Knight's Hotspot FX Named Best Professional e-Trading Venue by FX Week for Second Consecutive Year

  Knight's Hotspot FX Named Best Professional e-Trading Venue by FX Week for
                           Second Consecutive Year

PR Newswire

JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 12, 2012

JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Knight Capital Group, Inc.
(NYSE Euronext: KCG) today announced that Knight Hotspot FX received a 2012
e-FX Award for "Best Professional e-Trading Venue" from FX Week, the second
consecutive year for Knight's institutional foreign exchange ECN.

"The Knight Hotspot FX team is honored that FX Week once again named our
institutional FX ECN the Best Professional e-Trading Platform in the 2012 e-FX
Awards," said John Miesner, Managing Director and Head of Global Sales for
Knight Hotspot FX."Since winning this distinctive award last year, Knight
Hotspot has continued its strong volume growth and introduced new initiatives
that resonate with our clients, including Sponsored Bank Access, private label
and new services for the wholesale FX market. Our technology, diverse
liquidity and client service ensure that we provide the greatest user
experience in the industry."

"It is perhaps a sign of the fast-changing nature of this market that the
winner is the only company to be scooping an award for the second successive
year," said FX Week Editor Joel Clark at the publication's annual awards
ceremony in New York, July 10. "With volumes that continue to grow
year-on-year in an environment where many platforms are going the other way,
and a number of new initiatives launched over the past year to cater to
different elements of its client base, the winner of the best professional
e-trading venue is Hotspot FX."

FX Week's e-FX Awards, determined by a panel of judges, recognize industry
excellence in electronic foreign exchange from banks and vendors. For more
information, please visit www.fxweekefxawards.com.

Hotspot FX LLC is a subsidiary of Knight Capital Group, Inc. Hotspot FX in
Europe is a division of Knight Capital Europe Limited.

About Knight

Knight Capital Group (NYSE Euronext: KCG) is a global financial services firm
that provides access to the capital markets across multiple asset classes to a
broad network of clients, including broker-dealers, institutions and
corporations. Knight is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J. with a global
presence across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For
further information about Knight, please visit www.knight.com.

SOURCE Knight Capital Group, Inc.

Website: http://www.knight.com
Contact: Kara Fitzsimmons, Managing Director, Media Relations,
+1-201-356-1523, kfitzsimmons@knight.com; Jonathan Mairs, Director, Corporate
Communications & Investor Relations, +1-201-356-1529, jmairs@knight.com
 
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