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By-Laws of the Corporation
ARTICLE XXI MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
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Notice of Meeting; Member Business
Sec. 3. (a) Notice of each meeting shall be written or printed; shall state the date, time, and place of the meeting; shall state the purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called; and unless it is the annual meeting, indicate that the notice is being issued at the direction of the person or persons calling the meeting. The Secretary of the Corporation shall deliver the notice to the Executive Representative of each member entitled to vote not less than 30 days nor more than 60 days before the date of an annual meeting and not less than ten days nor more than 60 days before the date of a special meeting. If mailed, the notice shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited with postage in the United States mail and addressed to the Executive Representative of the member as it appears on the records of the Corporation. Such further notice shall be given as may be required by law. Meetings may be held without notice if all members entitled to vote are present (except as otherwise provided by law), or if notice is waived by those not present. Any previously scheduled meeting of the members may be postponed and any special meeting of the members may be canceled by resolution of the Board upon notice given to the members prior to the time previously scheduled for the meeting.
(b) For business other than the election of Governors to be brought properly before an annual meeting by a member pursuant to Section 1, the member must have given timely notice thereof in writing to the Secretary of the Corporation and such other business must otherwise be a proper matter for member action. To be timely, a member's notice shall be delivered to the Secretary at the Corporation's principal executive offices within 25 days after the date of the notice of the meeting. Such member's notice shall set forth a brief description of the business desired to be brought before the meeting, any material interest of the member in such business, and the reasons for conducting such business at the meeting. In no event shall the announcement to the members of an adjournment of an annual meeting commence a new time period for the giving of a member's notice as described above.
(c) Except as otherwise provided by applicable law, the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, or these By-Laws, the chairman of the meeting shall have the power and duty to determine whether any nomination or other business proposed to be brought before the meeting pursuant to subsection (b) or Article VII, Section 10 was made in accordance with the procedures set forth herein and, if any proposed nomination or business is not in compliance with these By-Laws, to declare that such defective nomination or proposal shall be disregarded.
Amended by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.
Adopted by SR-NASD-97-71 eff. Jan. 15, 1998.