm's Operations Services Group. He has been a member of its Executive Management Committee for a decade and is chairman of Merrill Lynch Securities Services Division as well as deputy chairman of the board of Merrill Lynch HSBC, a joint venture that he helped launch.

He has also served on the boards of the National Association of Securities Dealers, NASDAQ and Depository Trust Company. He is a member of the New York Stock Exchange Financial and Operations Surveillance Committee and is the advisory director for Bloomberg.

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