Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

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Item2.02

Results of Operations and Financial
Condition.

On April27, 2017, Lazard Ltd (the Company) issued a press release
announcing financial results for its first quarter ended March31,
2017. A copy of the Companys press release containing this
information is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on
Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

The information furnished to this Item2.02, including Exhibit
99.1, shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section18 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act) or otherwise
subject to the liabilities under that Section and shall not be
deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing of the
Company under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act.

Item5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security
Holders.

On April25, 2017, the Company held its 2017 Annual General
Meeting of Shareholders, at which the shareholders of the Company
(i)elected Kenneth M. Jacobs, Michelle Jarrard and Philip A.
Laskawy to the Companys Board of Directors for a three-year term
expiring at the conclusion of the Companys annual general meeting
in 2020; (ii)approved, on a non-binding advisory basis, a
resolution regarding executive compensation; (iii)voted, on a
non-binding advisory basis, in favor of an annual advisory vote
on executive compensation; (iv)ratified the appointment of
Deloitte Touche LLP as the Companys independent registered public
accounting firm for 2017 and authorized the Companys Board of
Directors, acting by its Audit Committee, to set their
remuneration; and (v)voted against a non-binding shareholder
proposal set forth in the Proxy Statement regarding a proposed
policy that would prohibit the vesting of equity-based awards for
senior executives of the Company due to a voluntary resignation
to enter government service (the Non-binding Shareholder
Proposal).

The number of votes cast for, against or withheld, as applicable,
and the number of abstentions and broker non-votes with respect
to each matter voted upon, as reported by our tabulation agent,
Computershare, Inc., is set forth below.

For Withheld Abstain Broker Non-Votes

1.

Election of Directors:

Kenneth M. Jacobs

91,414,676 5,460,194 * 22,889,698

Michelle Jarrard

94,636,041 2,238,829 * 22,889,698

Philip A. Laskawy

94,140,544 2,734,326 * 22,889,698
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes

2.

Non-binding advisory vote regarding executive compensation

94,312,670 2,044,288 517,912 22,889,698
1Year 2Years 3Years Abstain Broker Non-Votes

3.

Non-binding advisory vote regarding the frequency of the
advisory vote on executive compensation

91,755,024 147,688 4,860,422 111,736 22,889,698
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes

4.

Ratification of appointment of Deloitte Touche LLP as the
Companys independent registered public accounting firm for
2017 and authorization of the Companys Board of Directors,
acting by its Audit Committee, to set their remuneration
118,279,809 1,396,671 88,088
For Against Abstain Broker Non-Votes

5.

Non-binding Shareholder Proposal 32,106,774 64,616,854 151,242 22,889,698
* Not applicable

The Companys Board of Directors, taking into account various
considerations, including the non-binding advisory vote of the
Companys shareholders on the frequency of the advisory vote on
executive compensation at the Companys 2017 Annual General
Meeting of Shareholders, determined that the Company will hold a
non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation on an annual
basis.

Item9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits.The following exhibits are furnished as part of this
Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit

Number

Description of Exhibit

99.1 Press Release issued on April 27, 2017.


About Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ)

Lazard Ltd (Lazard) is a financial advisory and asset management company. The Company operates in two business segments: Financial Advisory and Asset Management. The Financial Advisory business segment offers corporate, partnership, institutional, government, sovereign and individual clients a range of financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising and various other financial matters. Its Asset Management business segment offers a range of investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies, alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor funds, financial intermediaries and private clients. It operates from approximately 40 cities in key business and financial centers over 25 countries.

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Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) closed its last trading session down -0.24 at 44.30 with 1,410,333 shares trading hands.

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