Press Release

Jefferies Hires Senior Analyst to Cover Oil Services and Equipment

NEW YORK and LONDON, June 25, 2012 – Jefferies today announced the hiring of Brad Handler as a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst covering Oil Services and Equipment within the firm’s Energy research team. He will be based in Jefferies’ New York office.

Steven R. Black, Global Head of Equity Research at Jefferies, commented, “We are pleased to welcome Brad to Jefferies as he brings invaluable expertise in oil services and equipment to our Energy research practice, a focus area for our firm and an important and critical segment of the global economy. His significant background, industry knowledge and client relationships will further extend our leading Energy research franchise and add immediate value to our global equity offering for our institutional client base.”

Mr. Handler joins Jefferies with 12 years of experience in equity research focused on oilfield services and equipment, and joins the firm from Credit Suisse, where he was Director, Equity Research, Oilfield Services. Previously, he worked as a senior analyst covering the Oilfield Services space at Wachovia Capital Markets and Blaylock & Partners and as a junior analyst at Goldman Sachs. Prior to working in Equity Research, Mr. Handler held various positions at the BOC Group after beginning his career in commercial lending. Mr. Handler received his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his BA degree from The John Hopkins University.

Jefferies’ global energy equity research team of nine senior analysts currently spans three continents and covers nearly 140 companies across the sector. Mr. Handler joins the following experienced research professionals: in the U.S., Subash Chandra, CFA (Oil & Gas Exploration & Production), Biju Perincheril (Oil & Gas Exploration & Production) and Douglas Mavrinac (Maritime); in Europe, Laura Loppacher (Oil & Gas Exploration & Production), Iain Reid (Integrated Oil) and Brendan Warn (Integrated Oil, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production); and in Asia, Johnson Leung (Maritime) and Laban Yu (Integrated Oil, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Oil Services & Equipment).

Mr. Black further commented, “Our Energy franchise is truly global and we can leverage that breadth to help our clients make informed decisions and uncover hard-to-find investment opportunities.”

Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF), the global investment banking firm focused on serving clients for 50 years, is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. The firm provides a full range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, futures and commodities, and also select asset and wealth management strategies, in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Note: Brad Handler is not related to Richard Handler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies.

For further information please contact:

Richard Khaleel, Jefferies, +1 212 284 2556,
Sara-Louise Boyes, Jefferies, +44 (0)20 7029 8022,