NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2019 – — BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) (“BGC Partners,” “BGC,” or the “Company”), a leading global brokerage and financial technology company, today announced that it had extended its offer (the “Exchange Offer”) to exchange up to $300 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 3.750% Senior Notes due 2024 (the “Old Notes”) for an equivalent amount of its 3.750% Senior Notes due 2024 registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Exchange Notes”). $300 million in aggregate principal amount of the Old Notes were issued and sold by the Company in a private offering in September 2019.
The Exchange Offer, previously scheduled to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, December 2, 2019, will now expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Monday, December 9, 2019, unless further extended. $299,969,000 in aggregate principal amount, or 99.99%, of the outstanding Old Notes were tendered in the Exchange Offer as of 5:00 p.m., December 2, 2019.
The terms of the exchange offer are set forth in a prospectus dated October 28, 2019. Copies of the prospectus and the other exchange offer documents may be obtained from the exchange agent:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Corporate Trust Operations
600 South Fourth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to buy nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any Old Notes or Exchange Notes. The exchange offer is being made only pursuant to the exchange offer prospectus, which is being distributed to holders of the Old Notes and has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) as part of BGC Partners, Inc.’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-234176), which was declared effective on October 24, 2019.
About BGC Partners, Inc.
BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage and financial technology company. BGC’s 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, Capitalab, Lucera, and Fenics Market Data, BGC offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to numerous financial instruments and markets. BGC, BGC Trader, GFI, Fenics, Fenics Market Data, Capitalab, and Lucera are trademarks/service marks and/or registered trademarks/service marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and/or its affiliates.
BGC’s customers include many of the world’s largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations, and investment firms. BGC’s Class A common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “BGCP”. BGC Partners is led by Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Howard W. Lutnick. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcpartners.com. You can also follow BGC at https://twitter.com/bgcpartners, https://www.linkedin.com/company/bgc-partners and/or http://ir.bgcpartners.com/Investors/default.aspx.
Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements about BGC
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