This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Jan 9, 2006.
Modifications to NASDAQ Fee Schedule
New York, NY, January 6, 2006 On December 28, 2005, NASDAQ announced a proposed change in the pricing structure of its trade execution services. Subject to filing this proposed change with the SEC, NASDAQ expects the new pricing structure to become effective February 1, 2006.
The proposed pricing schedule includes modifications to NASDAQs tiered pricing structure, as well as the volume thresholds that must be achieved to receive discounts under that structure. NASDAQ does not currently anticipate that this new pricing structure will have a material impact on its financial results.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include statements about the modifications to our pricing structure and their expected impact on our financial results. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQs control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQs annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.
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