Press Release

Jefferies to Coordinate Global Effort to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief

Firm, Staff and Clients to Contribute Directly and Organize Support Through Dedicated Trading Day on Wednesday, August 30

NEW YORK, HONG KONG and LONDON, August 28, 2017 – Jefferies announced today that the firm and its staff will contribute to the relief efforts to assist those in Texas suffering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and will offer investors around the world the opportunity to join these efforts. First, Jefferies will donate all net trading commissions on Wednesday, August 30 from U.S., European and Asia equity, fixed income and foreign exchange trading. Second, Jefferies as a firm will donate $1 million itself directly. Finally, all 3,324 employees worldwide will be given the opportunity to donate to the relief effort their salary for the day on Wednesday. These contributions will be allocated to a series of charities with the goal of quickly getting funds to relief efforts directly involved in the rescue and recovery efforts.

Richard B. Handler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferies, and Brian P. Friedman, Chairman of the Executive Committee, commented: "All of us at Jefferies are deeply saddened and concerned about the loss of life and devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey to those in Texas, including the people of Houston where Jefferies has a long and prominent presence.  We hope this donation from Jefferies will quickly help to ease the suffering of those affected, and we encourage our employees and clients around the world to join our efforts to contribute on behalf of those in need.”

Jefferies, the world's only independent full-service global investment banking firm focused on serving clients for over 50 years, is a leader in providing insight, expertise and execution to investors, companies and governments. Our firm provides a full range of investment banking, sales, trading, research and strategy across the spectrum of equities, fixed income and foreign exchange, as well as wealth management, in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK), a diversified holding company.

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Richard Khaleel, Jefferies, +1 212 284 2556,