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): May 9, 2012




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




DELAWARE   001-14223   22-3689303

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

545 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07310

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(201) 222-9400

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Knight Capital Group, Inc.

Current Report on Form 8-K

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On May 9, 2012, the Company held its annual meeting of stockholders. The following matters set forth in the Company’s Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2012 (the “Proxy Statement”), were voted on at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders and the results of such voting is indicated below. The effect of abstentions and broker non-votes is described in the Proxy Statement.

1. The seven nominees listed below were elected as directors of the Company to serve until the Company’s next annual meeting and until such directors’ successors are duly elected and qualified. The nominees received the respective votes set forth opposite their names below:



   FOR      %      AGAINST      %      ABSTAIN      %      BROKER

William L. Bolster

     57,834,819         77.01         17,239,593         22.96         21,593         0.03         8,144,479   

Thomas M. Joyce

     73,590,697         98.00         1,479,026         1.97         26,282         0.03         8,144,479   

James W. Lewis

     74,289,351         98.92         785,211         1.05         21,443         0.03         8,144,479   

James T. Milde

     58,265,166         77.58         16,810,626         22.93         20,213         0.03         8,144,479   

Christopher C. Quick

     57,858,515         77.04         17,218,247         22.93         19,243         0.03         8,144,479   

Daniel F. Schmitt

     74,764,578         99.56         309,580         0.41         21,847         0.03         8,144,479   

Laurie M. Shahon

     57,860,893         77.04         17,215,886         22.93         19,226         0.03         8,144,479   

There was no solicitation in opposition to the nominees proposed to be elected by the holders of the Class A Common Stock in the Proxy Statement.

2. Advisory (non-binding) vote on named executive officer compensation. Voting results on this proposal were as follows:

FOR: 23,694,004 (31.55%) AGAINST: 50,372,902 (67.08%) ABSTAIN: 1,029,099 (1.37%) BROKER NON-VOTE: 8,144,479

The Board of Directors will take this advisory vote under consideration.

3. Ratification of appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Company for the year ending December 31, 2012. Voting results on this proposal were as follows:

FOR: 82,440,478 (99.04%) AGAINST: 743,304 (0.89%) ABSTAIN: 56,702 (0.07%) BROKER NON-VOTE: 0

4. Vote on a stockholder proposal regarding an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated By-Laws to allow holders of 10% of the Company’s common stock (or lowest percentage of common stock permitted by state law) to call special meetings of stockholders. Voting results on this proposal were as follows:

FOR: 12,850,792 (17.11%) AGAINST: 62,207,977 (82.84%) ABSTAIN: 37,236 (0.05%) BROKER NON-VOTE: 8,144,479

Further information regarding these matters is contained in the Proxy Statement.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned’s duly authorized signatory.

Dated: May 9, 2012



/s/ Andrew M. Greenstein

Name:   Andrew M. Greenstein
Title:   Managing Director, Deputy General
      Counsel and Assistant Secretary