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): July 2, 2014
The Blackstone Group L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
345 Park Avenue
New York, New York
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(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.|
|Item 5.07||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
On July 2, 2014, the board of directors of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C., the general partner of The Blackstone Group L.P. (the Partnership) and Blackstone Partners L.L.C., a limited partner of the Partnership (Blackstone Partners) which, as of such date, controlled a majority of the voting power of the Partnership, each approved, by written consent, the amendment and restatement of The Blackstone Group L.P. Amended and Restated 2007 Equity Incentive Plan (the Equity Plan), the purpose of which was to extend the term of the Equity Plan an additional ten years from its effective date.
Pursuant to rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, a Schedule 14C Information Statement (the Information Statement) will be sent or given to the unitholders of the Partnership who did not execute the written consent approving the Equity Plan. The Equity Plan will become effective on the date that is 20 calendar days after the date the Information Statement is first sent or given to such unitholders.
A copy of the Equity Plan is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||The Blackstone Group L.P. Amended and Restated 2007 Equity Incentive Plan (approved on July 2, 2014)|
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: July 9, 2014
|The Blackstone Group L.P.|
By: Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.,
its General Partner
/s/ John G. Finley
|John G. Finley|
|Chief Legal Officer|