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): September 21, 2018
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
|(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
The Blackstone Group L.P. (Blackstone) has posted on its website at ir.blackstone.com a presentation that will be used during its previously announced Investor Day for shareholders and analysts scheduled for today, September 21, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. ET, along with separate supplemental financial information. Blackstone uses its website as a channel of distribution of financial and other important information about the company. The contents of our website are not, however, a part of this report.
The supplemental financial information includes certain information presented on a basis other than under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (non-GAAP) related to prior periods for which financial information has already been issued, but presented and calculated using updated definitions that will be used for Blackstones presentation of certain non-GAAP financial information for the quarter ending September 30, 2018.
The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished under Item 7.01, Regulation FD Disclosure of Form 8-K. As such, the information herein shall not be deemed to be filed for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
This report may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 which reflect our current views with respect to, among other things, our operations, financial performance and unit repurchases and distribution activities. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as outlook, indicator, believes, expects, potential, continues, may, will, should, seeks, approximately, predicts, intends, plans, estimates, anticipates or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. We believe these factors include but are not limited to those described under the section entitled Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and in this report, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are accessible on the SECs website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this report and in our other periodic filings. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
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: September 21, 2018
The Blackstone Group L.P.
By: Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.,
its General Partner
By: /s/ Michael S. Chae
Name: Michael S. Chae
Title: Chief Financial Officer