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01-56 NASD Notice Of Meeting And Proxy

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ACTION REQUESTED

Board Elections

SUGGESTED ROUTING

KEY TOPICS

Executive Representatives

Board Elections



The Annual Meeting of Members of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®) will be held on September 13, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct the election of Governors to the NASD Board. Members can raise other topics for discussion by properly notifying the NASD of these topics.1 The record date for the Annual Meeting is the close of business on August 9, 2001.

It is important that all members be represented at the Annual Meeting. Members are urged to vote in the election of Board members using one of the methods described below.

Board Of Governors Election

There are eight vacancies to be filled at this meeting—four Industry governorships and four Non-Industry governorships. The nominees for the vacancies are listed in Attachment A. The nominees elected will serve for terms specified in Attachment A.

Attachment B includes the biographies of the nominees of the NASD National Nominating Committee. Attachment C contains the names of the current Board of Governors.

Voting Methods

Members will be able to vote using one of the following three methods:

  • U.S. Mail


  • Internet


  • Phone

The enclosed proxy contains detailed instructions on the voting procedures.

Questions regarding this notice may be directed to:

Barbara Z. Sweeney
Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary
National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc.
1735 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-1500
(202) 728-8062


1 Pursuant to Sections 1 and 3(b) of Article XXI of the NASD By-Laws, an NASD member may properly bring any other business before the Annual Meeting by giving timely notice in writing to the Secretary of the NASD. In addition, the member must be an NASD member at the time of the delivery of such notice, and the other business must be a proper matter for member action. To be timely, a member's notice must be delivered to the Secretary at the NASD's principal executive offices (the address is listed above) within 25 days of the date of this notice. The member's notice must offer a brief description of the other business, any material interest of the member in such business, and the reasons for conducting such business at the Annual Meeting.


ATTACHMENT A — LIST OF NOMINEES

The following persons have been nominated by the NASD National Nominating Committee to serve on the Board of Governors of the NASD for a term specified below. Terms run from September 13, 2001 to September 2004.

INDUSTRY Terms of Office 2001-2004
John W. Bachmann Managing Partner, Edward Jones
Richard F. Brueckner Chief Operating Officer, Pershing Division of Credit Suisse First Boston
(Clearing Firm Candidate)
Stephen L. Hammerman Vice Chairman of the Board, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
(National Retail Firm Candidate)
Raymond A. Mason Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.
(Regional Retail Firm Candidate)


NON-INDUSTRY Terms of Office 2001-2004
James E. Burton Chief Executive Officer, California Public Employees' Retirement System
Sir Brian Corby Chairman, Prudential Assurance Company (Retired)
Harry P. Kamen Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (Retired)
John Rutherfurd President and Chief Executive Officer, Moody's Corporation


ATTACHMENT B — BOARD NOMINEE PROFILES

Profiles Of Board Nominees For Industry Governors

Industry

John W. Bachmann

John W. Bachmann is Managing Partner of Edward Jones. Mr. Bachmann began his career at Jones as a parttime college intern, eventually succeeding Edward D. Jones, Jr. as Managing Partner in 1980. During Mr. Bachmann's tenure, Edward Jones has grown from 200 to 7,000-plus offices in the United States, and it has expanded to Canada and the United Kingdom. Mr. Bachmann has also served two terms as Chairman of the Securities Industry Association, as a member of the board of governors of the Chicago Stock Exchange, and as Chairman of District 4 for the NASD. Currently, Mr. Bachmann is Chairman of the Regional Chamber and Growth Association, and a Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He holds a BA degree in Economics from Wabash College, an MA degree in Finance from Northwestern University, two honorary degrees, and is a graduate of the Institute of Investment Banking at the Wharton School of Business.

Richard F. Brueckner

Richard F. Brueckner is Chief Operating Officer of the Pershing Division of Credit Suisse First Boston (formerly DLJ Securities Corporation) and Managing Director of its Financial Services Group. He previously was Treasurer of DLJ Securities and Chief Financial Officer of Pershing. Mr. Brueckner is Chairman of the Board of Trustees and CEO of the Securities Industry Foundation for Economic Education, and has served as a Governor of the NASD, Chairman of the NASD's National Adjudicatory Council, and Chairman of the NASD's New York District Committee. Mr. Brueckner graduated from Muhlenberg College with a BA degree in Economics and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Stephen L. Hammerman

Stephen L. Hammerman is Vice Chairman of the Board of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., serves on the corporation's Board of Directors, and is a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He has served as a Director of the New York Stock Exchange, as Chairman of the NASD, and as Director of the Securities Investors Protection Corporation. In addition to having served the government as New York Regional Administrator for the SEC and as an Assistant US Attorney in the Criminal Division for the southern district of New York, Mr. Hammerman is active in philanthropic, educational, and community affairs. Mr. Hammerman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and received his law degree from New York University.

Raymond A. Mason

Raymond A. Mason founded Mason and Company in 1962 and has spent his career building the financial services organization, Legg Mason, Inc. He serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of its principal subsidiary, Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. Mr. Mason has served as Chairman and as a board member of the Securities Industry Association, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the NASD, and Chairman of the Regional Firms Committee of the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Mason has many civic interests and is a trustee or board member of many educational and philanthropic institutions. Mr. Mason is Chairman-elect of the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees. He holds a BA degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary, and has received honorary Doctorate degrees from his alma mater, Loyola College, and Mount St. Mary's College.


Profiles Of Board Nominees For Non-Industry Governors

Non-Industry

James E. Burton

James E. Burton is Chief Executive Officer of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest public pension fund. Previously, Mr. Burton served as Assistant Executive Officer of CalPERS investment operations, supervising investment operations in all asset classes. Prior to this position, Mr. Burton was Deputy State Controller. He has also served on a number of boards, commissions, and committees, and currently is Second Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators. He is also currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Institutional Investors. Mr. Burton is a graduate of the University of San Francisco.

Sir Brian Corby

Sir Brian Corby spent many years working for the Prudential Assurance Company in London where he held a number of positions—apart from working in its branch in South Africa—including Chief Actuary, Group Chief Executive, and Chairman. Sir Brian has held positions with advisory groups, art and educational institutions, and industry associations, including the Institute of Actuaries, where he qualified as a Fellow. He was a Director of the Bank of England from 1985 to 1993. Following his retirement from full-time executive employment, Sir Brian became President of the Confederation of British Industry from 1990 to 1992, the first such appointment from the insurance industry and he was Chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire from 1992 to 1996. Recently, Sir Brian has chaired a number of study groups for the Federal Trust on the subjects of European pension reform and venture capital and public-private partnerships in Europe. Sir Brian holds an honors degree in Mathematics from St. John's College, Cambridge, as well as three honorary degrees.

Harry P. Kamen

Harry P. Kamen is former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. Mr. Kamen served in that capacity from 1993 to 1998, having joined the organization in 1959. He serves as a Director of the following corporate Boards: Banco Santander Central Hispano, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Metropolitan Life, Pfizer Inc., and B-Direct Capital. Mr. Kamen holds an AB from the University of Pennsylvania and an LLB from Harvard University Law School.

John Rutherfurd, Jr.

John Rutherfurd is President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody's Corporation. Mr. Rutherfurd joined Moody's in 1995 to develop new business activities with the title of Managing Director, Moody's Holdings. He was appointed Chief Administrative Officer in 1996 and President in January 1998. Mr. Rutherfurd is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.


ATTACHMENT C — CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS

Governors With Terms Expiring In 2001

Industry Non-Industry Public
Frank E. Baxter
Chairman and CEO
Jefferies Group, Inc.

Donald B. Marron
Chairman
UBS PaineWebber Incorporated

Kenneth D. Pasternak
President and CEO
Knight Trading Group

Todd A. Robinson
Chairman and CEO
LPL Financial Services
Michael W. Brown
Retired CFO
Microsoft

Harry P. Kamen
Retired Chairman and CEO
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

James S. Riepe
Vice Chairman
T. Rowe Group, Inc.
 

Governors With Terms Expiring In 2002

Industry Non-Industry Public
M. LaRae Bakerink
First Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Pacific American Securities, LLC

David A. DeMuro
Lehman Brothers, Inc.

Richard C. Romano
President
Romano Brothers & Co.
H. Furlong Baldwin
Chairman
Mercantile Bankshares Corporation

Eugene M. Isenberg
Chairman and CEO
Nabors Industries, Inc.

Arthur Rock
Principal
Arthur Rock & Co.

James F. Rothenberg
President
Capital Research and Management Company
Kenneth M. Duberstein
Chairman and CEO
The Duberstein Group, Inc.

Donald J. Kirk
Vice Chairman
Public Oversight Board
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

John D. Markese
President
American Association of Individual Investors

Governors With Terms Expiring In 2003

Industry Non-Industry Public
William C. Alsover, Jr.
Chairman
Centennial Securities Company, Inc.

Anthony J. Boglioli
President
Whitehall Brokerage Services, Ltd.

David S. Pottruck
President and Co-Chief Executive Officer
The Charles Schwab Corporation
Arvind Sodhani
Vice President and Treasurer
Intel Corporation
Brian T. Borders, Esq.
Association of Publicly
Traded Companies
Mayer, Brown & Platt

Sharon P. Smith
Dean, College of Business Administration
Fordham University


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