This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Jan 27, 2006.
On September 20, 2002, the Company acquired 100% of the outstanding common stock of Island Holding Company, Inc., the parent company of The Island ECN, Inc. (collectively, Island). Islands results of operations, since that date, have been included in the Companys consolidated financial statements. The aggregate purchase price was $555,349, consisting of $492,826 representing approximately 80,659 shares of the Companys common stock, $20,141 representing additional common shares for the conversion of options, warrants and stock appreciation rights, deferred tax liability of $32,560 relating to intangible assets and $9,822 representing direct costs of the acquisition. The value of the common shares issued was determined based on the average closing market price of the Companys common shares over the 2-day period before and after June 10, 2002, the date the terms of the acquisition were agreed to and announced.
In connection with the acquisition of Island, the Company paid a $1.00 per common share cash dividend to its stockholders of record as of September 19, 2002, which represented a distribution of $248,739, of which $206,900 was distributed to the Companys Parent. The Company paid this dividend on October 3, 2002.
The following unaudited supplemental pro forma information has been prepared to give effect to the acquisition of Island as of the beginning of the year in which the acquisition occurred. Pro forma consolidated results for the Companys acquisition of Harborview would not have been materially different from the reported amounts.