This excerpt taken from the NDAQ DEF 14A filed Apr 20, 2007.
Purchase of LSE Shares and Investment Banking Services from UBS AG
On May 15, 2006, Nightingale Acquisition Limited purchased 13,791,440 shares, or approximately 5.4% of the issued share capital, of LSE at a price of GBP 12.48 per share. The total consideration paid represented approximately GBP 172.1 million, or $321.4 million, based on an exchange rate of 1.87 U.S. dollars per British pound as of May 10, 2006. We purchased 10,291,440 of the LSE shares from UBS AG, and agreed to purchase the balance from other LSE stockholders.
Daniel Coleman, a member of Nasdaqs board of directors, is also the Joint Global Head of Equities at UBS Securities LLC, a broker-dealer subsidiary of UBS AG. All of the shares were purchased in ordinary market transactions with the terms determined through arms-length negotiation between the parties.
UBS AG or its affiliates have also engaged in investment banking and other commercial activities in the ordinary course of business with us. Payments to UBS AG or its affiliates for investment banking and other commercial activities in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 were approximately $1.2 million.