Washington, D.C.  20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
February 4, 2016
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)
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Item 8.01 Other Information

On February 4, 2016, Raymond James Financial, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release to announce that the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) increased to $150 million its repurchase authorization with respect to any combination of the Company’s shares of common stock (“Common Stock”) and/or its outstanding Senior Notes identified in the Form 8-K filed with the SEC on November 19, 2015 (collectively, and together with the Common Stock, the “Securities”). Prior to today’s Board action, there was approximately $20 million remaining under the previous repurchase authorization increase to $150 million announced on November 19, 2015. These repurchases may be made from time to time at the discretion of the Board’s Securities Repurchase Committee at prices that the Company deems appropriate and subject to market conditions, applicable law and other factors deemed relevant in the Company’s sole discretion. Such repurchases may be made in the open market, in privately negotiated transactions, or otherwise, including pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 plan. The Board’s authorization does not have a fixed expiration date. All repurchased shares of Common Stock will be held as treasury shares. The repurchase authorization does not obligate the Company to repurchase any dollar amount or number of Securities and may be suspended or discontinued at any time. The Company intends to pay for Securities repurchased with cash currently reflected on its balance sheet.

Information regarding repurchases of Common Stock will be available in the Company’s periodic reports on Form 10-Q and 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as required by the applicable rules of the Exchange Act.

The full text of the Company’s press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) The following is filed as an exhibit to this report:

Exhibit No.

99.1 Press release, dated February 4, 2016, 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.
February 4, 2016
/s/ Jeffrey P. Julien
Jeffrey P. Julien
Executive Vice President - Finance,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer


Exhibit No.
Press release, dated February 4, 2016, issued by Raymond James Financial, Inc.