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July 25, 2017

Moelis & Company Commences Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

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New York, July 25, 2017

Moelis & Company (the “Company”) (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced that it has commenced a public offering of 6,000,000 shares of Class A common stock to be sold by the Company.

The proceeds of the shares of Class A common stock being offered will be used to repurchase the same number of shares of Class A common stock or partnership or other equity interests that are exchangeable or convertible into shares of Class A common stock from certain of the Company’s Managing Directors and former employees; as a result, the number of fully diluted shares of Class A common stock outstanding, which includes all outstanding shares of Class A common stock and partnership and other equity interests exchangeable into shares of Class A common stock, will not increase. Moelis & Company will not retain any proceeds from the sale of shares of Class A common stock. The Company is conducting the offering to facilitate organized liquidity in its Class A common stock and to increase the public float of its Class A common stock.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering will be made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement, prospectus and prospectus supplement filed by the Company. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282 telephone: (866) 471-2526, facsimile: (212) 902-9316 email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewater, NY 11717, or telephone: 866-803-9204.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was declared effective on December 16, 2016. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors. The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors. Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters. The Firm serves its clients with about 700 employees in 19 geographic locations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which reflect the Company’s current views with respect to, among other things, its operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. These documents and subsequent filings are available online at www.sec.gov or on request from the Company.

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July 25, 2017

Moelis & Company Prices Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

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Moelis & Company Prices Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

New York, July 25, 2017

Moelis & Company (the “Company”) (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced the pricing of the previously announced public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $42 per share, which is expected to yield gross proceeds of approximately $252.0 million, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The offering is expected to close on July 28, 2017 subject to customary closing conditions.

The proceeds of the shares of Class A common stock being offered will be used to repurchase the same number of shares of Class A common stock or partnership or other equity interests that are exchangeable or convertible into shares of Class A common stock from certain of the Company’s Managing Directors and former employees; as a result, the number of fully diluted shares of Class A common stock outstanding, which includes all outstanding shares of Class A common stock and partnership and other equity interests exchangeable into shares of Class A common stock, will not increase. Moelis & Company will not retain any proceeds from the sale of shares of Class A common stock. The Company is conducting the offering to facilitate organized liquidity in its Class A common stock and to increase the public float of its Class A common stock.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement, prospectus and prospectus supplement filed by the Company. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained, when available, from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: (866) 471-2526, facsimile: (212) 902-9316, email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com, or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewater, NY 11717, telephone: (866) 803-9204.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was declared effective on December 16, 2016. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors. The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors. Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters. The Firm serves its clients with about 700 employees in 19 geographic locations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which reflect the Company’s current views with respect to, among other things, its operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. These documents and subsequent filings are available online at www.sec.gov or on request from the Company.

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July 24, 2017

Moelis & Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results; Quarterly Dividend of $0.37 Per Share

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Moelis & Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results; Quarterly Dividend of $0.37 Per Share

New York, July 24, 2017

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July 24, 2017

Moelis & Company Strengthens Technology Advisory Business with the Appointment of Two Managing Directors

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Moelis & Company Strengthens Technology Advisory Business with the Appointment of Two Managing Directors

First Hires in Industrial Technology and Financial Technology

New York, July 24, 2017

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of two Managing Directors who will advise clients in the financial technology and industrial technology sectors. Jason “Jay” Hernandez will join the Boston office, focusing on the Industrial Technology sector, and Jonathan Kaufman will join the San Francisco office leading the Firm’s coverage of the FinTech industry.

“In the financial technology and industrial technology sectors, the rapid pace of capital investment and consolidation mirrors the pace of digital innovation and technological development impacting these industries,” said Navid Mahmoodzadegan, Co-President of Moelis & Company. “We expect the investment and acquisition activity in these sectors to continue as new technologies and applications further disrupt the establishment across almost every industry. These two world class bankers will strengthen our coverage in these highly active sectors and provide clients with the counsel they need in this rapidly changing environment.”

Mr. Hernandez was formerly a Managing Director at Harris Williams & Co., where he co-founded and led the strategic advisory business in Industrial Technology. With more than 14 years of investment banking experience, he has advised clients across a vast array of Industrial Technology sub-verticals, including test and inspection, robotics/process automation, flow and process control, among others. Mr. Hernandez will join the Firm in October.

Mr. Kaufman joins from Marlin & Associates, where he most recently served as a Senior Managing Director. He brings more than 15 years of investment banking experience, including at UBS and Deutsche Bank, and deep domain expertise in the FinTech sector. Mr. Kaufman’s financial and strategic advisory expertise crosses the entire spectrum of FinTech sub-verticals including payments, capital markets, wealth management, data and analytics, insurance, and risk and compliance technologies, among others. He will join the Firm in August.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors.  The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.  Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients with about 700 employees in 19 geographic locations  in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  For further information, please visit: www.moelis.com or follow us on Twitter @Moelis.

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July 06, 2017

Moelis & Company Expands Private Funds Advisory into Europe with Appointment of Pablo de la Infiesta as a Managing Director

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Moelis & Company Expands Private Funds Advisory into Europe with Appointment of Pablo de la Infiesta as a Managing Director

New York and London, July 06, 2017

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Pablo de la Infiesta as a Managing Director and Head of the Private Funds Advisory (PFA) group in EMEA. He will join the Firm’s London office in October and will provide capital raising, secondary and other advisory services to private fund sponsors and limited partners globally.

Mr. de la Infiesta has over 20 years of private equity fund placement, secondary advisory, and investment banking experience. He joins Moelis & Company after 11 years at Lazard where he was most recently a Managing Director and European Head of the Private Capital Advisory group, focusing on fund placement and secondary advisory. Prior to Lazard, he was a Principal at Campbell Lutyens & Co in London.

“We continue to see a significant reallocation of capital back towards private equity,” said Ken Moelis, Chairman and CEO of Moelis & Company. “As sponsors launch new funds, the addition of Pablo’s extensive experience and deep relationships offer our clients broader Private Funds Advisory capabilities along with a fundraising and secondary advisory network that extends into Europe and beyond. We look forward to continuing to grow our PFA team and accelerating the success they’ve had since we established the group in 2014.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors.  The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.  Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients with about 650 employees based in 17 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  For further information, please visit: www.moelis.com or follow us on Twitter @Moelis.

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July 06, 2017

Moelis & Company to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Host a Conference Call on July 24, 2017

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Moelis & Company to Announce Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Host a Conference Call on July 24, 2017

New York, July 06, 2017

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, will release its second quarter 2017 financial results after the market closes on Monday, July 24, 2017.

Ken Moelis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Joe Simon, Chief Financial Officer, will also host a related conference call at 5:00pm ET on the same day (July 24, 2017) to review the financial results. Following the review, there will be a question and answer session.

Investors and analysts may participate in the live conference call by dialing 1-877-510-3938 (domestic) or 1-412-902-4137 (international) and referencing the Moelis & Company Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Call. Please dial in 15 minutes before the conference call begins. The conference call will also be accessible as a listen-only audio webcast through the Investor Relations section of the Moelis & Company website at www.moelis.com.

For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the call will be available for one month via telephone starting approximately one hour after the live call ends. The replay can be accessed at 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international); the conference number is 10109993.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors.  The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.  Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients with about 650 employees based in 17 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  For further information, please visit: www.moelis.com or follow us on Twitter @Moelis.

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June 12, 2017

Moelis & Company Declares Special Dividend of $1.00 Per Share

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Moelis & Company Declares Special Dividend of $1.00 Per Share

New York, June 12, 2017

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a special dividend of $1.00 per share payable on July 6, 2017 to common stockholders of record on June 22, 2017.

“Today’s special dividend announcement is consistent with our commitment and track record of returning excess capital to our shareholders.  We remain focused on profitable organic growth and shareholder returns, which has allowed us to return $7.43 per share, including today’s dividend, in the three years since our IPO,” said Ken Moelis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company.

About Moelis & Company

Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors.  The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.  Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients with about 650 employees based in 17 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  For further information, please visit: www.moelis.com or follow us on Twitter @Moelis.

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June 06, 2017

Moelis & Company Management to Speak at the Morgan Stanley Financials Conference

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Moelis & Company Management to Speak at the Morgan Stanley Financials Conference

New York, June 06, 2017

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced that Navid Mahmoodzadegan, Co-President, is scheduled to present at the Morgan Stanley Financials Conference on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10:35 a.m. Eastern Time.

The live audio webcast will be available through the Investor Relations section of the Moelis & Company website at www.moelis.com. For those unable to listen to the live webcast, a replay will be available for 180 days on the same website following the conference.

About Moelis & Company

Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors.  The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.  Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients with about 650 employees based in 17 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  For further information, please visit: www.moelis.com or follow us on Twitter @Moelis.

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April 25, 2017

Moelis & Company Reports Record First Quarter 2017 Financial Results; Quarterly Dividend of $0.37 Per Share

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Moelis & Company Reports Record First Quarter 2017 Financial Results; Quarterly Dividend of $0.37 Per Share

New York, April 25, 2017

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April 20, 2017

Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Lee Counselman as a Managing Director Providing Financial and Strategic Advice to Software and Services Clients

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Moelis & Company Announces the Appointment of Lee Counselman as a Managing Director Providing Financial and Strategic Advice to Software and Services Clients

New York, April 20, 2017

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced the appointment of Lee Counselman as a Managing Director providing financial and strategic advice to software and services clients. He will join the Firm in July and will be based in Boston.

Mr. Counselman joins from Deutsche Bank where he was most recently a Managing Director and Global Head of Software Investment Banking. He previously served as Deutsche Bank’s Co-Head of Technology M&A. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2005, Mr. Counselman worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. and The Carlyle Group. Mr. Counselman began his career as an auditor in Arthur Andersen’s financial services practice. He has more than 15 years of experience advising companies on a broad spectrum of corporate finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, IPOs, and private placements.

Navid Mahmoodzadegan, Co-President of Moelis & Company, said, “Disruptive technologies continue to drive deal-making in the software space. Coming off of a very active 2016 for global software M&A, our clients will benefit tremendously from Lee’s deep industry experience as they continue to look for opportunities to transact. We look forward to adding Lee’s broad expertise to our industry-leading Tech, Media, and Telecom franchise.”

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors.  The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.  Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients with about 650 employees based in 17 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  For further information, please visit: www.moelis.com or follow us on Twitter @Moelis.

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April 06, 2017

Moelis & Company to Announce First Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Host a Conference Call on April 25, 2017

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Moelis & Company to Announce First Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Host a Conference Call on April 25, 2017

New York, April 06, 2017

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, will release its first quarter 2017 financial results after the market closes on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Ken Moelis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Joe Simon, Chief Financial Officer, will also host a related conference call at 5:00pm ET on the same day (April 25, 2017) to review the financial results. Following the review, there will be a question and answer session.

Investors and analysts may participate in the live conference call by dialing 1-877-510-3938 (domestic) or 1-412-902-4137 (international) and referencing the Moelis & Company First Quarter 2017 Earnings Call. Please dial in 15 minutes before the conference call begins. The conference call will also be accessible as a listen-only audio webcast through the Investor Relations section of the Moelis & Company website at www.moelis.com.

For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the call will be available for one month via telephone starting approximately one hour after the live call ends. The replay can be accessed at 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international); the conference number is 10103666.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors.  The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.  Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients with about 650 employees based in 17 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.  For further information, please visit: www.moelis.com or follow us on Twitter @Moelis.

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February 08, 2017

Moelis & Company Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results

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Moelis & Company Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results

New York, February 08, 2017

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January 12, 2017

Moelis & Company to Announce Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results and Host a Conference Call on February 8, 2017

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Moelis & Company to Announce Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results and Host a Conference Call on February 8, 2017

New York, January 12, 2017

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, will release its full year and fourth quarter 2016 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Ken Moelis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Joe Simon, Chief Financial Officer, will also host a related conference call at 5:00pm ET on the same day (February 8, 2017) to review the financial results. Following the review, there will be a question and answer session.

Investors and analysts may participate in the live conference call by dialing 1-877-510-3938 (domestic) or 1-412-902-4137 (international) and referencing the Moelis & Company Fourth Quarter 2016 Earnings Call. Please dial in 15 minutes before the conference call begins. The conference call will also be accessible as a listen-only audio webcast through the Investor Relations section of the Moelis & Company website at www.moelis.com.

For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay of the call will be available for one month via telephone starting approximately one hour after the live call ends. The replay can be accessed at 1-877-344-7529 (domestic) or 1-412-317-0088 (international); the conference number is 10099427.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors. The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors. Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters. The Firm serves its clients with about 650 employees based in 17 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. For further information, please visit: www.moelis.com.

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January 05, 2017

Moelis & Company Prices Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

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Moelis & Company Prices Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

New York, January 05, 2017

Moelis & Company (the “Company”) (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced the pricing of a public offering by the Company of 5,000,000 shares of Class A Common Stock at a price to the public of $32.75 per share.  The Company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares of Class A Common Stock. The offering is expected to close on January 11, 2017 subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The proceeds of the shares of Class A Common Stock being offered will be used to repurchase the same number of shares of Class A Common Stock or partnership or other equity interests that are exchangeable or convertible into shares of Class A Common Stock from certain of the Company’s Managing Directors and former employees; as a result, the number of fully diluted shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding, which includes all outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock and partnership and other equity interests exchangeable into shares of Class A Common Stock, will not increase. Moelis & Company will not retain any proceeds from the sale of shares of Class A Common Stock. The Company is conducting the offering to facilitate organized liquidity in its Class A Common Stock and to increase the public float of its Class A Common Stock.

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as lead joint book-running managers for the offering. Moelis & Company LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and UBS Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. JMP Securities LLC is acting as co-manager for the offering.

The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement, prospectus and prospectus supplement filed by the Company. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus may be obtained, when available, from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, email: Prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com, or from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was declared effective on December 16, 2016. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors.  The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.  Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients with about 650 employees based in 17 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which reflect the Company’s current views with respect to, among other things, its operations and financial performance. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other factors can be found in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. These documents and subsequent filings are available online at www.sec.gov or on request from the Company.

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January 04, 2017

Moelis & Company Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.37 Per Share on Expected 2016 Fiscal Year End Results

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Moelis & Company Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.37 Per Share on Expected 2016 Fiscal Year End Results

New York, January 04, 2017

Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), a leading global independent investment bank, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of thirty seven cents ($0.37) per share on its Class A common stock, an increase of five cents ($0.05) per share on its regular quarterly dividend, payable on March 17, 2017 to holders of record of such Class A Common Stock outstanding at the close of business on March 3, 2017.

The Firm declared its fourth increase in its quarterly dividend since going public based on expected fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016 revenues in the range of approximately $196 million to $200 million and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 revenues in the range of approximately $605 million to $609 million.

“We are pleased to announce an increase in our quarterly dividend and strong year-end results.  We continue to grow our Company organically, without acquisitions, and with a focus on return on capital and cost discipline.  Our ability to return meaningful cash back to our investors is a result of the strength of this model and our commitment to shareholders.  Including the dividend announced today, we will have returned $6.06 per share to investors since our IPO,” said Ken Moelis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Moelis & Company.

The preliminary financial information included herein reflects management’s estimates based solely upon information available to the Firm as of the date of hereof and is the responsibility of management.  When the Firm’s actual financial results for such periods are finalized, they will include any adjustments necessary, in the opinion of management, for a fair presentation of such information and will also include the other financial metrics necessary for a comprehensive review of the Firm’s financial results for such periods. The Company’s audited results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 will not be available until its Annual Report on Form 10-K is filed for such period and may differ materially from these estimates.  For additional information regarding the Firm’s preliminary financial results, you should read the Firm’s Current Report on Form 8-K, to be filed on January 4, 2017.  You should also read the Firm’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in the preliminary financial information included herein.  

About Moelis & Company
Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors.  The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors.  Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings, capital markets transactions, and other corporate finance matters.  The Firm serves its clients with about 650 employees based in 17 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. For further information, please visit: www.moelis.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect the Firm’s current views with respect to, among other things, its revenues. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “potential,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “target,” “approximately,” “predicts,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates” or the negative version of these words or other comparable words. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in these statements. For a further discussion of such factors, you should read the Firm’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Firm undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.