On May 14, 2009, Carlyle became a signatory to the Public Pension Fund Code of Conduct (the "Code"). Please click here for annual certifications.

Pursuant to the Code, Carlyle is providing information regarding the professional backgrounds of certain key Carlyle personnel (“Disclosure Persons”) and such information can be found under their individual biographies in the “Team” section of this website, or by clicking Disclosure Persons.

In addition, Carlyle is providing details of certain political contributions to candidates for state and local offices as well as certain federal contributions. Please click here for campaign contribution information.

Also pursuant to the Code, Carlyle is disclosing certain fees and expenses that have been paid on an aggregate basis with respect to investment funds to which U.S. public pension funds have committed since the effective date of the Code and the form of disclosure provided to public pension funds in respect of their investment:

Carlyle is a member of the Bundesverband Deutscher Kapitalbeteiligungesellschaften (BVK), the German private equity and venture capital trade association.  Carlyle believes that it is fully compliant with the voluntary BVK Guidelines for Disclosure and Transparency and that our German portfolio companies, including HC Starck and the Puccini Group, will comply with the BVK Guidelines as and when the guidelines apply to them. Click here to read more.