GFI Group Inc. Announces Accelerated Fourth Quarter Dividend of $0.05 Per Share

  GFI Group Inc. Announces Accelerated Fourth Quarter Dividend of $0.05 Per
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PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec.7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: GFIG), a leading
provider of wholesale brokerage, clearing services, electronic execution and
trading support products for global financial markets (the "Company"),
announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has declared an
accelerated fourth quarter 2012 dividend of $0.05 per common share. The
accelerated dividend will be payable on December 27, 2012 to shareholders of
record as of the close of business on December 17, 2012.

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 2012 earnings in the first quarter of 2013
and that would have been paid in 2013.

About GFI Group Inc.

GFI Group Inc. (NYSE: "GFIG") is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage
services, clearing services, electronic execution and trading support products
for global financial markets. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services,
market data, trading platform and analytics software products to institutional
clients in markets for a range of fixed income, financial, equity and
commodity instruments.

Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 2,100
people with additional offices in London, Paris, Nyon, Hong Kong, Seoul,
Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Dublin,
Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and Sugar Land (TX). GFI Group Inc. provides services
and products to over 2,600 institutional clients, including leading investment
and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its
brands include GFI(SM), GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®,
FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, Trayport® and Kyte®.

Forward-looking Statement

Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "may," "might," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions
identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or
achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or
implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These
forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of GFI Group
Inc. (the "Company") and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.
These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated
with: economic, political and market factors affecting trading volumes;
securities prices or demand for the Company's brokerage services; competition
from current and new competitors; the Company's ability to attract and retain
key personnel, including highly-qualified brokerage personnel; the Company's
ability to identify and develop new products and markets; changes in laws and
regulations governing the Company's business and operations or permissible
activities; the Company's ability to manage its international operations;
financial difficulties experienced by the Company's customers or key
participants in the markets in which the Company focuses its brokerage
services; the Company's ability to keep up with technological changes;
uncertainties relating to litigation and the Company's ability to assess and
integrate acquisition prospects. Further information about factors that could
affect the Company's financial and other results is included in the Company's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not
undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether
as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE GFI Group Inc.

Website: http://www.gfigroup.com
Contact: Investor Relations - Christopher Giancarlo, Executive Vice President
investorinfo@gfigroup.com, or Chris Ann Casaburri Grimmett, Investor Relations
Manager, +1-212-968-4167, chris.grimmett@gfigroup.com, or Media - Patricia
Gutierrez, Vice President - Public Relations, Office: +1-212-968-2964, Mobile,
+1-646-717-4379, patricia.gutierrez@gfigroup.com
 
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