Amerex Brokers LLC Opens Calgary Office

    HOUSTON, Jan. 16 /CNW/ -- Amerex Brokers LLC has opened an office in
Calgary.  John Archer, Tony Browning and Mark Fraser join Amerex after ten
years working together in the North American natural gas markets.  They will
broker U.S. and Canadian physical and financial gas.
    "We are very delighted to welcome Mark, John and Tony to Amerex," said
Michael Cosgrove, President, Amerex Brokers LLC.  "All three are highly
experienced and accomplished in their markets and they will be a valuable
addition to Amerex."
    About Amerex Brokers LLC
    Founded in 1978, Amerex is a leading over-the-counter energy brokerage
offering services in electricity, natural gas, emission credits and
allowances, renewable energy credits, retail energy procurement and energy
data services. From its office in Houston, Amerex offers liquidity and timely
execution to meet the needs of a global client network of more than 1,000
firms including thousands of traders and risk management professionals. For
additional information, please visit  Amerex
Brokers LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GFI Group Inc. (Nasdaq:   GFIG), a
leading inter-dealer broker specializing in over-the-counter derivatives
products and related securities. GFI provides brokerage services, market data
and analytics software products for a range of credit, financial, equity and
commodity instruments. GFI operates one of the largest OTC energy brokerage
businesses in North America both directly and through its wholly owned
subsidiaries Amerex and StarSupply.
    Forward-looking statement
    Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe,"
"estimate," "may," "might," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions
identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or
achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or
implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These
forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the
Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include,
but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: economic,
political and market factors affecting trading volumes; securities prices or
demand for the Company's brokerage services; competition from current and new
competitors; the Company's ability to attract and retain key personnel,
including highly-qualified brokerage personnel; the Company's ability to
identify and develop new products and markets; changes in laws and regulations
governing the Company's business and operations or permissible activities; the
Company's ability to manage its international operations; financial
difficulties experienced by the Company's customers or key participants in the
markets in which the Company focuses its brokerage services; the Company's
ability to keep up with technological changes; and uncertainties relating to
litigation. Further information about factors that could affect the Company's
financial and other results is included in the Company's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company does not undertake to publicly
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.

     For more information, contact:
     Melissa Gist, Marketing Director
     Amerex Brokers LLC

For further information:

For further information: Melissa Gist, Marketing Director of Amerex 
Brokers LLC, +1-281-340-5206, Web Site:

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