Lazard Hires Brendan Dyson as Managing Director in Corporate Finance Advisory Group

Enhances Firms Convertible Securities Advisory Effort

NEW YORK--()--Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) today announced that Brendan Dyson has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its Corporate Finance Advisory group. Mr. Dyson, 49, was recently Managing Director and Convertible Securities Group Head at Piper Jaffray. Based in San Francisco, he will lead a new convertible securities advisory team, enhancing the firms current Corporate Finance Advisory business.

Brendan is a top-tier convertible securities professional, who has built his 25-year career on providing quality service and advice to clients on complex refinancing and corporate finance, said Kenneth Jacobs, CEO of Lazard North America. He and his team will support our existing Corporate Finance Advisory business, and bolster our efforts on the West Coast.

While at Piper Jaffray from 2002 until 2007, Mr. Dyson led the convertible origination, advisory and sales and trading practice. Prior to joining Piper Jaffray, he was a Managing Director with Robertson Stephens for ten years, where he founded and built its convertible securities desk.

Lazards Corporate Finance Advisory group provides advice to corporations with respect to all forms of public and private equity, and equity-linked financings.

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Contacts

Lazard
Judi Mackey, +1 212-632-1428
judi.mackey@lazard.com
or
Richard Creswell, +44 207 187 2305
richard.creswell@lazard.com