SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 19, 2012
KNIGHT CAPITAL GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
545 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07310
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On December 19, 2012, Knight Capital Group, Inc. (the “Company”) and GETCO Holding Company, LLC (“GETCO”) issued a joint press release announcing the execution of an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of December 19, 2012, by and among the Company, GETCO and GA-GTCO, LLC. A copy of the joint press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated by reference herein.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(a) Not applicable.
(b) Not applicable.
(c) Not applicable.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned’s duly authorized signatory.