SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
11/10/2004
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Nalco Holding CO [ NLC ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. 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 Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 22,319,839 I See Footnotes(1)(2)(3)(4)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
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)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GS CAPITAL PARTNERS 2000 LP

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

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10004

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GS CAPITAL PARTNERS 2000 OFFSHORE LP

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O M&C CORPORATE SERVICES LIMITED
P.O. BOX 309

(Street)
GRAND CAYMAN E9

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GS CAPITAL PARTNERS 2000 GMBH & CO BETEILIGUNGS KG

(Last) (First) (Middle)
MESSETURM, 60308

(Street)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN 2M 2M

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GS CAPITAL PARTNERS 2000 EMPLOYEE FUND LP

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

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10004

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GOLDMAN SACHS DIRECT INVESTMENT FUND 2000 LP

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

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10004

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GS ADVISORS 2000 LLC

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

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10004

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GOLDMAN SACHS MANAGEMENT GP GMBH

(Last) (First) (Middle)
MESSETURM 60308
FRANKFURT AM MAIN

(Street)
GERMANY 2M 00000

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
GS EMPLOYEE FUNDS 2000 GP LLC

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

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10004

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
NH ACQUISITION LLC

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

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10004

(City) (State) (Zip)

Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Explanation of Responses:
1. This statement is being filed by GS Capital Partners 2000, L.P. ("GSCP 2000"), GS Capital Partners 2000 Offshore, L.P. ("GSCP Offshore 2000"), GS Capital Partners 2000 GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG ("GSCP Germany 2000"), GS Capital Partners 2000 Employee Fund, L.P. ("GSCP Employee 2000"), Goldman Sachs Direct Investment Fund 2000, L.P. ("GS Direct 2000" and, together with GSCP 2000, GSCP Offshore 2000, GSCP Germany 2000 and GSCP Employee 2000, the "Limited Partnerships"), NH Acquisition LLC ("NH" and, together with the Limited Partnerships, the "GS Funds"), GS Advisors 2000, L.L.C. ("GS Advisors 2000"), Goldman, Sachs Management GP GmbH ("GS GmbH"), GS Employee Funds 2000 GP, L.L.C. ("GS Employee 2000 LLC"), and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ("GS Group" and, together with the Limited Partnerships, GS Advisors 2000, GS GmbH, GS Employee 2000 LLC and NH, the "Reporting Persons").
2. The securities reported herein are beneficially owned directly by Nalco LLC. The 22,319,839 shares of Nalco Holding Company's (the "Company"), common stock, par value $.01 per share ("Common Stock") reported as indirectly beneficially owned assumes the issuance of a dividend immediately prior to the consummation of the Company's initial public offering of 90,175,916 shares of Common Stock to Nalco LLC, and reflects an indirect beneficial ownership in the Company based on the membership interest in Nalco LLC held by the GS Funds. Affiliates of GS Group are the general partner, managing general partner, managing partner, manager or investment manager of the GS Funds, which own in the aggregate approximately 24.8% of Nalco LLC. The balance of the membership interests in Nalco LLC are held by affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P. and Apollo Management V, L.P. (together with the GS Funds, the "LLC Members"), as well as certain members of management of the Company.
3. Because voting and dispositive decisions of Nalco LLC with respect to the Common Stock require the approval of at least two of the LLC Members, the GS Funds disclaim beneficial ownership of the Company's securities held by Nalco LLC. Nonetheless, the Reporting Persons are voluntarily reporting an indirect beneficial ownership in the Common Stock, as reflected herein. GS Advisors 2000 is the general partner of GSCP 2000 and GSCP Offshore 2000 and the manager of NH. GS GmbH is the managing partner of GSCP Germany 2000. GS Employee 2000 LLC is the general partner of GSCP Employee 2000 and GS Direct 2000.
4. The Reporting Persons disclaim beneficial ownership of all shares of Common Stock in excess of their pecuniary interest, if any, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that any such person or entity is the beneficial owner of, or has any pecuniary interest in, such securities for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purpose.
/s/ Ted Chang, Attorney-in-fact 11/10/2004
/s/ Ted Chang, Attorney-in-fact 11/10/2004
/s/ Ted Chang, Attorney-in-fact 11/10/2004
/s/ Ted Chang, Attorney-in-fact 11/10/2004
/s/ Ted Chang, Attorney-in-fact 11/10/2004
/s/ Ted Chang, Attorney-in-fact 11/10/2004
/s/ Ted Chang, Attorney-in-fact 11/10/2004
/s/ Ted Chang, Attorney-in-fact 11/10/2004
/s/ Ted Chang, Attorney-in-fact 11/10/2004
/s/ Ted Chang, Attorney-in-fact 11/10/2004
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