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On December 18, 2022, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Nasdaq, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Adena T. Friedman, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board, as the Board Chair, effective as of January 1, 2023. Mr. Michael R. Splinter, the Board’s current Chair, will remain on the Board and has been elected as the Lead Independent Director.
A copy of the press release regarding Ms. Friedman’s appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated December 19, 2022|
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Dated: December 19, 2022||NASDAQ, INC.|
|Name:||John A. Zecca|
|Title:||Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer|
Nasdaq CEO Adena T. Friedman to Assume Additional Role as Chair of the Nasdaq Board of Directors
Michael R. Splinter appointed Lead Independent Director
NEW YORK, December 19, 2022 Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announced today its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Adena T. Friedman to the role of Chair of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2023, in addition to her current position as Chief Executive Officer of the company. Friedman succeeds Michael R. Splinter, who has been elected Lead Independent Director.
Friedman has served as President and CEO of Nasdaq and a member of the Board of Directors since January 2017. In this expanded role, Friedman will continue to drive forward the execution of Nasdaqs long-term strategy and vision toward becoming the trusted fabric of the worlds financial system. She will also lead the work to set the board agenda, leveraging her deep understanding of Nasdaqs business and operations to identify key opportunities as well as risk mitigation strategies for the Boards review. As Lead Independent Director, Splinter will retain significant responsibilities, including approving meeting agendas and schedules, overseeing CEO and Board performance evaluations, and calling meetings of the independent directors or the Board as appropriate.
Adena is incredibly deserving of this appointment to Chair. As Nasdaqs CEO, she has successfully led the company in a new strategic direction, accelerating Nasdaqs evolution to a global technology company that serves the worlds financial markets. Under her leadership, the company has consistently delivered outstanding operational and financial performance and shareholder returns, said Michael R. Splinter. The Board strongly supports the new strategic vision Adena has set out for Nasdaq. We believe that joining the CEO and Chair roles enables us to be even better placed to execute on Nasdaqs vision to become the trusted fabric of the worlds financial system.
I am honored to take on the additional responsibility as Chair of Nasdaqs Board of Directors, said Adena T. Friedman, CEO and incoming Chair, Nasdaq. I want to thank Mike for his significant contributions to Nasdaq and for the invaluable guidance he has provided to me. I look forward to the ongoing partnership with Mike and the rest of the Board as we continue to execute on our vision for the company.
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a global technology company serving the capital markets and other industries. Our diverse offering of data, analytics, software, and services enables clients to optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. To learn more about the company, technology solutions and career opportunities, visit us on LinkedIn, on Twitter @Nasdaq, or at www.nasdaq.com.
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other words and terms of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to the appointment of Adena T. Friedman as Chair of the Board of Directors, the election of Michael R. Splinter as Lead Independent Director and Nasdaqs business strategy and operations. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaqs control. These risks and uncertainties are detailed in Nasdaqs filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q which are available on Nasdaqs investor relations website at http://ir.nasdaq.com and the SECs website at www.sec.gov. Nasdaq undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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