Blackstone (NYSE: BX) announced today that Tony James, President and COO of Blackstone, is scheduled to present at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 8:10 am EST. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of Blackstone’s website at http://ir.blackstone.com/. For those unable to listen to the live audio webcast, a replay will be available on Blackstone’s website shortly after the event. Please direct any questions regarding the webcast to Blackstone’s Investor Relations group at BlackstoneInvestorRelations@blackstone.com. About Blackstone Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment and advisory firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, the companies we advise and the broader global economy. We do this through the commitment of our extraordinary people and flexible capital. Our alternative asset management businesses include the management of private equity funds, real estate funds, hedge fund solutions, credit-oriented funds and closed-end funds. The Blackstone Group also provides various financial advisory services, including financial and strategic advisory, restructuring and reorganization advisory and fund placement services. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow us on twitter @blackstone.