Powers and Authority of Board
Sec. 1. The Board shall be the governing body of the Corporation and, except as otherwise provided by applicable law, the Restated Certificate of Incorporation, or these By-Laws, shall be vested with all powers necessary for the management and administration of the affairs of the Corporation and the promotion of the Corporation's welfare, objects, and purposes; provided, however, that (i) during the Transitional Period, the Board, after consultation with the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, shall have the exclusive authority to appoint any Lead Governor of the Corporation, (ii) during the Transitional Period, the Board, after receiving the recommendation of the Chief Executive Officer, shall have the exclusive authority to appoint the Chair of the Finance Committee and (iii) during the Transitional Period, the Nominating Committee will be jointly populated by the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Executive Officer of NYSE Regulation, Inc. as of Closing (or his duly appointed or elected successor as Chair of the Board), subject to ratification of the appointees by the Board.
|Adopted by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.|