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Composition and Qualifications of the Board

Sec. 4.  (a) The Board shall consist of no fewer than 16 nor more than 25 Governors. The number of Public Governors shall exceed the number of Industry Governors.

From and after the Transitional Period, the Board of Governors shall consist of (i) the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, (ii) a number of Public Governors determined by the Board, (iii) a Floor Member Governor, an Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate Governor and an Investment Company Affiliate Governor and (iv) three Small Firm Governors, one Mid-Size Firm Governor and three Large Firm Governors.
(b) As soon as practicable following the annual election of Governors, the Board shall elect from among its members a Chair and such other persons having such titles as it shall deem necessary or advisable, to serve until the next annual election or until their successors are chosen and qualify. The Chair of the Board shall preside over all meetings of the Board, and shall not have any other power or authority except as otherwise expressly provided for herein. The Lead Governor shall preside at all meetings of the Board at which the Chair is not present, and shall have the authority to call, and will lead if the Chair of the Board is recused, executive sessions of the Board. Any other persons elected under this subsection shall have such powers and duties as may be determined from time to time by the Board. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Board, by resolution adopted by a majority of the Governors then in office, (i) after the completion of the Transitional Period, may remove the Chair and any person elected under this subsection from such position at any time and (ii) during the Transitional Period, may remove any person, other than the Chair, elected under this subsection from such position at any time.
Amended by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.
Amended by SR-NASD-2004-110 eff. Dec. 31, 2004.
Amended by SR-NASD-2001-06 eff. May. 8, 2001.
Amended by SR-NASD-98-56 eff. Oct. 30, 1998.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-71 eff. Jan. 15, 1998.
Amended by SR-NASD-96-20 eff. July 11, 1996.
Amended by SR-NASD-96-02 eff. Apr. 11, 1996.
Amended by SR-NASD-94-64 eff. Feb. 9, 1995.
Amended by SR-NASD-90-36 eff. Sept. 4, 1990.

Selected Notices: 88-8, 88-29, 90-64.