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Carlyle Group names new executive leadership team

Kewsong Lee and Glenn A Youngkin are to become Co-Chief Executive Officers of The Carlyle Group, while Peter J Clare will become Co-Chief Investment Officer alongside current CIO William E Conway, Jr.

Carlyle’s current Chairman Daniel A D’Aniello will become Chairman Emeritus and continue to serve on the Carlyle Board and Executive Group, while current Co-CEOs David M. Rubenstein and William E. Conway, Jr. will become Co-Executive Chairmen of the Board and continue to serve on the Carlyle Executive Group.

Youngkin, Lee and Clare are all joining the Carlyle Board of Directors

Conway, D’Aniello and Rubenstein, say: “These promotions ensure continuity in our leadership and maintain the investment processes that have driven our success for 30 years. Kewsong and Glenn are proven leaders who have strong records of accomplishment at Carlyle. Glenn, a 23-year Carlyle veteran, is a business builder, exceptional communicator and culture carrier. Kewsong is a decisive leader and successful investor, as well as a strategic builder of businesses and creative problem solver.

“Pete is one of the best investors in the private equity industry today. He leads our largest and most successful business, helped launch several thriving Carlyle strategies and has led many of our most successful investments.

“As Founders, we are passionate about Carlyle. We will continue to be actively engaged at Carlyle. We are fully committed to and confident in the firm’s future and will continue to be substantial investors in Carlyle funds for years to come.”

Lee and Youngkin will work together on all issues related to leading Carlyle and will have full responsibility, authority and accountability for the firm’s performance. They will each have areas of particular focus. Lee will focus on Carlyle’s Corporate Private Equity and Global Credit businesses, as well as corporate strategy and development, and capital markets. Youngkin will focus on Carlyle’s Real Estate, Energy and Infrastructure businesses, the Investment Solutions segment as well as investor relations and external affairs. They will both continue to serve on the investment committees in their respective areas of focus.

Carlyle Lead Independent Director Lawton Fitt, says: “With the leadership of the Board of Directors, Carlyle conducted a thorough process to identify, assess and select our next generation of leaders. We are confident that Glenn, Kewsong and Pete are the right leaders to build upon Carlyle’s track record of innovation, investment success and leadership. With the firm in great shape, a strong portfolio, and a talented and stable group of leaders at the firm, now is the right time to announce the new leadership team.”

Youngkin says: “We are humbled to follow in the footsteps of such visionary leaders as David, Bill and Dan. Carlyle has tremendous momentum right now, with even greater opportunities to serve our investors.”

Lee says: “Carlyle is an iconic firm whose best years lie ahead. We are well-positioned to drive investment performance and build upon our decades of success.”

Clare says: “In partnership with Bill Conway, I look forward to leading and supporting the exceptional investment talent Carlyle has assembled.”

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