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FXCM Inc. : FXCM Amends Stockholder Rights Plan

FXCM Inc. / FXCM Amends Stockholder Rights Plan. Processed and transmitted by
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NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM), today
announced that its board of directors has voted to extend and amend the terms
of the company's stockholder rights plan. The rights have been amended in
order to protect the interests of the company and its stockholders by helping
preserve the value of the company's net operating loss carryforwards and tax
credits. The amended rights plan is similar to shareholder rights plans
adopted by several other public companies with significant net operating loss

In addition to protecting the company's net operating loss carryforwards and
tax credits, the amended rights plan, by maintaining the fundamental features
of the rights plan adopted in 2015, is designed to assure that all
stockholders of the company receive fair and equal treatment in the event of
any proposed takeover of the company, to guard against two-tier or partial
tender offers, open market accumulations and other tactics designed to gain
control of the company without paying all stockholders a fair price, and to
enhance the board's ability to negotiate with a prospective acquirer.

The amendment was not adopted in response to any effort to acquire control of

Effect of the Amendment

Each right initially entitles stockholders to buy one one-thousandth of a
share of the Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock of the company, at
an initial exercise price of $44.12, in the event the rights become
exercisable. As amended, the rights generally become exercisable if a person
or group becomes the beneficial owner of 4.9% or more of (a) the outstanding
Class A common stock of the company or (b) the fair market value of all
capital stock of the company. Prior to this amendment, the beneficial
ownership percentage threshold to trigger the rights plan was 10% of all
voting securities, a trigger that, after this amendment, remains in place in
addition to the above mentioned 4.9% trigger.

Any person or group that owns 4.9% or more of FXCM's outstanding Class A
common stock or the fair market value of all capital stock of the company as
of January 26, 2016 will not trigger exercisability of the rights, so long as
they do not acquire any additional shares. In each case, rights held by the
person or group triggering the rights will become void and will not be

The rights will expire on January 26, 2019, unless the rights are earlier
redeemed or exchanged in accordance with the rights plan or the rights plan
is earlier terminated by the company's board of directors.

Additional information with respect to the rights plan, including the
amendment, will be contained in the Current Report on Form 8-K that the
company is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A copy of the
Form 8-K can be obtained at the SEC's Internet website

Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained herein may constitute "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933,
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and/or the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which reflect FXCM's current views
with respect to, among other things, its operations and financial performance
in the future, and the potential impact to FXCM of the cybersecurity incident
described in a press release distributed on October 1, 2015. These
forward-looking statements are not historical facts and are based on current
expectations, estimates and projections about FXCM's industry, management's
beliefs and certain assumptions made by management, many of which, by their
nature, are inherently uncertain and beyond our control. Accordingly, readers
are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of
future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and
assumptions that are difficult to predict including, without limitation,
risks associated with the events that took place in the currency markets on
January 15, 2015 and their impact on FXCM's capital structure, risks
associated with FXCM's ability to recover all or a portion of any capital
losses, risks relating to the ability of FXCM to satisfy the terms and
conditions of or make payments pursuant to the terms of the credit agreement
with Leucadia, risks related to FXCM's dependence on FX market makers, market
conditions, risks associated with the outcome of any potential litigation or
regulatory inquiries to which FXCM may become subject as a result of this
cybersecurity incident, risks associated with potential reputational damage
to FXCM resulting from this cybersecurity incident, the outcome of FXCM's
ongoing investigation (including FXCM's potential discovery of additional
information relating to this cybersecurity incident) and the extent of
remediation costs and other additional expenses that may be incurred by FXCM
as a result of this security incident, and those other risks described under
"Risk Factors" in FXCM Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other reports or
documents FXCM files with, or furnishes to, the SEC from time to time, which
are accessible on the SEC website at This information should also be
read in conjunction with FXCM's Consolidated Financial Statements and the
Notes thereto contained in FXCM's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in other
reports or documents the FXCM files with, or furnishes to, the SEC from time
to time, which are accessible on the SEC website at

About FXCM Inc.

FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) is a leading provider of online foreign exchange (forex)
trading, CFD trading, spread betting and related services. Our mission is to
provide global traders with access to the world's largest and most liquid
market by offering innovative trading tools, hiring excellent trading
educators, meeting strict financial standards and striving for the best
online trading experience in the market.

Clients have the advantage of mobile trading, one-click order execution and
trading from real-time charts. In addition, FXCM offers educational courses
on forex trading and provides free news and market research

Trading foreign exchange and CFDs on margin carries a high level of risk,
which may result in losses that could exceed your deposits, therefore may not
be suitable for all investors. Read full disclaimer.

Visitwww.fxcm.comand follow us on Twitter@FXCM, FacebookFXCM, Google+FXCMor



Jaclyn Klein, 646-432-2463

Vice-President, Corporate Communications


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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: FXCM Inc. via Globenewswire


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