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Michael J. Castellano, Chief Financial Officer, Lazard, to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking and Financial Services Conference on November 17, 2010

NEW YORK, Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Michael J. Castellano, Chief Financial Officer of Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ), is scheduled to deliver a presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banking and Financial Services Conference on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 8:50 a.m. EST.

The presentation will be available via a live webcast on the Lazard Investor Relations website at www.lazard.com. A replay will be available on the same website by the next day, and for 14 days following the conference.

About Lazard Lazard, one of the world's preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 41 cities across 26 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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LAZ-G SOURCE: Lazard Ltd CONTACT: Lazard Media: Investor Relations 212-632-2685 or 1-877-266-8601 (U.S. only) investorrelations@lazard.com or Investors: Judi Frost Mackey, 212-632-1428 judi.mackey@lazard.com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

North America

New York INDUSTRY KEYWORD: Professional Services

Banking

Finance SUBJECT CODE: Conference