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Evercore Partners Prices Class A Common Stock Offering

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Evercore Partners Prices Class A Common Stock Offering21:38 EDT Thursday, June 16, 2011 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE: EVR) today priced the previously announced underwritten public offering of 4,775,632 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $32.50 per share. Evercore has agreed to issue and sell 4,665,210 shares of Class A common stock, which will provide approximately $144.8 million in proceeds to Evercore after deducting underwriting discounts and has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 699,781 additional shares of 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. Certain stockholders of Evercore Partners have agreed to sell the remaining 110,422 shares of Class A common stock and have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 16,563 additional shares of Class A common stock. Evercore will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares of Class A common stock by the selling stockholders. Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch and Evercore Partners 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 final prospectus related to the offering, when available, may be obtained by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co. or BofA Merrill Lynch as follows: Goldman, Sachs & Co. 200 West Street New York, NY 10282 Telephone: (866) 471-2526 Email: prospectus-ny@email.gs.com   BofA Merrill Lynch 4 World Financial Center New York, NY 10080 Attn: Prospectus Department Email: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com The final prospectus, when it is available, also may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov. 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 & Co.866-471-2526Email: prospectus-ny@email.gs.comorBofA Merrill LynchEmail: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com