SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
 
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
SOLOMON JEFFREY M

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O COWEN GROUP, INC.
599 LEXINGTON AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COWEN GROUP, INC. [ COWN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director X 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chmn. Inv. Comm/New Prod Dev
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
11/02/2009
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock 11/02/2009 A 587,881 A (1) 587,881 I See Footnote(1)
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Upon consummation of the transactions (the "Transactions") contemplated by the Transaction Agreement and Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of June 3, 2009, by and among Cowen Holdings, Inc. (f/k/a Cowen Group, Inc.), Cowen Group, Inc. (f/k/a/ LexingtonPark Parent Corp.), Lexington Merger Corp., Ramius LLC (f/k/a Park Exchange LLC) and RCG Holdings LLC (f/k/a Ramius LLC) ("RCG"), 37,536,826 shares of Class A Common Stock were issued to RCG. The Reporting Person is a member of RCG and may be deemed to have a pecuniary interest in 587,881 shares of Class A Common Stock that were acquired by RCG in the Transactions. The Reporting Person's acquisition of a pecuniary interest in these shares was pursuant to an exempt transaction pursuant to Rule 16b-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
/s/ Jeffrey M. Solomon 11/02/2009
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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