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Lazard to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lazard to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results08:00 EST Wednesday, January 23, 2013 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) will announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 results in a news release to be issued Thursday morning, February 7, 2013. The press release will be available on Lazard's website at: www.lazard.com. Lazard will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, February 7, 2013, to discuss the company's financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012. The conference call can be accessed via a live audio webcast available through Lazard's Investor Relations website at www.lazard.com, or by dialing 1 (888) 206-4835 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 (913) 312-1447 (outside of the U.S. and Canada), 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the conference call will be available by 10:00 a.m. EST, February 7, 2013, through February 21, 2013, via the Lazard Investor Relations website, or by dialing 1 (888) 203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 (719) 457-0820 (outside of the U.S. and Canada). The replay access code is 4223141. LAZ-G 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. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains “forward-looking statements.” In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may”, “might”, “will”, “should”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential” or “continue”, and the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts but instead represent only our belief regarding future results, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of our control. Although we believe the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of our estimated targets, future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. There are important factors that could cause our actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.These factors include, but are not limited to, those discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K under Item 1A “Risk Factors,” and also disclosed from time to time in our reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K including the following:A decline in general economic conditions or the global financial markets;Losses caused by financial or other problems experienced by third parties;Losses due to unidentified or unanticipated risks;A lack of liquidity, i.e., ready access to funds, for use in our businesses; andCompetitive pressure.Lazard Ltd is committed to providing timely and accurate information to the investing public, consistent with our legal and regulatory obligations. To that end, Lazard and its operating companies use their websites to convey information about their businesses, including the anticipated release of quarterly financial results, quarterly financial, statistical and business-related information, and the posting of updates of assets under management in various hedge funds and mutual funds and other investment products managed by Lazard Asset Management LLC and its subsidiaries. Monthly updates of these funds will be posted to the Lazard Asset Management website (www.lazardnet.com) on the third business day following the end of each month. Investors can link to Lazard and its operating company websites through www.lazard.com. Lazard LtdMedia:Judi Frost Mackey, +1-212-632-1428judi.mackey@lazard.comorRichard Creswell, +44 207 187 2305richard.creswell@lazard.comorInvestors:Matthieu Bucaille, +1-212-632-6259Chief Financial OfficerorKathryn Harmon, +1-212-632-6637or 1-877-266-8601(US only)kathryn.harmon@lazard.com