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BTIG Donates over $4 Million to Children's Charities on 8th Commissions for Charity Day

NEW YORK, May 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BTIG LLC, a broker dealer specializing in trading and related brokerage services, today announced the results from its 8th Commissions for Charity Day, held on May 6. More than $4 million was raised, making the 2010 Charity Day BTIG's most successful event yet. The money raised will be donated to over 100 children's charities all over the country, including The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Autism Speaks, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Children of Fallen Patriots, A Little Hope, National Downs Syndrome Foundation, and All-Stars Helping Kids.

In BTIG's New York office, Michael J. Fox, Matt Dillon, John McEnroe, Joe Girardi, Reggie Jackson and Nick Swisher, among many others, attended the Charity Day in support of their chosen charitable foundations. In San Francisco, Ronnie Lott, Joe Morgan, Steve Young and Tony Gonzalez joined the BTIG team, and in Los Angeles, the BTIG team was joined by Marcus Allen.

Over the past 8 years, BTIG's Commissions for Charity Days have raised more than $15 million for children's charities.

"We would like to thank our clients, celebrity traders and our employees for their continued support of our Charity Day," said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder of BTIG. "We traded over two hundred million shares in this year's effort. Each year our employees look forward to this event and to helping the various children's charities around the country. With their hard work and commitment coupled with incredible generosity from our clients we are able to make a difference in many people's lives." "Our 2010 Charity Day surpassed all expectations and we are thrilled with the results," added Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. "We were particularly pleased to welcome so many charities and celebrities to our offices around the country to help us generate millions of dollars that will be used to provide for these important organizations. I am proud of the teamwork and dedication that made this day our most successful charity day ever." About BTIG BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 375 professionals. BTIG serves customers from all over the world and offers services from nine divisions: Equity Trading, Fixed Income, Convertible Securities, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading, Direct Market Access, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Corporate Access. BTIG has domestic offices in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red Bank, Aspen and Orinda. The firm also has affiliates in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

BTIG LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC BTIG Australia Limited ACN 128 554 601 is a member of ASIC and ASX BTIG Hong Kong Limited, Exchange Participant of SEHK, licensed and regulated by the SFC BTIG Ltd is a member of the LSE and is authorized and regulated by the FSA BTIG Singapore Pte. Ltd is registered and licensed with MAS SOURCE: BTIG LLC CONTACT: For BTIG LLC Caroline Harris, 212-279-3115, ext 222 charris@cjpcom.com or Kelsea Michael, 212-279-3115, ext. 231 kmichael@cjpcom.com or Peter Tarrant, 212-593-7560 ptarrant@btig.com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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