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02/24/2012

Jon Gray to Join Blackstone’s Board of Directors

New York, February 24, 2012.  Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Jon Gray has joined its board of directors. Jon is the Global Head of Blackstone’s real estate business.

Jon 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.

Commenting on the appointment, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Blackstone’s Chairman and CEO, said: “Jon has been an integral part of the Blackstone fabric for the past twenty years. He heads one of our largest and most successful businesses with the highest standards of excellence and integrity. Jon's insights are invaluable as we set the strategic direction for the firm and we are delighted to have him on the board.”

Jon received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, as well 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.

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