BGC Partners to Add Dean Berry to its Global Electronic and Hybrid Execution Team

LONDON, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:  BGCP) (“BGC Partners,” “BGC” or “the Company”), a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets, today announced that Dean Berry will be joining BGC Partners1 as an Executive Managing Director in its Global Electronic and Hybrid Execution team.  In that capacity, Dean will join Phil Norton in leading all e-Commerce brands across BGC Partners and will report to Shaun D. Lynn, President, BGC Partners.

Dean most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for Global e-Commerce at ICAP.  He brings to BGC Partners an impressive track record of leadership, market expertise and innovation, which will complement our top-tier e-Commerce offering, and most notably our hybrid brokerage model. Dean will work alongside our Global Head of e-Commerce Phil Norton, who will dedicate his expertise to all pre- and post-trade, market data, analytics and fully electronic markets across the Firm.

“Dean’s appointment demonstrates our ability to attract the most innovative and sought-after talent in the e-Commerce space.  We look forward to Dean continuing to advance our growing technology offering, of which FENICS is a shining example,” said Shaun D. Lynn.

About BGC Partners, Inc.:
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing the financial and real estate markets.  BGC owns GFI Group Inc., a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets.  The Company’s Financial Services offerings include fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products. BGC provides a wide range of services, including trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, trade compression, post trade, information, and other services to a broad range of financial and non-financial institutions.  Through brands including FENICS, BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets.  Real Estate Services are offered through brands including Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Newmark Cornish & Carey, ARA, Computerized Facility Integration, Landauer Valuation & Advisory, and Excess Space.  Under these names, the Company provides a wide range of commercial real estate services, including leasing and corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting, project and development management, and property and facilities management.

BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms. BGC’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: BGCP).  BGC also has an outstanding bond issuance of Senior Notes due June 15, 2042, which trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (NYSE: BGCA).  BGC Partners is led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcpartners.com.  

BGC, BGC Trader, GFI, FENICS, FENICS.COM, Capitalab, Swaptioniser, Newmark, Grubb & Ellis, and Grubb are trademarks, registered trademarks and/or service marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and/or its affiliates.  Knight Frank is a service mark of Knight Frank (Nominees) Limited

Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements about BGC Partners
Statements in this document regarding BGC’s businesses that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. Except as required by law, BGC undertakes no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see BGC’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in its public filings, including the most recent Form 10-K and any updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent Forms 10-Q or Forms 8-K.

1 Pending the fulfilment of and subject to all legal obligations and conditions

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