KKR announced that it will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on July 15. This represents a transfer of shares from the Euronext Amsterdam.
KKR & Co. (Guernsey) L.P. (Euronext Amsterdam: KKR), referred to as KKR Guernsey, today announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has declared effective the registration statement of KKR & Co. L.P. relating to the listing of its common units on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). Common units of KKR & Co. L.P. will begin trading on the NYSE at the market opening on July 15, 2010 under the ticker symbol “KKR”.
The existing common units of KKR Guernsey will cease trading on Euronext Amsterdam at the market close on July 14, 2010. Common unitholders do not need to take any action to receive their NYSE-listed common units of KKR & Co. L.P. Any required action will be taken by the banks and brokers with whom unitholders hold their accounts. Additional information related to the Euronext Amsterdam delisting and NYSE listing process is set forth in Annex A to this press release.
As previously disclosed, KKR & Co. L.P. has filed a separate registration statement with the SEC relating to a proposed primary offering of additional common units. KKR & Co. L.P. anticipates that, subject to market conditions, this offering would only take place subsequent to the listing of its common units on the NYSE.
Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global alternative asset manager with $54.7 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2010. With over 600 people and 14 offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. KKR seeks to create value by bringing operational expertise to its portfolio companies and through active oversight and monitoring of its investments. KKR complements its investment expertise and strengthens interactions with investors through its client relationships and capital markets platforms. KKR is publicly traded through KKR & Co. (Guernsey) L.P. (Euronext Amsterdam: KKR). For additional information, please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com.
ABOUT KKR GUERNSEY
KKR & Co. (Guernsey) L.P. (Euronext Amsterdam: KKR) is a Guernsey limited partnership referred to as KKR Guernsey, which represents a 30% economic interest in KKR. KKR Guernsey’s common units and related restricted depositary units are subject to a number of ownership and transfer restrictions. Information concerning these ownership and transfer restrictions is included at the Investor Relations section of KKR’s website at www.kkr.com. KKR Guernsey was formerly known as KKR Private Equity Investors, L.P.