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Blackstone Hires Former Amazon Executive Christine Feng as Senior Managing Director

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Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Christine Feng, a former senior executive at Amazon focused on mergers and acquisitions, has joined the firm as Senior Managing Director. Ms. Feng will be based in San Francisco and focus on technology investing for Blackstone’s opportunistic investing platform, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, and will also work closely with Blackstone’s credit investing platform, GSO.

David Blitzer, Global Head of Blackstone Tactical Opportunities (Tac Opps) said: "To successfully invest in the technology sector it helps to have worked at some of the most innovative technology companies in the world. Christine’s experience working at Amazon and Microsoft makes her a fantastic addition to our team as we continue to identify new opportunities to invest and partner with innovative companies reshaping the world."

Dwight Scott, Global Head of GSO said: "We see tremendous opportunity across the technology sector and are thrilled to welcome Christine. She brings technology expertise, investing experience and deep relationships in Silicon Valley that will be invaluable to Blackstone and our investors."

Christine Feng added: "I am pleased to join Blackstone as it continues to increasingly focus on investing in fast-growing companies and technological leaders. The firm’s scale, global reach and resources are immense and I look forward to partnering with their world-class team."

Prior to joining Blackstone, Ms. Feng led data and analytics M&A in Corporate Development at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where she sourced, evaluated, negotiated and executed acquisitions and investments to support AWS’s strategic priorities. Before joining AWS, she was a senior member of the Corporate Development team at Microsoft, where she focused on evaluating and executing acquisitions and divestitures across all of Microsoft’s business units. Prior to Microsoft, Ms. Feng was at Rhone Capital, where she worked on middle market private equity buyouts. Christine started her career in investment banking as part of the Global Mergers & Acquisitions team at JPMorgan.

Christine holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSE, cum laude, in Electrical Engineering and a Certificate in Finance from Princeton University.

About Tactical Opportunities

Tactical Opportunities (Tac Opps) is Blackstone's opportunistic investment platform. The Tac Opps team invests globally across asset classes, industries and geographies, seeking to identify and execute on attractive, differentiated investment opportunities. As part of the strategy, the team leverages the intellectual capital across Blackstone’s various businesses while continuously optimizing its approach in the face of ever-changing market conditions.

About GSO

GSO Capital Partners LP is the global credit investment platform of Blackstone. Our credit segment, which consists principally of GSO, has approximately $138 billion of assets under management. GSO is one of the largest alternative managers in the world focused on the leveraged-finance, or non-investment grade related, marketplace. GSO seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns in its business by investing in a broad array of strategies including mezzanine debt, distressed investing, leveraged loans and other special-situation strategies. Its funds are major providers of credit for small and middle-market companies and they also advance rescue financing to help distressed companies.

About Blackstone

Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $564 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

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