Lazard Ltd.'s CEO of Lazard Asset Management just picked up 127,603 shares

Ashish Bhutani, Lazard Ltd.'s CEO of Lazard Asset Management and a director of the company, recently acquired 127,603 shares of the company. The buys took place at prices ranging from $0.00 to $36.85 per share, on February 21, 2019. Bhutani now owns 194,225 shares of the company. Bhutani operates out of New York, NY. Some additional info was provided as follows:

The reporting person is eligible for retirement under the Company's RSU Retirement Policy, which is described in the Company's 2018 Proxy Statement. The performance conditions for certain Performance-based Restricted Stock Units ("PRSUs") that were previously granted to the reporting person have been satisfied and, as a result of the reporting person's retirement eligibility, such PRSUs are being treated as s ubject to taxation and have been settled in the form of Restricted Class A Common Stock. The Restricted Class A Common Stock, excluding the portion required to be withheld in order to pay the related taxes (in accordance with the applicable award agreements), will remain subject to all restrictive covenants and sales restrictions contained in the underlying award agreements until the original vesting dates set forth therein. Represents shares of Class A Common Stock retained by the Company to cover taxes required to be withheld in connection with the settlement of PRSUs. Represents the New York Stock Exchange closing price of Class A Common Stock on the trading day immediately preceding the settlement date of the PRSUs referenced in Footnote (1). Amount excludes 596,863 shares of Class A Common Stock directly or indirectly beneficially owned by the reporting person. Represents prior grants of PRSUs awarded with respect to compensation for 2015, 2016 and 2017 for which performance conditions have been satisfied. The grants were previously reflected in the Company's proxy statements for the relevant years. Each PRSU (the performance conditions of which have been satisfied) represents a contingent right to receive one share of Class A Common Stock.

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see the filing, click here.

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