Washington, D.C.  20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

November 28, 2018
Date of report (date of earliest event reported)

Raymond James Financial, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code)

(727) 567-1000
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On November 28, 2018, director Robert P. Saltzman notified Raymond James Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) of his decision not to seek re-election to the Board of Directors of the Company at the Annual Shareholders Meeting to be held on February 28, 2019.

On November 29, 2018, Jeffrey E. Trocin notified the Company of his decision to step down as Co-President, Global Equities and Investment Banking - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., effective December 31, 2018. Mr. Trocin will be appointed Vice Chairman of the Company, effective on such date, and will remain an executive officer of the Company.

Copies of the press releases issued by the Company in connection with the above are attached to this Current Report as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, and are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits. The following are filed as exhibits to this report:

Exhibit No.

99.1 Press release, dated November 29, 2018, issued by Raymond James Financial, Inc.

99.2 Press release, dated December 3, 2018, issued by Raymond James Financial, Inc.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: December 3, 2018
/s/ Jeffrey P. Julien
Jeffrey P. Julien
Executive Vice President - Finance
and Chief Financial Officer