Lazard Hires Mark Renton as a Managing Director, Financial Advisory

Bolsters Energy group with international oil and gas expertise

NEW YORK--()--Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) today announced that Mark Renton has joined the firm as a Managing Director, Financial Advisory, focused on international oil and gas. Mr. Renton is the former Vice Chairman, Global Energy at Citigroup. He has advised oil and gas companies on mergers and acquisitions and strategic matters since 1995, most recently based in New York and in Hong Kong from 2005 to 2010.

“Mark’s oil and gas industry knowledge, experience and international relationships make him a strong addition to our global Energy team,” said Antonio Weiss, Global Head of Investment Banking of Lazard.

Mr. Renton was at Citigroup, and predecessor Salomon Brothers, for 25 years. Prior to his role as Vice Chairman, Global Energy, Mr. Renton was Global Co-Head of the Public Sector Group. Prior to that, he was Head of Investment Banking, Asia-Pacific, and previously was Co-Head of the Energy Group. Mr. Renton holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MA from Oxford University.

About Lazard

Lazard, one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 42 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. With origins dating back to 1848, the firm provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, strategic matters, restructuring and capital structure, capital raising and corporate finance, as well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments and individuals. For more information on Lazard, please visit www.lazard.com.

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Contacts

Lazard Ltd
Judi Frost Mackey, +1-212-632-1428
judi.mackey@lazard.com
Richard Creswell, +44 207 187 2305
richard.creswell@lazard.com
Monica Orbe, +1-212-632-6968
monica.orbe@lazard.com