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PIPER JAFFRAY COMPANIES FILES (8-K) Disclosing Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant

June 5, 2014



Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

The information in Item 2.03 of this Current Report on Form 8-K is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.01.

Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On June 2, 2014, Piper Jaffray Companies (the "Company") entered into an Amended and Restated Note Purchase Agreement (the "Amended and Restated Note Purchase Agreement") with Piper Jaffray & Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company ("PJ&Co") and certain funds or accounts managed by Pacific Investment Management Company LLC ("PIMCO") or its affiliates, under which PJ&Co purchased variable rate senior notes, Class A, from the Company (the "Class A Notes") and immediately resold the Class A Notes pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, to funds or accounts managed by PIMCO or its affiliates. The Notes were purchased and resold by PJ&Co at a purchase price equal to 100% of their principal amount. The Class A Notes have an aggregate principal amount of $50 million, and were issued upon the repayment in full of a previous issuance of variable rate senior notes, Class A, with a principal amount of $50 million issued to PIMCO in 2012 and which were retired on June 2, 2014 (the "Matured Class A Notes"). The Class B senior notes with a principal amount of $75 million issued to PIMCO in 2012 (the "Class B Notes") remain outstanding and become due on November 30, 2015. The Class A Notes bear interest at a rate equal to the three-month London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") plus 3.00% and mature 36 months after the date of issuance. Interest on the Class A Notes is payable, and the Class A Notes' interest rates adjust, on a quarterly basis. The Class A Notes rank pari passu with the Company's other senior unsecured debt. The Company intends to use the proceeds from the issuance of the Notes for general corporate purposes. The terms of the Class A and Class B Notes, covenants, events of default, and remedies will otherwise remain substantially the same as described in the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 30, 2012, which disclosure is incorporated by reference herein. The foregoing description of the Amended and Restated Note Purchase Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Amended and Restated Note Purchase Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated by reference in this Current Report on Form 8-K. Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits. (d) Exhibits. 10.1 Amended and Restated Note Purchase Agreement dated June 2, 2014 among Piper Jaffray Companies, Piper Jaffray & Co., and the Purchasers party thereto.



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