BGC Partners Announces the Acquisition of the Business of Sterling International Brokers Limited

      BGC Partners Announces the Acquisition of the Business of Sterling
                        International Brokers Limited

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, Feb. 25, 2013

LONDON, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BGC Brokers L.P., an entity within the
BGC Partners, Inc. group (NASDAQ: BGCP) today announced it has acquired the
business and certain assets of Sterling International Brokers Limited, a
London-based broking firm specializing in Sterling and other major currency
transactions.

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"We are excited to acquire the business of Sterling International Brokers
which has a strong reputation, talented team of brokers, excellent suite of
products and a broad client base," commented Mark Webster, Executive Managing
Director and General Manager, at BGC. He continued: "The firm's focus on
Sterling and other major currency transactions complements the products we
offer clients and we look forward to adding this excellent business into our
firm imminently."

Previously owned by the Skipton Building Society, Sterling International
Brokers' clients include banks, building societies, the public sector and
commercial participants in the Sterling and Currency markets. It is regulated
by the Financial Services Authority.

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 .

Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements by BGC Partners

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 (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set
forth in our public filings, including our most recent Form 10-K and any
updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent Form 10-Q or Form 8-K
filings.

Contacts

Media: Hannah Sloane: +1-212-294-7938 Sarah Laufer: +1-212-915-1008

Investors: Jason McGruder: +1-212-829-4988 Ben Goldman: +1-212-610-3680

Website: http://www.bgcpartners.com