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Section 1: 8-K (8-K)

8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 23, 2018

 

 

JEFFERIES FINANCIAL GROUP INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

New York   1-5721   13-2615557

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

520 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 212-460-1900

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Leucadia National Corporation

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company:  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 8.01. Other Events.

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF), formerly known as Leucadia National Corporation, announced today that its shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in favor of changing the name of Leucadia National Corporation to Jefferies Financial Group Inc., which is effective immediately. As of trading tomorrow, Jefferies Financial Group Inc. will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol JEF.

A press release announcing the name change as well as the Board’s declaration of a quarterly dividend is attached as exhibit 99 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibits

 

Number

  

Exhibit

99    Press Release dated May 23, 2018.


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

    JEFFERIES FINANCIAL GROUP INC.
Date: May 23, 2018       /s/ Roland T. Kelly
          Roland T. Kelly
          Assistant Secretary and Associate General Counsel
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Section 2: EX-99 (EX-99)

EX-99

Exhibit 99

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    May 23, 2018
Contact: Laura Ulbrandt (212) 460-1900     

LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORPORATION CHANGES NAME TO JEFFERIES FINANCIAL GROUP INC.

JEFFERIES FINANCIAL GROUP INC. ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

New York, New York, May 23, 2018 – Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF), formerly known as Leucadia National Corporation, announced today that its shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in favor of changing the name of Leucadia National Corporation to Jefferies Financial Group Inc., which is effective immediately. As of trading tomorrow, Jefferies Financial Group Inc. will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol JEF.

Jefferies’ CEO, Rich Handler, and President, Brian Friedman, noted, “Changing our name to Jefferies Financial Group Inc. reflects that we are now a diversified financial services company, and Jefferies is by far our largest business and our engine of opportunity. We will continue to use the wonderful Leucadia name in our asset management and merchant banking activities where its reputation for long-term value creation is widely recognized.

“Jefferies Financial Group Inc. better reflects who we are today and going forward, materially aids the brand recognition of our Jefferies investment banking and trading operations, and unifies our presence and our prominence in the financial community.”

Jefferies Financial Group Inc. also announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend equal to $0.10 per Jefferies Financial Group Inc. common share payable on June 29, 2018 to record holders of its common shares on June 18, 2018.

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