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Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and KKR assumes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.
Certain information contained herein relating to any goals, targets, intentions, or expectations, including with respect to net-zero targets and related timelines, is subject to change, and no assurance can be given that such goals targets, intentions, or expectations will be met. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are aspirational in nature. The analysis involved in determining whether and how certain initiatives may contribute to the SDGs is inherently subjective and dependent on a number of factors. There can be no assurance that reasonable parties will agree on a decision as to whether certain projects or investments contribute to a particular SDG. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on the Firm’s application of the SDGs, as such application is subject to change at any time and in the Firm’s sole discretion. Further, statistics and metrics relating to ESG matters are estimates and may be based on assumptions or developing standards (including KKR’s internal standards and policies).
Similarly, there can be no assurance that KKR’s ESG policies and procedures as described in this report, including policies and procedures related to responsible investment or the application of ESG-related criteria or reviews to the investment process, including the ESG Scorecard, will continue; such policies and procedures could change, even materially, or may not be applied to a particular investment. KKR is permitted to determine in its discretion that it is not feasible or practical to implement or complete certain of its ESG initiatives, policies, and procedures based on cost, timing, or other considerations. Statements about ESG initiatives or practices related to portfolio companies do not apply in every instance and depend on factors including, but not limited to, the relevance or implementation status of an ESG initiative to or within the portfolio company; the nature and/or extent of investment in, ownership of or, control or influence exercised by KKR with respect to the portfolio company; and other factors as determined by investment teams, corporate groups, asset management teams, portfolio operations teams, companies, investments, and/or businesses on a case-by-case basis. ESG factors are only some of the many factors KKR considers in making an investment, and there is no guarantee that KKR will make investments in companies that create positive ESG impact or that consideration of ESG factors will enhance longterm value and financial returns for limited partners. To the extent KKR engages with portfolio companies on ESG-related practices and potential enhancements thereto, there is no guarantee that such engagements will improve the financial or ESG performance of the investment. In addition, the act of selecting and evaluating material ESG factors is subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the criteria utilized or judgment exercised by KKR will reflect the beliefs or values, internal policies or preferred practices of investors, other asset managers or with market trends.
Except where opinions and views are expressly attributed to individuals, general discussions contained within this Report regarding the market or market conditions represent the view of either the source cited or KKR. Nothing contained herein is intended to predict the performance of any investment. There can be no assurance that actual outcomes will match the assumptions or that actual returns will match any expected returns.
Case studies presented herein are for illustrative purposes only, have been selected in order to provide examples illustrating KKR’s application of its ESG policies and procedures with respect to its portfolio investments and do not purport to be a complete list thereof. It should not be assumed that investments made in the future will be comparable in quality or performance to the investments described herein. Further, references to the investments included in the illustrative case studies should not be construed as a recommendation of any particular investment or security. Certain information was provided by third parties and certain statements reflect KKR’s beliefs as of the date hereof based on prior experience and certain assumptions that KKR believes are reasonable, but may prove incorrect. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
There can be no assurance that the operations and/or processes of the Company as described herein will continue, and such processes and operations may change, even materially. The actual investment process used for any or all of KKR’s investments may differ materially from the process described herein.
The receipt of any awards by the Company or the portfolio companies described herein is no assurance that KKR’s investment objectives have been achieved or successful. Further, such awards are not, and should not be deemed to be, a recommendation or evaluation of KKR’s investment management business.
Certain information contained herein has been obtained from third parties, and in certain cases have not been updated through the date hereof. While these third party sources are believed to be reliable, KKR makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, with respect to the accuracy, fairness, reasonableness or completeness of any of the information contained herein, and expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability therefor. Actual results may differ materially from any forward-looking statements.
The inclusion of the SEAC Q&A on page 7 of this Report does not constitute an endorsement by KKR of the content contained herein and KKR makes no representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, or completeness of such content. Nothing contained herein constitutes investment, legal, tax or other advice nor is it to be relied on in making an investment or other decision. Such information was prepared solely for information purposes and should not be viewed as a current or past recommendation or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities or to adopt any investment strategy. This Report and the SEAC Q&A contain projections or other forward-looking statements, which are based on beliefs, assumptions and expectations that may change as a result of many possible events or factors. If a change occurs, actual results may vary materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date such statements are made, and neither KKR nor the relevant SEAC member assumes any duty to update such statements except as required by law.
References to “KKR Capstone” or “Capstone” are to all or any of KKR Capstone Americas LLC, KKR Capstone EMEA LLP, KKR Capstone EMEA (International) LLP, KKR Capstone Asia Limited and their Capstone-branded subsidiaries, which employ operating professionals dedicated to supporting KKR deal teams and portfolio companies. In this document, views and other statements regarding the impact of initiatives in which KKR Capstone has been involved are based on KKR Capstone’s internal analysis and information provided by the applicable portfolio company. Such views and statements are based on estimates regarding the impact of such initiatives that have not been verified by a third party and are not based on any established standards or protocols. They can also reflect the influence of external factors, such as macroeconomic or industry trends, that are unrelated to the initiative presented.
The “Company” means KKR & Co. Inc. and its subsidiaries, which includes the Firm and Global Atlantic. The “Firm” means Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and the other subsidiaries of KKR & Co. Inc. that operate its asset management business, including capital markets activities. “KKR” means the Firm and, when the context requires, includes the investment funds and vehicles managed or sponsored by the Firm. “Global Atlantic” means The Global Atlantic Financial Group LLC and its subsidiaries. “Portfolio companies” are companies held as investments by the investment funds and vehicles managed or sponsored by the Firm. Portfolio companies are not part of the Company or KKR as defined. “We” and “our” refer to the Company or KKR, as the context requires, and do not include portfolio companies.