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): June 6, 2018
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.|
On June 6, 2018, Kathleen Skero, Principal Accounting Officer of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C., the general partner (the General Partner) of The Blackstone Group L.P. (the Partnership and, together with the General Partner, Blackstone), provided notice of her retirement effective June 30, 2018.
Christopher Striano, age 43, will be appointed Principal Accounting Officer of the General Partner upon Ms. Skeros retirement. Mr. Striano is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and is responsible for Blackstones Global Fund Accounting group, corporate accounting and accounting policy. He also provides supervisory oversight for Blackstones Private Equity segment, which includes operations, portfolio company valuations, tax and financial reporting for Blackstones Private Equity, Tactical Opportunities and Infrastructure funds. Mr. Striano also runs Blackstones Portfolio Management Program. Since joining Blackstone in 1998, Mr. Striano has been involved in a number of Blackstones strategic planning projects, including the firms IPO, and has served as Head of the firms Financial Planning and Analysis group, where his responsibilities included the firms global forecast process, business unit and firm-wide strategic planning, managing ratings agency relationships, new business initiatives and various special projects. Mr. Striano received a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Finance from St. Johns University.
Like other Blackstone personnel, Mr. Striano invests in and alongside Blackstones funds as described in Blackstones Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.
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: June 8, 2018
The Blackstone Group L.P.
Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.,
its General Partner
/s/ John G. Finley
|John G. Finley|
|Chief Legal Officer|