Christopher Lawrence to Join Lazard Financial Advisory as a Managing Director and Deputy Chairman

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) announced today that Christopher Lawrence will
join Lazard’s Financial Advisory business as a Managing Director and
Deputy Chairman, Investment Banking, based in New York, effective
October 2. Mr. Lawrence joins from Rothschild, where he was Deputy
Chairman of Global Financial Advisory.

Mr. Lawrence was with Rothschild since 2005. Before that, he was Chief
Strategic Officer of Credit Suisse Group from 2003 to 2005. He was
previously a Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Board of Credit
Suisse First Boston, where he also headed the global telecoms group from
2000 to 2003. Prior to that he worked at Salomon Smith Barney, where he
was a Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. He began his investment
banking career with Salomon Brothers in 1981.

About Lazard

Lazard, one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset
management firms, operates from 43 cities across 27 countries in North
America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With
origins dating 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
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