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FFastFill offers its global deployment services to BGC Partners, Inc

LONDON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FFastFill plc (LSE: FFA), the leading provider of Software as a Service ("SaaS") to the global derivates community, is pleased to announce an extension of its contract with BGC Partners ("BGC") to include the global deployment of FFastFill's execution platform, which incorporates the Horizon Multi-Broker Network, across BGC's current international brokerage offices. The deal extends FFastFill's role within BGC Partners from an initial presence in selected locations to full worldwide market presence.

Effective immediately, FFastFill Horizon will be integrated within BGC's platform, enabling multi-broker support to fulfil BGC's execution requirements. Horizon will provide BGC with a cost effective, low latency route to FFastFill's full range of more than 60 trading venues worldwide. Focusing on futures and options trading, Horizon also handles complex block trades and provides the ability for full real time pre and post risk management capabilities.

Hamish Purdey, Chief Executive, FFastFill said:

"FFastFill is delighted to have achieved this contract to work with BGC Partners on a global basis. This deal is a validation of the quality of the FFastFill execution capabilities. Horizon provides unrivalled flexibility between institutions, brokers and their clients, enabling BGC's fast and cost-efficient business development and execution and the FFastFill team is looking forward to working with BGC to ensure swift global deployment."

Jean-Pierre Aubin, Executive Managing Director, Global Head of Listed Products and General Manager of Continental Europe at BGC Partners said:

"As a leading global brokerage company, BGC Partners requires flexible multi-brokerage, multi-client, multi-exchange connectivity matched by fast and efficient execution. We believe FFastFill's cost efficient, low latency execution platform offers a compelling value proposition and we recognised clear advantages to extending our commercial relationship with FFastFill."

About FFastFill

FFastFill is the leading provider of Software as a Service to the global derivatives community using the latest developments in technology to automate trade flow processes across a firm's front, middle and back offices. FFastFill's solutions encompass electronic order routing, clearing, risk management and back office as part of an integrated, yet modular system architecture. FFastFill is traded on London's AIM (AIM: FFA). Further information on FFastFill is available at www.ffastfill.com. Follow us on Twitter @FFastFill.

FFastFill Horizon is a multi-broker network which enables trading companies, without direct memberships, to access over sixty international trading venues via other member firms on the low latency FFastFill network.

About BGC Partners

BGC Partners, Inc., a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and property markets, has over 7,000 employees in New York, London and dozens of cities around the world, and conducts over $200 trillion in financial transactions for customers annually. BGC offers customers over 220 products, including commercial real estate, fixed income securities, interest rate swaps, foreign exchange, equities, equity derivatives, credit derivatives, commodities, futures, and structured products.

BGC's technology helps customers determine the value of a transaction and execute transactions at the best possible price. BGC's customers include many of the world's largest banks, hedge funds, governments and investment firms. Trades are executed through BGC's brokers, or through its hybrid and fully electronic brokerage services.

BGC, named after fixed income trading innovator B. Gerald Cantor, also offers financial technology solutions, market data, and analytics through its eSpeed, BGC Trader, and BGC Market Data brands, and provides clearing, processing, and other support services. For more information, please visit www.bgcpartners.com.

SOURCE FFastFill plc