These excerpts taken from the NDAQ 10-K filed Feb 27, 2009.
Acquisition of certain businesses of Nord Pool
On October 21, 2008, we completed our acquisition of Nord Pools clearing, international derivatives and consulting subsidiaries. The aggregate purchase price of NOK 2,192 million (approximately $317.1 million) consisted of NOK 1,725 million (approximately $249.4 million) in cash, NOK 457 million (approximately $66.0 million) in the form of a vendor note due to the current owners of Nord Pool within 18 months of closing and NOK 10 million (approximately $1.7 million) of direct acquisition costs. NASDAQ OMX may also be obligated to pay further earn-out payments of up to NOK 800 million (approximately $115.6 million), based on certain volume measurements over a five-year period. In accordance with SFAS 141, we will recognize these payments as additional goodwill if and when the earn-outs are achieved.
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On October 21, 2008, we completed our acquisition of Nord Pools