SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 27, 2020
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 845-7900
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class||Trading Symbol||Name of Exchange on Which Registered|
|Class A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||COWN||The Nasdaq Global Market|
|7.35% Senior Notes due 2027||COWNZ||The Nasdaq Global Market|
|7.75% Senior Notes due 2033||COWNL||The Nasdaq Global Market|
Item 8.01 Other Events.
On October 27, 2020, 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 payment will be made on November 16, 2020, to the holders of record at the close of business on November 2, 2020.
The Company’s Board of Directors also announced that it has approved an increase in the Company’s existing share repurchase program for its common stock. With this increase, the total now available for repurchase under the current plan is $25 million.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto at Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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 27, 2020||By:||/s/ Owen S. Littman|
|Name:||Owen S. Littman|
Cowen Declares Quarterly Dividend On Its
Series A Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock and Increases Common Stock Share Repurchase Authorization
NEW YORK — October 27, 2020 — 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 16, 2020, to holders of record at the close of business on November 2, 2020.
The Cowen Board of Directors today also announced that it has approved an increase in the Company’s existing share repurchase program for its common stock. With this increase, the total now available for repurchase under the current plan is $25 million.
About Cowen Inc.
Cowen Inc. (“Cowen” or the “Company”) is a diversified financial services firm offering investment banking services, equity and credit research, sales and trading, prime brokerage, global clearing, commission management services and actively managed alternative investment products. Cowen focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to our clients in order to help them outperform. Founded in 1918, the Company is headquartered in New York and has offices worldwide. Learn more at Cowen.com
For further information, contact:
J.T. Farley, Investor Relations