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): November 7, 2022
BGC Partners, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
499 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 610-2200
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:
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value||BGCP||The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of BGC Partners, Inc. (the “Registrant,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) has set the date of the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2022 Annual Meeting”) for December 30, 2022. The exact time and place of the 2022 Annual Meeting will be specified in our Notice of 2022 Annual Meeting and related proxy statement for the 2022 Annual Meeting.
Because the date of the 2022 Annual Meeting has been changed by more than 30 days from the first anniversary of our 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the Board has set a new deadline for the receipt of any stockholder proposals submitted for the 2022 Annual Meeting. If a stockholder desires to present a proposal for inclusion in our proxy statement for the 2022 Annual Meeting, the proposal must be submitted in writing to us for receipt not later than November 17, 2022, which is 10 days following the date hereof. Additionally, to be included in our proxy materials, proposals must comply with the proxy rules relating to stockholder proposals, in particular Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). Stockholders who wish to raise a proposal for consideration at the 2022 Annual Meeting, but who do not wish to submit a proposal for inclusion in our proxy materials pursuant to Rule 14a-8, should comply with our Bylaws and deliver to us a copy of their proposal no later than November 17, 2022, which is 10 days following the date hereof. In addition to satisfying the requirements of the advance notice provisions of our Bylaws, stockholders who intend to solicit proxies in support of director nominees other than our nominees must provide us with the information required by Rule 14a-19(b) under the Exchange Act. If a stockholder fails to provide such notice, the respective proposal need not be addressed in our proxy materials and the proxies may exercise their discretionary voting authority if the proposal is raised at the 2022 Annual Meeting. In either case, proposals should be sent to BGC Partners, Inc., 499 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022, Attention: Corporate Secretary.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|BGC Partners, Inc.|
|Date: November 7, 2022||By:|| |
/s/ Howard W. Lutnick
|Name:||Howard W. Lutnick|
|Title:||Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer|
[Signature Page to Form 8-K, dated November 7, 2022, regarding date for annual meeting of stockholders]