Christopher Pasko Joins Blackstone’s Corporate Advisory Group

New York, March 13, 2007: The Blackstone Group today announced that Christopher T. Pasko will join the firm’s corporate advisory group as a Senior Managing Director in June. Mr. Pasko has spent 18 years advising clients at Morgan Stanley, where he has worked on over $50 billion of completed technology transactions. In 1996, he founded Morgan Stanley’s Boston Office and has been head of the firm’s East Coast Technology Group since 1998. In 2006, he helped establish the firm’s Boston Financial Sponsor Group.

John Studzinski, Senior Managing Director, said; “We are delighted to have someone of Chris’s stature and experience in our Corporate Advisory team. His unique experience in the technology sector will be extremely valuable and complementary to our existing sector teams.”

Mr. Pasko earned his MBA from Harvard University and a BA in Economics from Williams College, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

About the Blackstone Group

The Blackstone Group, a global private investment and advisory firm, was founded in 1985. Blackstone’s Investment Banking Advisory practice, which has over 70 advisory professionals, specializes in large, complex financial mandates for large multinational corporations. The Group which has handled corporate advisory assignments valued at over $200 billion is also a market leader in restructuring advisory where it has advised companies and creditors in more than 150 distressed situations involving some $350 billion of total liabilities. The Blackstone Group’s other core businesses include Private Equity Investing, Private Real Estate Investing, Corporate Debt Investing, Hedge Funds, Mutual Fund Management, Private Placement, and Marketable Alternative Asset Management. Further information is available at