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BGC Partners Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results Announcement to be Made Prior to Market Open on Thursday, July 28, 2011

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq:BGCP), a leading global brokerage company servicing the wholesale financial markets, today announced that it plans to issue an advisory press release by 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 28, 2011. This advisory release will notify the public that a complete and full-text financial results press release has become accessible at the "Investor Relations" section of http://www.bgcpartners.com. The complete second quarter 2011 financial results release is also expected to be available on that date by 8:00 a.m. ET directly at any of the following web pages:
/ Source: GlobeNewswire

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq:BGCP), a leading global brokerage company servicing the wholesale financial markets, today announced that it plans to issue an advisory press release by 8:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 28, 2011. This advisory release will notify the public that a complete and full-text financial results press release has become accessible at the "Investor Relations" section of . The complete second quarter 2011 financial results release is also expected to be available on that date by 8:00 a.m. ET directly at any of the following web pages:

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The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. ET to discuss these results.

Additionally, call participants may dial in with the following information:

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About BGC Partners, Inc.

BGC Partners is a leading global brokerage company servicing 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 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's 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 BGC Market Data brands, the Company offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics related to select financial instruments and markets. BGC's 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 has offices in 24 cities, located in New York and London, as well as in Aspen, Beijing, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Garden City, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Moscow, Nyon, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Sarasota, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, and West Palm Beach.

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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 most recent 10-K and any updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent 10-Q or 8-K filings.

CONTACT: Americas Media: Hannah Sloane 212-294-7938 hsloane@bgcpartners.com EMEA & APAC Media: Deborah Spencer + 44 207 894 7961 dspencer@bgcpartners.com Investors: Chris Walters 212-294-8059 cwalters@bgcpartners.com Jason McGruder 212-829-4988 jmcgruder@bgcpartners.com