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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on June 2, 2015





  NEW YORK, NY 10022


  See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy   materials and voting instructions.



Meeting Information


Meeting Type:          Annual Meeting


For holders as of:     April 6, 2015


Date: June 2, 2015                 Time: 10:00 AM EDT


Location:   BGC Partners, Inc.


                    499 Park Avenue (between


                    58th and 59th Streets), 3rd Floor

                    New York, NY 10022



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  Voting Items      


The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the following:


1.      Election of Directors




01)   Howard W. Lutnick

02)   John H. Dalton

03)   Albert M. Weis

04)   Stephen T. Curwood

05)   William J. Moran

06)   Linda A. Bell


The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the following proposal:


2.      Approval of the Sixth Amended and Restated BGC Partners, Inc. Long Term Incentive Plan.


NOTE: The proxy holders may vote in their discretion on such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.