Press Release

Jefferies Named One of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine

NEW YORK, March 14, 2011 - Jefferies today announced that it has been named one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine in the publication's 2011 ranking of Most Admired Companies.

"We are honored to be named one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune magazine," commented Richard B. Handler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies. "Being recognized in this way is a tremendous accomplishment, and this distinction is a reflection of our focus and commitment to our clients and shareholders. This award is entirely due to the hard work, dedication, commitment, competence and passion of our 3,099 employee partners."

Companies were ranked on a series of attributes, including the ability to attract and retain talented people, quality of management, social responsibility to the community and the environment, innovativeness, quality of products or services, financial soundness, and effectiveness in doing business globally.

Fortune's Most Admired Companies study surveys 15,000 top executives and directors from eligible companies, along with financial analysts, to identify the companies that enjoy the strongest reputations within their industries and across industries. Candidates include Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, as well as other major non-U.S. companies.

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:

Tom Tarrant, Jefferies, 203 708 5989,
Desiree Maghoo, Jefferies, 44 20 7029 8085,