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  • ARTICLE XXII TRANSITIONAL PERIOD

    Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, to the extent there is any inconsistency between the other provisions of these By-Laws, including, without limitation, Sections 1, 4, 5 and 9 of Article VII hereof, and this Article XXII, the provisions of this Article XXII shall govern as of Closing and for the Transitional Period to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law:
    Adopted by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.

    • Powers and Authority of Board

      Sec. 1.   The Board shall be the governing body of the Corporation and, except as otherwise provided by applicable law, the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, or these By-Laws, shall be vested with all powers necessary for the management and administration of the affairs of the Corporation and the promotion of the Corporation's welfare, objects, and purposes; provided, however, that (i) during the Transitional Period, the Board, after consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, shall have the exclusive authority to appoint any Lead Governor of the Corporation, (ii) during the Transitional Period, the Board, after receiving the recommendation of the Chief Executive Officer, shall have the exclusive authority to appoint the Chair of the Finance Committee and (iii) during the Transitional Period, the Nominating Committee will be jointly populated by the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation, Inc. as of Closing (or his duly appointed or elected successor as Chair of the Board), subject to ratification of the appointees by the Board.
      Adopted by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.

    • 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.

    • Term of Office of Governors

      Sec. 3.   Upon the Closing, the term of office of each Governor in office immediately prior to the Closing who is not to be a Governor as of Closing pursuant to this Article XXII shall automatically, and without any further action, terminate, and such persons shall no longer be members of the Board of Governors.
      The Chief Executive Officer shall serve as a Governor until a successor is elected, or until death, resignation, or removal.
      The Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation, Inc. as of Closing shall serve as a Governor during the Transitional Period, until death, resignation, or removal; provided, however, in the event of a vacancy during the Transitional Period with respect to this Governor position by virtue of death, resignation or removal, the then Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation, Inc. shall serve as a Governor for the remainder of the Transitional Period, until death, resignation or removal; provided, further however, a person who becomes a Governor pursuant to the immediately preceding proviso shall not be qualified to serve as Chair.
      Effective as of Closing, the Board of Directors of NYSE Group, Inc. shall appoint the NYSE Public Governors, the Board in office prior to the Closing shall appoint the NASD Public Governors and the Board of Directors of NYSE Group, Inc. and the Board in office prior to the Closing jointly shall appoint the Joint Public Governor.
      The Public Governors appointed in accordance with the preceding paragraph shall hold office for the Transitional Period, or until death, resignation, disqualification, or removal. In the event of any vacancy among the NYSE Public Governors, the Joint Public Governor or NASD Public Governors during the Transitional Period, such vacancy shall only be filled by, and nominations for persons to fill such vacancy shall be made by, the NYSE Group Committee in the case of a vacant NYSE Public Governor position, such vacancy shall only be filled by the Board, and nominations for persons to fill such vacancy shall be made by the Nominating Committee, in the case of a vacant Joint Public Governor position or such vacancy shall only be filled by, and nominations for persons to fill such vacancy shall be made by, the NASD Group Committee in the case of a vacant NASD Public Governor position.
      Effective as of Closing, the Board of Directors of NYSE Group, Inc. shall appoint the Floor Member Governor, the Board of Governors in office prior to the Closing shall appoint the Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate Governor and the Board of Directors of NYSE Group, Inc. and the Board of Governors in office prior to the Closing jointly shall appoint the Investment Company Affiliate Governor.
      The Floor Member Governor, the Investment Company Affiliate Governor and the Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate Governor appointed in accordance with the preceding paragraph shall hold office for the Transitional Period, or until death, resignation, disqualification, or removal. In the event of any vacancy among the Floor Member Governor, the Investment Company Affiliate Governor or the Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate Governor during the Transitional Period, such vacancy shall only be filled by, and nominations for persons to fill such vacancy shall be made by, the NYSE Group Committee in the case of a Floor Member Governor vacancy, such vacancy shall only be filled by the Board, and nominations for persons to fill such vacancy shall be made by the Nominating Committee, in the case of an Investment Company Affiliate Governor vacancy or such vacancy shall only be filled by, and nominations for persons to fill such vacancy shall be made by, the NASD Group Committee in the case of an Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate Governor vacancy.
      Three Large Firm Governors, three Small Firm Governors and one Mid-Size Governor shall be elected as Governors at the first annual meeting of members following the Closing (the "Initial Member Elected Governors"). The Initial Member Elected Governors shall hold office until the first annual meeting of members following the Transitional Period, or until a successor is duly elected and qualified, or until death, resignation, disqualification, or removal.
      In the event of any vacancy among the Large Firm Governors, the Mid-Size Firm Governor or the Small Firm Governors during the Transitional Period, such vacancy shall only be filled by, and nominations for persons to fill such vacancy shall be made by, the NYSE Group Committee in the case of a Large Firm Governor vacancy, such vacancy shall only be filled by the Board, and nominations for persons to fill such vacancy shall be made by the Nominating Committee, in the case of a Mid-Size Firm Governor vacancy or such vacancy shall only be filled by, and nominations for persons to fill such vacancy shall be made by, the NASD Group Committee in the case of a Small Firm Governor vacancy; provided, however, that in the event the remaining term of office of any Large Firm, Mid-Size Firm or Small Firm Governor position that becomes vacant is for more than 12 months, nominations shall be made as set forth above in this paragraph, but such vacancy shall be filled by the members entitled to vote thereon at a meeting thereof convened to vote thereon.
      Upon the expiration of the Transitional Period, the term of office of the Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation, Inc. as a member of the Board shall automatically, and without any further action, terminate, such person shall no longer be a member of the Board and the authorized number of members of the Board shall automatically be reduced by one.
      Adopted by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.

    • Nominations at the First Annual Meeting Following Closing

      Sec. 4.   In the case of the first annual meeting of members following the Closing, nominations shall be by the Board of Directors of NYSE Group, Inc. with respect to Large Firm Governors, jointly by the Board of Directors of NYSE Group, Inc. and the Board in office prior to the Closing with respect to the Mid-Size Firm Governor and by the Board in office prior to the Closing with respect to Small Firm Governors, instead of the Nominating Committee.
      Adopted by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.