Natixis confirms the sale of its stake in Lazard

Paris, France, June 26, 2014

Natixis confirms the sale on June 26, 2014 of all its shares of Lazard, for an amount of c.$356m, i.e. 5.4% of the total capital of Lazard.

Deutsche Bank Securities acted as sole bookrunner in the transaction.

This sale is in line with Natixis’ dynamic core business asset allocation policy part of the 2014-2017 strategic plan, and is a continuation of the actions carried out since 2009.

Natixis and Lazard reaffirm their willingness to pursue a long term and fruitful relationship regarding French equity capital markets activities and in that regard are pursuing their cooperation agreement. Laurent Mignon will remain on the Lazard Board as an independent director.