Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC

Shareholder FAQs

Company Information

What type of company is Och-Ziff?

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC is one of the largest alternative asset managers in the world. We serve the needs of a diversified institutional investor base, providing asset management services through our hedge funds and other alternative investment vehicles, which pursue a broad range of global investment opportunities. Please click here for more information about our firm.

Where are Och-Ziff's offices located?

Our headquarters is in New York City and we have offices in London, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Beijing. Please click here for more information about our office locations.

What exchange does Och-Ziff trade on and what is its ticker symbol?

We are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and our ticker symbol is OZM.

What is the CUSIP number for Och-Ziff's Class A Shares?

Our CUSIP number is 67551U105.

When did Och-Ziff become a public company?

We went public in November 2007.

What is Och-Ziff's fiscal year end?

Our fiscal year end is December 31.

Who is the transfer agent for Och-Ziff's Class A Shares?

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company is our transfer agent. Please click here for their contact information.

Who is Och-Ziff's independent auditor?

Our independent registered public accounting firm is Ernst & Young LLP.

How do I get copies of Och-Ziff's SEC reports such as a Form 10-K or Form 10-Q?

Please click here to access our financial and other SEC filings. You may request that hardcopies of our financial filings be sent to you by clicking here.

How do I get a copy of Och-Ziff's latest annual report?

Please click here to access a copy of our latest annual report. You may request a hard copy be sent to you by clicking here.

Does Och-Ziff send out email notifications when new materials are posted to its website? If so, how do I get my email address added to the distribution list for these notifications?

Yes, please click here to add your email address to our distribution list and specify your preferences for the information you would like to receive.

I have additional questions that have not been answered in these FAQs. Whom should I contact?

Please click here to contact Investor Relations for Och-Ziff's Class A Shares.

Dividend Information

What is Och-Ziff's dividend policy?

Our intention is to distribute to our Class A Shareholders substantially all of their pro rata share of our annual Economic Income in excess of amounts determined by us to be necessary or appropriate to provide for the conduct of our business, to pay income taxes and other operating expenses, to make appropriate investments in our business and our funds, and to make payments on any of our debt obligations. When we pay dividends on our Class A Shares, subject to the terms of the limited partnership agreements of the Och-Ziff Operating Group entities, we intend to make corresponding distributions to our partners and the Ziffs on their interests in the Och-Ziff Operating Group.

Our ability to pay dividends to our Class A Shareholders depends on a number of factors that our Board of Directors takes into account as it may deem relevant. The declaration and payment of future dividends will be at the sole discretion of our Board of Directors, which may change the dividend policy at any time. Depending on the facts and circumstances at any given time, our Board of Directors may decide to reduce, increase, or suspend from time to time the payment of dividends to our Class A Shareholders.

Please click here for our most recently filed annual report, which provides additional information related to our dividend policy.

Does Och-Ziff pay a pre-set dividend or a minimum dividend?

No. Our intention is to distribute to our Class A Shareholders substantially all of their pro rata share of our annual Economic Income in excess of amounts determined by us to be necessary or appropriate to provide for the conduct of our business, to pay income taxes and other operating expenses, to make appropriate investments in our business and our funds, and to make payments on any of our debt obligations.

Please click here for our most recently filed annual report, which provides additional information related to our dividend policy.

How often does Och-Ziff pay dividends?

We have historically paid dividends four times a year. However, the declaration and payment of future dividends will be at the sole discretion of our Board of Directors, which may change the dividend policy at any time.

Please click here for our most recently filed annual report, which provides additional information related to our dividend policy.

Why has Och-Ziff historically paid a smaller dividend for the first three quarters of the year, compared to the dividend it pays for the fourth quarter?

Because we have historically earned and recognized most of our income in the fourth calendar quarter of each year, we anticipate that our quarterly dividends for the first three calendar quarters will be less than our dividend for the fourth calendar quarter. Dividends for each calendar quarter are typically paid in the following calendar quarter. The declaration and payment of any future dividends will be at the sole discretion of our Board of Directors, which may change our dividend policy at any time. Our ability to pay these dividends may be limited by, among other things, contractual restrictions and legal, tax and regulatory restrictions applicable to us and our subsidiaries.

Please click here for our recently filed annual report, which provides additional information related to our dividend policy.

Does Och-Ziff offer a dividend reinvestment program (DRIP) or other direct means of purchasing Class A Shares?

We currently do not offer a DRIP program and you cannot purchase Class A Shares directly through Och-Ziff, but you may buy them at any time through a registered brokerage firm.

How do I get a history of Och-Ziff's dividends?

Please click here to obtain our dividend history.

K-1 Information

Will I receive a 1099 or a K-1 in connection with my ownership of Och-Ziff Class A Shares?

You will receive a K-1. Please click here for additional information about your K-1.

When are Och-Ziff's K-1s made available to Shareholders?

Our K-1s generally become available around March 31st of each year, but this date can vary materially from year to year.

How do I get a copy of my K-1?

A hard copy should have been mailed to you once your K-1 became available. Your K-1 is also available for download from our website by clicking here.

How do I get help with questions I have on my K-1?

Please click here to get contact information for Och-Ziff's Tax Package Support service.

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