On July 1, 2013, NASDAQ OMX filed a Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing the entry by NASDAQ OMX into a registration rights agreement with BGC Partners, Inc. (“BGC Partners”), BGC Holdings, L.P. (“BGC Holdings”), and BGC Partners, L.P. (together with BGC Partners and BGC Holdings, collectively, “BGC”). Entry into the Registration Rights Agreement was a condition of closing under the Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”), dated April 1, 2013, among NASDAQ OMX, BGC, and, solely for purposes of certain sections thereof, Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., pursuant to which NASDAQ OMX acquired the eSpeed platform (the “eSpeed Acquisition”).
The Form 8-K also attaches a press release issued by NASDAQ OMX announcing the closing of the eSpeed Acquisition.
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