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February 3, 2014

KKR opens office in Madrid, Spain

03 February 2014, London – Leading global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (together with its affiliates, “KKR”) today announced KKR has opened an office in Madrid, Spain.

Johannes Huth, head of KKR Europe, said: “We have built our investment track record in Europe by combining local knowledge with our global industry expertise and relationship network. The opening of our Madrid office builds further on this way of operating. The office will serve the executives from the KKR investment and operational teams, who evaluate investment opportunities and support investments in Spain.”

Jesus Olmos, head of KKR’s Spanish operations and head of KKR’s infrastructure team for EMEA, said: “I am delighted to announce the opening of KKR’s office in Spain in my hometown of Madrid. We have been investing in Spain since 2010 and our new local office will support our goal of offering our partnership, long-term capital and global industrial expertise to Spanish companies.”

Over the past three years, KKR has invested in excess of $1.2 billion in Spain. The company’s most recent Spanish investments include Inaer, the onshore helicopter service, Saba Infrastructuras, a leading operator of car parks and logistics parks, Uralita, the building materials company, and PortAventura, the amusement park and tourist resort. Of KKR’s more than 80 private equity portfolio companies, 18 have operations in Spain, employing over 7,000 people. KKR’s Spanish portfolio companies operate across a number of industry sectors, such as IT, energy, chemicals, bio-medics, pharmaceutical, education and intellectual property.

KKR has offices in 19 cities across the globe, including New York, London, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Mumbai.

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About KKR:

Founded in 1976 and led by Henry Kravis and George Roberts, KKR is a leading global investment firm with $90.2 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2013. 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 fund investors through its client relationships and capital markets platform.  KKR & Co. L.P. is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KKR) and “KKR”, as used in this release, includes its subsidiaries, their managed investment funds and accounts, and/or their affiliated investment vehicles, as appropriate.