Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 22, 2019



The Carlyle Group L.P.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-35538   45-2832612

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C.

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(202) 729-5626

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On January 22, 2019, The Carlyle Group L.P. (the “Partnership”) is posting on its website certain historical financial information relating to prior periods for which financial information has already been disclosed that has been updated to reflect the Partnership’s determination that Distributable Earnings (DE), together with its principal components including Fee Related Earnings (FRE), is now the primary financial information used by the Partnership’s chief operating decision makers to make operational, compensation, and resource deployment decisions across our four reportable segments. Accordingly, the Partnership will no longer report Economic Income (EI) or Economic Net Income (ENI) per unit. The elimination of EI and ENI per unit from the Partnership’s non-GAAP reporting does not change the Partnership’s historical definition of DE. The Partnership intends to use this updated financial information presentation when presenting the Partnership’s financial results beginning with the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. The updated financial information is accessible through the investor relations section of the Partnership’s website at ir.carlyle.com. From time to time, the Partnership uses its website as a distribution channel for financial and other important information.

The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K is being furnished under Item 7.01, “Regulation FD Disclosure” of Form 8-K. As such, the information herein shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be incorporated by reference into a filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.


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.

Date: January 22, 2019


The Carlyle Group L.P.

By: Carlyle Group Management L.L.C.,

       its general partner

By:   /s/ Curtis L. Buser
Name:   Curtis L. Buser
Title:   Chief Financial Officer