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BTIG To Hold 7th Commisions for Charity Day

New York City - 5/15/2009

BTIG TO HOLD 7TH COMMISSIONS FOR CHARITY DAY ANTICIPATED DONATIONS TO BENEFIT LOCAL CHARITIES

New York – April 22, 2009 -- BTIG LLC, an institutional broker dealer specializing in trading and related brokerage services, announced that they will donate equity and derivative trading commission profits earned on May 19 to a group of nonprofit organizations.

With charitable giving suffering due to the economic downturn, BTIG has committed to continue its philanthropic efforts with its 7th Commissions for Charity Day. Their last Commissions for Charity Day raised more than $2 million, and over the past five years BTIG has donated more than $7 million to various organizations.

“We are excited to be partnering with such impactful organizations to help our communities and future generations prosper,” said Steven Starker, Co-founder of BTIG. “The importance of charitable giving is heightened during these uncertain economic times, and we remain committed to supporting these organizations and their causes.”

"Our charity day complements the many other charitable and volunteer efforts of our firm, our individual employees and their families," added Scott Kovalik. "We hope all of these efforts provide some relief and support for the children who need it the most."

BTIG has selected several nonprofit organizations that deal with important issues facing children across the country to receive BTIG’s equity and derivative commission profits earned on May 19. The nonprofit organizations below have been selected to participate in Commissions for Charity Day:

• A Little HOPE - www.alittlehope.org
• The Allan Houston Legacy Foundation - www.allanhoustonfoundation.org
• Autism Speaks - www.autismspeaks.org
• Boomer Esiason Foundation - www.esiason.org
• Catch 25 - www.joegirardi.com
• Capital For Kids - www.capitalforkids.org
• The Deafness Research Foundation - www.drf.org
• The Eli Manning Pediatrics Fund
• G.O.A.L (Giving Open Access to Learning) - www.goal4kids.org
• The Guardsmen - www.guardsmen.org
• Hedge Funds Care - www.hedgefundscare.org
• Ira Sohn Research Conference Foundation – www.irasohnconference.org
• Jacob's Cure - www.jacobscure.org
• The Johnny Damon Foundation - www.johnnydamonfoundation.com
• The Mr. October Foundation For Kids – www.reggiejackson.com/mr-octoberfoundation/
• PACE: People Against Childhood Epilepsy - www.paceusa.org
• The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – www.michaeljfox.org
• The Jorge Posada Foundation – www.jorgeposada.com/foundation
• The Robin Hood Foundation - www.robinhood.org
• The Sallie Foundation - www.teenscreen.org
• Say Yes to Education, Inc. - www.sayyestoeducation.org
• St Jude’s Children Hospital – www.stjude.org
• The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation - www.tcjayfund.org
• MDA’s Wings Over Wall Street ฎ - www.wingsoverwallstreet.org

About BTIG

BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. Founded in 2002
BTIG and its affiliates have grown steadily from 5 employees to over 300. BTIG serves over
1,200 institutional customers and offers services from five divisions: Institutional Trading,
Fixed Income Trading, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading and Direct Market Access. BTIG
has offices in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Greenwich, Red
Bank, Aspen and Orinda. The firm also has affiliates in London, Hong Kong, and Sydney.
BTIG LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC
BTIG Australia Limited is a member of ASIC and ASE
BTIG Hong Kong Limited is an SFC approved broker dealer
BTIG Ltd is a member of the LSE and is authorized and regulated by the FSA

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Caroline Harris at 212.279.3115, ext 222, charris@cjpcom.com
Kelsea Michael at 212.279.3115, ext. 231, kmichael@cjpcom.com
Peter Tarrant at 212.593.7560, ptarrant@btig.com
 
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