From the Wires
GETCO and Knight Announce Management Team for Combined Firm
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 20, 2013 04:30 PM
CHICAGO and JERSEY CITY, N.J., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GETCO Holding Company, LLC ("GETCO") and Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE: KCG, "Knight") today announced the management team of the new public company that will own GETCO and Knight upon completion of their pending transaction. As previously disclosed, the combined firm will be led by Daniel Coleman, Chief Executive Officer of GETCO. Thomas M. Joyce, currently Knight's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will serve as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
"The senior management team that we are announcing today possesses the expertise to successfully integrate our two organizations, develop new and innovative products and, most importantly, serve the needs of our clients across multiple asset classes and time zones," Mr. Coleman said. "We are fortunate to have a strong team of senior managers at both Knight and GETCO. We appreciate the significant leadership contributions from both organizations, and look forward to working with the new management team."
The following appointments are expected to comprise the new management team for the combined firm (to take effect as of the closing of the transaction):
The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2013, subject to Knight stockholder and GETCO voting unitholder approval, registration of the shares to be issued in the mergers with the Securities and Exchange Commission, listing of the shares on the New York Stock Exchange, additional regulatory approvals, and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. GETCO and Knight will continue to operate as separate companies until the transaction closes.
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Additional information regarding the interests of those participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the transaction may be obtained by reading the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus regarding the Merger.
Certain statements contained herein may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "target," "estimate," "continue," "positions," "prospects" or "potential," by future conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may", or by variations of such words or by similar expressions. These "forward-looking statements" are not historical facts and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the parties' industry, management beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond our control. Accordingly, readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict including, without limitation, risks associated with the August 1, 2012 technology issue at Knight that resulted in Knight sending numerous erroneous orders in NYSE-listed and NYSE Arca securities into the market and the impact to Knight's capital structure and business as well as actions taken in response thereto and consequences thereof, risks associated with Knight's ability to recover all or a portion of the damages that are attributable to the manner in which NASDAQ OMX handled the Facebook IPO, risks associated with changes in market structure, legislative, regulatory or financial reporting rules, risks associated with past or future changes to organizational structure and management and the costs, integration, performance and operation of businesses previously acquired or developed organically, or that may be acquired or developed organically in the future. Readers should carefully review the risks and uncertainties disclosed in Knight's reports with the SEC, including, without limitation, those detailed under "Certain Factors Affecting Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" in Knight's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year-ended December 31, 2011 and in Knight's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, and in other reports or documents Knight or KCG files with, or furnishes to, the SEC from time to time and those detailed in the Joint Proxy Statement / Prospectus under the heading "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information" and "Risk Factors", among others.
In addition to factors previously disclosed in Knight's reports filed with the SEC and those identified elsewhere in this filing, the following factors among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward-looking statements or historical performance: ability to obtain regulatory approvals and meet other closing conditions to the mergers, including approval by Knight and GETCO stockholders, on the expected terms and schedule; delay in closing the mergers; difficulties and delays in integrating the Knight and GETCO businesses or fully realizing cost savings and other benefits; business disruption following the mergers; the inability to sustain revenue and earnings growth; customer and client actions; and the inability to realize cost savings or revenues or to implement integration plans and other consequences associated with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
SOURCE Knight Capital Group, Inc.; GETCO Holding Company, LLC
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