Cantor Fitzgerald Expands Investment Banking Business In China Through Strategic Alliance With HankPacific Group, LLC

New York, London, Beijing – June 2, 2005 -Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P, a leading global financial institution, today announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance with HankPacific Group, LLC, an independent international merchant banking and advisory business focusing on China and other Asian markets. Together, these two highly complementary businesses are able to aid Chinese and other Asian clients to raise capital and target opportunities for expansion into other countries, and Western clients wishing to tap into enormous growth opportunities in China and the Asia Pacific region. The Alliance will provide its clients with a global capital markets platform, as well as advisory services in connection with mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, and regulatory matters. [br][br]”The alliance with HankPacific Group offers our clients access to a wealth of government, corporate and private contacts throughout China and the know-how and experience to be successful in one of the world’s most dynamic economies,” said Marc Blazer, Global Head of Investment Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald. [br][br]Henry Liu, Founding Principal and Managing Director of HankPacific Group, LLC has maintained an influential role in the Asian capital markets and business community. Prior to founding HankPacific Group LLC, Mr. Liu served as a senior financial and capital markets regulator in China, including a role as Director-General and General Counsel at the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). Mr. Liu also served as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for China at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and Managing Director of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), where he led or advised on a wide range of investment banking transactions relating to China. In his earlier career as an international business lawyer, Mr. Liu founded and led a successful China practice group for an international law firm servicing and representing a wide range of Fortune 500 and emerging companies in investing and transacting with China and top-tier Chinese companies globally. Mr. Liu is a recipient of several global business leadership awards from BusinessWeek and World Economic Forum. [br][br]”The alliance with Cantor Fitzgerald is an important part of our strategy to build up premier Chinafocused merchant banking and advisory businesses. Cantor Fitzgerald’s investment banking and capital markets capabilities, together with HankPacific’s China and Asia experiences will provide Western and Chinese clients an unique and effective platform to successfully penetrate and operate in the China market, and raise capital in global markets” said Henry H. Liu, Managing Director of HankPacific Group, LLC [br][br]About Cantor Fitzgerald [br][br]Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. is a leading financial services provider to the institutional equity and fixed income markets, with wwwucts and services including sales and trading, investment banking, asset management, market data, and market commentary. For nearly 60 years, Cantor Fitzgerald, a proven and resilient leader, has been committed to delivering a unique brand of unparalleled trading and distribution services, wwwuct expertise, innovative technology and customer service to its clients around the world. This commitment also extends to numerous philanthropic endeavors, including the firm’s pledge to donate 25% of the profits it would otherwise distribute to its partners through 2006 to benefit the families of the employees lost on September 11, 2001. For more information, please visit aws-dev1.cantor.com. [br][br]

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