ADVISORY, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: In remembrance of September 11, 2001, charities involved with the annual 9/11 Charity Day held by BGC Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq:BGCP) ("BGC") and Cantor Fitzgerald ("Cantor)" will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square for a commemorative Closing Bell Ceremony. Daniel M. LaVecchia, Executive Managing Director, North America, along with BGC Partners & Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day organizations will ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Contact : BGC media inquiries: Hannah Sloane (212) 294-7938 BGC investors: Jason McGruder (212) 829-4988 NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ. For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx. Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx. Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice. About Charity Day: Cantor Fitzgerald and its affiliate, BGC Partners, commemorate the 658 Cantor employees lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks each year by donating all revenues raised on the day to charities around the world. This year's Charity Day will be on Wednesday September 11th 2013, and both BGC and Cantor will donate 100% of their global revenues on Charity Day to dozens of charities worldwide by welcoming celebrities onto our trading floors. Over the past eight years Charity Day has raised approximately $89 million globally.
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