Angelo Acconcia, a Managing Director with Blackstone Energy Partners, commented, “GeoSouthern was one of the pioneers of the Eagle Ford, having identified DeWitt county early on as one of the most attractive areas of the play. The company has done a world class job of not only putting together a significant, core acreage position, but of accelerating the drilling, development and production of this strategic position and has realized some of the most attractive well results across the Eagle Ford. We are pleased to have been a part of the GeoSouthern story.”Added David Foley, Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Energy Partners, “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to provide the equity capital GeoSouthern needed at an early stage in its development and honored to have worked in partnership alongside their exceptional management team to build GeoSouthern to become one of the top ten largest privately owned oil producers in the United States. The vision and determination of entrepreneurs in the energy industry, combined with growth equity capital, have provided tremendous job growth, made energy more affordable for everyone and put America on a path to energy independence.” About Blackstone Blackstone is one of the largest alternative asset managers in the world, with more than $248 billion in assets under management and is a leading global private equity firm and energy private equity franchise. Blackstone is currently investing out of Blackstone Capital Partners VI (“BCP VI”), a $16.7 billion diversified general purpose private equity fund and Blackstone Energy Partners (“BEP”), a $2.5 billion energy focused private equity fund. Blackstone’s private equity investments in the energy sector are funded jointly by BEP and BCP VI, which together represent over $5 billion of equity capital allocated to energy. Over the last decade, Blackstone has built a leading energy sector private equity investing franchise with an extensive, successful track record of investing in partnership with exceptional management teams seeking to capitalize on their growth opportunities and realize the full potential of their assets. Led by David Foley, the Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Energy Partners, this dedicated team of professionals has committed and invested more than $7.5 billion of equity in 25 energy transactions, throughout the energy value-chain on a global basis: upstream, midstream, services & equipment, downstream and power. Oil and gas companies represent a significant share of Blackstone’s capital commitments to the energy sector and remain a key focus area for new investments.