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Composition and Qualifications of the Board

Sec. 2.   (a) As of Closing, and for the Transitional Period, the Board shall consist of 23 authorized members, consisting of (i) the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, (ii) the Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation, Inc., (iii) eleven Public Governors, (iv) a Floor Member Governor, an Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate Governor and an Investment Company Affiliate Governor and (v) three Small Firm Governors, one Mid-Size Firm Governor and three Large Firm Governors; provided, however that the Board shall not include such Small Firm Governors, Mid-Size Firm Governor or Large Firm Governors, but rather shall include three persons, who immediately prior to the Closing are Industry Governors, selected by the Board in office prior to the Closing, three persons, who immediately prior to the Closing qualified as Industry Governors pursuant to the By-Laws in existence prior to the Closing, selected by the Board of Directors of NYSE Group, Inc. and one person, who immediately prior to the Closing qualified as an Industry Governor pursuant to the By-Laws in existence prior to the Closing, selected by the Board of Directors of NYSE Group, Inc. and the Board of Governors in office prior to the Closing jointly, until the election of such Small Firm Governors, Mid-Size Firm Governor and Large Firm Governors at the first annual meeting of members following the Closing (which shall be held as soon as practicable after the Closing).
(b) During the Transitional Period, the Chair shall be the Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation, Inc. as of Closing so long as he remains a Governor. In the event the Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation, Inc. as of the Closing ceases to be Chair during the Transitional Period, subject to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation and these By-Laws, the Chair shall be selected by the NYSE Group Committee from among its members; provided that the Chair so selected shall not be a member of the Board of Directors of NYSE Group, Inc.
Adopted by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.

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