SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 31, 2017
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Item 1.02. Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement.
As previously announced, on November 24, 2017, Cowen Inc. (the “Company”) and Shanghai Huaxin Group (HongKong) Limited, a Hong Kong company and an affiliate of China Energy Company Limited (the “Investor”), entered into a Modification Agreement to amend the Stock Purchase Agreement, dated as of March 29, 2017, between the Company and the Investor (as so amended, the “Stock Purchase Agreement”), pursuant to which the Company and the Investor agreed that the Stock Purchase Agreement would automatically terminate if the transactions contemplated by the Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Transactions”) had not closed by December 31, 2017. The Transactions did not close by December 31, 2017, and the Stock Purchase Agreement was therefore automatically terminated as of such date pursuant to its terms.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: January 5, 2018 By: /s/ Owen S. Littman
Name: Owen S. Littman
Title: General Counsel