Lazard Ltd
Lazard Group LLC (Form: 8-K, Received: 11/21/2008 16:58:42)





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 17, 2008



Lazard Group LLC

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   333-126751   51-0278097

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York

New York, 10020

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 212-632-6000

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On November 17, 2008, Alexander F. Stern was named Chief Operating Officer of Lazard Ltd and Lazard Group LLC. Mr. Stern, age 42, has served as a Managing Director of Lazard since January 2002 and as the Firm’s Global Head of Strategy since February 2006. Mr. Stern previously served as a Vice President from January 1998 to December 2000 and as a Director from January 2001 to December 2001. Mr. Stern initially joined Lazard in 1994.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Scott D. Hoffman

Name:   Scott D. Hoffman
Title:   Managing Director and General Counsel

Date: November 21, 2008