This excerpt taken from the NDAQ DEF 14A filed Apr 3, 2009.
TO BE HELD ON MAY 20, 2009
We are furnishing this proxy statement to the holders of the voting securities of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation, in connection with the solicitation of proxies by our board of directors for use in voting at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held at the time and place and for the purposes set forth in the accompanying notice of annual meeting, and at any and all adjournments or postponements of this meeting.
In accordance with SEC rules, instead of mailing printed copies of our proxy materials to each stockholder of record, we are furnishing the proxy materials for the 2009 annual meeting by providing access to these documents on the Internet. In connection with this change, a notice of Internet availability of proxy materials is being mailed to holders of our voting securities. We first mailed or delivered this notice to holders of our voting securities on or about April 3, 2009. The notice of Internet availability contains instructions for accessing and reviewing our proxy materials and voting by proxy over the Internet. Our proxy materials were made available at http://ir.nasdaqomx.com/annuals.cfm on the date that we first mailed or delivered the notice of Internet availability. The notice will also tell you how to request our proxy materials in printed form or by e-mail, at no charge. The notice contains a control number that you will need to vote your securities.
On February 27, 2008, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. and OMX AB (publ) combined, and The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. was renamed The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Unless otherwise noted, in this proxy statement, the term NASDAQ OMX refers to The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. The term Nasdaq refers to The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., and the term OMX refers to OMX AB (publ), as these entities operated prior to the combination.