SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Group L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
345 PARK AVENUE 31ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
SARATOGA RESOURCES INC /TX [ SARA ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/24/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 05/24/2012 P 800,000 A $6.25 4,800,000 I See Footnotes (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Group L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
345 PARK AVENUE 31ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Holdings I L.P.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
345 PARK AVENUE 31ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Holdings I/II GP Inc

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
345 PARK AVENUE 31ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
345 PARK AVENUE 31ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
SCHWARZMAN STEPHEN A

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O THE BLACKSTONE GROUP
345 PARK AVENUE 31ST FLOOR

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10154

(City) (State) (Zip)
Explanation of Responses:
1. Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Fund L.P. and Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Overseas Master Fund L.P. (collectively, the "GSO Funds") respectively hold 3,578,781 and 1,221,219 shares of $0.001 par value Common Stock (the "Common Stock"), of Saratoga Resources, Inc. (the "Issuer").
2. Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Associates LLC is the general partner of Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Fund LP. GSO Holdings I LLC is the managing member of Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Associates LLC. GSO Capital Partners LP is the investment manager of Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Overseas Master Fund L.P., and in that respect holds discretionary investment authority for, and may be deemed to be the beneficial owner of the shares held by, Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Overseas Master Fund L.P. GSO Advisor Holdings L.L.C. is the general partner of GSO Capital Partners LP.
3. Blackstone Holdings I L.P. is the sole member of each of GSO Holdings I LLC and GSO Advisor Holdings L.L.C. Blackstone Holdings I/II GP Inc. is the general partner of Blackstone Holdings I L.P. The Blackstone Group L.P. is the controlling shareholder of Blackstone Holdings I/II GP Inc. Blackstone Group Management L.L.C. is the general partner of The Blackstone Group L.P. Stephen A. Schwarzman is the founding member of Blackstone Group Management L.L.C.
4. In addition, each of Bennett J. Goodman, J. Albert Smith III and Douglas I. Ostrover, each of whom serves as an executive of GSO Holdings I LLC, which is an affiliate of Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Associates LLC, may have shared investment control with respect to the Common Stock held by the GSO Funds.
5. Due to the limitations of the electronic filing system, Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Fund L.P., Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Overseas Master Fund L.P., Blackstone / GSO Capital Solutions Associates LLC, GSO Holdings I LLC, GSO Capital Partners LP, GSO Advisor Holdings L.L.C., Bennett J. Goodman, J. Albert Smith III and Douglas I. Ostrover are filing a separate Form 4.
6. Information with respect to each of the Reporting Persons is given solely by such Reporting Person, and no Reporting Person has responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of information supplied by another Reporting Person.
7. Each of the Reporting Persons disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities held by the GSO Funds except to the extent of such Reporting Person's pecuniary interest therein.
Remarks:
Exhibit 99.1 - Joint Filer Information
/s/ John G. Finley, Authorized Signatory, Blackstone Group Management L.L.C., its general partner for THE BLACKSTONE GROUP L.P. 05/29/2012
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