NEW YORK, May 24, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. ("NASDAQ(r)") (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that NASDAQ's stockholders approved the re-election of 13 directors to one-year terms at the 2007 annual stockholders meeting.
In other business, NASDAQ stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as NASDAQ's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2007. NASDAQ stockholders also approved an amended equity plan that, among other things, broadens the categories of awards that may be granted under the plan to include performance compensation awards.
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