Knight Appoints David Sellers Head of Sales for Hotspot FX in Europe

By Knight Capital Group Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey and LONDON, October 13, 2010 - Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE Euronext: KCG) today announced the
appointment of David I. Sellers, Managing Director, Head of Sales for Hotspot
FX in Europe.

Mr. Sellers joins Hotspot FX from EBS/ICAP where he led new business
development. Based in London, he oversees sales for Hotspot in both the UK
and continental Europe, covering Hotspot's diverse client base of banks,
hedge funds, institutions, commodity trading advisors (CTAs) and corporates.
Mr. Sellers will report to John Miesner, Head of Global Sales for Hotspot FX.

"Due to effective client development and the continuing currency
volatility, Hotspot FX's reported volume year-to-date is more than 80 percent
higher than the same period last year," said Mr. Miesner. "David has the
requisite management experience, relationships and industry knowledge that
will allow us to further penetrate the European market. I am pleased to
welcome him to the team."

Hotspot FX, LLC, a subsidiary of Knight Capital Group, Inc., operates the
first foreign exchange ECN for institutions. Hotspot FX allows a diverse and
expanding client base access to deep liquidity in more than 50 currency pairs
plus gold and silver with speed, competitive pricing, full depth-of-book
transparency and complete anonymity. The platform employs a multiple prime
broker credit model offering flexible means of access, including Java and FIX
API and the Knight Direct GUI, as well as a comprehensive array of order
types and FX algorithms. Hotspot FX in Europe is a division of Knight Capital
Europe Limited.

"I'm delighted to be joining Knight," said Mr. Sellers. "We have a great
opportunity to grow the FX spot business in Europe through our existing
client base and new target prospects. It's a challenge I very much look
forward to."

Mr. Sellers is based in London, phone +44-20-7997-7869 or email


David I. Sellers

Managing Director

David I. Sellers, Managing Director and Head of Sales in Europe for
Hotspot FX, is an experienced sales leader in global currencies and fixed

Prior to joining Hotspot, Knight's institutional electronic foreign
exchange platform, Mr. Sellers was New Business Development Manager for
EBS/ICAP where he helped launch the EBS Prime model for buy-side algorithmic
clients. David joined EBS in March 2004 after senior sales positions across
the industry, including at Liquidnet, Atriax and Cognotec, where he primarily
was involved in growing new business. He also worked at Reuters from 1992 to
1999 in various roles including customer support, training, account
management and new business for Reuters Transaction Services and Real-Time
Solutions for equities and fixed income. He started his career in banking and
back-office operations at Westpac and EFG Private Bank & Trust.

About Knight

Knight Capital Group, Inc. (NYSE Euronext: KCG) is a global financial
services firm that provides market access and trade execution services across
multiple asset classes to buy- and sell-side firms. Knight's hybrid market
model features complementary electronic and voice trade execution services in
global equities and fixed income as well as foreign exchange, futures and
options. The firm is the leading source of liquidity in U.S. equities by
share volume. Knight also offers capital markets services to corporate
issuers. Knight is headquartered in Jersey City, NJ with a growing global
presence across the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more
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