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July 3, 2007

KKR & Co. L.P. Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering

NEW YORK, NY, July 3, 2007 — KKR & Co. L.P. (KKR) announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering of its common units representing limited partner interests in its partnership. The firm intends to apply to list its common units on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “KKR”.

The registration statement relates to an aggregate amount of $1.25 billion of common units.  KKR expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to grow its business, to make additional capital commitments to its funds and portfolio companies, and for general corporate purposes.  KKR’s existing owners will not sell any common units or otherwise receive any of the net proceeds from the offering.  KKR expects to complete the proposed offering during the third or fourth quarter of 2007.

KKR is a leading global alternative asset manager that sponsors and manages funds that make investments in private equity, public equity, and debt transactions on behalf of third-party investors and the firm through a variety of vehicles: its sponsored private equity funds; its permanent capital fund -- KKR Private Equity Investors (Euronext Amsterdam: KPE); and its two credit strategy funds -- KKR Financial (NYSE: KFN) and KKR Strategic Capital. 

Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are serving as underwriters for the proposed offering.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained from the prospectus departments of either Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, or by emailing prospectus@morganstanley.com; or Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11220.  

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy these securities be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

Contact:
New York
Kekst and Company
Ruth Pachman (+1 212-521-4891)
David Lilly ( +1 212-521-4878)
Mark Semer (+1 212-521-4802)

London
Finsbury
Simon Moyse (+44 (0)20 7251 3801)