Jul 29, 2009

Blackstone Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call

New York, July 29, 2009 – The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), announced today that it will host its second quarter 2009 investor conference call Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 11:00 am ET. Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer; Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer; and Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director – Public Markets, will review The Blackstone Group L.P.’s second quarter 2009 earnings. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) 680-0860 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 213-4852 (international) pass code 43199368.

Additionally, the conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties through the Investor Relations section of The Blackstone Group’s website http://ir.blackstone.com/. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on our website or by dialing (888) 286-8010 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 801-6888 (international) conference ID number 34474116, approximately three hours after the event.

To pre-register for the conference call please use the following link:

https://www.theconferencingservice.com/prereg/key.process?key=PGLW7XQM7

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About Blackstone

Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment and advisory firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, the companies we advise and the broader global economy. We do this through the commitment of our extraordinary people and flexible capital. Our alternative asset management businesses include the management of private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, credit-oriented funds, collateralized loan obligation vehicles (CLOs) and closed-end mutual funds. The Blackstone Group also provides various financial advisory services, including mergers and acquisitions advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com.

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