This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Mar 8, 2005.
Approval of Form of Change in Control Agreements
On March 2, 2005, Nasdaqs Board of Directors approved a form of letter agreement providing enhanced severance to certain Nasdaq executive officers (Letter Agreement) terminated in connection with a Nasdaq change in control. The form of the Letter Agreement was previously approved by the Committee and disclosed on Nasdaqs Form 8-K dated February 9, 2005. Nasdaq intends to enter into such Letter Agreements with six current executive vice presidents. Nasdaq will not enter into a Letter Agreement with its President and CEO and one executive vice president as they will remain subject to the terms of their existing employment arrangements. The terms of the Letter Agreement set forth in Item 7.01 and the form of the Letter Agreement attached as exhibit 99.1 to the February 9, 2005 Form 8-K are incorporated herein by reference.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.