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BGC Group, Inc. - Exchange Offer & Consent Solicitation - Launch

BGC Group, Inc. Commences Offers to Exchange Three Series of Notes Issued by BGC Partners, Inc. for Notes Issued by BGC Group, Inc.


06 SEPTEMBER 2023


Full announcement available via SEC


NEW YORK, NY – September 6, 2023 – BGC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGC) (“BGC Group” or the “Company”) today announced the commencement of offers to exchange (the “exchange offers”) any and all validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) and accepted notes of the three series described in the table below (collectively, the “Old Notes”) issued by BGC Partners, Inc., BGC Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary (“BGC Partners”), for notes to be issued by BGC Group as described in the table below (collectively, the “New Notes”). A registration statement on Form S-4 relating to the issuance of the New Notes was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on September 6, 2023 (the “Registration Statement”) but has not yet been declared effective. "


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"BGC Group is conducting the exchange offers to simplify its capital structure following the corporate conversion completed on July 1, 2023, whereby BGC Partners became a wholly owned subsidiary of BGC Group, and to give existing holders of the Old Notes the opportunity to obtain New Notes issued by BGC Group, which will rank pari passu with BGC Group’s other unsecured senior indebtedness. In connection with the closing of the exchange offers, BGC Group intends to assume BGC Partners’ credit facilities. BGC Group also intends to be the issuer and obligor on future debt issuances and credit arrangements, rather than BGC Partners.


In connection with the exchange offers, BGC Group is soliciting consents (the “consent solicitations”) from holders of the Old Notes (on behalf of BGC Partners) to certain proposed amendments (collectively, the “proposed indenture amendments”) to the corresponding indenture and supplemental indentures pursuant to which such Old Notes were issued (collectively, the “Old Notes Indentures”) which amendments will, among other things, eliminate certain affirmative and restrictive covenants and events of default in the Old Note Indentures. BGC Group is also soliciting consents (on behalf of BGC Partners) from each holder of BGC Partners’ outstanding 8.000% Senior Notes due May 25, 2028 (the “Old 2028 Notes”) to amend the Registration Rights Agreement, dated May 25, 2023, relating to the Old 2028 Notes, to terminate such agreement (collectively, with the proposed indenture amendments, the “proposed amendments”). If the proposed amendments become effective with respect to any series of Old Notes, the amendments will apply to all Old Notes of such series not tendered in the applicable exchange offer."


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