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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 11, 2024



Nasdaq, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38855   52-1165937
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)

  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


151 W. 42nd Street,

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: +1 212 401 8700

No change since last report

(Former Name or Address, If Changed Since Last Report)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share   NDAQ   The Nasdaq Stock Market
4.500% Senior Notes due 2032   NDAQ32   The Nasdaq Stock Market
0.900% Senior Notes due 2033   NDAQ33   The Nasdaq Stock Market
0.875% Senior Notes due 2030   NDAQ30   The Nasdaq Stock Market
1.75% Senior Notes due 2029   NDAQ29   The Nasdaq Stock Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging Growth Company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐




Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On June 11, 2024, the Company held its 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, and the Company’s shareholders took the following actions: (i) elected each of the Company’s twelve nominees for director to serve until the 2025 Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are duly elected and qualified, (ii) approved the Company’s executive compensation on an advisory basis, (iii) ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024 and (iv) did not approve the shareholder proposal entitled “Special Shareholder Meeting Improvement.”

The table below shows the voting results, which exclude excess shares that were ineligible to vote as a result of the 5% voting limitation in the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended (the “Charter”).


     FOR      AGAINST      ABSTAIN      BROKER

Proposal 1: Election of Directors


Melissa M. Arnoldi

     340,861,019        1,197,497        529,831        24,194,441  

Charlene T. Begley

     328,937,060        13,132,551        518,736        24,194,441  

Adena T. Friedman

     320,106,741        17,766,017        4,715,589        24,194,441  

Essa Kazim

     341,211,398        883,743        493,206        24,194,441  

Thomas A. Kloet

     340,181,614        1,891,598        515,135        24,194,441  

Kathryn A. Koch

     341,702,405        381,015        504,927        24,194,441  

Holden Spaht

     341,705,283        387,703        495,361        24,194,441  

Michael R. Splinter

     328,572,623        13,492,077        523,647        24,194,441  

Johan Torgeby

     341,656,425        305,282        626,640        24,194,441  

Toni Townes-Whitley

     340,852,168        1,231,004        505,175        24,194,441  

Jeffery W. Yabuki

     340,776,902        1,271,122        540,323        24,194,441  

Alfred W. Zollar

     339,103,263        2,978,364        506,720        24,194,441  

Proposal 2: Approval of the Company’s Executive Compensation on an Advisory Basis

     333,421,804        8,540,999        625,544        24,194,441  



Proposal 3: Ratification of the Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2024

   344,543,179    21,747,864    491,745    — 

Proposal 4: Shareholder Proposal – “Special Shareholder Meeting Improvement”

   85,306,557    256,613,144    668,646    24,194,441



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: June 14, 2024     NASDAQ, INC.

/s/ John A. Zecca

    Name:   John A. Zecca
    Title:   Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer