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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 5.03. Amendment to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws

On May 23, 2018, our shareholders voted to approve an amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation changing our corporate name from Leucadia National Corporation to Jefferies Financial Group Inc. Our By-Laws will also reflect our new name. Our name change to Jefferies Financial Group was effective May 23, 2018.

 

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

We held our Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 23, 2018.

Our shareholders approved our amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation changing our corporate name from Leucadia National Corporation to Jefferies Financial Group Inc.

The vote on our name change to Jefferies Financial Group Inc. was approved by our shareholders based on total shares outstanding on the record date. Voting results were as follows:

 

     Number of
Shares
 

For

     322,018,822  

Against

     1,617,250  

Abstain

     893,576  

Broker Non-Votes

     0  

Our incumbent directors were re-elected to our Board of Directors and received the following votes:

 

     Number of Shares  
     For      Against      Abstain      Broker
Non-Votes
 

Linda L. Adamany

     286,759,922        3,871,115        773,263        33,125,348  

Robert D. Beyer

     280,216,333        10,777,316        410,651        33,125,348  

Francisco L. Borges

     286,732,300        4,263,357        408,643        33,125,348  

W. Patrick Campbell

     288,624,711        2,433,782        345,807        33,125,348  

Brian P. Friedman

     284,205,039        6,870,508        328,753        33,125,348  

Richard B. Handler

     287,615,939        3,412,251        376,110        33,125,348  

Robert E. Joyal

     278,717,220        11,777,270        909,810        33,125,348  

Jeffrey C. Keil

     281,182,699        9,453,025        768,576        33,125,348  

Michael T. O’Kane

     280,454,330        10,161,723        788,247        33,125,348  

Stuart H. Reese

     288,813,676        1,828,718        761,906        33,125,348  

Joseph S. Steinberg

     273,936,593        16,811,090        656,617        33,125,348  


The advisory vote on executive compensation was approved by our shareholders. Voting results were as follows:

 

     Number of
Shares
 

For

     144,298,260  

Against

     137,484,233  

Abstain

     9,621,807  

Broker Non-Votes

     33,125,348  

Our shareholders ratified the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent auditors for the year ended December 31, 2018. Voting results were as follows:

 

     Number of
Shares
 

For

     323,480,053  

Against

     661,284  

Abstain

     388,311  


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 24, 2018     /s/ Roland T. Kelly
        Roland T. Kelly
        Assistant Secretary and
        Associate General Counsel
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