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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Dowdle Jeffrey A
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL INC [RJF]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
President, AMS - RJA
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
880 CARILLON PARKWAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/13/2012
(Street)

ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 08/13/2012   S   900 D $34.44(1) 1,500(2) I by Daughter ER
Common Stock 08/13/2012   S   1,500 D $34.4689(3) 1,500(2) I UTMA Custodian for Son JA
Common Stock 08/13/2012   S   1,500 D $34.4713(4) 1,500(2) I UTMA Custodian for Son MS
Common Stock               35,284 D  
Common Stock               6,914(5) I ESOP
Common Stock               10,000(6) I Mary R. Dowdle Trust
Common Stock               1,500(2) I UTMA Custodian for Daughter EC
Common Stock               1,500(2) I UTMA Custodian for Son GT

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $27.1               (7) 01/22/2017 Common Stock 10,000   10,000 D  
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $30.44               (8) 01/27/2013 Common Stock 7,500   7,500 D  
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $25.28               (9) 11/24/2015 Common Stock 8,000   8,000 D  
Restricted Stock Units (10)             12/15/2013 12/15/2013 Common Stock 4,317   4,317 D  
Restricted Stock Units (10)             12/15/2014 12/15/2014 Common Stock 6,111   6,111 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Dowdle Jeffrey A
880 CARILLON PARKWAY
ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716
      President, AMS - RJA  

Signatures

 Jeffrey A. Dowdle by Paul L. Matecki as Attorney-in-Fact   08/14/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $34.43 to $34.46, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide upon request by the SEC staff, the Issuer, or any security holder of the Issuer, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
(2) The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, and the filing of this report is not an admission that the reporting person is the beneficial owner of these securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
(3) The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $34.461 to $34.485, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide upon request by the SEC staff, the Issuer, or any security holder of the Issuer, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
(4) The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $34.46 to $34.49, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide upon request by the SEC staff, the Issuer, or any security holder of the Issuer, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price.
(5) Includes number of shares acquired under ESOP through August 10, 2012
(6) The reporting person is the trustee of the Trust and holds a remainder interest therein. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(7) Options becoming exercisable - 6,000 on 11/22/14, 2,000 on 11/22/15 and 2,000 on 11/22/16.
(8) Options currently exercisable - 4,500; options becoming exercisable - 3,000 on 11/27/2012.
(9) Options becoming exercisable - 2,400 on 11/24/12, 4,000 on 11/24/13 and 1,600 on 11/24/14.
(10) Each restricted stock unit represents a contingent right to receive one share of RJF common stock upon vesting and dividend equivalents.

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