Oct 02, 2017

Blackstone Announces Expiration and Results of Tender Offer for any and all of its 6.625% Senior Notes Due 2019

New York, October 2, 2017 - Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced the expiration and results of the previously announced cash tender offer by Blackstone Holdings Finance Co. L.L.C. (the “Company”) for any and all of its 6.625% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “Notes”).

The tender offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 29, 2017 (the “Expiration Date”).

According to information provided by Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the depositary and information agent for the tender offer, $259,682,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes were validly tendered prior to or at the Expiration Date and not validly withdrawn. This amount includes $31,000 aggregate principal amount of outstanding Notes tendered pursuant to the guaranteed delivery procedures described in the offer to purchase, dated September 25, 2017, and the related letter of transmittal and notice of guaranteed delivery, which remain subject to the holders’ performance of the delivery requirements under such procedures.

The conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied and the Company has accepted for purchase all Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Date. The Company expects the payment for the purchased Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Date to be made today, October 2, 2017 and that payment for the Notes delivered in accordance with the guaranteed delivery procedures will be made on October 4, 2017.

The Company intends to redeem any and all Notes that are not tendered and accepted in the tender offer in accordance with the make-whole provisions under the indenture governing the Notes.

Information Relating to the Tender Offer
BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as the joint lead dealer managers in connection with the tender offer. Global Bondholder Services Corporation (“GBS”) acted as the depositary and information agent for the tender offer. Questions regarding the tender offer should be directed to GBS at 212-430-3774 (banks and brokers) or 866-470-3700 (all others).

This announcement is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities and shall not constitute a notice of redemption under the indenture governing the Notes. The tender offer is being made solely by means of the offer to purchase and the related letter of transmittal and notice of guaranteed delivery.


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