SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 28, 2021
Jefferies Financial Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
520 Madison Ave., New York, New York
|(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)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, Par Value $1.00 Per Share||JEF||New York Stock Exchange|
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).
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On June 28, 2021, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (the “Company”) elected Melissa V. Weiler and Matrice Ellis Kirk to the Board, effective July 1, 2021. The Board has determined that each of Ms. Weiler and Ms. Ellis Kirk is an independent director under applicable Securities and Exchange Commission and New York Stock Exchange rules. Committee assignments have not yet been finalized at this time. Ms. Weiler and Ms. Ellis Kirk will receive compensation consistent with that received by the Company’s other non-employee directors.
Neither Ms. Weiler nor Ms. Ellis Kirk is a party to any transaction with the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Weiler or Ms. Ellis Kirk and any other person pursuant to which Ms. Weiler or Ms. Ellis Kirk were elected to the Board.
|Item 7.01||Regulation FD Disclosure.|
On June 28, 2021, the Company issued a press release announcing the election of Ms. Weiler and Mr. Ellis Kirk to the Board, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
The information provided in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, is intended to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any other filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|Press release, dated June 28, 2021|
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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.|
|By:||/s/ Michael J. Sharp|
|Name:||Michael J. Sharp|
|Title:||Executive Vice President and General Counsel|
|Date: June 28, 2021|