Jefferies

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jefferies Expands its Footprint in European Restructuring

NEW YORK and LONDON, May 21, 2012 – Jefferies today announced the hiring of Lyndon Norley as a Managing Director and Head of European Restructuring & Recapitalization Investment Banking.  He is based in the firm’s London office.

“Our Restructuring business is one of the leading franchises on Wall Street and an area of longstanding commitment and focus at Jefferies,” commented Benjamin D. Lorello, Global Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Jefferies.  The hiring of Lyndon Norley significantly enhances our Restructuring capability in Europe at a time when we believe an increasing number of European clients will be needing advice and solutions in this area.”

Steven Strom, Global Head of Restructuring & Recapitalization Investment Banking at Jefferies, added, “The appointment of Lyndon underscores Jefferies’ continued commitment to providing our European corporate and institutional clients with the full-service resources of the firm.  With an extensive and impressive background of advising on some of the largest European restructurings, Lyndon brings the right relationships and experience to our restructuring clients.”

Mr. Norley joins Jefferies with more than 20 years of restructuring experience, and joins the firm from Greenberg Traurig Maher, where he was Head of their European Restructuring practice.  Previously, he was Head of the European Restructuring practice at Kirkland & Ellis for seven years and a Partner in the Financial Restructuring practice of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft where he practiced for five years.  Mr. Norley started his career as a restructuring lawyer at Clifford Chance.

About Jefferies

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.

For further information please contact:

Richard Khaleel, Jefferies, +1 212 284 2556, rkhaleel@jefferies.com
Sara-Louise Boyes, Jefferies, +44 (0)20 7029 8022, sboyes@jefferies.com