This excerpt taken from the NDAQ DEF 14A filed Apr 20, 2007.
Term of the Plan.
(a) Effective Date. The Plan shall be effective as of December 5, 2000.
(b) Expiration Date. No new Awards shall be granted under the Plan after the tenth anniversary of the Effective Date. Unless otherwise expressly provided in the Plan or in an applicable Award Agreement, any Award granted hereunder may, and the authority of the Board or the Committee to amend, alter, adjust, suspend, discontinue, or terminate any such Award or to waive any conditions or rights under any such Award shall, continue after the authority for grant of new Awards hereunder has been exhausted.