Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 30, 2018



The Blackstone Group L.P.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-33551   20-8875684

(State or other jurisdiction of


  (Commission File Number)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


345 Park Avenue

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(212) 583-5000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(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

(b) On January 30, 2018, Peter T. Grauer, a member of the board of directors (the “Board”) of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C., the general partner of The Blackstone Group L.P. (the “Partnership”), informed the Partnership that, with regret, he was stepping down from the Board effective immediately. Mr. Grauer, who is Chairman of the board of Bloomberg L.P. (“Bloomberg”), is taking this action due to Blackstone funds’ pending acquisition of a majority stake in the financial and risk division of Thomson Reuters Corporation. This division is a direct competitor of Bloomberg. While there is no legal requirement that Mr. Grauer resign, he felt this was the appropriate step given the appearance and potential of a conflict. In connection with Mr. Grauer’s departure, the size of the Board was reduced from eleven members to ten members.




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: February 2, 2018



The Blackstone Group L.P.

Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.,

its General Partner

By:   /s/ John G. Finley
Name:   John G. Finley
Title:   Chief Legal Officer