Press Release

Jefferies Expands Global Infrastructure and Project Finance Group

NEW YORK, August 18, 2011 – Jefferies today announced the appointment of James F. Parsley as a Managing Director in its Public Private Infrastructure group.  Mr. Parsley is based in Denver and will join Managing Director Paul Kopsky in the expansion of the firm’s global infrastructure and project finance capabilities.

Dan Ray, Head of Jefferies' Public Private Infrastructure finance business, commented, “We are pleased to welcome Jimmy to Jefferies and believe his vast capital markets experience in structuring complex fixed income and related transactions will make an immediate contribution to our business.  At Jefferies, we continue to expand our platform to better serve our clients globally.”

Mr. Parsley brings to Jefferies more than 18 years of fixed income capital markets experience and joins the firm from Ventras Holdings LLC, where he was a Co-Founding Partner.  Previously, he was a Senior Vice President and Director with Capmark Securities where he worked with the Global Project Finance group, structuring in excess of $10 billion in securities offerings.  He received an MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and a BA from the University of Virginia.  

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,