Blackstone Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call

New York, May 7, 2008: The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX), announced today that it will host its first quarter 2008 investor conference call Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 11:00 am ET. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder; Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer; Michael Puglisi, Chief Financial Officer; and Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director – Public Markets, will review The Blackstone Group L.P.’s first quarter 2008 earnings. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (888) 713-4205 (U.S. domestic) and (617) 213- 4862 (international) pass code 60516941.

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 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 (617) 801-6888 (international) pass code number 70998836, beginning approximately two hours after the event.

To avoid delay, participants are encouraged to pre-register for the audio portion of the call prior to the day of the event. Pre-registrants will be issued a pin number to use when dialing into the call which will provide quick access. To pre register please use the following link

The Blackstone Group

The Blackstone Group L.P. is a leading global alternative asset manager and provider of financial advisory services. Its alternative asset management businesses include the management of corporate private equity funds, real estate opportunity funds, funds of hedge funds, mezzanine funds, senior debt funds, proprietary hedge funds 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 service. Further information is available at


John Ford
The Blackstone Group
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