Lazard Middle Market Hires Doug Lawson as a Managing Director Focused on the Packaging Sector

  Lazard Middle Market Hires Doug Lawson as a Managing Director Focused on the
  Packaging Sector

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 21, 2012

Lazard Middle Market, a subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ), announced today
that Doug Lawson has joined the firm as a Managing Director and head of
Packaging within its Industrials Group. He is based in Chicago.

“Doug has established a national reputation in the packaging sector, having
advised on many of the most notable middle market transactions in the sector
in recent years,” said Bob Frost, head of the Industrial Group for Lazard
Middle Market.

Mr. Lawson’s investment banking experience include numerous sale and buy-side
advisory mandates, leveraged buyouts, and fairness opinions for a wide variety
of clients, including private equity groups, public companies, and privately
owned businesses.

Prior to joining Lazard, Mr. Lawson was a Managing Director and head of the
Packaging Group at BMO Capital Markets in Chicago, where he established and
led the firm’s M&A and financing practice in the packaging sector. Prior to
BMO Capital Markets, he was a Principal at Piper Jaffray, where he built an
M&A business in the packaging sector. Mr. Lawson previously held senior
positions at ABN AMRO, Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Company, where he built and
headed the project finance group. Early in his career, Mr. Lawson worked at
the law firm of McCarthy Tétrault and as an accountant with Ernst & Young in
Toronto.

About Lazard Middle Market

Lazard Middle Market LLC (www.lazardmm.com), a subsidiary of Lazard Ltd
(NYSE:LAZ), provides substantive strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions,
restructuring, and public and private capital raising to the middle market,
serving a diverse set of clients, including private equity, venture capital,
entrepreneurs, and public and private companies. Our senior professionals
bring deep sector expertise and important CEO and board-level relationships in
their focus areas. Lazard Middle Market also delivers the global large-bank
resources of Lazard’s professionals in 42 cities across 27 countries in the
North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Central and South America.

About Lazard

Lazard, one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management
firms, operates from 42 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe,
Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating back to 1848,
the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters,
restructuring and capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance, as
well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions,
governments and individuals. For more information on Lazard, please visit
www.lazard.com.

Contact:

Lazard
Judi Frost Mackey, +1 212 632 1428
judi.mackey@lazard.com
or
Richard Creswell, +44 207 187 2305
richard.creswell@lazard.com