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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Schwarzman

72 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder; Chairman of the General Partner

Jonathan Gray

49 2018 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the General Partner

Hamilton James

68 2018 Executive Vice Chairman, Director of the General Partner

Michael Chae

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer of the General Partner

Christopher Striano

43 2018 Principal Accounting Officer of the General Partner

Ram Jagannath

2019 Senior Managing Director - Growth Equity Investing

Joan Solotar

54 2015 Senior Managing Director - Head of Private Wealth Solutions and External Relations of the General Partner

Tanya Barnes

2019 Managing Director

Bennett Goodman

61 2015 Co-Founder of GSO Capital Partners, Director of the General Partner

John Finley

62 2010 Chief Legal Officer of the General Partner

Kelly Ayotte

2019 Director of the General Partner

James Breyer

58 2016 Independent Director of the General Partner

John Hood

67 2018 Independent Director of the General Partner

Rochelle Lazarus

71 2013 Independent Director of the General Partner

Jay Light

77 2008 Independent Director of the General Partner

Brian Mulroney

80 2007 Independent Director of the General Partner

William Parrett

74 2007 Independent Director of the General Partner

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Schwarzman

Mr. Stephen A. Schwarzman is a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder; Chairman of the General Partner of the Company. Mr. Schwarzman was elected Chairman of the board of directors of our general partner effective March 20, 2007. He also sits on the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Schwarzman is a founder of Blackstone and has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since its founding in 1985. Mr. Schwarzman began his career at Lehman Brothers, where he was elected Managing Director in 1978. He was engaged principally in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions business from 1977 to 1984, and served as Chairman of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee in 1983 and 1984. Mr. Schwarzman is an active philanthropist with a history of supporting education, as well as culture and the arts, among other things. In both business and philanthropy, Mr. Schwarzman has dedicated himself to tackling big problems with transformative solutions. In October 2018, he announced a foundational $350 million gift to establish the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, an interdisciplinary hub which will reorient MIT to address the opportunities and challenges presented by the rise of artificial intelligence, including critical ethical and policy considerations to ensure that the technologies are employed for the common good. In 2015, Mr. Schwarzman donated $150 million to Yale University to establish the Schwarzman Center, a first-of-its-kind campus center in Yale’s historic “Commons” building, and also gave a founding gift of $40 million to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition assistance to underprivileged children attending Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York. In 2013, he founded an international scholarship program, Schwarzman Scholars, at Tsinghua University in Beijing to educate future leaders about China.

Jonathan Gray

Mr. Jonathan D. Gray serves as President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the General Partner of the Company effective March 1, 2018. Mr. Gray was elected to the board of directors of our general partner effective February 24, 2012. He also sits on the firm’s Management Committee and previously served as Global Head of Real Estate. Since joining Blackstone in 1992, Mr. Gray has helped build the largest real estate platform in the world. Mr. Gray currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Nevada Property 1 LLC (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas). Mr. Gray also previously served as a board member of Invitation Homes Inc., Brixmor Property Group Inc. and La Quinta Holdings Inc. He also serves on the board of Harlem Village Academies and Trinity School. Mr. Gray and his wife, Mindy, established the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine focused on the prevention and treatment of certain genetically caused cancers. They also established NYC Kids RISE in partnership with the City of New York to accelerate college savings for low income children. Mr. Gray received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, as well as a BA in English from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Hamilton James

Mr. Hamilton E. James serves as Executive Vice Chairman, Director of the General Partner of the Company effective March 1, 2018. Mr. James was elected to the board of directors of our general partner effective March 20, 2007. He is also a member of Blackstone’s Management Committee and previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. James was Chairman of Global Investment Banking and Private Equity at Credit Suisse First Boston and a member of its executive board. Prior to the acquisition of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. (“DLJ”) by Credit Suisse First Boston in 2000, Mr. James was the Chairman of DLJ’s Banking Group, responsible for all the firm’s investment banking and merchant banking activities. Mr. James joined DLJ in 1975 as an Investment Banking associate. He became head of DLJ’s global mergers and acquisitions group in 1982, founded DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc. in 1985, and was named Chairman of the Banking Group in 1995. Mr. James is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Costco Wholesale Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors of Digital Asset Holdings, and has served on a number of other corporate boards. Mr. James is Chairman of the Finance Committee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, a member of The Boards of Trustees of Mount Sinai Health System, a member of the Center for American Progress Board of Trustees, Vice Chairman of Trout Unlimited’s Coldwater Conservation Fund, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Wildlife Conservation Society, an Advisory Board Member of The Montana Land Reliance, an Advisory Council member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chairman of the Education Finance Institute, an Advisory Board member of the Max S. Baucus Institute at the University of Montana and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the American Ballet Theatre.

Michael Chae

Mr. Michael S. Chae is a Chief Financial Officer of the General Partner of the Company. Mr. Chae has management responsibility over the firm’s global finance, treasury, technology and corporate development functions. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Chae has served in a broad range of leadership roles including Head of International Private Equity, from 2012 through 2015, Head of Private Equity for Asia/Pacific, from 2011 through 2015, and overseeing Private Equity investments in various sectors and the investment process for Tactical Opportunities. Mr. Chae led or was involved in numerous Blackstone investments over that time period. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Chae worked at The Carlyle Group, L.P. and prior to that at Dillon, Read & Co. He has served on numerous boards of private and publicly traded portfolio companies and is President of the Board of Trustees of the Lawrenceville School. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society and the St. Bernard’s School. Mr. Chae received an AB from Harvard College, an MPhil. in International Relations from Cambridge University and a JD from Yale Law School.

Christopher Striano

Mr. Christopher Striano is Principal Accounting Officer of the General Partner of the Company, effective June 30, 2018. Mr. Striano is a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone and is responsible for Blackstone’s Global Fund Accounting group, corporate accounting and accounting policy. He also provides supervisory oversight for Blackstone’s Private Equity segment, which includes operations, portfolio company valuations, tax and financial reporting for Blackstone’s Private Equity, Tactical Opportunities and Infrastructure funds. Mr. Striano also runs Blackstone’s Portfolio Management Program. Since joining Blackstone in 1998, Mr. Striano has been involved in a number of Blackstone’s strategic planning projects, including the firm’s IPO, and has served as Head of the firm’s Financial Planning and Analysis group, where his responsibilities included the firm’s global forecast process, business unit and firm-wide strategic planning, managing ratings agency relationships, new business initiatives and various special projects. Mr. Striano received a B.S. in Accounting with a minor in Finance from St. John’s University.

Ram Jagannath

Mr. Ram M. Jagannath is Senior Managing Director - Growth Equity Investing of the Company. Most recently, Mr. Jagannath was a partner at Navab Capital Partners, where he was the head of healthcare and served on the investment and management committees. Previously, he was a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group in its flagship buyout fund. During his twelve years at Carlyle, he worked on investments across the healthcare sector, including healthcare information technology, tech-enabled healthcare services, general healthcare services, pharma and pharma services, medical products, and diagnostics. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Jagannath worked at Genstar Capital and Thomas Weisel Capital Partners (now known as Tailwind Capital). He received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and a B.S.E. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering with a minor in Economics from Duke University. After Duke, he completed post-graduate research in Economic Development as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Zagreb in Croatia.

Joan Solotar

Ms. Joan S. Solotar is a Senior Managing Director - Head of Private Wealth Solutions and External Relations of the General Partner of the Company. Ms. Solotar oversees the firm’s Private Wealth Solutions business, which delivers solutions to institutional and high net worth clients. Additionally, she manages global shareholder relations and public affairs. Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Ms. Solotar was with Bank of America Securities where she was a Managing Director and Head of Equity Research. Prior to joining Bank of America, she was a consistently highly ranked Institutional Investor “All-American Research Team” financial services analyst at DLJ and Credit Suisse First Boston as a Managing Director. Ms. Solotar chairs the board of directors of Blackstone’s Charitable Foundation and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the East Harlem Tutorial Program and the East Harlem Scholars Academies. She is the author of a Harvard Business Review article entitled “Truths for our Daughters,” as well as “Truths from my Daughter.” Ms. Solotar received a BS in Management Information Systems at the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA in Finance at New York University.

Tanya Barnes

Ms. Tanya Barnes is Managing Director of the Company. In her previous role, Ms. Barnes focused on private equity investments and helped build and run a co-investment business. She was responsible for all stages of investing, including developing thematic investment targets in financial services and consumer retail companies. Ms. Barnes also ran her own firm where she was an active advisor, investor and board member to investment firms and operating businesses.

Bennett Goodman

Mr. Bennett J. Goodman is no longer Co-Founder of GSO Capital Partners, Director of the General Partner of the Company., effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Goodman was elected to the board of directors of our general partner effective February 24, 2015. He also sits on the firm’s Management Committee. Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Goodman has focused on the management of GSO, which is Blackstone’s credit investment platform with assets under management in various direct lending strategies, leveraged loan vehicles and distressed investment funds. Before co-founding GSO in 2005, Mr. Goodman was the Managing Partner of the Alternative Capital Division of Credit Suisse. Mr. Goodman joined Credit Suisse in November 2000 when it acquired DLJ where he was Global Head of Leveraged Finance. Mr. Goodman joined DLJ in February of 1988 as the founder of the High Yield Capital Markets Group. Prior to joining DLJ, Mr. Goodman worked in the high yield business at Drexel Burnham Lambert from 1984 to 1988. Mr. Goodman is currently on the board of directors of Lincoln Center and the Central Park Conservancy. Mr. Goodman received Institutional Investor’s 2012 Money Manager of The Year Award and the 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from Euromoney Magazine for his career achievements in the global capital markets. He graduated from Lafayette College and the Harvard Business School.

John Finley

Mr. John G. Finley JD., is a Chief Legal Officer of the General Partner of the Company. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Finley had been a partner with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for 22 years where he was a member of that law firm’s Executive Committee and Co-Head of Global Mergers & Acquisitions. Mr. Finley is a member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance, the National Advisory Board of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships of the University of Pennsylvania and the Board of Advisors of the University of Pennsylvania Institute of Law and Economics. He is also a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School. He has served on the Committee of Securities Regulation of the New York State Bar Association, the Board of Advisors of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University and as a Trustee of the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. He has also served as Chairman of the Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference of the International Bar Association. Mr. Finley received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a BA in History from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Kelly Ayotte

James Breyer

Mr. James W. Breyer is a Independent Director of the General Partner of the Company. Mr. Breyer is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Breyer Capital, a global venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Breyer has been an investor in over 40 consumer internet/technology companies that have completed successful public offerings or mergers. He served as Partner at Accel Partners from 1990 to 2016 and Managing Partner from 1995 to 2011. Mr. Breyer also has a long record of investing in China and partnering with Chinese entrepreneurs, including through Breyer Capital’s partnership with IDG Capital, a technology venture capital firm based in Beijing, where Mr. Breyer currently plays the leading outside strategy advisory role. Mr. Breyer currently serves on the board of directors of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. and previously served on the board of directors of Facebook, Inc. from 2005 to 2013, Etsy, Inc. from 2008 to 2016, Dell, Inc. from 2009 to 2013, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from 2001 to 2013, as well as a number of other prominent technology and media companies. Mr. Breyer has been ranked #1 on Forbes’ Midas List of top technology investors multiple times and is former Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association and former President of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists. Mr. Breyer is a fellow of Harvard Corporation, a member of Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors and Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council, a founding member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Stanford University’s School of Engineering and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing. Mr. Breyer is also a Trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Film Institute, and is actively involved in the Environmental Defense Fund and Stanford’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society.

John Hood

Dr. John Antony Hood Ph.D. is the Independent Director of the General Partner of the Company. Dr. John was elected to the board of directors of our general partner effective May 14, 2018. Sir John is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Robertson Foundation and Chair of the Rhodes Trust. He also serves as a director of WPP plc, Aurora Energy Research and Study Group Limited, and as Chairman of BMT Group. In addition, Sir John serves on the boards of the Fletcher Trust, the Mandela Rhodes Foundation and the Said Business School Foundation, and on the advisory board for the African Leadership Academy. From 2004 to 2009, Sir John served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and from 1999 to 2004, he served as Vice-Chancellor of The University of Auckland. Sir John earned a Bachelor of Engineering and a PhD in Civil Engineering from The University of Auckland. Upon completing his doctorate, he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at the University of Oxford. There he read for an MPhil in Management Studies and was a member of Worcester College. Sir John has been appointed a Knight Companion to the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Rochelle Lazarus

Ms. Rochelle B. Lazarus is an Independent Director of the General Partner of the Company. Ms. Lazarus was elected to the board of directors of our general partner effective July 9, 2013. Ms. Lazarus is Chairman Emeritus of Ogilvy & Mather and served as Chairman of that company from 1997 to June 2012. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, she also served as president of O&M Direct North America, Ogilvy & Mather New York, and Ogilvy & Mather North America. Ms. Lazarus currently serves on the boards of Merck & Co., Inc., the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), World Wildlife Fund, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Partnership for New York City. She also previously served on the board of General Electric Company. Ms. Lazarus is a trustee of the New York Presbyterian Hospital and is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Women’s Forum, Inc.

Jay Light

Dr. Jay O. Light, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the General Partner of the Company. Mr. Light was elected to the board of directors of our general partner effective September 18, 2008. Mr. Light is the Dean Emeritus of Harvard Business School and the George F. Baker Professor of Administration Emeritus. Prior to that, Mr. Light was the Dean of Harvard Business School from 2006 to 2010. Before becoming the Dean of Harvard Business School, Mr. Light was Senior Associate Dean, Chairman of the Finance Area, and a professor teaching Investment Management, Capital Markets, and Entrepreneurial Finance for 30 years. Mr. Light is a member of the board of advisors of several private firms. Mr. Light was also previously the lead director of the board of directors of HCA Holdings, Inc., a director of the Harvard Management Company and a director of Partners HealthCare (the Mass General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals), where he served as chairman of its Investment Committee until 2015. In prior years until 2008, Mr. Light was a Trustee of the GMO Trusts, a family of mutual funds for institutional investors.

Brian Mulroney

The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney, LL.D. is an Independent Director of the General Partner of the Company. Mr. Mulroney was elected to the board of directors of our general partner effective June 21, 2007. Mr. Mulroney is a senior partner and international business consultant for the Montreal law firm, Norton Rose Canada LLP. Prior to joining Norton Rose Canada, Mr. Mulroney was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993 and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. He served as the Executive Vice President of the Iron Ore Company of Canada and President beginning in 1977. Prior to that, Mr. Mulroney served on the Cliché Commission of Inquiry in 1974. Mr. Mulroney is a Senior Advisor of Global Affairs at Barrick Gold Corporation, where he previously served as a member of the board of directors, and is the Chairman of their International Advisory Board. Mr. Mulroney is also Chairman of the board of directors of Quebecor Inc. and a member of the board of directors of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. In prior years until 2009, Mr. Mulroney was a member of the board of directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company and Quebecor World Inc.

William Parrett

Mr. William G. Parrett is an Independent Director of the General Partner of the Company. Mr. Parrett was elected to the board of directors of our general partner effective November 9, 2007. Until May 31, 2007, Mr. Parrett served as the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Certain of the member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu or their subsidiaries and affiliates provide professional services to Blackstone or its affiliates. Mr. Parrett co-founded the Global Financial Services Industry practice of Deloitte and served as its first Chairman. Mr. Parrett is a member of the board of directors of Oracle Corporation, where he is a member of the finance and audit committee, and Eastman Kodak Company, where he chairs the audit committee. Mr. Parrett was also previously a member of the board of directors of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and UBS AG. Mr. Parrett is Chairman of the board of directors of Conduent Inc., where he is a member of the governance and compensation committees. Mr. Parrett is a Senior Trustee of the United States Council for International Business and a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of United Way Worldwide. Mr. Parrett is a Certified Public Accountant with an active license.

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