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Blackstone Group director J. Tomilson Hill awarded shares 19 January 2018

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Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) director J. Tomilson Hill, was awarded 147,376 shares worth $US5.2 million on January 17.

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SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY J. TOMILSON HILL, DIRECTOR

J. Tomilson Hill is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group, a Vice Chairman of The Blackstone Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the general partner, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. Mr. Hill previously served as Co-Head of the Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Group before assuming his role as CEO of the BAAM. In his current capacity, Mr. Hill is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the group, including investment management, client relationships, marketing, operations and administration. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Patria Investment Limited.

Before joining Blackstone in 1993, Mr. Hill began his career at First Boston, later becoming one of the Co-Founders of its Mergers & Acquisitions Department. After running the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Smith Barney, he joined Lehman Brothers as a partner in 1982, serving as Co-Head and subsequently Head of Investment Banking. Later, he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers and Co-President and Co-COO of Shearson Lehman Brothers Holding Inc.

Mr. Hill is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations where he chairs the Investment Committee and serves on the Council's Board of Directors, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center Theater, where he serves as Chairman. He serves on the Board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Telluride Foundation, the Advantage Testing Foundation, and of Our Lady Queen of Angels School, a parochial school (K-8th grade) in Spanish Harlem. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Christie's and a member of the Board of Directors of OpenPeak Inc. and Advantage Testing, Inc.

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SECTION 2 THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P. PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:BX):

+ The Blackstone Group L.P. is placed 727/2,517 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of NYSE stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 71.

2.1 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has been positive in 4 of the last 5 years. An investment in BX a year ago would have produced a return of 34.5%

BXCloseDividendsCapital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Jan 19$US34.70$US2.3227.38.434.5
1 Year ago$US27.52$US1.6630.67.938.5
2 Years ago$US21.06$US2.89(22.8)10.6-12.2
3 Years ago$US27.28$US1.929.17.716.8
4 Years ago$US25.0$US1.1895.19.2104.3

Close 5 years ago $US12.82.

2.2 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

The present value of $US1000 invested a year ago is $US1,370

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
BX.NYSE9801,0951,370
S&P 500 Index1,0091,0461,241

2.3 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change of 27.3% for Blackstone Group outperformed the change of 23.7% in the S&P 500 Index for a relative price change of 3.6%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
BX9.53.427.3
Asset managers sector8.310.731.3
S&P 500 Index4.89.723.7

SECTION 3 THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P. FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:BX):

3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Return on Equity has improved from 9.4% in 2013 to 53.6% in 2016 and Operating Margin has improved from 49.2% in 2013 to 50.9% in 2016.

BXRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
20168.3-50.953.6
2015-37.7-43.140.5
201412.230.3-10.6
201364.1382.949.29.4

3.2 Revenue and Net Profit

In the last 3 years Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) averaged -9.0% for Total Revenue and -3.9% for Net Profit.

DescriptionAnnual ($US B)3-year Avg ($US B)3-year CAGR %
Total Revenue5.36-9.0
EBITDA2.52.9-8.9
Operating Profit2.52.9-8.0
Net Profit11.1-3.9

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

3.3 Performance (All figures in %)

Return on Equity 3-year average is 34.9%.

DescriptionAnnual3-year Avg
Return on Equity53.634.9
Return on Assets8.59.2

3.4 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In NYSE Market
Turnover in Quarter$US8.3 billionIn Top 10%
Interest Cover16.6In Top Quartile
Return on Assets [ROA] %8.5In Top Quartile
Price/MAP501.07In Top Quartile
EBITDA Margin %50.9In Top Quartile

SECTION 4 THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P. MARKET POSITION AND GLOBAL RANK (NYSE:BX):

4.1 Market Position

The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), the NYSE's 5th largest Asset Manager company by market cap, climbed $US2.68 (or 8.4%) year-to-date (YTD) in 2018 to close at $US34.70. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which has risen 5.1% YTD, this is a relative price increase of 3.3%. A zero-bagger in 2017, the value of USD1,000 invested two years ago is $US1,867 [vs $US1,494 for the S&P 500 Index], for a capital gain of $US618 and dividend reinvested of $US249. The average annualised return to shareholders has been 36.6% in the past two years. The average daily volume of 5.2 million shares so far in 2018 was 367.3 times the average daily volume in 2017.

4.2 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,420 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)21.9B722Top
Total Assets (US$)26.4B1,408Top
Revenue (US$)5.3B2,186Top
Net Profit (US$)1B978Top
Return on Equity %53.6556Top
Net Profit Margin %45.22,266Top
Price to Book4.927,433Third
Price Earnings19.710,759Top
Yield %6.62,417Top
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,37013,069Second
US$ Change (1Year) %26.714,947Second
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)5720,417Second

SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P.

Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

Hamilton E. James, President & Director & Chief Operating Officer

Michael S. Chae, Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Skero, Managing Director

J. Tomilson Hill, Director

Richard H. Jenrette, Director

Bennett Goodman, Director

M. Brian Mulroney, Director

James W. Breyer, Director

Shelly Lazarus, Director

Peter Grauer, Director

Jonathan Gray, Vice Chairman

SECTION 6 THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P. ACTIVITIES

The Blackstone Group L.P. is an alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services. It is an independent alternative asset manager. Its alternative asset management businesses include the management of corporate private equity funds, real estate funds, funds of hedge funds, credit-oriented funds, collateralized loan obligation vehicles and publicly-traded, closed-end mutual funds. It also provides financial advisory services, including corporate and mergers and acquisitions advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services. It operates in four segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Estate, Marketable Alternative Asset Management and Financial Advisory. On March 3, 2008, it acquired GSO Capital Partners LP and certain of its affiliates. In August 2008, it established a business group, Cleantech Energy Group. In October 2008, it acquired Apria Healthcare Group Inc.

SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

7.1 REPORTED STOCK AWARDS

19 January 2018

Blackstone Group chief legal officer-legal and compliance and senior managing director John G. Finley awarded shares

Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) chief legal officer-legal and compliance and senior managing director John G. Finley, was awarded 45,151 shares worth $US1.6 million on January 17.

19 January 2018

Blackstone Group chief financial officer Michael S. Chae awarded shares

Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) chief financial officer Michael S. Chae, was awarded 793 shares worth $US27,723 on January 17.

19 January 2018

Blackstone Group senior managing director Joan Solotar awarded shares

Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) senior managing director Joan Solotar, was awarded 50,891 shares worth $US1.8 million on January 17.

19 January 2018

Blackstone Group managing director Kathy Skero awarded shares

Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) managing director Kathy Skero, was awarded 3,790 shares worth $US132,498 on January 17.

19 January 2018

Blackstone Group vice chairman Jonathan Gray awarded shares

Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) vice chairman Jonathan Gray, was awarded 172,788 shares worth $US6 million on January 17.

7.2 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

07 August 2017

Michael S. Chae starts third year as Blackstone Group CFO

Michael S. Chae was appointed CFO of Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) two years ago on August 07, 2015. The shares were up from $US33.0 to $US33.8 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 8.8%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth $US1,183, a gain of $US24 and dividend reinvested of $US159.

7.3 RECENT REPORTED SELLING

15 December 2017

Blackstone Group chief legal officer-legal and compliance and senior managing director John G. Finley sells

Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) Chief Legal Officer-Legal and Compliance and Senior Managing Director John G. Finley sold 800 shares worth $US25,600 on December 13. The selling price was $US32.0. The shares hit a six-day low on the day.

15 December 2017

Blackstone Group chief legal officer-legal and compliance and senior managing director John G. Finley sells

Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) Chief Legal Officer-Legal and Compliance and Senior Managing Director John G. Finley sold 19,200 shares worth $US607,296 on December 15. The selling price was $US31.63.

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