Notice to Members 05-62

Nominees for District Committee and District Nominating Committee

The purpose of this Special Notice to Members is to announce the nominees for the District Committees and the District Nominating Committees.1 The individuals identified in this Special Notice (see Attachment A) have been nominated for three-year terms2 on the District Committees or for one-year terms on the District Nominating Committees starting in January 2006. These nominees will be considered duly elected on October 12, 2005, unless an election is contested in accordance with the procedures summarized below.

We appreciate the interest shown by many of you in participating in the District Committees and thank everyone for their continuing support of the self-regulatory process. We look forward to your participation in the matters of the Districts during the coming year, as well as hope that those who were not selected this year may wish to revisit this process next year.

Questions concerning this Special Notice may be directed to the District Director noted in Attachment A or to Barbara Z. Sweeney, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary, NASD, at (202) 728-8062 or via email.

1 In addition to nominating a slate of candidates for each of these committees, each District Nominating Committee may nominate one alternate candidate for each committee. The nomination of alternate candidates is permitted under recent amendments to Section 8.17 of the NASD Regulation By-Laws. Attachment A identifies each District Nominating Committee's slate of nominees, plus alternate candidates (if any).

2 Some nominees are filling existing vacancies and therefore may serve less than a three-year term, as indicated on Attachment A.