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December 7, 2012
16:32 EDTGFIGGFI Group announces accelerated Q4 dividend of 5c per share
GFI Group announced that the company's Board of Directors has declared an accelerated fourth quarter dividend of 5c per common share. The accelerated dividend will be payable on December 27 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on December 17. This accelerated dividend is intended by the Board to be in lieu of the quarterly dividend the company would have otherwise announced when it issued its fourth quarter and full year earnings in the first quarter of 2013 and that would have been paid in 2013.
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April 29, 2015
08:16 EDTGFIGBGC Partners says now owns more than two-thirds of GFI outstanding shares
On April 28, a subsidiary of BGC (BGCP) purchased from GFI (GFIG) approximately 43M newly issued shares of GFI’s common stock at that date’s closing price of $5.81 per share, for an aggregate purchase price of $250M. The purchase price was paid to GFI in the form of a note due on June 19, 2018 that bears an interest rate of LIBOR plus 200 basis points. Due to intercompany eliminations, the new shares and the note will have no impact on the consolidated balance sheet of BGC. Following the issuance of the New Shares, BGC owns approximately 67% of GFI’s outstanding common stock. The company said: “A successful sale of Trayport, combined with increased profits from integrating GFI, growing our fully electronic businesses, and the strength of our Real Estate Services business, will lead to dramatically higher liquidity. We also anticipate receiving over $635M in additional NASDAQ OMX (NDAQ) stock over time. As we execute our strategy, we expect to have significant capital with which to pay dividends, repurchase shares and/or units of BGC, profitably hire, and make accretive acquisitions, all while maintaining our investment grade rating.”
08:11 EDTGFIGBGC Partners reports Q1 post-tax distributable EPS 18c, consensus 18c
Reports Q1 revenue for distributable earnings $563.9M, consensus $534.52M. BGC Partners (BGCP) said that, unless otherwise stated, the financial results and other metrics for the company’s majority-owned division, GFI Group (GFIG), are consolidated with those of BGC from March 2.
April 20, 2015
08:10 EDTGFIGGFI Group completes integration between EnergyMatch and OptionsCity's Metro
GFI Group announced that it completed the integration between EnergyMatch, its electronic central limit order book for WTI, Brent and Natural Gas financial derivatives, and OptionsCity's Metro, an end-to-end electronic trading and market making platform. OptionsCity Metro customers are now able to trade with GFI markets and automatically stream outright options and complex strategies to the EnergyMatch system.

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