As previously announced, Jefferies will donate 100% of net global trading commissions today for all trading in equities, fixed income and foreign exchange by the firm’s clients. In addition, Jefferies as a firm will donate $1 million directly, and its more than 4,000 employees worldwide will be given the opportunity to personally donate to these efforts. Given the complicated environment in both Afghanistan and Haiti, these contributions will be allocated carefully to qualified charities to make sure the proceeds go directly to the people most in need.
Rich Handler, CEO, and Brian Friedman, President, of Jefferies commented: “Today is an important day, when we and our clients get to show our support to those most in need in Afghanistan and Haiti, and to express our sincere thanks to our military veterans who have done and sacrificed so much for all of us. The situation in Afghanistan and Haiti is dire, with many women and children facing unimaginable circumstances. Charities working on the front lines to provide aid, protect refugees, and deliver services for those that have been displaced need all of our support. We encourage our employees and clients around the world to join our collective efforts – this day would not be possible without your generosity.”
For further information, please contact your Jefferies representative.
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Jonathan Freedman, MediaContact@Jefferies.com, 212-778-8913