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Form 8-K for NASDAQ OMX GROUP, INC.


8-Aug-2014

Change in Directors or Principal Officers


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(e) On August 5, 2014, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. ("NASDAQ OMX") board of directors approved, and NASDAQ OMX entered into, a new employment agreement with Hans-Ole Jochumsen, NASDAQ OMX's President, Global Trading and Market Services. The new employment agreement replaces NASDAQ OMX's existing employment agreement with Mr. Jochumsen, which was entered into effective July 1, 2008. In addition to the new employment agreement, NASDAQ OMX and Mr. Jochumsen entered into a Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation and Invention Assignment Agreement (the "Confidentiality Agreement"), which is an exhibit to the new employment agreement.

The term of the employment agreement is August 5, 2014 to August 5, 2019. The agreement provides that Mr. Jochumsen will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and receive:

an annual base salary of no less than $600,000; and

annual incentive compensation that is targeted at not less than $1,000,000 based on the achievement of one or more performance goals established for such year by the Chief Executive Officer and the management compensation committee of NASDAQ OMX's board of directors (the "Target Bonus").

For each of the calendar years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Mr. Jochumsen shall be eligible for a target equity compensation award of not less than $1,900,000 in accordance with the terms of the NASDAQ OMX Equity Incentive Plan (the "Equity Plan").

The agreement prohibits Mr. Jochumsen from rendering services to a competing entity for a period of two years following the date of termination of employment. To receive certain termination payments and benefits under the new employment agreement, Mr. Jochumsen must execute a general release of claims against NASDAQ OMX. In addition, such termination payments and benefits are generally subject to discontinuation in the event Mr. Jochumsen breaches the restrictive covenants in either the employment agreement or the Confidentiality Agreement.

The agreement sets forth the payments that Mr. Jochumsen will receive under various termination scenarios, as discussed further below. Such payments will be in addition to payments for unpaid base salary through the date of termination, accrued but unpaid vacation through the date of termination and any earned but unpaid incentive compensation for the calendar year prior to the date of termination (the "Base Obligations"). To the extent not addressed below, the treatment of Mr. Jochumsen's equity awards under the various termination scenarios will be addressed in the Equity Plan and the underlying equity award agreements.

Termination Without Cause or by the Executive For Good Reason. If Mr. Jochumsen's employment is terminated without cause by NASDAQ OMX, or for good reason by Mr. Jochumsen, he will be entitled to the following payments and benefits:

a cash payment equal to the sum of: (i) two times the prior year's annual base salary, (ii) the Target Bonus for the calendar year preceding the year in which the termination occurs and (iii) any pro rata Target Bonus with respect to the calendar year in which the termination occurs to the extent that performance goals are satisfied;

continued vesting of outstanding performance share units, based on actual performance during the respective performance periods; and

a taxable monthly cash payment equal to the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act ("COBRA") premium for the highest level of coverage available under NASDAQ OMX's group health plans, reduced by the monthly amount that Mr. Jochumsen would pay for such coverage if he was an active employee, until the earlier of 24 months or the date Mr. Jochumsen is eligible for coverage under the health care plans of a subsequent employer.


Termination Due To Permanent Disability or Death. If Mr. Jochumsen's employment is terminated due to permanent disability or death, he, or his estate, will be entitled to the following payments and benefits:

a cash payment equal to any pro rata Target Bonus with respect to the calendar year in which the termination occurs; and

accelerated vesting of all unvested equity awarded as of the effective date of the employment agreement.

Termination Due To a Non-Continuation Notice. After August 1, 2016, Mr. Jochumsen may terminate his employment by providing at least 270 days prior written notice to NASDAQ OMX. If Mr. Jochumsen's employment is terminated due to delivery of such notice, he will be entitled to the following payments and benefits:

a cash payment equal to any pro rata Target Bonus with respect to the calendar year in which the termination occurs; and

continued vesting of all outstanding equity awards, based on actual performance during the relevant performance period.

"Double Trigger" Termination In Connection With A Change in Control Without Cause or For Good Reason. If Mr. Jochumsen's employment is "double trigger" terminated within two years after a change in control, without cause by NASDAQ OMX or for good reason by Mr. Jochumsen, he will be entitled to the following payments and benefits:

a cash payment equal to the sum of: (i) two times the prior year's annual base salary, (ii) the Target Bonus for the calendar year preceding the year in which the termination occurs and (iii) any pro rata Target Bonus with respect to the calendar year in which the termination occurs to the extent that performance goals are satisfied;

a taxable monthly cash payment equal to the COBRA premium for the highest level of coverage available under NASDAQ OMX's group health plans, reduced by the monthly amount that Mr. Jochumsen would pay for such coverage if he was an active employee, until the earlier of 24 months or the date Mr. Jochumsen is eligible for coverage under the health care plans of a subsequent employer; and

continued life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance benefits for the same period as the continued health coverage payments.

Under a "best net provision," if any amounts payable to Mr. Jochumsen under this scenario would be characterized as excess parachute payments and due to that characterization, Mr. Jochumsen would be subject to an excise tax under
Section 4999 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, the amounts will be reduced to an amount so that none of the amounts payable constitute excess parachute payments if this would result, after taking into account the applicable federal, state and local income taxes and the excise tax imposed by
Section 4999, in Mr. Jochumsen's receipt on an after-tax basis of the greatest amount of termination and other benefits.


Termination For Cause or Without Good Reason. If Mr. Jochumsen's employment is terminated for cause by NASDAQ OMX, or without good reason by Mr. Jochumsen, he will have no further rights to any compensation other than the Base Obligations.


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