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 14, 2016
The Blackstone Group L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of
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 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d) On July 14, 2016, James W. Breyer was appointed to the board of directors of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C., the general partner (the General Partner) of The Blackstone Group L.P. (the Partnership), and its Audit and Conflicts Committees.
Mr. Breyer will receive an annual cash retainer of $150,000. In addition, Mr. Breyer received upon his appointment a grant of deferred restricted common units with a value of $150,000 under The Blackstone Group L.P. Amended and Restated 2007 Equity Incentive Plan. These deferred restricted common units will vest, and the underlying common units will be delivered, on the first anniversary of the date of grant, subject to Mr. Breyers continued service on the board of directors of the General Partner.
A copy of the press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Breyer to the board of directors of the General Partner is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press release of The Blackstone Group L.P. dated July 14, 2016.|
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 14, 2016
|The Blackstone Group L.P.|
By: Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.,
its General Partner
John G. Finley
Chief Legal Officer