SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
(Amendment No. 1)
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 30, 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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On December 6, 2018, BGC Partners, Inc. (BGC Partners) filed a Current Report on Form 8-K (the Initial Form 8-K) reporting the completion, on November 30, 2018 (the Distribution Date), of its previously announced pro rata distribution (the Distribution) to its stockholders of all of the shares of common stock of Newmark Group, Inc. (Newmark) owned by BGC Partners as of immediately prior to the effective time of the Distribution, with shares of Newmark Class A common stock distributed to the holders of shares of BGC Partners Class A common stock of record as of the close of business on November 23, 2018 (the Record Date), and shares of Newmark Class B common stock distributed to the holders of shares of BGC Partners Class B common stock of record as of the close of business on the Record Date.
The Initial Form 8-K omitted the pro forma financial information required by Item 9.01(b) of Form 8-K and disclosed that such pro forma financial information would be filed by amendment to the Initial Form 8-K. This amendment to the Initial Form 8-K is being filed to provide the pro forma financial information required by Item 9.01(b) of Form 8-K.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(b) Pro forma financial information.
The following Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial Information of BGC Partners is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference.
Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements as of September 30, 2018, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and for the years ended December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015; and
Managements Discussion and Analysis of Pro Forma Financial Condition and Pro Forma Results of Operations.
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 November 30, 2018.|
|99.2||Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements as of September 30, 2018, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and for the years ended December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015, and Managements Discussion and Analysis of Pro Forma Financial Condition and Pro Forma Results of Operations.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report on Form 8-K/A to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|BGC Partners, Inc.|
|Date: December 6, 2018||By:||/S/ HOWARD W. LUTNICK|
|Name: Howard W. Lutnick|
|Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|
[Signature Page to Form 8-K/A, dated December 6, 2018, Regarding the Completion of BGC Partners Distribution of Shares of Newmark Common Stock]