Cantor Fitzgerald Further Strengthens Its Debt Capital Markets Team With Nearly Three Dozen Market Professionals

New York – December 19, 2008 – Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. continues to strengthen its Debt Capital Markets team with the addition of 33 fixed income veterans, bringing the total new hires in its fixed income sales and trading group to 84 since the beginning of the year.[br] [br] “We are aggressively building out our capacity at a phenomenal rate, and each new hire brings invaluable industry knowledge and relationships,” said Shawn Matthews, Executive Managing Director and head of the Debt Capital Markets group.  “As we continue to expand our fixed income business, these talented professionals will help broaden the scope and depth of our sales force and trading desks, contributing to our unwavering focus on providing exceptional service to our clients.”  [br] [br] The new members of Cantor’s Debt Capital Markets team by location are:[br] [br] New York[br] Mitchell Basson, Managing Director[br] David J. Heffernan, Managing Director[br] Joshua Markfield, Managing Director[br] Geordie Walker, Managing Director[br] Mario Bonilla, Director[br] Joseph Breakstone, Director[br] Tom Harmon, Director[br] John Tampellini, Director[br] Samuel Buttine, Senior Vice President[br] [br] Memphis[br] Joe W. Overstreet, Senior Managing Director[br] Steven G. Hanlon, Managing Director[br] Frank S. Muscari, Managing Director[br] Robert Pittman, Managing Director[br] Karl Schwab, Managing Director[br] Brinkley Famsworth, Senior Vice President[br] Jason T. Stumph, Senior Vice President[br] Steven W. Jones, Vice President[br] Mary Baddour, Associate[br] Veronica V. Simonton, Associate[br] [br] Atlanta[br] Andrew R. Owen, Managing Director[br] David A. Blinder, Director[br] [br] Boca Raton[br] Jyrki S. Salminen, Director[br] [br] Boston [br] Steven Scari, Managing Director[br] James A. Carlson, Director[br] [br] Chicago[br] Thomas S. McCleary, Managing Director[br] [br] Dallas[br] Anthony Stiff, Managing Director[br] Matthew Overstreet, Associate[br] [br] Darien[br] James Lee, Managing Director[br] Christopher Noels, Managing Director[br] [br] Los Angeles[br] Michael Sajkoski, Managing Director[br] [br] San Francisco[br] Michael G. Nelson, Managing Director[br] [br] Shrewsbury[br] Peter J. Samaras, Managing Director[br] [br] Cantor continues to encourage employment inquiries from fixed income professionals.  Mr. Matthews can be reached at the firm’s New York offices at 212-829-4870. [br] [br] About Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P.[br] [br] The Debt Capital Markets business of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is a world-class dealer across a broad spectrum of fixed income wwwucts.  Known for its personal commitment to clients, and for excellence in providing liquidity and transaction execution, Cantor Fitzgerald Debt Capital Markets offers services in repo and securities lending, mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities, corporate bonds, interest rate wwwucts, agencies, SBA securities and structured wwwucts. One of 17 primary dealers in the marketplace, with a fixed income team of more than 200 professionals, Cantor serves over 4,000 customers worldwide.[br] [br] Cantor Fitzgerald is a leading global financial services firm.  The Cantor Fitzgerald franchise includes institutional debt and equity sales and trading, investment banking, private equity, and asset management, as well as other businesses and ventures.  For over 60 years, Cantor Fitzgerald, a proven and resilient leader, has been committed to delivering a unique brand of unparalleled wwwuct expertise, innovative technology and customer service to its clients around the world. [br] [br] For more information, please visit aws-dev1.cantor.com. [br] [br] Note to Editors: Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. is the parent company of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.[br] [br] Contacts[br] Nneoma Njoku      [br] Cantor Fitzgerald     [br] 212-610-2297      [br] nnjoku@cantor.com[br]