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): April 26, 2019 (April 23, 2019)



Nasdaq, 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

(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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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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

At the annual meeting of stockholders of Nasdaq, Inc. (“Nasdaq” or the “Company”) held on April 23, 2019, 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 and ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Nasdaq’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019. 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, as amended (the “Certificate”).


          For      Against      Abstain     




Proposal 1:

   Election of Eleven Directors            

Melissa M. Arnoldi

     107,627,434        36,583        34,162        6,329,853  

Charlene T. Begley

     107,568,722        94,329        35,128        6,329,853  

Steven D. Black

     106,402,668        1,257,057        38,454        6,329,853  

Adena T. Friedman

     107,409,753        261,147        27,279        6,329,853  

Essa Kazim

     107,398,826        262,284        37,069        6,329,853  

Thomas A. Kloet

     106,766,438        894,591        37,150        6,329,853  

John D. Rainey

     107,620,837        39,606        37,736        6,329,853  

Michael R. Splinter

     103,584,649        3,713,030        400,500        6,329,853  

Jacob Wallenberg

     106,225,483        1,434,576        38,120        6,329,853  

Lars R. Wedenborn

     106,933,623        726,789        37,767        6,329,853  

Alfred W. Zollar

     107,259,531        400,981        37,667        6,329,853  

Proposal 2:

   Approve the Company’s Executive Compensation on an Advisory Basis as Presented in the Proxy Statement      103,710,296        3,933,239        54,644        6,329,853  

Proposal 3:

   Ratify the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Nasdaq’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2019      111,236,994        2,766,174        24,864        0  

Proposal 4:

   Consider the Stockholder Proposal Entitled “Right to Act by Written Consent”      33,881,112        73,713,022        104,045        6,329,853  


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: April 26, 2019     Nasdaq, Inc.
    By:   /S/ EDWARD S. KNIGHT
      Edward S. Knight

Executive Vice President and

Global Chief Legal and Policy Officer