JERSEY CITY, N.J. and CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE: KCG, "Knight") and GETCO Holding Company, LLC ("GETCO") announced today that Knight Holdco, Inc. ("KCG"), the new public holding company that will be the ultimate parent company of Knight and GETCO upon completion of their pending transaction, filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The Registration Statement includes a preliminary Joint Proxy Statement of Knight and GETCO and a preliminary Prospectus of KCG (together with the Joint Proxy Statement, as amended, the "Joint Proxy Statement / Prospectus"), as well as other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction. The Registration Statement has not yet become effective, and the information in it is subject to change.
The Registration Statement is available at www.sec.gov (under "Knight Holdco, Inc."). The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2013, subject to Knight stockholder and GETCO 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.
Knight Capital Group (NYSE: KCG) is a global financial services firm that provides access to capital markets across multiple asset classes to a broad network of clients, including broker-dealers, institutions and corporations. Knight is headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, with a global presence across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific regions. For further information about Knight, please visit www.knight.com.About GETCO GETCO is one of the world's largest independent market makers. Founded in 1999, GETCO employs over 400 Associates located in Chicago, New York, Palo Alto, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. The firm's primary business involves both buying and selling securities to provide two-sided markets on exchanges around the world. The liquidity GETCO supplies allows investors to immediately transfer securities positions while saving money on trading costs. More information is available at www.GETCOllc.com. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND WHERE TO FIND IT This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any stockholder of Knight or GETCO. In connection with the agreement and plan of merger among Knight, GETCO and GA-GTCO, LLC (the "Merger Agreement"), Knight Holdco, Inc. ("KCG") filed with the SEC, on February 12, 2013, a Registration Statement on Form S-4, that includes a preliminary Joint Proxy Statement of Knight and GETCO and a preliminary Prospectus of KCG (together with the Joint Proxy Statement, as amended, the "Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus"), as well as other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THESE MATERIALS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT KNIGHT, GETCO, KCG AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. The Form S-4, including the Joint Proxy Statement / Prospectus, and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any other documents filed by GETCO, KCG or Knight with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by directing a written request to "Investor Relations," Knight Capital Group, 545 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07310 in the case of Knight, or by accessing Knight's website at www.knight.com under the heading "Investor Relations" and then under "SEC Filings." PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION GETCO, Knight and KCG and their respective executive officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the security holders of Knight in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about Knight's directors and executive officers is available in Knight's definitive proxy statement, dated April 3, 2012, for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders. Other information regarding the participants and other persons who may be deemed participants and description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, are contained in the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus. 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.