Vice Chairman of the Board of Blackstone Group LP, Director of General partner
Mr. J. Tomilson Hill serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Blackstone Group L.P. and a member of the board of directors of our general partner. Mr. Hill was elected to the board of directors of our general partner effective March 20 2007. Mr. Hill previously served as CoHead of the Corporationrationrate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory group before assuming his role as Chief Executive Officer of BAAM. In his current capacity Mr. Hill is responsible for overseeing the daytoday activities of the group including investment management client relationships marketing operations and administration. Before joining Blackstone in 1993 Mr. Hill began his career at First Boston later becoming one of the CoFounders of its Mergers Acquisitions Department. After running the Mergers Acquisitions Department at Smith Barney he joined Lehman Brothers as a partner in 1982 serving as CoHead and subsequently Head of Investment Banking. Later he served as CoChief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers and CoPresident and CoCOO of Shearson Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. Mr. Hill is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations where he chairs the Investment Committee and serves on the Councils Board of Directors and is a member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center Theater where he is Chairman. He serves on the Board of the Telluride Foundation the Advantage Testing Foundation and of Our Lady Queen of Angels School a parochial school in Spanish Harlem. He is a member of the Board of Directors of OpenPeak Inc. and Advantage Testing Inc.