This excerpt taken from the LM 8-K filed Jan 18, 2008.
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 14, 2008, the Company pre-announced its results of operations for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2007. That announcement contained a measure of the Company's earnings per share for the quarter excluding a charge of $0.16 per diluted share related to a reduction in the market value of Asset Backed Commercial Paper ("ABCP") held by certain money market funds managed by a Company subsidiary. This measure is not in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; however, the Company provided it because the Company believes the measure will be useful to investors as it gives an indication of the core earnings of the Company for the quarter and because it facilitates the Company's comparison of its operating results with the results of other asset management firms that have not incurred similar charges. A copy of the related press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.