This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Dec 20, 2005.
Section 3. Preference on Liquidation.
(a) In the event of the Liquidation (as defined below) of the Corporation, the holder of the Series D Preferred Stock shall be entitled to have paid to it out of the assets of the Corporation available for distribution to stockholders before any distribution is made to or set apart for the holders of shares of the Corporations Common Stock, par value $.01 per share (the Common Stock), or other Junior Securities (as defined below), an amount in cash equal to $1.00 per share (the Series D Preferred Stock Liquidation Preference).
(b) In the event of a Liquidation, the Corporation shall give, by certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed to the holder of the share of Series D Preferred Stock at the address of such holder as shown on the books of the Corporation, at least 20 days prior written notice of the date on which the books of the Corporation shall close or a record shall be taken for determining rights to vote in respect of any such Liquidation and of the date when the same shall take place.
(c) As used in this Certificate of Designations, the term Junior Securities means any class or series of stock or equity securities of the Corporation that by its terms is junior to the Series D Preferred Stock as to the distribution of assets upon Liquidation.
(d) As used in this Certificate of Designations, the term Liquidation shall be deemed to include any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, whether voluntary or involuntary. For the avoidance of doubt, Liquidation shall not be deemed to include (i) a consolidation or merger of the Corporation into or with any other entity or entities, (ii) a transaction or series of related transactions that results in the transfer of more than 50% of the voting power of the Corporation and (iii) unless in connection with a plan of liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Corporation, the sale, lease, abandonment, transfer or other disposition by the Corporation of all or substantially all its assets.
Section 4. Voting. The holder of the share of Series D Preferred Stock shall have the following voting rights:
(a) The holder of the share of Series D Preferred Stock shall be entitled to vote on all matters submitted to a vote of the stockholders of the Corporation, voting together with the holders of the Common Stock (and of any other shares of capital stock of the Corporation entitled to vote at a meeting of stockholders) as one class, except in cases where a separate or additional vote or consent of the holders of any class or series of capital stock or other equity securities of the Corporation shall be required by the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, including, without limitation, Section 4(c) hereof, or by applicable law, in which case the requirement for any such separate or additional vote or consent shall apply in addition to the single class vote or consent otherwise required by this paragraph.
(b) As of each record date for the determination of the Corporations stockholders entitled to vote on any matter (a Record Date), the share of Series D Preferred Stock shall have voting rights and powers equal to the number of votes that, together with all other votes entitled to be cast by the holder of the share of Series D Preferred Stock on such Record Date, whether by virtue of beneficial ownership of capital stock of the Corporation, proxies, voting trusts or otherwise, entitle the holder of the share of Series D Preferred Stock to exercise one vote more than one-half of all votes entitled to be cast as of such Record Date by all holders of capital stock of the Corporation.
(c) Without the written consent of the holder of the share of Series D Preferred Stock at a meeting of the holder of the Series D Preferred Stock called for such purpose, the Corporation will not amend, alter or repeal any provision of the Restated Certificate of Incorporation (by merger or otherwise) so as to adversely affect the preferences, rights or powers of the Series D Preferred Stock.
(d) Upon the first date on which the Corporation and all subsidiaries thereof are no longer operating in any respect pursuant to authority delegated by National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD) under the Plan of Allocation and Delegation of Functions by NASD to Subsidiaries (the Trigger Date), the rights of the holder of the Series D Preferred Stock pursuant to this Section 4 shall immediately terminate and the holder of the Series D Preferred Stock shall thereafter have no voting rights, except as otherwise required by applicable law.