Election Notice - 8/26/08

Nominee for Vacant FINRA Board of Governors Small Firm Seat

FINRA will conduct a special meeting of member firms on Friday, November 21, 2008, to elect an individual to fill the vacant Small Firm Governor seat. A formal notice of the meeting, including the precise time and location, will be mailed on or about October 24, 2008.

In response to FINRA's communications soliciting candidates, 40 individuals applied or were recommended for consideration for the vacancy. The individual nominated by the NASD Group Committee1 of the FINRA Board of Governors (FINRA Board) for election to the Small Firm seat is Mari J. Buechner. Eligible individuals who were not nominated may petition to have their name included on the ballot by following the procedures below.

Questions regarding this Election Notice may be directed to Marcia E. Asquith, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, FINRA, at (202) 728-8949; or T. Grant Callery, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, FINRA, at (202) 728-8285.

1 The NASD Group Committee comprises the five Public Governors appointed by the legacy NASD Board of Governors (NASD Board), the Small Firm Governors nominated by the NASD Board and the Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate Governor appointed by the NASD Board.