People: Blackstone Group LP (BX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Schwarzman

67 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder; Chairman of the General Partner

Hamilton James

63 2011 President, Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone and Director of the General Partner

J. Tomilson Hill

65 Vice Chairman of the Board of Blackstone Group LP, Director of General partner

Laurence Tosi

46 2008 Chief Financial Officer

Joan Solotar

49 2007 Senior Managing Director - External Relations & Strategy

Jonathan Gray

44 2012 Global Head - Real Estate, Director of the General Partner

John Finley

57 2010 Chief Legal Officer

Richard Jenrette

84 2008 Independent Director of the General Partner

Rochelle Lazarus

66 2013 Independent Director of the General Partner

Jay Light

72 2008 Independent Director of the General Partner

Brian Mulroney

75 2007 Independent Director of the General Partner

William Parrett

69 2007 Independent Director of General Partner

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Schwarzman

Mr. Stephen A. Schwarzman serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder of Blackstone Group LP and Chairman of the Blackstone Group Management LLC, the general partner of Blackstone Group LP. Mr. Schwarzman is a founder of Blackstone and has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since its founding in 1985. Mr. Schwarzman began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he was elected Managing Director in 1978. He was engaged principally in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions business from 1977 to 1984, and served as Chairman of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee in 1983 and 1984. Mr. Schwarzman is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, The Business Roundtable, and The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. He serves on the boards of The New York Public Library, The Asia Society, The Board of Directors of The New York City Partnership and The Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is a Trustee of The Frick Collection in New York City and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Schwarzman was awarded the Légion d’Honneur of France in 2007 and promoted to Officier by President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2010. Mr. Schwarzman holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management and on the Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors. In 2012, he was awarded an Honorary Degree from Quinnipiac University.

Hamilton James

Mr. Hamilton E. James serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Group LP and Director of Blackstone Group Management LLC, the general partner of Blackstone Group LP. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. James was Chairman of Global Investment Banking and Private Equity at Credit Suisse First Boston and a member of its Executive Board since the acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, or “DLJ,” by Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000. Prior to the acquisition of DLJ, Mr. James was the Chairman of DLJ’s Banking Group, responsible for all the firm’s investment banking and merchant banking activities and a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. James joined DLJ in 1975 as an Investment Banking associate. He became head of DLJ’s global mergers and acquisitions group in 1982, founded DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc. in 1985, and was named Chairman of the Banking Group in 1995 with responsibility for all of the firm’s investment banking, alternative asset management and emerging market sales and trading activities. Mr. James is a Director of Costco Wholesale Corporation and was, until March 1, 2013, a Director of Swift River Investments, Inc., and has served on a number of other corporate boards. Mr. James is Trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Trustee and member of The Executive Committee of the Second Stage Theatre, Vice Chairman of Trout Unlimited’s Coldwater Conservations Fund, Trustee of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Advisory Board Member of the Montana Land Reliance, Trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of American Ballet Theatre. Mr. James received a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

J. Tomilson Hill

Mr. J. Tomilson Hill serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Blackstone Group LP and Director of Blackstone Group Management LLC., general partner of Blackstone Group LP. Mr. Hill was elected to the board of directors of general partner effective March 20, 2007. Mr. Hill previously served as Co-Head of the Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory group before assuming his role as CEO of BAAM. In his current capacity, Hill is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the group, including investment management, client relationships, marketing, operations and administration. 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 is President and Chairman elect. Mr. Hill is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. He serves on the Board of 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 Board of Directors of OpenPeak Inc. and Advantage Testing, Inc.

Laurence Tosi

Mr. Laurence A. Tosi serves as Chief Financial Officer of Blackstone Group LP. Before joining Blackstone in 2008, he was a Managing Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Global Markets and Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch & Co., a position which he held since 2007. From 2004 through 2007, he was Merrill Lynch’s Finance Director and Principal Accounting Officer responsible for global finance, including worldwide accounting, regulatory reporting, budgeting and corporate business development. Prior to that, Mr. Tosi was Chief Financial Officer and Head of Merrill Lynch business finance from 2002 to 2004. He was also Global Head of Corporate Development from 1999 to 2007 where he managed the firm’s strategic acquisitions and investments. Mr. Tosi joined Merrill Lynch in 1999 prior to which he was Director of Business Development for General Electric Company’s NBC division. Mr. Tosi received a Bachelor of Arts, a Juris Doctor, and a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University in United States where he serves on the Board of Regents.

Joan Solotar

Ms. Joan Solotar serves as Senior Managing Director - External Relations & Strategy of Blackstone Group LP. Ms. Solotar has management responsibility for shareholder relations and public affairs. She also serves as Member of Executive and Management Committees.She also guides the firm on analyzing strategic development opportunities and advises Blackstone fund portfolio companies on their positioning in the public equity markets. Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Ms. Solotar was with Banc of America Securities where she was a Managing Director and Head of Equity Research. She started her career in equity research at The First Boston Corporation and prior to joining Bank of America was part of the financial services team at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and later with CSFB as a Managing Director. Ms. Solotar was ranked each year from 1995 to 2002 in the Brokers and Asset Management category on the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team, and consistently ranked in the Greenwich Survey of portfolio managers. She also served as Chairperson of the Research Committee for the Securities Industry Association. Ms. Solotar received a BS in Management Information Systems at the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA in Finance at New York University. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the East Harlem Tutorial Program.

Jonathan Gray

Mr. Jonathan D. Gray serves as Global Head - Real Estate, Director of Blackstone Group Management LLC, the general partner of Blackstone Group LP. He joined Blackstone in 1992, became a Senior Managing Director in 2000 and Co-Head of Real Estate in 2005. He sits on the Firm's Management and Executive Committees. He received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, as a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as a board member of the Pension Real Estate Association, Harlem Village Academies and Trinity School.

John Finley

Mr. John G. Finley serves as Chief Legal Officer of Blackstone Group LP. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Finley had been a partner with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for 22 years where he was most recently a member of that law firm’s Executive Committee and Head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Finley is a member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and a Trustee of the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. Mr. Finley has a BS in Economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1978), a BA in History, summa cum laude, from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania (1978), and a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School (1981).

Richard Jenrette

Mr. Richard Hampton Jenrette serves as an Independent Director of Blackstone Group Management LLC., the general partner of Blackstone Group LP., since July 14, 2008. Mr. Jenrette is the retired former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Equitable Companies Incorporated and the co-founder and retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. He is also a former Chairman of The Securities Industry Association and has served in the past as a director or trustee of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Advanced Micro Devices Inc., the American Stock Exchange, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Duke Endowment, the University of North Carolina, New York University and The National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Rochelle Lazarus

Ms. Rochelle B. Lazarus has been appointed as Independent Director of Blackstone Group Management LLC the general partner of Blackstone Group LP., effective July 9, 2013. Shelly joined Ogilvy & Mather in 1971 and became its Chief Executive Officer in 1996 and its Chairman in 1997. She now serves as Ogilvy's Chairman Emeritus. Shelly graduated from Smith College in 1968 and earned an MBA from Columbia University in 1970. She serves on the board of General Electric, Merck & Co., the World Wildlife Fund, The Partnership for New York City, and The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and is a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is also a member of the Board of Overseers for Columbia Business School, the Council on Foreign Relations, The Business Council, and Women's Forum, Inc.

Jay Light

Mr. Jay O. Light serves as an Independent Director of Blackstone Group Management LLC., the general partner of Blackstone Group LP., since September 18, 2008. Mr. Light was elected to the board of directors of the general partner effective September 18, 2008. Mr. Light is the Dean of Harvard Business School. Prior to becoming Dean in April 2006, Mr. Light was Senior Associate Dean, Chairman of the Finance Area, and a professor teaching Investment Management, Capital Markets, and Entrepreneurial Finance for 30 years. Mr. Light is a director of the Harvard Management Company, a director of Partners HealthCare (the Mass General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals) and chairman of its Investment Committee, a member of the Investment Committee of several endowments, a director of several private firms, and an advisor/trustee to several corporate and institutional pools of capital. In prior years until 2008, Mr. Light was a Trustee of the GMO Trusts, a family of mutual funds for institutional investors.

Brian Mulroney

The Right Honorable Brian Mulroney, LL.D., serves as an Independent Director of Blackstone Group Management LLC., the general partner of Blackstone Group LP., since June 21, 2007. Mr. Mulroney was elected to the board of directors of the general partner effective June 21, 2007. Mr. Mulroney is a senior partner and international business consultant for the Montreal law firm, Ogilvy Renault LLP/ S.E.N.C.R.C., s.r.l. Prior to joining Ogilvy Renault, Mr. Mulroney was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993 and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. He served as the Executive Vice President of the Iron Ore Company of Canada and President beginning in 1977. Prior to that, Mr. Mulroney served on the Cliché Commission of Inquiry in 1974. Mr. Mulroney is a member of the Board of Directors of Barrick Gold Corporation, Quebecor Inc., Independent News and Media, PLL, Said Holdings Limited; Quebecor Media Inc., the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. In prior years until 2009, Mr. Mulroney was a member of the Board of Directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company and Quebecor World Inc.

William Parrett

Mr. William G. Parrett serves as an Independent Director of Blackstone Group Management LLC., the general parther of Blackstone Group LP. Mr. Parrett was elected to the board of directors of the general partner effective November 9, 2007. Until May 31, 2007, Mr. Parrett served as the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Certain of the member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu or their subsidiaries and affiliates provide professional services to The Blackstone Group L.P. or its affiliates. Mr. Parrett co-founded the Global Financial Services Industry practice of Deloitte and served as its first Chairman. Currently, Mr. Parrett is a member of the board of directors of the United States Council for International Business. He is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of United Way Worldwide and on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall. Mr. Parrett is a member of the board of directors of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Eastman Kodak Company and UBS AG, and is Chairman of the audit committee of each of these companies as well as the public policy committee of Thermo and, in 2011, the compensation committee of Kodak.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Stephen Schwarzman

21,991,100

Hamilton James

43,054,200

J. Tomilson Hill

25,872,500

Laurence Tosi

10,578,400

Joan Solotar

4,529,740

Jonathan Gray

--

John Finley

5,341,930

Richard Jenrette

--

Rochelle Lazarus

--

Jay Light

--

Brian Mulroney

--

William Parrett

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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