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Sec. 4.13 (a) The Board may, by resolution or resolutions adopted by a majority of the whole Board, appoint one or more committees. Except as herein provided, vacancies in membership of any committee shall be filled by the vote of a majority of the whole Board. The Board may designate one or more Directors as alternate members of any committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member at any meeting of the committee. In the absence or disqualification of any member of a committee, the member or members thereof present at any meeting and not disqualified from voting, whether or not such member or members constitute a quorum, may unanimously appoint another Director to act at the meeting in the place of any such absent or disqualified member. Members of a committee shall hold office for such period as may be fixed by a resolution adopted by a majority of the whole Board. Any member of a committee may be removed from such committee only after a majority vote of the whole Board, after appropriate notice, for refusal, failure, neglect, or inability to discharge such member's duties.
(b) The Board may, by resolution or resolutions adopted by a majority of the whole Board, delegate to one or more committees the power and authority to act on behalf of the Board in carrying out the functions and authority delegated to FINRA Regulation by FINRA under the Delegation Plan. Such delegations shall be in conformance with applicable law, the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, these By-Laws, and the Delegation Plan. Action taken by a committee pursuant to such delegated authority shall be subject to review, ratification, or rejection by the Board. In all other matters, the Board may, by resolution or resolutions adopted by a majority of the whole Board, delegate to one or more committees that consist solely of one or more Directors the power and authority to act on behalf of the Board in the management of the business and affairs of FINRA Regulation to the extent permitted by law and not inconsistent with the Delegation Plan. A committee, to the extent permitted by law and provided in the resolution or resolutions creating such committee, may authorize the seal of FINRA Regulation to be affixed to all papers that may require it.
(c) Except as otherwise permitted by applicable law, no committee shall have the power or authority of the Board with regard to: amending the Restated Certificate of Incorporation or the By-Laws of FINRA Regulation; adopting an agreement of merger or consolidation; recommending to the stockholder the sale, lease, or exchange of all or substantially all FINRA Regulation's property and assets; or recommending to the stockholder a dissolution of FINRA Regulation or a revocation of a dissolution. Unless the resolution of the Board expressly so provides, no committee shall have the power or authority to authorize the issuance of stock.
(d) Each committee may adopt its own rules of procedure and may meet at stated times or on such notice as such committee may determine. Each committee shall keep regular minutes of its proceedings and report the same to the Board when required.
(e) Unless otherwise provided by these By-Laws, a majority of a committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the vote of a majority of the members of such committee present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be an act of such committee.
(f) The Board may appoint an Executive Committee, which shall, to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law and other applicable law, have and be permitted to exercise all the powers and authority of the Board in the management of the business and affairs of FINRA Regulation between meetings of the Board, and which may authorize the seal of FINRA Regulation to be affixed to all papers that may require it. The Executive Committee shall consist of three or four Directors. The number of Public Directors shall exceed the number of Industry Directors. An Executive Committee member shall hold office for a term of one year. At all meetings of the Executive Committee, a quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of a majority of the Executive Committee, including not less than 50 percent of the Public Directors. In the absence of a quorum, a majority of the committee members present may adjourn the meeting until a quorum is present.
(g) The Board may appoint a Finance Committee. The Finance Committee shall advise the Board with respect to the oversight of the financial operations and conditions of FINRA Regulation, including recommendations for FINRA Regulation's annual operating and capital budgets and proposed changes to the rates and fees charged by FINRA Regulation. The Finance Committee shall consist of three or four Directors. A Finance Committee member shall hold office for a term of one year.
(h) Upon request of the Secretary of FINRA Regulation, each prospective committee member who is not a Director shall provide to the Secretary such information as is reasonably necessary to serve as the basis for a determination of the prospective committee member's classification as an Industry, Non-Industry or Public Member. The Secretary of FINRA Regulation shall certify to the Board each prospective committee member's classification. Such committee members shall update the information submitted under this Section at least annually and upon request of the Secretary of FINRA Regulation, and shall report immediately to the Secretary any change in such classification.
|Amended by SR-FINRA-2009-020 eff. Aug. 20, 2009.
Amended by SR-NASD-2001-57 eff. Sept. 12, 2001.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-71 eff. Jan. 15, 1998.
Selected Notice: 09-39.