SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 12, 2009
The Blackstone Group L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
345 Park Avenue
New York, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On August 12, 2009, The Blackstone Group L.P. issued a press release announcing the intention of Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C., an indirect subsidiary of The Blackstone Group L.P., to offer senior notes guaranteed by The Blackstone Group L.P., Blackstone Holdings I L.P., Blackstone Holdings II L.P., Blackstone Holdings III L.P. and Blackstone Holdings IV L.P.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|Exhibit 99.1||Press release of The Blackstone Group L.P. dated August 12, 2009.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 12, 2009
|The Blackstone Group L.P.|
|Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.,|
|its general partner|
/s/ Robert L. Friedman
|Robert L. Friedman|
|Chief Legal Officer|