Press Release

Jefferies to Host 2011 Global Shipping Conference in New York City

NEW YORK, August 31, 2011 – Jefferies today announced that it will host its 2011 Global Shipping Conference on September 7, 2011 in New York City. The conference will feature presentations from over 40 leading public and private companies across the shipping spectrum, including crude oil & refined products tankers, dry bulk carriers, containerships, gas & chemical carriers, inland barges and logistics.

Hamish Norton, Global Head of Maritime Investment Banking at Jefferies, commented:
“This conference underscores Jefferies’ continued commitment to the global shipping sector. As one of the largest conferences in the industry, the Jefferies Shipping Conference provides a forum for global investors and companies to meet and learn more about recent developments and prospects in this dynamic industry. Bringing together strategic and financial investors at such a pivotal time for the industry is key to creating opportunities for our clients.”

Douglas J. Mavrinac, Head of Maritime Equity Research at Jefferies, added:
"This years Global Shipping Conference is especially timely given the near-term global economic uncertainty and recent volatility in the equity markets. With over 40 international shipping and marine transportation companies presenting, attendees at Jefferies Global Shipping Conference should gain a unique perspective of ongoing global commodity demand as well as identify a variety of potential investment opportunities."

An audio webcast of select company presentations, both live and replay, will be accessible at the discretion of the presenting companies via

For further information about the Jefferies 2011 Global Shipping Conference, please contact your Institutional sales representative at Jefferies.

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:

Mary Ann Ranalli, Jefferies + 212 284 2428,
Desiree Maghoo, Jefferies + 44 20 7029 8085,