|SEPTEMBER 13, 2010|
|Knight Mourns the Passing of Gary R. Griffith, a Member of its Board of Directors|
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE Euronext: KCG), announced today that Gary R. Griffith, a member of the Company's board of directors, passed away suddenly on Thursday evening, September 9, 2010 due to cancer at the age of 70. Griffith served on the Nominating and Corporate Governance and Finance and Audit Committees.
"We are profoundly saddened by the loss of our board member and dear friend, Gary Griffith," said Thomas M. Joyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Knight Capital Group. "Our hearts go out to Gary's family, friends and colleagues in this time of sadness."
Griffith has served on the board since the Company's initial public offering and, before that, as an advisory board member of Roundtable Partners, LLC, the Company's predecessor, since March 1995. He was an independent financial consultant since 1990 and worked in investment banking and financial consulting since 1980. Before 1980, Mr. Griffith was with CBS, Inc. and Price Waterhouse. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of CPA's and Financial Executives International. Mr. Griffith was a certified public accountant who received a B.S. in Business Administration from Ohio State University in 1963.
"Gary brought deep industry knowledge, an innovative spirit, and valuable insights to Knight during his 15 year tenure," said Mr. Joyce. "All of us will miss his guidance and friendship."
Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE Euronext: KCG) is a global financial services firm that provides market access and trade execution services across multiple asset classes to buy- and sell-side firms. Knight's hybrid market model features complementary electronic and voice trade execution services in global equities and fixed income as well as foreign exchange, futures and options. The firm is the leading source of liquidity in U.S. equities by share volume. Knight also offers capital markets services to corporate issuers. Knight is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ with a growing global presence across the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, please go to www.knight.com.
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