Oct, 30 2008
GFI Sponsors ‘Stand Up For Heroes’ Thu, 30 Oct 2008 21:26:17

Supporting Bob Woodruff Family Foundation

NEW YORK, October 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — GFI Group Inc. (Nasdaq: GFIG) is again sponsoring the annual ‘Stand Up For Heroes’ – a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation.

The foundation helps injured members of the United States Armed Forces. It emphasizes traumatic brain injury and combat stress injuries – including post-traumatic stress disorder – sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Emmy-award winning presenter Regis Philbin will host the benefit, which will feature Ricky Gervais, Whoopi Goldberg, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa and others.

“The Bob Woodruff Family Foundation continues to do a marvelous job of supporting injured American service men and women and GFI Group is again proud to be supporting the Stand Up For Heroes benefit,” said Colin Heffron, president of GFI.

The benefit is part of the New York Comedy Festival, which runs from November 5 to November 9.

Go to http://www.remind.org for more on the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation and www.nycomedyfestival.com for more on the New York Comedy Festival.

About GFI Group Inc.

GFI Group Inc. (http://www.GFIgroup.com) is a leading inter-dealer broker specializing in over-the-counter derivatives products and related securities. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data and trading platform and analytics software 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, Tel Aviv, Dublin, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Seoul, Cape Town, Calgary, Englewood (NJ), and Sugar Land (TX). GFI provides services and products to over 2,200 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI(TM), GFInet(R), CreditMatch(R), GFI ForexMatch(R), EnergyMatch(R), FENICS(R), Starsupply(R), Amerex(R) and Trayport(R).

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Contact Alan Bright, PR Manager, GFI Group Inc.
+44(0)20-7877-8049, alan.bright@gfigroup.co.uk