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Evercore Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results; Quarterly Dividend of $0.68 Per Share

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NEW YORK, October 27, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Evercore Inc. (NYSE: EVR):

Third Quarter Results

Year to Date Results

U.S. GAAP

Adjusted

U.S. GAAP

Adjusted

Q3 2021

Q3 2020

Q3 2021

Q3 2020

YTD 2021

YTD 2020

YTD 2021

YTD 2020

Net Revenues ($ mm)

$

823.6

$

402.5

$

831.6

$

408.5

$

2,173.7

$

1,336.6

$

2,192.7

$

1,357.4

Operating Income ($ mm)

$

245.2

$

63.7

$

261.8

$

77.7

$

646.4

$

199.7

$

673.9

$

262.9

Net Income Attributable to Evercore Inc. ($ mm)

$

159.5

$

42.6

$

188.3

$

52.6

$

444.3

$

130.2

$

504.9

$

182.2

Diluted Earnings Per Share

$

3.74

$

1.01

$

3.96

$

1.11

$

10.19

$

3.09

$

10.41

$

3.85

Compensation Ratio

59.1

%

64.5

%

58.5

%

63.6

%

59.3

%

64.7

%

58.8

%

63.6

%

Operating Margin

29.8

%

15.8

%

31.5

%

19.0

%

29.7

%

14.9

%

30.7

%

19.4

%

Effective Tax Rate

24.0

%

23.5

%

25.6

%

27.2

%

21.0

%

24.5

%

22.8

%

26.1

%

Business and Financial

Highlights

Record 3Q and YTD Revenues on a U.S. GAAP and an Adjusted basis; fourth straight quarter of Advisory revenues greater than $500 million

#1 league table ranking(1) in announced M&A volume both globally and in the U.S. among independents and #7 in the U.S. among all firms over the last twelve months

Advising on three of the top 10 largest announced U.S. M&A transactions of 2021

ECM activity continues to be diverse across sectors and products, including more diverse deals in Healthcare and strength in TMT, Consumer and Industrials

Evercore ISI recognized as the top independent research firm in the Institutional Investor All-America Equity Research team rankings for the eighth straight year and ranked #2 among all firms on a weighted basis

Talent

Three Advisory Senior Managing Directors recently joined Evercore: Adi Jayaraman in October covering the FinTech sector, Brad David in September strengthening coverage of Financial Sponsors and Brad Wolff in August enhancing coverage of the Healthcare sector

Celeste Mellet became CFO of Evercore effective September 1

Three additional Advisory Senior Managing Directors are committed to join Evercore in 2021, strengthening our coverage in the Power and Renewables and Basic Materials sectors

Dialogue with potential senior level talent remains robust and lateral hiring at other levels continues to be strong

Capital Return

Quarterly dividend of $0.68 per share

Record levels of capital return with $631.5 million returned to shareholders during the first nine months of 2021 through dividends and repurchases of 4.1 million shares at an average price of $129.22

(1) Based on Refinitiv rankings

Evercore Inc. (NYSE: EVR) today announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

LEADERSHIP COMMENTARY

John S. Weinberg, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, "We continue to advise our clients on a wide array of transactions, reflecting the breadth, diversity and strength of our franchise. The ongoing robust environment for M&A activity and the continued success of many of our strategic growth initiatives aimed at expanding and enhancing our platform contributed to our second best revenue quarter ever. We ranked(1) #1 globally and in the U.S. among independents in the M&A league tables, strong momentum continues in our Capital Advisory businesses and our Underwriting business continues to perform well with greater sector diversity. And Evercore ISI was once again recognized by Institutional Investor as the top independent research firm. Looking ahead, our pipeline continues to be strong and we remain focused on addressing our clients’ objectives, growing our firm and returning capital to shareholders."

Ralph Schlosstein, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer, "Our strong quarterly results indicate that our long-term growth strategy is working. We continue to attract and hire exceptionally talented individuals in areas that offer significant growth opportunities, including three recent Advisory SMD hires that enhance our coverage of the Healthcare and FinTech sectors and our coverage of Financial Sponsors. We also have three additional individuals committed to join Evercore in 2021 who will further enhance key areas of strategic importance, including the Power and Renewables and Basic Materials sectors. In addition to executing on our growth and hiring initiatives, we continue to pass along our financial success to our shareholders. In the third quarter, we returned $135.2 million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends, bringing our year-to-date capital return to $631.5 million through a combination of dividends and buybacks. We are committed to returning excess cash flow to our shareholders through share repurchases."

Roger C. Altman, Founder and Senior Chairman, "The Firm has exceptional momentum, accentuated by a strong recruiting year which has, again, expanded our coverage and footprint."

(1) Based on Refinitiv rankings

Evercore's quarterly results may fluctuate significantly due to the timing and amount of transaction fees earned, as well as other factors. Accordingly, financial results in any particular quarter may not be representative of future results over a longer period of time.

Business Segments:

Evercore's business results are categorized into two segments: Investment Banking and Investment Management. Investment Banking includes providing advice to clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other strategic corporate transactions, as well as services related to securities underwriting, private placement services and commissions for agency-based equity trading services and equity research. Investment Management includes Wealth Management and interests in private equity funds which are not managed by the Company, as well as advising third-party investors through affiliates and historically through Institutional Asset Management. See pages A-2 to A-10 for further information and reconciliations of these segment results to our U.S. GAAP consolidated results.

Non-GAAP Measures:

Throughout this release certain information is presented on an adjusted basis, which is a non-GAAP measure. Adjusted results begin with information prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"), and then those results are adjusted to exclude certain items and reflect the conversion of vested and certain unvested Evercore LP Units into Class A shares. Evercore believes that the disclosed adjusted measures and any adjustments thereto, when presented in conjunction with comparable U.S. GAAP measures, are useful to investors to compare Evercore's results across several periods and facilitate an understanding of Evercore's operating results. Evercore uses these measures to evaluate its operating performance, as well as the performance of individual employees. These measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Evercore's Adjusted Net Income Attributable to Evercore Inc. for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 was higher than U.S. GAAP as a result of certain business acquisition-related and disposition-related charges and Special Charges, Including Business Realignment Costs. Acquisition-related charges for 2021 include professional fees incurred. Special Charges, Including Business Realignment Costs, in 2021 relate to the write-down of certain assets associated with a legacy private equity investment relationship which, consistent with the Company's current investment strategy, the Company decided to wind down during the third quarter of 2021.

The gain on the redemption of the G5 debt security in the second quarter of 2021 was excluded from Adjusted Net Revenues.

Evercore's Adjusted Diluted Shares Outstanding for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 were higher than U.S. GAAP, as a result of the inclusion of certain Evercore LP Units.

Further details of these adjustments, as well as an explanation of similar amounts for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 are included in pages A-2 to A-10.

Selected Financial Data – U.S. GAAP Results

The following is a discussion of Evercore's consolidated results on a U.S. GAAP basis. See pages A-6 to A-8 for our business segment results.

Net Revenues

U.S. GAAP

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

%
Change

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

%

Change

(dollars in thousands)

Investment Banking:

Advisory Fees

$

708,333

$

270,662

162

%

$

1,781,065

$

965,662

84

%

Underwriting Fees

54,381

66,499

(18

%)

181,686

181,182

%

Commissions and Related Revenue(1)

46,763

44,003

6

%

151,014

153,903

(2

%)

Investment Management:

Asset Management and Administration Fees

16,960

14,025

21

%

48,092

39,725

21

%

Other Revenue, net(1)

(2,882)

7,326

NM

11,873

(3,875)

NM

Net Revenues

$

823,555

$

402,515

105

%

$

2,173,730

$

1,336,597

63

%

1. Certain balances in the prior period were reclassified to conform to their current presentation in this release. "Commissions and Related Fees" has been renamed to "Commissions and Related Revenue" and principal trading gains and losses from our institutional equities business have been reclassified from "Other Revenue, net" to "Commissions and Related Revenue." For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, this resulted in a reclassification of $0.2 million and $0.6 million, respectively, from "Other Revenue, net" to "Commissions and Related Revenue." There was no impact on U.S. GAAP Net Revenues, Operating Income, Net Income or Earnings Per Share. See page A-3 for further information.

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

%
Change

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

%

Change

Total Number of Fees from Advisory Client Transactions(1)

257

206

25

%

586

475

23

%

Total Number of Fees of at Least $1 million from Advisory Client Transactions(1)

130

74

76

%

349

224

56

%

Total Number of Underwriting Transactions

28

30

(7

%)

98

78

26

%

Total Number of Underwriting Transactions as a Bookrunner

26

23

13

%

82

52

58

%

1. Includes Advisory and Underwriting Transactions.

As of September 30,

2021

2020

%
Change

Assets Under Management ($ mm)(1)

Wealth Management(2)

$

11,316

$

9,517

19

%

Institutional Asset Management

1,420

NM

Total Assets Under Management

$

11,316

$

10,937

3

%

1. Assets Under Management reflect end of period amounts from our consolidated subsidiaries.

2. Assets Under Management includes Evercore assets which are managed by Evercore Wealth Management of $76.3 million and $223.4 million as of September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Advisory Fees Third quarter Advisory Fees increased $437.7 million, or 162%, year-over-year, reflecting an increase in the number of fees earned and an increase in revenue earned from large transactions. Year-to-date Advisory Fees increased $815.4 million, or 84%, year-over-year, reflecting an increase in the number of fees earned and an increase in revenue earned from large transactions.

Underwriting Fees Third quarter Underwriting Fees decreased $12.1 million, or 18%, year-over-year, reflecting a decrease in both the number of transactions we participated in and the relative fee size of those transactions. Year-to-date Underwriting Fees increased $0.5 million, reflecting an increase in the number of transactions we participated in, partially offset by a decrease in the relative fee size of our participation in those transactions, as we participated in several of the largest deals in our history last year.

Commissions and Related Revenue Third quarter Commissions and Related Revenue increased $2.8 million, or 6%, year-over-year, reflecting increased trading volume compared to the prior year period. Year-to-date Commissions and Related Revenue decreased $2.9 million, or 2%, year-over-year, reflecting lower volatility compared to the prior year period.

Asset Management and Administration Fees Third quarter Asset Management and Administration Fees increased $2.9 million, or 21%, year-over-year, driven by an increase in fees from Wealth Management clients as associated AUM increased 19%. Year-to-date Asset Management and Administration Fees increased $8.4 million, or 21%, year-over-year, driven by an increase in fees from Wealth Management clients as associated AUM increased 19%.

Other Revenue Third quarter Other Revenue, net, decreased $10.2 million year-over-year, primarily driven by lower performance of our investment funds portfolio, which is used as an economic hedge against our deferred cash compensation program. Year-to-date Other Revenue, net, increased $15.7 million year-over-year, primarily driven by higher performance of our investment funds portfolio, as well as a gain on the redemption of the G5 debt security in the second quarter of 2021.

Expenses

U.S. GAAP

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

%
Change

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

%

Change

(dollars in thousands)

Employee Compensation and Benefits

$

486,471

$

259,812

87

%

$

1,289,659

$

864,600

49

%

Compensation Ratio

59.1

%

64.5

%

59.3

%

64.7

%

Non-Compensation Costs

$

83,377

$

71,637

16

%

$

229,143

$

232,665

(2

%)

Non-Compensation Ratio

10.1

%

17.8

%

10.5

%

17.4

%

Special Charges, Including Business Realignment Costs

$

8,554

$

7,380

16

%

$

8,554

$

39,614

(78

%)

Employee Compensation and Benefits Third quarter Employee Compensation and Benefits increased $226.7 million, or 87%, year-over-year. The third quarter compensation ratio was 59.1% versus 64.5% for the prior year period. Year-to-date Employee Compensation and Benefits increased $425.1 million, or 49%, year-over-year. The year-to-date compensation ratio was 59.3% versus 64.7% for the prior year period. The increase in the amount of compensation recognized in both the third quarter and year-to-date period principally reflects a higher accrual for incentive compensation, higher base salaries and higher amortization of prior period deferred compensation awards, as well as increased headcount year over year. The decrease in the compensation ratios for both the third quarter and year-to-date period reflects leverage achieved on higher revenues in the current quarter and year-to-date period. See "Deferred Compensation" for more information.

Non-Compensation Costs Third quarter Non-Compensation Costs increased $11.7 million, or 16%, year-over-year, primarily driven by increases in professional fees and travel and related expenses. The third quarter Non-Compensation ratio of 10.1% decreased from 17.8% for the prior year period. Year-to-date Non-Compensation Costs decreased $3.5 million, or 2%, year-over-year, primarily driven by a decrease in travel and related expenses, as well as a decrease in bad debt expense, partially offset by an increase in professional fees. The year-to-date Non-Compensation ratio of 10.5% decreased from 17.4% for the prior year period. The decrease in the Non-Compensation ratios for both the third quarter and year-to-date period principally reflects leverage achieved on higher revenues in the current quarter and year-to-date period.

Special Charges, Including Business Realignment Costs Third quarter and year-to-date 2021 Special Charges, Including Business Realignment Costs, relate to the write-down of certain assets associated with a legacy private equity investment relationship which, consistent with the Company's current investment strategy, the Company decided to wind down during the third quarter of 2021.

In 2020, the Company completed a review of operations focused on markets, sectors and people which delivered lower levels of productivity in an effort to attain greater flexibility of operations and better position itself for future growth. This review generated reductions of approximately 8% of our headcount.

In conjunction with the employment reductions, the Company incurred separation and transition benefits and related costs for certain employees terminated as a result of the Company's review of its operations of $7.3 million and $37.6 million for third quarter and year-to-date 2020, respectively, which have been recorded as Special Charges, Including Business Realignment Costs, and are excluded from our Adjusted results.

Third quarter and year-to-date 2020 Special Charges, Including Business Realignment Costs, also reflect the acceleration of depreciation expense for leasehold improvements and certain other fixed assets in conjunction with the expansion of our headquarters in New York and our business realignment initiatives of $0.1 million and $2.1 million, respectively.

Effective Tax Rate

The third quarter effective tax rate was 24.0% versus 23.5% for the prior year period. The year-to-date effective tax rate was 21.0% versus 24.5% for the prior year period. The effective tax rate is principally impacted by the deduction associated with the appreciation or depreciation in the Firm's share price upon vesting of employee share-based awards above or below the original grant price. The year-to-date provision for income taxes for 2021 reflects an additional tax benefit of $17.4 million versus an additional tax expense of $0.1 million for the prior year period, due to the net impact associated with the appreciation or depreciation in our share price upon vesting of employee share-based awards above or below the original grant price.

Selected Financial Data – Adjusted Results

The following is a discussion of Evercore's consolidated results on an Adjusted basis. See pages 3 and A-2 to A-10 for further information and reconciliations of these metrics to our U.S. GAAP results. See pages A-6 to A-8 for our business segment results.

Adjusted Net Revenues

Adjusted

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

%
Change

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

%

Change

(dollars in thousands)

Investment Banking:

Advisory Fees(1)

$

708,897

$

271,232

161

%

$

1,782,347

$

966,833

84

%

Underwriting Fees

54,381

66,499

(18

%)

181,686

181,182

%

Commissions and Related Revenue(2)

46,763

44,003

6

%

151,014

153,903

(2

%)

Investment Management:

Asset Management and Administration Fees(3)

20,077

16,566

21

%

56,909

47,106

21

%

Other Revenue, net(2)

1,511

10,189

(85

%)

20,768

8,364

148

%

Net Revenues

$

831,629

$

408,489

104

%

$

2,192,724

$

1,357,388

62

%

1. Advisory Fees on an Adjusted basis reflect the reclassification of earnings related to our equity method investment in Luminis of $0.6 million and $1.3 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, and $0.6 million and $1.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively.

2. Certain balances in the prior period were reclassified to conform to their current presentation in this release. "Commissions and Related Fees" has been renamed to "Commissions and Related Revenue" and principal trading gains and losses from our institutional equities business have been reclassified from "Other Revenue, net" to "Commissions and Related Revenue." For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, this resulted in a reclassification of $0.2 million and $0.6 million, respectively, from "Other Revenue, net" to "Commissions and Related Revenue." There was no impact on Adjusted Net Revenues, Operating Income, Net Income or Earnings Per Share. See page A-3 for further information.

3. Asset Management and Administration Fees on an Adjusted basis reflect the reclassification of earnings related to our equity method investments in Atalanta Sosnoff and ABS of $3.1 million and $8.8 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, and $2.5 million and $7.4 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively.

See page 4 for additional business metrics.

Advisory Fees Third quarter adjusted Advisory Fees increased $437.7 million, or 161%, year-over-year, reflecting an increase in the number of fees earned and an increase in revenue earned from large transactions. Year-to-date adjusted Advisory Fees increased $815.5 million, or 84%, year-over-year, reflecting an increase in the number of Advisory fees earned and an increase in revenue earned from large transactions.

Underwriting Fees Third quarter Underwriting Fees decreased $12.1 million, or 18%, year-over-year, reflecting a decrease in both the number of transactions we participated in and the relative fee size of those transactions. Year-to-date Underwriting Fees increased $0.5 million, reflecting an increase in the number of transactions we participated in, partially offset by a decrease in the relative fee size of our participation in those transactions, as we participated in several of the largest deals in our history last year.

Commissions and Related Revenue Third quarter Commissions and Related Revenue increased $2.8 million, or 6%, year-over-year, reflecting increased trading volume compared to the prior year period. Year-to-date Commissions and Related Revenue decreased $2.9 million, or 2%, year-over-year, reflecting lower volatility compared to the prior year period.

Asset Management and Administration Fees Third quarter adjusted Asset Management and Administration Fees increased $3.5 million, or 21%, year-over-year, primarily driven by an increase in fees from Wealth Management clients, as associated AUM increased 19%, as well as a 23% increase in equity in earnings of affiliates, driven by higher income earned by ABS and Atalanta Sosnoff during the quarter. Year-to-date adjusted Asset Management and Administration Fees increased $9.8 million, or 21%, year-over-year, primarily driven by an increase in fees from Wealth Management clients, as associated AUM increased 19%, as well as a 19% increase in equity in earnings of affiliates, driven by higher income earned by ABS and Atalanta Sosnoff in 2021.

Other Revenue Third quarter adjusted Other Revenue, net, decreased $8.7 million, or 85%, year-over-year, primarily driven by lower performance of our investment funds portfolio, which is used as an economic hedge against our deferred cash compensation program. Year-to-date adjusted Other Revenue, net, increased $12.4 million, or 148%, year-over-year, primarily driven by higher performance of our investment funds portfolio.

Adjusted Expenses

Adjusted

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

%
Change

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

%

Change

(dollars in thousands)

Employee Compensation and Benefits

$

486,471

$

259,812

87

%

$

1,289,659

$

863,533

49

%

Compensation Ratio

58.5

%

63.6

%

58.8

%

63.6

%

Non-Compensation Costs

$

83,377

$

71,014

17

%

$

229,136

$

230,922

(1

%)

Non-Compensation Ratio

10.0

%

17.4

%

10.4

%

17.0

%

Employee Compensation and Benefits Third quarter adjusted Employee Compensation and Benefits increased $226.7 million, or 87%, year-over-year. The third quarter adjusted compensation ratio was 58.5% versus 63.6% for the prior year period. Year-to-date adjusted Employee Compensation and Benefits increased $426.1 million, or 49%, year-over-year. The year-to-date adjusted compensation ratio was 58.8% versus 63.6% for the prior year period. The increase in the amount of adjusted compensation recognized in both the third quarter and year-to-date period principally reflects a higher accrual for incentive compensation, higher base salaries and higher amortization of prior period deferred compensation awards, as well as increased headcount year over year. The decrease in the adjusted compensation ratios for both the third quarter and year-to-date period reflects leverage achieved on higher revenues in the current quarter and year-to-date period. See "Deferred Compensation" for more information.

Non-Compensation Costs Third quarter adjusted Non-Compensation Costs increased $12.4 million, or 17%, year-over-year, primarily driven by increases in professional fees and travel and related expenses. The third quarter adjusted Non-Compensation ratio of 10.0% decreased from 17.4% for the prior year period. Year-to-date adjusted Non-Compensation Costs decreased $1.8 million, or 1%, year-over-year, primarily driven by a decrease in travel and related expenses, as well as a decrease in bad debt expense, partially offset by an increase in professional fees. The year-to-date adjusted Non-Compensation ratio of 10.4% decreased from 17.0% for the prior year period. The decrease in the adjusted Non-Compensation ratios for both the third quarter and year-to-date period principally reflects leverage achieved on higher revenues in the current quarter and year-to-date period.

Adjusted Effective Tax Rate

The third quarter adjusted effective tax rate was 25.6% versus 27.2% for the prior year period. The year-to-date adjusted effective tax rate was 22.8% versus 26.1% for the prior year period. The adjusted effective tax rate is principally impacted by the deduction associated with the appreciation or depreciation in the Firm's share price upon vesting of employee share-based awards above or below the original grant price. The year-to-date adjusted provision for income taxes for 2021 reflects an additional tax benefit of $18.5 million versus an additional tax expense of $0.1 million for the prior year period, due to the net impact associated with the appreciation or depreciation in our share price upon vesting of employee share-based awards above or below the original grant price.

Liquidity

The Company continues to maintain a strong balance sheet. As of September 30, 2021, cash and cash equivalents were $478.8 million, investment securities and certificates of deposit were $1.3 billion and current assets exceeded current liabilities by $1.4 billion. Amounts due related to the Notes Payable were $376.0 million at September 30, 2021.

Headcount

As of September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company employed approximately 1,950 and 1,900 people, respectively, worldwide.

As of September 30, 2021 and 2020, the Company employed 152(1) and 149(2) total Senior Managing Directors, respectively, of which 112(1) and 109(2), respectively, were Advisory Senior Managing Directors.

(1) Senior Managing Director headcount as of September 30, 2021, adjusted to include one Advisory Senior Managing Director that joined in October 2021 and three additional Advisory Senior Managing Directors committed to join in 2021.

(2) Senior Managing Director headcount as of September 30, 2020, adjusted for known departures related to the Company's realignment in 2020.

Deferred Compensation

Year-to-date, the Company granted to certain employees approximately 2.1 million unvested restricted stock units ("RSUs") (including 1.9 million granted in conjunction with the 2020 bonus awards) with a grant date fair value of approximately $251.5 million. The total shares available to be granted in the future under the Amended 2016 Plan was approximately 5.1 million as of September 30, 2021.

In addition, during the first quarter of 2021, as part of the 2020 bonus awards, the Company granted approximately $97 million of deferred cash awards to certain employees, related to our deferred cash compensation program.

The Company recognized compensation expense related to RSUs and our deferred cash compensation program of $84.6 million and $262.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, and $74.1 million and $232.4 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively.

As of September 30, 2021, the Company has approximately 5.3 million unvested RSUs with an aggregate grant date fair value of $516.6 million. RSUs are expensed over the service period of the award, subject to retirement eligibility, and generally vest over four years.

As of September 30, 2021, the Company expects to pay an aggregate of $324.7 million related to our deferred cash compensation program at various dates through 2025, subject to certain vesting events. Amounts due pursuant to this program are expensed over the service period of the award, subject to retirement eligibility, and are reflected in Accrued Compensation and Benefits, a component of current liabilities.

Capital Return Transactions

On October 26, 2021, the Board of Directors of Evercore declared a quarterly dividend of $0.68 per share to be paid on December 10, 2021 to common stockholders of record on November 26, 2021.

During the third quarter, the Company repurchased approximately 21 thousand shares from employees for the net settlement of stock-based compensation awards at an average price per share of $137.39, and approximately 0.8 million shares at an average price per share of $132.52 in open market transactions pursuant to the Company's share repurchase program. The aggregate approximately 0.8 million shares were acquired at an average price per share of $132.64. Year-to-date, the Company repurchased approximately 1.0 million shares from employees for the net settlement of stock-based compensation awards at an average price per share of $117.46, and approximately 3.1 million shares at an average price per share of $132.79 in open market transactions pursuant to the Company's share repurchase program. The aggregate approximately 4.1 million shares were acquired at an average price per share of $129.22.

Conference Call

Evercore will host a related conference call beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time, Wednesday, October 27, 2021, accessible via telephone and the Internet. Investors and analysts may participate in the live conference call by dialing (877) 359-9508 (toll-free domestic) or (224) 357-2393 (international); passcode: 2485748. Please register at least 10 minutes before the conference call begins. A replay of the call will be available for one week via telephone starting approximately one hour after the call ends. The replay can be accessed at (855) 859-2056 (toll-free domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international); passcode: 2485748. A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available on the For Investors section of Evercore’s website at www.evercore.com. The webcast will be archived on Evercore’s website for 30 days after the call.

About Evercore

Evercore (NYSE: EVR) is a premier global independent investment banking advisory firm. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve superior results through trusted independent and innovative advice on matters of strategic significance to boards of directors, management teams and shareholders, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic shareholder advisory, restructurings, and capital structure. Evercore also assists clients in raising public and private capital and delivers equity research and equity sales and agency trading execution, in addition to providing wealth and investment management services to high net worth and institutional investors. Founded in 1995, the Firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices and affiliate offices in major financial centers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, please visit www.evercore.com.

Basis of Alternative Financial Statement Presentation

Our Adjusted results are a non-GAAP measure. As discussed further under "Non-GAAP Measures", Evercore believes that the disclosed Adjusted measures and any adjustments thereto, when presented in conjunction with comparable U.S. GAAP measures, are useful to investors to compare Evercore's results across several periods and better reflects how management views its operating results. These measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. A reconciliation of our U.S. GAAP results to Adjusted results is presented in the tables included in the following pages.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which reflect our current views with respect to, among other things, Evercore's operations and financial performance. In some cases, you can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as "outlook," "backlog," "believes," "expects," "potential," "probable," "continues," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "predicts," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "anticipates" or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this release are forward-looking statements and are based on various underlying assumptions and expectations and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions, and may include projections of our future financial performance based on our growth strategies and anticipated trends in Evercore's business. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. Evercore believes these factors include, but are not limited to, those described under "Risk Factors" discussed in Evercore's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and Registration Statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this release. In addition, new risks and uncertainties emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Evercore to predict all risks and uncertainties, nor can Evercore assess the impact of all factors on our business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not rely upon forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results and Evercore does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. Evercore undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 AND 2020

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

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