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 14, 2012
The Blackstone Group L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
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345 Park Avenue
New York, New York
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(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On August 14, 2012, Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C., an indirect subsidiary of The Blackstone Group L.P., priced an offering of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.75% Senior Notes due 2023 and $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.25% Senior Notes due 2042. The notes are to be fully and unconditionally 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. Blackstone intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes for general corporate purposes.
The notes were offered pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933. The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.
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 14, 2012
|The Blackstone Group L.P.|
Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.,
its general partner
|Name:||John G. Finley|
|Title:||Chief Legal Officer|