Knight Trading Group Board Names Anthony M. Sanfilippo

                   Interim Chief Executive Officer  
  JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 
Knight Trading Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NITE) today announced that the Board of 
Directors in its quarterly meeting Tuesday named Anthony M. Sanfilippo interim 
Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2002.  
In December 2001, Knight Chairman and CEO Kenneth D. Pasternak announced 
his retirement from his executive positions effective January 31, 2002.  He 
will serve out his remaining term as a Director, which expires at Knight's 
annual meeting in May 2002, and he will continue to act in a consulting 
capacity until his contract expiration on July 8, 2002.  Also in December, 
Knight's Board elected Charles V. Doherty, a veteran Board member, to serve as 
non-executive Chairman of the Board for Knight, effective February 1, 2002. 
Mr. Doherty is overseeing both an internal and external search for a new 
Knight CEO, for which the Company has retained leading executive search firm 
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.  
Mr. Sanfilippo has been responsible for Knight's operations in Europe and 
Japan as Head of Global Equities, and for Knight's listed equities business as 
President and CEO of Knight Capital Markets.  In addition, he is Chairman of 
Knight Roundtable Europe, Ltd., a venture between Knight and its 
broker-dealer, bank and securities firm partners in the U.S. and Europe.  Mr. 
Sanfilippo joined Knight in 1997 when Tradetech Securities, a Nasdaq 
InterMarket trading firm that he founded in 1993 and managed as President and 
CEO, was acquired by Trimark Securities (now Knight Capital Markets).  
"Tony has tackled some of our most challenging assignments since he joined 
the firm five years ago, and he has a proven track record of developing and 
managing businesses," Mr. Pasternak said.  "In particular, he built Knight's 
Japan operations to the right size in a difficult economic environment, and 
his cost-control efforts in Europe have been instrumental in positioning the 
business for a market upswing."  
Mr. Doherty said, "The Board selected Tony to assume the stewardship of 
Knight during this transition period.  As a Knight veteran with experience 
across multiple business lines, Tony is well-qualified to lead the firm, 
allowing the Board to focus on its duty of care -- finding the most 
appropriate CEO for Knight's future."  
Knight is the liquidity center that offers superior execution services to 
its broker-dealer and institutional clients in over-the-counter (OTC) and 
listed equity securities, and in equity options.  In so doing, Knight helps 
its clients meet their fiduciary obligation of obtaining best execution for 
the securities orders that they route on behalf of their customers.  Knight 
also maintains an asset management business for institutional investors and 
high net worth individuals through Deephaven Capital Management LLC.  
  Knight has the power to commit capital for market orders and also 
maintains one of the largest limit order books in the OTC market.  The Company 
has approximately 1,300 employees worldwide and is one of the largest 
destinations for stock orders placed via the Internet.  Knight traded 
135 billion shares in the year 2001, a volume behind only those posted by 
Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  Ultimately, Knight plans to 
enable its clients to trade all types of equity securities and options at any 
time, from anywhere in the world.  More information about Knight can be 
obtained at http://www.knighttradinggroup.com.  
  The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are 
made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities 
Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements involve a number of 
risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond the Company's control, which 
could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results, 
performance or other expectations and from any opinions or statements 
expressed with respect to future periods.  These factors include, but are not 
limited to, the Company's ability to implement its growth strategies, 
economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations, government and 
industry regulation, interest rate risk, intellectual property rights, and 
other factors detailed in the Company's registration statement and periodic 
reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
  

SOURCE  Knight Trading Group, Inc.  
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/CONTACT:  Margaret Wyrwas, Senior Vice President, Corporate 
Communications & Investor Relations, +1-201-557-6954, mwyrwas@knight-sec.com, 
or Kara Fitzsimmons, Manager, Corporate Communications, +1-201-356-1523, 
kara_fitzsimmons@knight-sec.com, or Judy Pirro, Manager, Investor and 
Shareholder Relations, +1-201-356-1548, judy_pirro@knight-sec.com, all of 
Knight Trading Group, Inc./  
/Web site:  http://www.knighttradinggroup.com/  
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