Lehman Brothers Private Equity Partners Announces Monthly Net Asset Value Update for January 2009

11 February 2009 Lehman Brothers Private Equity Partners Limited ("LBPE" or "the Company"), a closed-end private equity fund of funds investment company, today announced an updated valuation of its Net Asset Value ("NAV"). During the month of January, LBPE's Investment Manager, the NB Alternatives group (formerly known as the Private Fund Investments Group), undertook an extensive effort to contact fund sponsors and obtain the latest information regarding preliminary year end valuations. Given the sharp decline in asset valuations during the fourth quarter of 2008, LBPE believed this proactive approach was the prudent course of action in order to maintain industry leading valuation processes and provide the most accurate value of the private equity portfolio. Based on preliminary valuation information collected through 10 February 2009, LBPE's unaudited NAV per share was $8.40 at 31 January 2009 compared to the unaudited 31 December 2008 NAV per share of $9.41, which was based on information obtained through 12 January 2009. The most significant portion of the decrease (approximately $1.02) was related to new valuation estimates for fund investments and co-investments at 31 December 2008 based on information that was collected in January. The value of LBPE's private equity portfolio as presented in the January 2009 monthly report was based on the following information: * 22% of NAV was held in credit related fund investments and publicly traded securities that have been re-valued as of 31 January 2009 * 55% of NAV was held in private equity funds valued using preliminary information through 31 December 2008 * 3% of NAV was held in private equity funds valued using information through 30 September 2008 * 20% of NAV was held in private co-investments using preliminary information through 31 December 2008 or later as necessary During January, LBPE's portfolio value decreased as a result of negative foreign exchange adjustments and depreciation in the unrealized value of publicly traded equity securities and credit related fund investments. However, the net effect of share repurchases through the Company's Liquidity Enhancement Agreement contributed approximately $0.08 to LBPE's net asset value per share during January. A total of 723,829 shares were repurchased during the month at an average price per share of approximately $2.60. Given the volatility of private equity returns during the fourth quarter of 2008 and the initial implementation of FAS 157 by many underlying sponsors for December 2008, the audit process for LBPE's year end financial statements has been extended to April in order to incorporate additional audited valuation information from underlying fund sponsors. Once the audit is complete, LBPE will issue an annual report and audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2008. The audited financial statements will include the additional year end 2008 information received in January. In the interim period, LBPE will continue to update and report its unaudited NAV estimate using valuation estimates received from fund sponsors on a preliminary basis. The Company is required to consider, and will consider, all known material information in preparing its financial statements, including information that may become known subsequent to the issuance of this monthly NAV update. Accordingly, amounts included in the financial statements may differ from the amounts published in the monthly report. LBPE also expects to provide regular NAV updates for the months ending 28 February 2009 and 31 March 2009 within seven business days of each month's end. A breakdown of LBPE's NAV can be obtained in the January 2009 monthly report, which is published on the Company's Web site at www.lbpe.com. The monthly report should be read in conjunction with this announcement. For further information, please contact: LBPE Investor Relations +1 214 647 9593 Financial Dynamics +44 20 7269 7114 Rob Bailhache Nick Henderson About Lehman Brothers Private Equity Partners LBPE is a closed-end private equity fund of funds investment company listed on Euronext Amsterdam on 25 July 2007, raising a total of $542.1 million. LBPE holds a diversified portfolio of private equity fund investments and certain direct co-investments, diversified across private equity asset class, geography, industry, vintage year and sponsor, selected by the NB Alternatives group of Neuberger Berman. This press release appears as a matter of record only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any security. LBPE is established as a closed-end investment company domiciled in Guernsey. LBPE has received the necessary consent of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and the State of Guernsey Policy Counsel. LBPE is registered with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets as a collective investment scheme which may offer participations in The Netherlands pursuant to article 2:66 of the Financial Markets Supervision Act (Wet op het financial toezicht). All investments are subject to risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Prospective investors are advised to seek expert legal, financial, tax and other professional advice before making any investment decision. The value of investments may fluctuate. Results achieved in the past are no guarantee of future results. This document is not ntended to constitute legal, tax or accounting advice or investment recommendations. Prospective investors are advised to seek expert legal, financial, tax and other professional advice before making any investment decision. Statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are based on current expectations, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of LBPE's investment manager. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, and undue reliance should not be placed thereon Additionally, this document contains "forward-looking statements." Actual events or results or the actual performance of LBPE may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such targets or forward-looking statements. This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.