SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant To Section 13 OR 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 18, 2012
STIFEL FINANCIAL CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
One Financial Plaza
501 North Broadway
St. Louis, Missouri 63102-2102
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (314) 342-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On December 18, 2012, Stifel Financial Corp. (the Company or we) announced that it intends to commence an underwritten public offering of its Senior Notes due December 2022 (Senior Notes). The underwriters will be granted a 30-day option to purchase additional Senior Notes from the Company to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering will be made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The press release attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended that are based upon our current expectations and projections about future events. We intend for these forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and we are including this statement for purposes of these safe harbor provisions. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements. In addition, our past results of operations do not necessarily indicate our future results. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements include: the ability to successfully integrate acquired companies or the branch offices and financial advisors, including our recently announced contemplated acquisition of KBW, Inc., which we anticipate closing in the first quarter of 2013; a material adverse change in our financial condition; the risk of borrower, depositor and other customer attrition; a change in general business and economic conditions; changes in the interest rate environment, deposit flows, loan demand, real estate values and competition; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; changes in legislation and regulation; other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory, geopolitical and technological factors affecting our operations, pricing and services. Forward-looking statements speak only as to the date they are made. We do not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made. We disclaim any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.