March 2022

Today We Are All Ukrainian

Dear Team Jefferies,

Yesterday our entire Jefferies family came together as each of us, our clients and our shareholders together raised $14.1 million that will go immediately to 20 different charities. This money will provide desperately needed humanitarian aid to the Ukrainians who are fighting for their lives, freedom and country. We know that every one of us has felt helpless watching this tragedy unfold in real time before our eyes and that this is just a small amount compared to all that will be needed to help our brave Ukrainian brothers and sisters. That said, the Jefferies family stood up together, made a stand and showed the world who we are, both individually and collectively.

We could not be prouder to stand with each of you.

Strength and Honor,

Rich and Brian 

CEO, Jefferies Financial Group

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Jefferies' Clients, Shareholders and Employees are Proud to Support the Brave People of Ukraine as They Defend Their Lives, Freedom and Liberty

$14.1 Million Will Be Sent to 20 Charities for Immediate Humanitarian Aid

NEW YORK, LONDON, HONG KONG and KYIV (in spirit), March 2, 2022 — Jefferies announced today that its Ukrainian Doing Good Global Trading Day raised more than $14 million, and the funds will be quickly distributed to 20 charities that are providing on the ground humanitarian aid and support.

In a remarkable show of support, Jefferies’ clients generated $12.4 million in net trading commissions, with Jefferies employees donating more than $700,000 and the Company contributing $1 million as well.

Rich Handler, CEO, and Brian Friedman, President, of Jefferies commented:

“Today every member of the Jefferies extended family is Ukrainian in heart and spirit. Their bravery and courage in the face of the worst kind of tyranny is beyond inspirational. We are humbled by our clients, employees, shareholders and friends who have all come together in our largest fundraising effort ever. We have all felt so helpless watching this tragedy unfold before our very eyes and we are grateful for the chance to do our small part to help the families, children and communities of Ukraine.”

Jefferies and our clients proudly support the following charitable organizations:

Americares - Focuses on providing medicine, medical supplies and emergency funding to communities that are vulnerable to crises, disasters and poverty - $ 1,000,000

CARE - Raises money to provide immediate aid, including food, water, hygiene kits, support services and direct cash assistance in Ukraine - $1,000,000

GlobalGiving - Supports humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled. GlobalGiving’s local partners are bringing relief to terrified and displaced communities, supplying shelter, food, clean water, access to education, and more - $1,000,000

Global Empowerment Mission - Aims to restore hope and opportunities in the lives of those affected by natural disasters. They are currently on the ground in Medyka, Poland to offer complimentary aid and travel relocation - $1,000,000

International Committee of the Red Cross - Ensures humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other violence. The ICRC is focused on repairing vital infrastructure in Ukraine, supporting health facilities with medicines and equipment, and supporting families with food and hygiene items - $1,000,000

International Medical Corps - Works directly and in partnership with local organizations to increase access to medical services, child protection, and mental health and psychosocial support for those living in areas affected by war - $1,000,000

UNICEF - Protects and promotes the rights of children all over the world, and is working nonstop to deliver lifesaving programs in Ukraine for affected children and families, including health, hygiene and emergency education supplies - $ 1,000,000

World Central Kitchen - Supplies meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises. They are set up at eight border crossings to serve nourishing meals to people in need, in addition to supporting local restaurants preparing meals in five Ukrainian cities - $ 1,000,000

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) - Works with organizations globally to help vulnerable people overcome emergencies, earn a living through agriculture and access affordable health care. They are working with partners on the ground across Ukraine to provide safe shelter, hot meals, transport to safe areas, and fuel to keep warm - $750,000

Project CURE - Provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine by shipping cargo containers of medical equipment and supplies - $750,000

Project HOPE - Actively shipping essential medicines and medical supplies to refugees and activated an emergency response team to provide immediate health and humanitarian relief - $750,000

United Ukrainian American Relief Committee - Administers vital medical supplies to victims, care for the injured and refugees, as well as shelter and food to those affected. UUARC is working closely with UCCA, UWC, US Aid and the Ukrainian Embassy in the coordination of aid - $750,000

Direct Relief - Provides emergency health kits and medical backpacks for triage care to refugees feeling violence and disruption - $ 300,000

The Global Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG) - Provides high quality medical care and training to communities in conflict zones, austere environments and disaster areas around the world. GSMSG medical and surgical teams can provide the full spectrum of care ranging from front-line medical services to advanced neurosurgery - $ 300,000

Kyiv School of Economics for Crisis Support - Fundraises to support humanitarian projects of Ukraine NGOs and local administrations aiding vulnerable groups of people and those who cannot ensure their safety independently - $300,000

Saint Andrew Charity Foundation - Ukraine-based charity that seeks to improve the social conditions and welfare of children, specifically orphans, across education, healthcare, and human rights - $ 300,000

SOS Children’s Villages - Sends emergency relief, critical medical supplies, healthy meals and clean water, vital psychotherapy support, and quality education resources to children and families in Ukraine -$300,000

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