Lazard reports full-year and Q4 2017 results

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February 01, 2018

NEW YORK, February 1, 2018 – Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) today reported record annual operating revenue1 of $2,655 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. Net income, as adjusted1 and excluding one-time charges2, was $501 million, or $3.78 per share (diluted) for the year. Annual net income on a U.S. GAAP basis for the year was $254 million, or $1.91 per share (diluted).

For the fourth quarter of 2017, net income, as adjusted1 and excluding one-time charges2, was $148 million, or $1.12 per share (diluted). On a U.S. GAAP basis, net loss for the fourth quarter was $84 million, or $0.70 per share (diluted).

“Our record operating performance in 2017 underscores the strength of our business model, the power of our franchise, and the results we are achieving for clients,” said Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lazard. “We have momentum in an improving global macroeconomic environment, and we continue to invest in our business to serve clients, capitalize on growth opportunities and build shareholder value.”

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