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 30, 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
|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).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
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SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS.
The 2022 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of BGC Partners, Inc. (the “Company”) was held on December 30, 2022. The following matters were voted on at the Annual Meeting:
The election of four directors to hold office until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified;
The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022; and
The approval, on an advisory basis, of executive compensation.
For more information about the foregoing proposals, see the proxy statement for the Annual Meeting.
At the Annual Meeting, holders of Class A common stock were entitled to one vote per share, and holders of the Company’s Class B common stock were entitled to 10 votes per share, and the two classes voted together as a single class on each of the matters submitted to a vote of stockholders. The aggregate number of Class A and Class B votes cast for and against and withheld votes, abstentions and broker non-votes with respect to each matter voted upon at the Annual Meeting are set forth below:
Proposal 1 - Election of Directors
Howard W. Lutnick
David P. Richards
Arthur U. Mbanefo
Linda A. Bell
The four nominees were elected to the Board of Directors and will serve as directors until the Company’s next annual meeting and until their respective successors have been duly elected and qualified.
Proposal 2 – Ratification of appointment of independent registered public accounting firm
Stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.
Proposal 3 – Approval, on an advisory basis, of executive compensation
Stockholders approved, on an advisory basis, the Company’s executive compensation.
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: December 30, 2022||By:|
|Name:||Howard W. Lutnick|
|Title:||Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer|
[Signature Page to Form 8-K regarding action taken at the Company’s 2022
Annual Meeting of Stockholders]