Lazard reports full-year and Q4 2016 results

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February 02, 2017

NEW YORK, February 2, 2017 – Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) today reported net income, as adjusted1, of $410 million for the year ended December 31, 2016. Net income per share, as adjusted1, was $3.09 (diluted), compared to $3.60 per share (diluted) for 20152.

On a U.S. GAAP basis, net income was $388 million for the year ended December 31, 2016, or $2.92 per share (diluted), which included a net charge of $0.17 per share (diluted), compared to $7.40 per share (diluted) for 2015, which included a net benefit of $3.80 per share (diluted) (primarily tax-related)2. Pre-tax income per share (diluted), as adjusted1, was 6% lower than 2015.

Fourth-quarter 2016 net income, as adjusted1, was $150 million, or $1.13 per share (diluted). Fourth-quarter 2016 net income on a U.S. GAAP basis was $128 million, or $0.96 per share

“Record operating revenue in the fourth quarter capped a strong year for Lazard,” said Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lazard. “We achieved these results in a volatile market environment while investing in the firm to reinforce our competitive advantage and meet the evolving needs of our clients.”

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