Analysts and institutional investors may listen to the call by dialing +1-800-850-2903 (international +1-253-237-1169) and mentioning “The Carlyle Group Conference Call”. The conference call will be webcast simultaneously to the public through a link on the investor relations section of The Carlyle Group web site at ir.carlyle.com. An archived replay of the webcast also will be available shortly after the live event.

About NGP Energy Capital Management

Founded in 1988, NGP Energy Capital Management (NGP ECM) is a premier investment franchise in the natural resources industry, which together with its affiliates has managed approximately $13 billion in committed capital since inception. The firm’s investment platform includes Natural Gas Partners, which is a family of private equity funds that makes direct equity investments in the energy and natural resources sector (including the exploration and/or production of hydrocarbons and the processing, transportation, storage and/or logistics relating to hydrocarbons, and the oilfield and related energy services sector); NGP Global Adaptation Partners, which focuses its investment opportunities in Water Resources & Services and the Food & Agriculture industries; NGP Capital Resources Company (NASDAQ: “NGPC”), a publicly-traded mezzanine investment fund that focuses on providing debt and project equity investments to middle market companies; and NGP Energy Technology Partners, which invests in companies that provide technology related products and services to the oilfield service, power, alternative energy and energy efficiency industries. NGP is located in five offices: Irving, TX, Houston, TX, Stamford, CT, Santa Fe, NM and Washington, DC. www.ngpenergycapital.com.

About The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $157 billion of assets under management across 101 funds and 64 fund of fund vehicles as of September 30, 2012. Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Fund of Funds Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs 1,300 people in 32 offices across six continents. www.carlyle.com www.youtube.com/onecarlyle www.twitter.com/onecarlyle

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to the benefits we expect to realize as a result of our agreement to acquire a revenue interest in NGP Energy Capital Management, as well as our expectations regarding the performance of our business, our financial results, our liquidity and capital resources and other non-historical statements. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those associated with a failure to complete the acquisition and the failure of NGP to perform as we expect, as well as those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our prospectus dated May 2, 2012, filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act on May 4, 2012, as such factors may be updated from time to time in our periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release and in our filings with the SEC. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

This release does not constitute an offer for any Carlyle or NGP fund.

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