SOURCE: GFI Group Inc.

GFI Group Inc.

November 02, 2009 10:44 ET

GFI Group Honors Nation's Injured Service Men and Women on Its Broking Floor

Joins Forces With the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival to "Stand Up For Heroes"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - GFI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: GFIG) will pay tribute to injured service members and veterans during an event it will hold on Wednesday, November 4th, with the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) at GFI's headquarters in downtown New York. GFI will have the honor of contributing to the remarkable work the BWF carries out amongst our nation's injured members of the armed forces.

The day will include service men and women and their families on GFI's broking floor working alongside brokers to experience firsthand the daily activities of an inter-dealer broker.

The BWF is a national nonprofit that helps ensure the return of injured service members to a home front ready to support them. The Foundation's mission is to provide resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families, especially those who have sustained the "Hidden Injuries of War" back into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically.

Colin Heffron, President of GFI Group, said: "We are committed to helping the Bob Woodruff Foundation in its outstanding work at finding and funding the best and most effective programs to ensure that our injured heroes and their families have successful futures," and added, "We have a debt of gratitude to these brave men and women that have put their lives at risk for the well being of us all."

GFI has supported the Bob Woodruff Foundation for over three years and is a key sponsor of BWF's annual "Stand Up For Heroes: A Benefit for the Bob Woodruff Foundation at Town Hall in New York" that will take place on the evening of November 4th.

About GFI Group Inc.

GFI Group Inc. ( is a leading provider of wholesale brokerage, electronic execution and trading support products for global financial markets. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data, trading platform and analytics software products to institutional clients in markets for a range of credit, financial, equity and commodity instruments.

Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,700 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Santiago, Dubai, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI provides services and products to over 2,100 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI™, GFInet®, CreditMatch®, GFI ForexMatch®, EnergyMatch®, FENICS®, Starsupply®, Amerex®, and Trayport®.

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    Patricia Gutierrez
    Vice President - Public Relations
    GFI Group Inc.
    55 Water Street, 28th Floor
    New York, NY 10041
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