KKR Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

KKR Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s
Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KKR, a leading global investment firm, proudly announced today that it
received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017
Corporate Equality Index
(CEI), a national benchmarking survey and
report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace
equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. KKR
joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks
this year, including KKR portfolio companies First Data and Toys “R” Us,
as well as former portfolio companies Nielsen and Walgreens.

In 2014, KKR created an Inclusion
and Diversity Council
(IDC) with 8 of the Firm’s senior most people
with a global point-of-view. The IDC works with an advisory group of KKR
executives at different levels globally to create initiatives designed
to support its hard-working employees. Over the last year, the IDC has
taken steps to further provide for LGBT employees including implementing
gender reassignment treatment coverage under the KKR healthcare plan and
partnering with and learning from an employee network of LGBT Executives
and Allies.

Mike Michelson, KKR Member and Head of the Firm’s IDC, said: ”We are
extremely proud to receive this recognition, especially on behalf of our
LGBT employees. We will continue to identify and implement other
‘best-in-class’ practices to drive greater diversity and inclusion
across our Firm and better support our most important asset: the people
who walk through our doors every day.”

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates
LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination
workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive
health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with
the LGBT community. KKR’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s
criteria results in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best
Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of
America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality
for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
home, at work and in every community.

About KKR

KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across
multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure,
real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive
investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment
approach, employing world‐class people, and driving growth and value
creation at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its
partners’ capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital
markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the
activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR
& Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com
and on Twitter @KKR_Co.


Kristi Huller or Cara Kleiman, 212-230-9722