KKR Appoints Jorge Fergie to Head Brazil Efforts

  KKR Appoints Jorge Fergie to Head Brazil Efforts

Business Wire

SÃO PAULO & NEW YORK -- January 16, 2013

KKR today announced that Jorge Fergie is joining the firm as Managing Director
to head its São Paulo, Brazil office and business development in Brazil,
effective March 1, 2013.

In this role, Jorge will work with KKR’s global investment teams and KKR
Capstone, operational improvement experts who work exclusively with our
portfolio companies, to lead KKR's investment activity in Brazil.

Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Co-Founders and Co-Chief Executive Officers
of KKR, stated: “As one of the world’s largest economies, Brazil is an
important area of growth for KKR. Jorge Fergie is a great leader for our
business and we’re confident he will further enable us to find and act on good
opportunities for our investors.”

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Fergie spent nearly 29 years at McKinsey &
Company (“McKinsey”) where he was instrumental in establishing McKinsey’s
business in Brazil and throughout Latin America. He is a seasoned executive
who has served as an advisor to governments and leading Latin American and
multinational companies, supporting them in major transformational programs,
including identifying and implementing operational improvements,
restructurings and privatization programs. He most recently led the Private
Equity practice at McKinsey in Brazil and Latin America. Prior to that he led
the Media and Telecom practices and worked in a wide variety of key sectors of
the economy.

“We are very excited to have Jorge join us and work with Henrique Meirelles to
continue building our business in Brazil. Jorge’s deep strategic and
operational expertise and history of helping companies achieve their ambitions
fits well with our investment approach,” said Alex Navab, Member of KKR and
Co-head of the firm’s private equity business in the Americas. “Jorge’s
appointment is an important milestone in our growth in and commitment to
Brazil.”

In June, 2012, KKR appointed Henrique Meirelles, former Governor of the
Central Bank of Brazil and former President of FleetBoston's Corporate and
Global Bank, as a Senior Advisor to the firm.

Henrique Meirelles commented, “Brazil continues to be fertile ground for
investment opportunities. Jorge is well-respected in the business community,
and I look forward to continuing to build out a high quality and
differentiated investment team in Brazil with him and the rest of KKR’s global
team to benefit Brazilian companies and KKR’s investors.”

Jorge Fergie added, "KKR is a pioneer of the private equity industry, and I am
delighted to be joining such a world-class business. I was drawn to the firm
because of its long track record of success around the globe, its philosophy
of long-term, value-added investing and differentiated capabilities that will
drive its long-term success in Brazil. KKR doesn’t just offer capital; it
seeks to be a partner to leading local companies and entrepreneurs.”

Mr. Fergie holds a M-Sc. Degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford
University. Currently he is a member of the Executive Committee of the São
Paulo Biennale.

KKR conducts business in Brazil through its subsidiary, KKR do Brasil Gestão
de Investimentos e Participações Ltda.

About KKR

Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading
global investment firm with $66.3 billion in assets under management as of
September 30, 2012. With 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, capital markets and global
stakeholder relations platform. KKR & Co. L.P. is publicly traded on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKR), and references to KKR in this release include
its subsidiaries, their managed investment funds and accounts, and/or their
affiliated investment vehicles, as appropriate. For additional information,
please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com.

Contact:

U.S.
Kristi Huller, + 1 212-230-9722
Kristi.Huller@kkr.com
or
Brazil
Anatricia Borges/Pedro Borges, (21) 3797-6406
aborges@llorenteycuenca.com
 
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