BTIG To Hold 8th Commissions for Charity Day – Matt Dillon, Michael J. Fox and Joe Girardi to Participate as Celebrity Traders

New York – April 27, 2010 – BTIG LLC, an institutional broker dealer specializing in trading and related brokerage services, will donate equity, fixed income and derivative trading commission profits earned on Thursday, May 6 to a group children’s charities.

The firm’s last Commissions for Charity Day raised more than $3 million, and over the past five years BTIG has donated more than $10 million to various organizations, including Jacob’s Cure, Catch 25, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

In BTIG’s New York office, Matt Dillon, Michael J. Fox, Joe Girardi, Nick Swisher, John McEnroe, Bode Miller, Sean Avery, NYSE Euronext CEO Duncan Niederauer and WNBC-TV’s Bruce Beck, among others, are scheduled to attend the Charity Day in support of the event and their charitable foundations. In San Francisco, Tony Gonzalez, Steve Young, Joe Morgan and Ronnie Lott will join BTIG’s West Coast team as celebrity traders.

BTIG, in conjunction with its clients, has selected several nonprofit organizations that deal with important issues facing children to receive the firm’s equity, fixed income and derivative commission profits earned on May 6. The nonprofit organizations below are a sampling of those that have been designated to participate in Commissions for Charity Day:

“Our Commissions for Charity Day increases in popularity each year with more celebrities in attendance and more of our clients significantly increasing their trading volumes to support our chosen charities,” said Steven Starker, Co-founder of BTIG. “We are thrilled to be able to partner with these organizations and make such significant donations to help them continue with their important work to support children around the globe.”

“It is very gratifying for me and the whole BTIG team that we can make a real difference to these charitable organizations through our day-to-day jobs,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-founder of BTIG. “We are very grateful to our clients for supporting our Commissions for Charity Day for so many years and look forward to making our 8th annual event the biggest and best yet.”

About BTIG
BTIG LLC is a premier institutional brokerage and fund services company. Founded in 2002, BTIG, including through its affiliates, employs more than 375 professionals. BTIG serves customers from all over the world and offers services from seven divisions: Equity Trading, Fixed Income, Convertible Securities, Prime Brokerage, Outsource Trading, Direct Market Access, Capital Markets, Equity Research and Corporate Access. BTIG has domestic 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, Singapore 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

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