BGC Partners Announces Its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

        BGC Partners Announces Its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

  PR Newswire

  NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2013

-- To be held on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET

-- Webcast available for investors

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP)
("BGC Partners," "BGC" or "the Company"), a leading global brokerage company
primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets, today
announced that it currently plans to hold its 2013 Annual Meeting of
Stockholders on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. ET at the Company's
executive offices in New York City. The meeting will include a brief
discussion of BGC's business by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Howard
W. Lutnick. Revised deadlines for proposals by stockholders for the Annual
Meeting will be included on a filing on Form 8-K attaching this release.

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A live audio webcast of the event will start at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET
and is expected to last approximately one hour. It will also be available via
the following site: http://www.bgcpartners.com/ir

The webcast archive will be available for 365 days, beginning June 4 , 2013.

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About BGC Partners, Inc.

BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the
wholesale financial and real estate markets. Products include fixed income
securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity
derivatives, credit derivatives, commercial real estate, commodities, futures,
and structured products. BGC also provides a wide range of services, including
trade execution, broker-dealer services, clearing, processing, information,
and other back-office services to a broad range of financial and non-financial
institutions. Through its eSpeed, BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data brands, BGC
offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to
select financial instruments and markets. Through the Newmark Grubb Knight
Frank brand, the Company offers a wide range of services including leasing and
corporate advisory, investment sales and financial services, consulting,
project and development management, and property and facilities management.
BGC's customers include many of the world's largest banks, broker-dealers,
investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments, corporations,
property owners, real estate developers, and investment firms. For more
information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com .

eSpeed, BGC, BGC Trader, Grubb & Ellis, Grubb and Newmark are trademarks and
service marks of BGC Partners, Inc. and its affiliates. Knight Frank is a
service mark of Knight Frank Limited Corp., used with permission.

Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements by BGC Partners, Inc.

Statements in this press release regarding BGC Partners' business that are not
historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and
uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which
could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the
forward-looking statements, see BGC Partners' Securities and Exchange
Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth
in its public filings, including its most recent Form 10-K and any updates to
such risk factors contained in subsequent Form 10-Q or Form 8-K filings.

Website: http://www.bgcpartners.com
Contact: Media: Hannah Sloane, +1-212-294-7938 or Sarah Laufer,
+1-212-915-1008; Investors:Jason McGruder, +1-212-829-4988 or Ben Goldman,
+1-212-610-3680
 
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