SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 10, 2018
BGC Partners, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
499 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 610-2200
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|Item 8.01.|| |
On August 13, 2018, BGC Partners, Inc. (BGC Partners or the Company) issued a press release announcing an offer to exchange up to $450 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.375% Senior Notes due 2023 for an equivalent amount of 5.375% Senior Notes due 2023 registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is hereby incorporated by reference herein.
Discussion of Forward-Looking Statements about BGC Partners
Statements in this document regarding BGC that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, BGC undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see BGCs Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set forth in these filings and any updates to such risk factors contained in subsequent Forms 10-K, Forms 10-Q or Forms 8-K.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The exhibit index set forth below is incorporated by reference in response to this Item 9.01.
|99.1||BGC Partners, Inc. press release dated August 13, 2018|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|BGC Partners, Inc.|
|Date: August 13, 2018||By:||/s/ HOWARD W. LUTNICK|
|Howard W. Lutnick|
|Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|
[Signature page to BGC Partners, Inc. 8-K regarding the
Exchange Offer for its 5.375% Senior Notes due 2023]