updated 2/17/2011 8:17:02 AM ET 2011-02-17T13:17:02

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq:BGCP) ("BGC Partners" or "the Company"), a leading global intermediary to the wholesale financial markets, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010.

A complete and full-text financial results press release is accessible at the "Investor Relations" section of http:// www.bgcpartners.com . It is also available directly at any of the following web pages:

http://www.bgcpartners.com/ir

http://www.bgcpartners.com/ir-news

http://www.bgcpartners.com/news-centre/press-releases

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About BGC Partners, Inc.

BGC Partners is a global intermediary to the wholesale financial markets, specializing in the brokering of a broad range of financial products, including fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, structured products and other instruments. BGC Partners also provides a full 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. BGC Partners' integrated platform is designed to provide flexibility to customers with regard to price discovery, execution and processing of transactions, and enables them to use voice, hybrid, or, where available, fully electronic brokerage services in connection with transactions executed either OTC or through an exchange. Through its eSpeed, BGC Trader, and BGCantor Market Data brands, the Company also offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to select financial instruments and markets. BGC Partners' customers include many of the world's largest banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, trading firms, hedge funds, governments and investment firms. Named after fixed income trading innovator B. Gerald Cantor, BGC Partners has offices located in 21 cities, including New York and London, as well as Beijing, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Moscow, Nyon, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Sarasota, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto. 

The BGC Partners, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5785

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 which we incorporate by reference, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, as filed with the SEC on March 16, 2010 and any updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent 10-Q filings.

CONTACT: Americas Media:
         Florencia Panizza 
         212-294-7938
         fpanizza@bgcpartners.com

         EMEA & APAC Media:
         Deborah Spencer
         + 44 207 894 7961
         dspencer@bgcpartners.com

         Investors:
         Jason McGruder
         212-829-4988
         jmcgruder@bgcpartners.com
 
         Chris Walters
         212-294-8059
         cwalters@bgcpartners.com

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