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STRENGTH

  • WE WERE READY TO OPEN THE MARKET,
    despite the storm damage, thanks to our
    people, processes and planning.
  • All markets closed on

    We collaborated with fellow exchanges,

    government officials, and our regulators

    on the right action plan.

Strategic co-location

improved disaster planning and response

Backup generators kept us online

Redundant systems provided key failsafes

STRENGTHEN

In 2012, in the face of relatively lackluster volumes, we put

in place a cost reduction plan where we were able to generate

RUN RATE COST SAVINGS OF

OVER $50 MILLION

This demonstrates extremely strong cash flow generation.

(Lee Shavel, Raymond James transcript)

3-Year Plan

+ Aggressive cost reduction

+ Revenue and technology objectives

+ Business unit combinations

+ Centralized and shared resources

for technology, development, sales and support

+ Physical office space consolidation

More than 40 GLOBAL LOCATIONS polled;

Detailed energy and water consumption data gathered and

centralized for the first time. NASDAQ OMX calculated an aggressive

kilowatt-hour-per-square-meter efficiency rating for all

locations, including data centes.

(2012 Corporate Sustainability report)

STRENGTHEN

Since 2009 we've generated roughly

$2 BILLION in free cash flow

Returning $275 MILLION through

our share repurchase program

Initiated $65 MILLION in first-time dividends

currently at a 1.7% yield

Reduced our debt by over

$500 MILLION

  • Used aggressive and efficient evaluation methods to acquire
    a number of attractive assets and return our investment

    Thomson Reuters' Investor Relations, Public Relations and Multimedia
    business will triple the scale of our Corporate Solutions business from approximately

    $100 MILLION TO $330 MILLION

  • We can take a relatively small acquisition with a good
    technology product and distribute effectively through

    3300 LISTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Our sales force goes beyond listed clients to PRIVATE COMPANIES AND

    NON-NASDAQ LISTED COMPANIES

  • Bob Greifeld mandate:

    ACQUISITIONS MUST ACCRETE
    TO EARNINGS IN 12 MONTHS

 

Capital
Allocation Strategies

STRENGTHEN