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Knight Appoints Peter J. Hoffman As Senior Managing Director, Institutional Client Development

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Knight Appoints Peter J. Hoffman As Senior Managing Director, Institutional Client Development13:00 EST Thursday, January 05, 2012JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE Euronext: KCG) today announced the appointment of Peter J. Hoffman as Senior Managing Director, Institutional Client Development with responsibility for cultivating institutional client relationships and coordinating sales of institutional products and services. Mr. Hoffman will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tom Joyce and join the firm's executive committee."Peter is a consummate professional with tremendous experience and insights," said Mr. Joyce. "At Knight, we're committed to deepening relationships with leading institutions. Peter will work across the institutional team to advance a more comprehensive presentation of the offering to clients and prospects."Knight operates a global, multi-asset class platform for institutional investors, combining full service sales and trading with innovative electronic trading products. The institutional team provides clients with market access, liquidity, trading insights, sophisticated tools and anonymity with minimal market impact for trading global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, options and futures. In addition, clients have access to research, new issuance and a range of complementary offerings including commission management."I'm excited to join the strong team at Knight and look forward to promoting and building its extensive resources to further develop the brand and its relevance with institutional clients," said Mr. Hoffman.Mr. Hoffman is based in Jersey City, phone 201.222.9400 or email phoffman@knight.com.BiographyPeter J. HoffmanSenior Managing DirectorInstitutional Client DevelopmentPeter Hoffman, Senior Managing Director, Institutional Client Development is responsible for overseeing the firm's relationships with institutional clients.Mr. Hoffman is a former Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in the Investor Client Coverage Group where he managed the firm's relationships across product and service teams with key institutional clients. Prior to that, he held several senior positions in the firm's Equity Division including Head of Americas Equity Sales, leading a team which covered institutional clients in North and South America. In all, Peter spent 24 years at Merrill Lynch starting in the Equity Capital Markets Group.Mr. Hoffman has a bachelor of science from Union College and a master of business administration from Columbia Business School.About KnightKnight Capital Group (NYSE Euronext: KCG) is a global financial services firm that provides access to the capital markets across multiple asset classes to a broad network of clients, including buy- and sell-side firms and corporations. Knight is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J. with a global presence across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. For further information about Knight, please visit www.knight.com.Certain statements contained herein may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's industry, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond our control. Accordingly, readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict including, without limitation, risks related to the corporate restructuring in the third quarter 2011, including the ability to recognize anticipated cost savings, the possibility of unexpected costs or expenditures, and the impact of the restructuring on the Company's businesses and results of operations, risks associated with changes in market structure, legislative, regulatory and financial rules changes, risks associated with the Company's changes to its organizational structure and management and the costs, the integration, performance and operation of businesses recently acquired or developed organically, or that may be acquired or developed organically in the future. Readers should carefully review the risks and uncertainties disclosed in the Company's reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including, without limitation, those detailed under the headings "Certain Factors Affecting Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2010, and in other reports or documents the Company files with, or furnishes to, the SEC from time to time. This information should also be read in conjunction with the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements and the Notes thereto contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2010, and in other reports or documents the Company files with, or furnishes to, the SEC from time to time.  SOURCE Knight Capital Group, Inc.For further information: Margaret Wyrwas, Senior Managing Director, Communications, Marketing & Investor Relations, +1-201-557-6954, mwyrwas@knight.com, or Kara Fitzsimmons, Managing Director, Media Relations, +1-201-356-1523, kfitzsimmons@knight.com, or Jonathan Mairs Director, Corporate Communications, +1-201-356-1529, jmairs@knight.com