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The Nominating Committee

Sec. 9.  (a) Except as otherwise provided in these By-Laws, the Nominating Committee shall nominate and, in the event of a contested election, may, as described in Section 11(b), support: Large Firm, Mid-Size Firm, Small Firm, Public, Floor Member, Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate and Investment Company Affiliate Governors for each such vacant or new Governor position on the Board; Industry and Public Directors for each vacant or new position on the NASD Regulation Board and the NASD Dispute Resolution Board for election by the stockholder; and Industry and Public members for each vacant or new position on the National Adjudicatory Council for appointment by the NASD Regulation Board.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in these By-laws, after the completion of the Transitional Period the Nominating Committee shall consist of such number of members of the Board as the Board shall determine from time to time; provided, however, that the Nominating Committee shall at all times be comprised of a number of members which is a minority of the entire Board and the Chief Executive Officer shall not be a member of the Nominating Committee. The number of Public Governors on the Nominating Committee shall equal or exceed the number of Industry Governors on the Nominating Committee.
(c) After the completion of the Transitional Period, and except as otherwise provided in these By-Laws, members of the Nominating Committee shall be appointed annually by the Board and may be removed only by majority vote of the whole Board, after appropriate notice, for refusal, failure, neglect, or inability to discharge such member's duties.
(d) The Secretary of the Corporation shall collect from each nominee for Governor such information as is reasonably necessary to serve as the basis for a determination of the nominee's classification a Large Firm, Mid-Size Firm, Small Firm, Public, Floor Member, Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate and/or Investment Company Affiliate Governor, and the Secretary shall certify to the Nominating Committee (or, in the case of Article XXII, the relevant body with the authority to nominate as specified therein) each nominee's classification.
(e) At all meetings of the Nominating Committee, a quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of a majority of the Nominating Committee. In the absence of a quorum, a majority of the committee members present may adjourn the meeting until a quorum is present.
Amended by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.
Amended by SR-NASD-2001-06 eff. May 8, 2001.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-92 eff. May 5, 1998.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-71 eff. Jan. 15, 1998 (Sec. 9(a), 9(e) eff. Nov. 14, 1997).
Amended by SR-NASD-96-20 eff. July 11, 1996.
Amended by SR-NASD-94-64 eff. Feb. 9, 1995.
Amended eff. July 19, 1990 and Sept. 4, 1990.

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