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GAIN Capital Completes Sale of GTX ECN Business
Proceeds will be used to accelerate growth in leading retail trading business, while continuing to return cash to shareholders

BEDMINSTER, N.J., June 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. ("GAIN" or "the Company") (NYSE: GCAP), a leading global provider of online trading services, announced today that it completed the previously announced sale of the Company's GTX ECN business to Deutsche Börse Group via its FX unit, 360T for a total purchase price of $100 million. In connection with the closing, the Company received approximately $85 million, net of taxes and transaction-related expenses and fees.

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. Logo. (PRNewsFoto/GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.)

"The sale of GTX marks a pivotal moment for GAIN by allowing us to focus additional attention and resources on the core retail business and setting us on a trajectory for enhanced growth and profitability," commented Glenn Stevens, Chief Executive Officer of GAIN Capital. "In addition to investing in organic growth, the proceeds provide us with increased financial flexibility to pursue M&A opportunities that will accelerate our growth strategy, return capital to shareholders via our stock repurchase program, and reduce our debt. We thank Deutche Borse and its 360T Unit for their partnership during and after this transaction closes."

Jefferies LLC served as exclusive financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP served as legal advisor to GAIN Capital.

Detailed financial information concerning the transaction is included in an investor presentation available on the Company's investor relations website at http://ir.gaincapital.com.

About GAIN

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. provides innovative trading technology and execution services to retail and institutional investors worldwide, with multiple access points to OTC markets and global exchanges across a wide range of asset classes, including foreign exchange, commodities, and global equities.  GAIN Capital is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, with a global presence across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions.  For further company information, visit www.gaincapital.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

In addition to historical information, this earnings release contains "forward-looking" statements that reflect management's expectations for the future. A variety of important factors could cause results to differ materially from such statements.  These factors are noted throughout GAIN Capital's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2018, and include, but are not limited to, the actions of both current and potential new competitors, fluctuations in market trading volumes, financial market volatility, evolving industry regulations, errors or malfunctions in GAIN Capital's systems or technology, rapid changes in technology, effects of inflation, customer trading patterns, the success of our products and service offerings, our ability to continue to innovate and meet the demands of our customers for new or enhanced products, our ability to successfully integrate assets and companies we have acquired, our ability to effectively compete, changes in tax policy or accounting rules, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and commodity prices, adverse changes or volatility in interest rates, as well as general economic, business, credit and financial market conditions, internationally or nationally, and our ability to continue paying a quarterly dividend in light of future financial performance and financing needs.  The forward-looking statements included herein represent GAIN Capital's views as of the date of this release. GAIN Capital undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason unless required by law.

 

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SOURCE GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.

Investor Relations Contact: Lauren Tarola, Edelman for GAIN Capital, +1 908.731.0737, ir@gaincapital.com; Media Contact: Nicole Briguet, Edelman for GAIN Capital, +1 212-704-8164, pr@gaincapital.com