This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Oct 6, 2009.
Section 3. Liquidation Preference.
(a) Upon any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, each share of Series A Preferred Stock entitles the holder thereof to receive and to be paid out of the assets of the Company available for distribution, before any distribution or payment may be made to a holder of any Junior Securities, an amount of Ten U.S. Dollars ($10.00) plus any accrued and unpaid dividends thereon in funds consisting of cash or cash equivalents (collectively, the Liquidation Preference).
(b) If upon any such liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, the assets of the Company available for distribution are insufficient to pay in full the holders of Series A Preferred Stock the amount to which they are entitled pursuant to Section 3(a) above and the holders of all Parity Securities the full liquidation preferences to which they are entitled, the holders of Series A Preferred Stock and such Parity Securities will share ratably in any such distribution of the assets of the Company in proportion to the full respective amounts to which they are entitled.
(c) For the purposes of this Section 3, a Fundamental Change (in and of itself) shall be deemed not to be a liquidation, dissolution or winding-up of the Company subject to this Section 3 (it being understood that an actual liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company in connection with a Fundamental Change will be subject to this Section 3).
Section 4. Voting Rights. So long as any shares of Series A Preferred Stock are outstanding, the Company may not amend, modify or waive (by merger, consolidation or otherwise) the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation, the Companys bylaws or this Certificate of Designation in a way that would adversely affect the rights, preferences or privileges of the Series A Preferred Stock without the prior vote or written consent of holders representing at least a majority of the then outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock, voting together as a separate class; provided, however, that any (i) amendment (A) reducing the dividend rate, rate of accretion or manner of payment of dividends or (B) the definitions of the Dividend Payment Date, the Mandatory Redemption Date, the Liquidation Preference, the Fundamental Change Redemption Amount, the Settlement Rate or any of the defined terms used therein, (ii) increase in the number of authorized shares of Series A Preferred Stock or split, reverse split, subdivision, reclassification (other than resulting from a Fundamental Change) or combination of the Series A Preferred Stock or (iii) change to Section 3(a) or 3(b) or this Section 4 shall require the written consent of 75% of the then outstanding shares of Series A preferred Stock, voting together as a single class.