Press Release

Jefferies Adds to European Equity Capital Markets Leadership

NEW YORK and LONDON, September 12, 2011 – Jefferies today announced the appointment of Reinout Koopmans as a Managing Director and Co-Head of European Equity Capital Markets within the firm’s Investment Banking Division. Mr. Koopmans will be based in the firm’s London office and will partner with David Weaver, Head of European Capital Markets and President of Jefferies International, in leading the firm’s European Equity Capital Markets business.

“The addition of Reinout Koopmans is an important next step in expanding our origination of European equity and equity-linked underwritings,” commented Benjamin D. Lorello, Global Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Jefferies. “Reinout brings to Jefferies not only his decade-long experience in originating and executing European equity transactions, but also extensive equity experience in Russia and Eastern Europe as well in the mining sector, all of which are additive to our European investment banking business.”

“We are excited to welcome Reinout to our Global Equity Capital Markets group,” added Mr. Weaver and Mark Connelly, Global Head of Equity Capital Markets at Jefferies, in a joint statement. “Our clients will directly benefit from his extensive experience in originating and executing more than 75 European equity and equity-linked transactions raising more than €50 billion, and his strong relationships and reputation in regions and sectors that are critical to our business.”

Mr. Koopmans brings to Jefferies more than 16 years of experience. He joins the firm from Deutsche Bank in London, where he spent 10 years and was most recently a Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets for the Natural Resources sector and previously Head of Equity Capital Markets for Emerging Markets. Prior to that, Mr. Koopmans worked for six years at McKinsey & Company in Germany and Asia. He received his PhD and Masters degree from the London School of Economics and his undergraduate degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF), a global securities and investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for nearly 50 years.

For further information, please contact:

Laura Ulbrandt, Leucadia, +1 212 460 1977,
Richard Khaleel, Jefferies, +1 212 284 2556,