Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2015 (May 6, 2015)



The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   000-32651   52-1165937

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


One Liberty Plaza, New York, New York   10006
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +1 212 401 8700

No change since last report

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(e) As discussed further below, the stockholders of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (“Nasdaq” or the “Company”) approved the Nasdaq Executive Corporate Incentive Plan, as amended and restated (the “ECIP”), at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders held on May 6, 2015. Under the ECIP, which is designed to comply with Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, we offer performance-based cash incentive awards to executives who are selected by the management compensation committee of our board of directors. The ECIP, which became retroactively effective as of January 1, 2015, replaces the Company’s 2010 Executive Corporate Incentive Plan, which was effective as of January 1, 2010 and terminated upon receipt of stockholder approval for the ECIP.

A copy of the ECIP is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

At Nasdaq’s annual meeting of stockholders held on May 6, 2015, the stockholders elected each of Nasdaq’s nominees for director to serve for terms of one year and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. The stockholders also approved the Company’s executive compensation on an advisory basis, ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Nasdaq’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015 and approved the ECIP. Finally, the stockholders did not approve the stockholder proposal entitled “Right to Act by Written Consent.”

The table below shows the voting results, which exclude excess shares that were ineligible to vote as a result of the 5% voting limitation in the Company’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation.


          For      Against      Abstain      Broker
Proposal I:   

Election of Directors


Charlene T. Begley

     104,778,017         35,732         99,040         9,479,909   

Steven D. Black

     104,727,788         85,266         99,735         9,479,909   

Börje E. Ekholm

     101,031,206         3,782,137         99,446         9,479,909   

Robert Greifeld

     104,568,370         248,147         96,272         9,479,909   

Glenn H. Hutchins

     104,450,757         362,299         99,733         9,479,909   

Essa Kazim

     104,571,902         241,677         99,210         9,479,909   

Thomas A. Kloet

     104,548,510         264,733         99,546         9,479,909   

John D. Markese

     102,720,065         2,058,707         134,017         9,479,909   

Ellyn A. McColgan

     104,782,750         30,729         99,310         9,479,909   

Michael R. Splinter

     104,443,150         369,906         99,733         9,479,909   

Lars R. Wedenborn

     104,782,710         31,198         98,881         9,479,909   
Proposal II:   

Approve the Company’s Executive Compensation on an Advisory Basis

     103,300,117         1,501,320         111,352         9,479,909   
Proposal III:   

Ratify the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Nasdaq’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2015

     112,322,056         1,972,006         98,636         N/A   
Proposal IV:   

Approve the Nasdaq Executive Corporate Incentive Plan, as Amended and Restated

     102,324,878         2,466,155         121,756         9,479,909   
Proposal V:   

Consider the Stockholder Proposal Entitled “Right to Act by Written Consent”

     46,039,615         58,694,215         178,959         9,479,909   

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





Exhibit Description

10.1    The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Executive Corporate Incentive Plan, effective as of January 1, 2015.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: May 11, 2015 The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

/S/    EDWARD S. KNIGHT        

Edward S. Knight
Executive Vice President and General Counsel