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May 30, 2015 1:16 AM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of Lazard Ltd.

Company Overview

Lazard Ltd, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial advisory and asset management firm. Its Financial Advisory segment offers various financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic matters, as well as on restructurings, capital structure, capital raising, and other financial matters. The company's Asset Management segment provides investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies; and alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor funds, financial intermediaries, and private clients. The company serves corporations, g...

Clarendon House

2 Church Street

Hamilton,  HM 11

Bermuda

Founded in 1848

2,526 Employees

Phone:

441-295-1422

Key Executives for Lazard Ltd.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Total Annual Compensation: $4.4M
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 55
Total Annual Compensation: $1.6M
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Financial Advisory
Age: 48
Total Annual Compensation: $2.6M
Vice Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of LAM
Age: 54
Total Annual Compensation: $5.4M
General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $1.6M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Lazard Ltd. Key Developments

Lazard Ltd. Announces Executive Changes

Lazard Ltd. announced that it has named Alexander F. Stern as Chief Executive Officer, Financial Advisory, and Matthieu Pigasse as Global Head, M&A and Sovereign Advisory. The appointments will drive the next phase of Lazard’s advisory growth plan, while delivering the quality advice to clients. Mr. Stern has served as Chief Operating Officer of Lazard since November 2008 and as Global Head of Strategy since February 2006, while continuing to advise clients. He was named a Managing Director in January 2002. Mr. Stern joined Lazard in 1994. Mr. Pigasse, CEO of Lazard France since 2009, has led Lazard’s global Sovereign Advisory Group since he joined the firm as a Managing Director in 2002. Previously, he served in various positions in the French Treasury and the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry. Messrs. Stern and Pigasse will continue to serve in their current roles as Chief Operating Officer of Lazard and Chief Executive Officer of Lazard France, respectively.

Lazard Ltd. Presents at UBS Financial Services Conference, May-13-2015

Lazard Ltd. Presents at UBS Financial Services Conference, May-13-2015 . Venue: Grand Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Armand Sadoughi, Managing Director Corporate Strategy, Matthieu Bucaille, Chief Financial Officer.

Starwood To Explore Strategic And Financial Alternatives

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) announced today that its Board of Directors has determined to explore a full range of strategic and financial alternatives to increase shareholder value, and has retained Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ) to assist in the process. Chairman of the Board, Bruce W. Duncan said, Our Board has always been focused on maximizing long-term shareholder value, and this is a time of enormous opportunity and change in our industry. Accordingly, we will thoroughly explore the full range of strategic and financial alternatives available to Starwood to capitalize on our industry-leading global platform and best-in-class premium brands. No option is off the table, and we will take the time we need to thoroughly evaluate our opportunities and achieve the best result for our shareholders, business partners, and associates.” The Board is in the beginning stage of the strategic and financial review, and no assurance can be given as to its outcome or timing. The company does not intend to make any further public comment regarding the review until it has been completed.

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