SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC/

(Last) (First) (Middle)
85 BROAD ST

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10004

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Horsehead Holding Corp [ ZINC ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/07/2007
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 12/07/2007 S 2,307,692 D $17.2 2,051,971 I See footnotes (1) (2)
Common Stock 12/07/2007 S 3,102 D $17.5 2,048,869 I See footnotes (1) (2)
Common Stock 12/07/2007 S 1,000 D $17.52 2,047,869 I See footnotes (1) (2)
Common Stock 12/07/2007 S 2,400 D $17.55 2,045,469 I See footnotes (1) (2)
Common Stock 12/07/2007 S 1,498 D $17.6 2,043,971 I See footnotes (1) (2)
Common Stock 12/07/2007 S 500 D $17.7 2,043,471 I See footnotes (1) (2)
Common Stock 12/07/2007 S 4,000 D $17.75 2,039,471 I See footnotes (1) (2)
Common Stock 12/07/2007 S 2,500 D $17.8 2,036,971 I See footnotes (1) (2)
Common Stock 12/07/2007 S 10,000 D $18 2,026,971 (3) I See footnotes (1) (2)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC/

(Last) (First) (Middle)
85 BROAD ST

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10004

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO

(Last) (First) (Middle)
85 BROAD STREET

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10004

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. This statement is being filed by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ("GS Group") and Goldman, Sachs & Co. ("Goldman Sachs" and, together with GS Group, the "Reporting Persons"). Goldman Sachs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GS Group.
2. On December 7, 2007, Goldman Sachs sold (the "Fund Shares") 2,307,692 shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share ("Common Stock") of Horsehead Holding Corp. (the "Company") to Goldman Sachs Investment Partners Master Fund, L.P. ("GSIP"), a separate business unit within the Goldman organization. The price paid by GSIP to Goldman Sachs was $17.20 per share, which was the closing price of the Common Stock on the Nasdaq National Market on December 6, 2007. The securities reported herein may be deemed to have been beneficially owned directly by Goldman Sachs. Without admitting any legal obligation, Goldman Sachs will remit appropriate profits, if any to the Company. As of December 7, 2007, Goldman Sachs beneficially owns directly and GS Group may be deemed to beneficially own indirectly 2,026,971 shares of Common Stock.
3. On December 7, 2007, as a result of the sales reported herein, the Reporting Persons ceased to be the beneficial owners of more than 10% of the Common Stock of the Company.
/s/ Andrea Louro DeMar, Attorney-in-fact 12/11/2007
/s/ Andrea Louro DeMar, Attorney-in-fact 12/11/2007
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