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Lazard Announces Commencement of Senior Notes Offering and Concurrent Tender Offer by Lazard Group LLC

Lazard, Inc. (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that its subsidiary Lazard Group LLC (“Lazard Group”) is commencing an offering (the “Offering”) of one or more series of its senior notes (the “Notes”). The Notes would be issued by Lazard Group and would be offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Notes would be senior unsecured obligations of Lazard Group.

Concurrently with the Offering, Lazard Group is commencing a cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) for any and all of its outstanding 3.750% Senior Notes due February 13, 2025 (the “2025 Notes”).

Lazard Group intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the Offering to repurchase all 2025 Notes that are validly tendered and not validly withdrawn and accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer, and to pay fees and expenses related to the Tender Offer, and to use the remaining amount for general corporate purposes.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Lazard Frères & Co. LLC are acting as joint lead book-running managers and joint lead managers for the Offering.

The Offering is being made solely by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Tel: (800) 831-9146, Email: An electronic copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement, together with the accompanying prospectus, is also available on the SEC’s website,

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes, nor shall there be any sale of the Notes in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. is acting as the lead dealer manager and Lazard Frères & Co. LLC is acting as a co-dealer manager (together, the “Dealer Managers”) for the Tender Offer. Requests for documents may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc., the tender agent and information agent (in such capacities, the “Tender and Information Agent”), by telephone at (212) 269-5550, in writing at Attn: Michael Horthman, 48 Wall Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York, 10005 or by email at Copies of the Offer Documents are also available at the following website: Questions regarding the Tender Offer may be directed to Citigroup Global Markets Inc. by telephone at (800) 558-3745 (toll-free) or (212) 723-6106 (collect) or in writing at Attn: Liability Management Group, 388 Greenwich Street, Trading 4th Floor, New York, New York 10013. None of Lazard Group or its affiliates, their respective boards of directors, the Dealer Managers, the Tender and Information Agent or the trustee for the 2025 Notes makes any recommendation as to whether holders should tender any of their 2025 Notes. Holders must make their own decision as to whether to tender any of their 2025 Notes and, if so, the principal amount of their 2025 Notes to tender.

This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the 2025 Notes. The Tender Offer is being made solely by means of the Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal and Notice of Guaranteed Delivery dated March 6, 2024. The Tender Offer is void in all jurisdictions where it is prohibited. In those jurisdictions where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Tender Offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the Tender Offer will be deemed to be made on behalf of Lazard Group by the Dealer Managers or one or more registered brokers or dealers licensed under the laws of such jurisdictions.

About Lazard

Founded in 1848, Lazard is one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, with operations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Lazard provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and capital solutions, restructuring and liability management, geopolitics, and other strategic matters, as well as asset management and investment solutions to institutions, corporations, governments, partnerships, family offices, and high net worth individuals. For more information, please visit

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