John Goldasich joins Lazard as a Managing Director in Consumer and Retail Group, Financial Advisory

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July 27, 2022

NEW YORK, July 26, 2022 – Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) announced today that John Goldasich has joined the firm as a Managing Director in the Consumer and Retail Group within Financial Advisory, effective immediately. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Mr. Goldasich specializes in the restaurant and food service sector, as well as consumer services, multi-unit retail and franchise businesses.

“John brings more than 18 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience,
advising clients on M&A and other strategic financial matters,” said Bob Frost, CEO of Private
Market Advisory at Lazard. “He will add depth and scale to Lazard’s private market consumer
advisory effort, deliver tremendous value to clients, and complement other areas of the firm’s
retail coverage.”

Mr. Goldasich joins Lazard from consumer investment bank Arlington Capital Advisors, where he
was a Partner and Managing Director. As Head of the Restaurant and Multi-Unit Practice, he built
a business in restaurants, franchising and consumer services, where he advised many of the
leading private companies in the segment on raising capital for emerging brands, as well as in
traditional M&A advisory services. He began his career at AmSouth Capital Markets (now Regions
Securities) as a capital markets analyst. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from
Lipscomb University and a master’s degree in Management, Economics and International
Relations from the University of St. Andrews.

About Lazard

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