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Evercore Partners Announces Offering of its Class A Common Stock

Monday, June 13, 2011

Evercore Partners Announces Offering of its Class A Common Stock16:07 EDT Monday, June 13, 2011 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE: EVR) announced today that the company and certain of its stockholders have commenced a public offering of an aggregate of 4,775,632 shares of Evercore's Class A common stock. Evercore intends to use its proceeds from the offering to fund the initial cash payments associated with Evercore's pending acquisition of Lexicon Partners and to purchase from certain holders, including members of Evercore's senior management, outstanding Evercore LP partnership units. Evercore will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of Class A common stock by the selling stockholders. Evercore and the selling stockholders intend to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the shares of Class A common stock to the extent that the underwriters sell more than 4,775,632 shares of Class A common stock. Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch and Evercore Group L.L.C. are acting as the joint book-running managers for the offering. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P., JMP Securities and Mizuho Securities are acting as co-managers for the offering. The offering is being made pursuant to a shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which became effective on June 13, 2011. Copies of the written prospectus and preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering may be obtained by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co. or BofA Merrill Lynch as follows: Goldman, Sachs & Co.200 West StreetNew York, NY 10282 BofA Merrill Lynch4 World Financial CenterNew York, NY 10080Attn: Prospectus Department You may also visit to obtain an electronic copy of the prospectus and related preliminary prospectus supplement. The offering is made only by means of the prospectus and related prospectus supplement. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction. About Evercore Partners Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore's Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high quality research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities. Evercore's investment management business comprises wealth management, institutional asset management and private equity investing. Evercore serves a diverse set of clients around the world from its offices in New York, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., London, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico, Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. Goldman, Sachs & Merrill