In addition, Lazard plans to host a conference call to discuss the company’s first-half and second-quarter 2009 results at 10:00 am. EDT on Wednesday, July 29, 2009. Lazard’s Bruce Wasserstein, Chairman & CEO, Steven J. Golub, Vice Chairman, and Michael J. Castellano, Chief Financial Officer, will host the call.
The conference call can be accessed via a live audio web cast available through Lazard’s Investor Relations website at lazard.com, or by dialing 1 (877) 397-0235 (U.S. and Canada) or +1 (719) 325-4847 (outside of the U.S. and Canada), 15 minutes prior to the start of the conference call.
A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 1:00 pm. EDT on July 29, 2009, through August 12, 2009, via the Lazard Investor Relations website, or by dialing 1 (888) 203-1112 (for the U.S. and Canada) or +1 (719) 457-0820 (outside of the U.S. and Canada). The replay access code is 8120144.
Lazard, one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 39 cities across 24 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, restructuring and capital raising, as well as asset management services to corporations, partnerships, institutions, governments, and individuals.
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• Competitive pressure.
Richard Creswell, T: +44 207 187 2305 / E: richard.creswell[.]lazard.com.
Michael J. Castellano, Chief Financial Officer / P: +1 212 632 8262
Jean Greene / P: +1 212 632 1905 / E: investorrelations[.]lazard.com.
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