SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 6, 2010
THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(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 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers|
(b) On July 7, 2010, The Blackstone Group L.P. issued a press release announcing that John G. Finley will join the firm as a senior managing director and as chief legal officer of its general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C., effective September 1, 2010. In becoming Blackstones chief legal officer, Mr. Finley will be succeeding Robert L. Friedman, who will continue at Blackstone for two more years before retiring from the firm but will cease to serve as chief legal officer effective upon Mr. Finleys assumption of that position. The press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|Exhibit 99.1||Press release, dated July 7, 2010|
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.
The Blackstone Group L.P.
By: Blackstone Group Management L.L.C., its general
Date: July 7, 2010
By: /s/ Robert L. Friedman
Name: Robert L. Friedman
Title: Chief Legal Officer