This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 10-K filed Mar 14, 2005.
Brut contracted with a subsidiary of SunGard, SunGard Financial Systems Inc. (SunGard Financial), for SunGard Financial to provide Brut on-line processing, report services and related services in connection with Bruts clearance of trades. The term of this agreement is five years beginning in September 2004 and is automatically renewed at yearly intervals thereafter until terminated by Brut or SunGard Financial. The annual service fee is $10.0 million in the first year, dropping to $8.0 million in the second year and $6.0 million in the third year of the agreement. The annual service fee is subject to price review in the years four and five based on market rates, but will not be less than $4.0 million per year.
Brut also contracted with SunGard to host certain software on designated equipment at a SunGard facility for a transitional period beginning in September 2004. SunGard developed and operated the computer software programs that enables Brut to operate and provide order entry and execution over its ECN. Under the terms of the original agreement, which began in September 2004 through May 2005, Brut was obligated to pay SunGard approximately $0.1 million per month. On November 29, 2004, an amendment was signed which extended the original agreement through June 30, 2006 and beginning November 30, 2005, Brut may cancel the agreement within 30 days written notice to SunGard.
On January 30, 2004, Nasdaq and MCI entered into a global services agreement, effective May 31, 2004 (the GSA), related to the data network that connects our market facilities to market participants. The global services agreement terminated the prior agreement between the two parties. The global services agreement, which expires on December 31, 2005, requires usage charges for certain services to be at least $20.0 million during the period from June 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004 and $20.0 million in 2005. In 2004, Nasdaq met the minimum usage charges and fully expects to meet the minimum usage charges in 2005.