SEC Filings

VIRTU KCG HOLDINGS LLC filed this Form 8-K on 07/24/2017
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Exhibit A

General Release of Claims


Consistent with Paragraph 6 of the separation agreement dated July 20, 2017, (the “Separation Agreement”) between me, KCG Holdings, Inc. (collectively with its subsidiaries and affiliates, the “Company”) and Virtu Financial, Inc., and in consideration for and as a condition of my receipt of certain payments set forth in the Separation Agreement, as applicable, I, for myself, my attorneys, heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns, do hereby fully and forever release and discharge the Company, Virtu Financial, Inc., GETCO Holding Company, LLC (“GETCO”), Knight Capital Group, LLC (“Knight”) and their respective current and former parents and affiliated companies, as well as its and their successors, assigns, and current and former members, managers, stockholders, directors, officers, partners, agents, employees, attorneys, and administrators, from all lawsuits, causes of action, claims, demands and entitlements of any nature whatsoever, whether known, unknown, or unforeseen, which I have or may have against any of them arising out of or in connection with: (1) my employment with the Company and GETCO, or if applicable, Knight, (2) my separation from employment with the Company, (3) the Employment Agreement and/or any other agreement between me and the Company (except for obligations in such agreements that survive my separation from employment, as stated in the Separation Agreement), or (4) any event, fact, transaction, or matter occurring or existing on or before the date of my signing of this General Release; provided, however, that I am not releasing any claims for indemnification, claims for payment in respect of equity interests in the Company in accordance with the Merger Agreement, claims for benefits and reimbursements in accordance with the terms of the Company’s benefit plans and arrangements, claims that arise under, or are preserved by, the Separation Agreement, or claims that may not be released as a matter of law (collectively, the “Excluded Claims”). I agree not to file or otherwise institute any claim, demand or lawsuit seeking damages or other relief and not to otherwise assert any claims or demands that are lawfully released herein. I further hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive any and all rights to recover any relief or damages concerning the lawsuits, claims, demands, or actions that are lawfully released herein. I represent and warrant that I have not previously filed or joined in any such lawsuits, claims, demands, or actions against any of the persons or entities released herein and that I will indemnify and hold them harmless from all liabilities, claims, demands, costs, expenses and/or attorneys’ fees incurred by them as a result of any such lawsuits, claims, demands, or actions.


This General Release specifically includes, but is not limited to, all released claims (as described above) with respect to breach of contract, employment discrimination (including any alleged violation of any federal, state or local statute or ordinance, any claims coming within the scope of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, all as amended, or any other applicable federal, state, or local law), claims under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended, claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended (or any other applicable federal, state or local statute relating to payment of wages), claims concerning recruitment, hiring, termination, salary rate, severance pay, equity, stock options, benefits due, sick leave, life insurance, libel, slander, defamation, intentional or negligent misrepresentation and/or infliction of emotional distress, together with any and all tort or other claims which might have been asserted by me or on my behalf in any lawsuit, charge of discrimination, demand, or claim against any of the persons or entities released herein.


I acknowledge that I received the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act Disclosure at the same time I received this General Release.