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Virtu Announces Japan HST Registration

July 24, 2018

NEW YORK, July 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Virtu Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIRT), a leading technology-enabled market maker and liquidity provider to the global financial markets, today announced that its Singapore entity, Virtu Financial Singapore Pte. Ltd. has received High Speed Trading (“HST”) Registration with Japan’s Financial Services Agency (“FSA”).

In November 2017, Virtu submitted a comment letter supporting the FSA’s HST proposal and commending its efforts to improve market transparency, risk controls, and system safeguards. Virtu’s support for the FSA’s efforts is evidenced by Virtu being one of the first to register under the FSA’s newly established HST registration regime, which was officially adopted on April 1, 2018 as part of an Amendment of the FSA’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.

Virtu has consistently supported registration for participants that access financial markets and has advocated for enhancements to multi-layer pre-trade and post-trade risk control requirements, including through comment letters previously submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

“We applaud the expediency with which the FSA was able to propose, approve, and implement this important enhancement to the market’s safeguards. Virtu’s early HST registration demonstrates our commitment to transparency across the more than 235 markets in which we trade around the world.” Brett Fairclough, Managing Partner, Asia-Pacific

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on those statements because they are subject to numerous uncertainties and factors relating to Virtu’s operations and business environment, market conditions and other factors, some of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond Virtu’s control.

About Virtu Financial, Inc.

Virtu is a leading financial firm that leverages cutting edge technology to deliver liquidity to the global markets and innovative, transparent trading solutions to our clients. As a market maker, Virtu provides deep liquidity that helps to create more efficient markets around the world. Our market structure expertise, broad diversification, and execution technology enables us to provide competitive bids and offers in over 25,000 securities, at over 235 venues, in 36 countries worldwide.

Investor RelationsAndrew SmithVirtu Financial, Inc.(212) 418-0195 investor_relations@virtu.com

Media Relations media@virtu.com

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