Henrique Meirelles commented, “Brazil continues to be fertile ground for investment opportunities. Jorge is well-respected in the business community, and I look forward to continuing to build out a high quality and differentiated investment team in Brazil with him and the rest of KKR’s global team to benefit Brazilian companies and KKR’s investors.”Jorge Fergie added, "KKR is a pioneer of the private equity industry, and I am delighted to be joining such a world-class business. I was drawn to the firm because of its long track record of success around the globe, its philosophy of long-term, value-added investing and differentiated capabilities that will drive its long-term success in Brazil. KKR doesn’t just offer capital; it seeks to be a partner to leading local companies and entrepreneurs.” Mr. Fergie holds a M-Sc. Degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. Currently he is a member of the Executive Committee of the São Paulo Biennale. KKR conducts business in Brazil through its subsidiary, KKR do Brasil Gestão de Investimentos e Participações Ltda. About KKR Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with $66.3 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2012. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. KKR seeks to create value by bringing operational expertise to its portfolio companies and through active oversight and monitoring of its investments. KKR complements its investment expertise and strengthens interactions with investors through its client relationships, capital markets and global stakeholder relations platform. KKR & Co. L.P. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKR), and references to KKR in this release include its subsidiaries, their managed investment funds and accounts, and/or their affiliated investment vehicles, as appropriate. For additional information, please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com.