Jefferies

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jefferies Adds to Leveraged Finance Sales and Trading Group
Amin Arjomand and Nathaniel Morse Join in Distressed Sales and Trading


NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 – In an expansion of the firm’s Leveraged Finance Sales and Trading Division, Jefferies today announced the appointment of Amin Arjomand as a Managing Director in Distressed Sales, and Nathaniel Morse as a Senior Vice President in Distressed Trading. These additions enhance the firm’s leading capabilities in the sales and trading of distressed corporate bonds and loans, special situations and other distressed securities.

“We are pleased to welcome Amin and Nate to Jefferies,” commented Robert L. Harteveldt, Global Head of Leveraged Finance at Jefferies. “They are strong additions to our growing distressed and special situations sales and trading platform. These hires enhance our strategic expansion of Jefferies’ dedicated leveraged finance capabilities to better serve our institutional clients.”

Jefferies’ global leveraged finance sales and trading business is comprised of nearly 100 professionals focused on the sales, trading and research of high yield, leveraged loans, distressed securities and related securities.

Mr. Arjomand brings to Jefferies more than 20 years of experience and joins the firm from UBS, where he was a Managing Director in Leveraged Finance Sales. Previously, he was a Managing Director in the Distressed Products Group at Deutsche Bank. He received an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS from the University of California, San Diego.

Mr. Morse brings to Jefferies more than 10 years of experience and joins the firm from Citadel Securities, where he was a Distressed Credit Trader. Previously, he was a Vice President on the Distressed Credit Trading desk at Citigroup. He received a BS in Mathematics from Colgate University.

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, ttarrant@jefferies.com
Desiree Maghoo, Jefferies, 44 20 7029 8085, dmaghoo@jefferies.com