8-K 1 d911599d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 23, 2015 (April 21, 2015)

 

 

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   000-32651   52-1165937

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

One Liberty Plaza,

New York, New York

  10006
(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 Former 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:

 

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On April 23, 2015, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (“Nasdaq”) issued a press release providing financial results for the first quarter of 2015. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.06. Material Impairments.

In connection with our global rebranding initiative, on April 21, 2015, Nasdaq’s board of directors approved a change of Nasdaq’s legal name from The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. to Nasdaq, Inc., pending regulatory approval. In connection with this action, we decided to discontinue the use of the OMX trade name and recorded a pre-tax, non-cash impairment charge of $119 million. The impairment charge did not impact the company’s consolidated cash flows, liquidity or capital resources. Nasdaq does not expect that this impairment charge will result in material future cash expenditures.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The matters described herein may contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the change in Nasdaq’s legal name and the impairment charge relating thereto. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaq’s control. These factors include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in Nasdaq’s annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On April 23, 2015, Nasdaq posted slides to be used in its earnings presentation for the first quarter of 2015 on its website at http://ir.nasdaq.com/.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On April 23, 2015, Nasdaq issued a press release announcing the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

No.

  

Exhibit Description

99.1    Press release dated April 23, 2015 relating to financial results for the first quarter of 2015.
99.2    Press release dated April 23, 2015 relating to the declaration of a quarterly cash dividend.

The information set forth under “Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition” and “Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure” is intended to be furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 and Item 7.01, respectively. Such information, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any of Nasdaq’s filings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


SIGNATURES

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: April 23, 2015   The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
  By:   /S/ EDWARD S. KNIGHT
    Edward S. Knight
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel