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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 26, 2017
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On October 26, 2017, Cowen Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Company’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $14.06 per share on the Company’s 5.625% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2017, to the holders of record at the close of business on November 1, 2017. A copy of the press release is attached hereto at Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibits. The following exhibits are filed herewith:
Press Release issued by the Company dated October 26, 2017.
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: October 26, 2017 By: /s/ Owen S. Littman
Name: Owen S. Littman
Title: General Counsel
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cowen Declares Quarterly Dividend On Its
Series A Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock
NEW YORK, NY — October 26, 2017 — Cowen Inc. (NASDAQ:COWN) (“Cowen” or the “Company) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $14.06 per share on the Company’s 5.625% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Convertible Preferred Stock”).
The quarterly dividend on the Convertible Preferred Stock is payable on November 15, 2017, to holders of record at the close of business on November 1, 2017.
About Cowen Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, provides alternative asset management, investment banking, research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing and commission management services through its two business segments: Cowen Investment Management and its affiliates make up the Company’s alternative investment segment, while Cowen and Company, a member of FINRA and SIPC, and its affiliates make up the Company’s broker-dealer segment. Cowen Investment Management provides alternative asset management solutions to a global client base and manages a significant portion of Cowen’s proprietary capital. Cowen and Company and its affiliates offer industry focused investment banking for growth-oriented companies, domain knowledge-driven research, a sales and trading platform for institutional investors and a comprehensive suite of prime brokerage services. Founded in 1918, the firm is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. For additional information, visit www.cowen.com. To download Cowen’s investor relations app, which offers access to SEC filings, news releases, webcasts and presentations, please visit the App Store for iPhone and iPad or Google Play for Android mobile devices.
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