SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): September 26, 1997STIFEL FINANCIAL CORP.
(Exact Name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
(State of (Commission File (IRS Employer
Incorporation) Number) Identification No.)
500 North Broadway
St. Louis, Missouri63102-2188
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Item 5. Other Event
On September 26, 1997, Stifel Financial Corp. (the
"Registrant") announced the appointment of Ronald J. Kruszewski
as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Kruszewski will
assume his responsibilities immediately.
Mr. Kruszewski has been in the securities business since
1985. In 1989, he joined Robert W. Baird & Co., Incorporated
("Baird"), a regional investment banking firm located in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served as Managing Director and Chief
Financial Officer of the holding company, which includes Baird.
At Baird, he was responsible for asset management, legal,
compliance, operations, information technology and finance. He
also served as co-head of the Financial Institutions Corporate
Item 7. Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and
(a) Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired.
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information.
Exhibit 99: Press Release