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KKR Earns Top Marks as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Community on 2019 Corporate Equality Index

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

KKR, a leading global investment firm, proudly announced today that, for the third year in a row, the firm received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

“The top-scoring companies on this year’s CEI are not only establishing policies that affirm and include employees here in the United States, they are applying these policies to their global operations and impacting millions of people beyond our shores,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.

Brandon Donnenfeld, KKR Director and Co-Head of KKR’s LGBTQ Inclusion Network, stated, “We are proud to be recognized for having an inclusive workplace culture that values LGBTQ equality. We have worked hard – and will continue to work hard – to foster an environment that not only embraces but celebrates all of our differences. We thank the HRC for highlighting our efforts, and those of our fellow honorees, and for encouraging us all to maintain the highest standard of inclusion in our workforce.”

The 2019 CEI evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. KKR’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria results in a perfect score of 100 and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

For more information on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About The Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive investment returns for its fund investors by following a patient and disciplined investment approach, employing world-class people, and driving growth and value creation with KKR portfolio companies. KKR invests its own capital alongside the capital it manages for fund investors and provides financing solutions and investment opportunities through its capital markets business. References to KKR's investments may include the activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR & Co. Inc. (KKR), please visit KKR's website at www.kkr.com and on Twitter @KKRCo.

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