SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 25, 2013
The Carlyle Group L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
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On March 25, 2013, Carlyle Holdings II Finance L.L.C., an indirect subsidiary of The Carlyle Group L.P., priced the previously announced offering of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due 2043. The notes are to be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by The Carlyle Group L.P., Carlyle Holdings I L.P., Carlyle Holdings II L.P. and Carlyle Holdings III L.P. Carlyle intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to repay outstanding borrowings under the term loan of its senior credit facility.
The notes were offered pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933. The notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state laws.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|THE CARLYLE GROUP L.P.|
|By:||Carlyle Group Management L.L.C.,|
|its general partner|
|Date: March 25, 2013||By:|
|Name:||Adena T. Friedman|
|Title:||Chief Financial Officer|