NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE: OZM) (the "Company") announced today that it is changing its historical practice for setting record dates used to determine those holders of the Company's Class A Shares eligible to receive dividend payments. Going forward, the Company intends to announce the record date, ex-dividend date and payment date with respect to any dividend on its Class A Shares on the same date that the Company declares the dividend. As a result of this change, the New York Stock Exchange will set ex-dividend dates in the normal course to precede our dividend record dates generally by two business days, thus avoiding the future use of due-bills.
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Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon historical information and on the Company's current plans, estimates and expectations. The inclusion of this or any other forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that the future plans, estimates or expectations contemplated by the Company will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions, including but not limited to global economic, business and market conditions, the conditions impacting the hedge fund industry, the Company's ability to successfully compete for fund investors, professional investment talent and investment opportunity, its successful formulation and execution of business and growth strategies and its ability to appropriately manage conflicts of interest and tax and other regulatory factors relevant to the Company's business, as well as assumptions relating to the Company's operations, financial results, financial condition, business prospects, growth strategy and liquidity.
If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the Company's underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, the Company's actual results may vary materially from those indicated in these statements. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 filed on March 4, 2010. There may be additional risks, uncertainties and factors that the Company does not currently view as material or that are not known. The forward-looking statements included in this document are made only as of the date of this document and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
This press release does not constitute an offer of any Och-Ziff fund.
About Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is one of the world's largest institutional alternative asset managers with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Beijing. Och-Ziff's funds seek to deliver consistent, positive, risk-adjusted returns throughout market cycles, with a strong focus on capital preservation. Och-Ziff's multi-strategy approach combines global investment strategies, including long/short equity special situations, convertible and capital structure arbitrage, structured credit, other credit, private investments and merger arbitrage. As of June 1, 2010, Och-Ziff had approximately $25.6 billion in assets under management with approximately 600 investor relationships. For more information, please visit Och-Ziff's website at www.ozcap.com.
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