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Meetings of Board; Quorum; Required Vote

Sec. 8.  Meetings of the Board shall be held at such times and places, upon such notice, and in accordance with such procedure as the Board in its discretion may determine. Special meetings of the Board of the Corporation may be called by the Board, the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, the Chair or the Lead Governor. Each of the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Chair, and with respect to matters from which the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Chair recuse themselves, the Lead Governor, shall have the authority to include matters on the agenda of a meeting of the Board. At all meetings of the Board, unless otherwise set forth in these By-Laws or required by law, a quorum for the transaction of business shall consist of a majority of the Board, including not less than 50 percent of the Public Governors. Any action taken by a majority vote at any meeting at which a quorum is present, except as otherwise provided in the Restated Certificate of Incorporation or these By-Laws, shall constitute the action of the Board. Governors or members of any committee appointed by the Board under Article IX, Section 1 may participate in a meeting of the Board or a committee by means of communications facilities that ensure all persons participating in the meeting can hear and speak to one another, and participation in a meeting pursuant to this By-Law shall constitute presence in person at such meeting. No Governor shall vote by proxy at any meeting of the Board.
Amended by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-71 eff. Jan. 15, 1998.
Amended by SR-NASD-96-20 eff. July 11, 1996.
Amended by SR-NASD-86-28 eff. Dec. 15, 1986.

Selected Notices: 88-96, 93-15, 94-24, 94-52.