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Articles of Incorporation for a California corporation This is a basic form and is required for forming a California corporation. For Article III of the form, give street address, not post office box number. Cal. Corp. Code 1502. If a corporation that has complied with the provisions of Cal. Corp. Code 1505 is named as the initial agent for service of process, do not include the address and delete the phrase "and complete business address". If two classes of stock are desired, the following is an example of a Preferred "Blank Stock" provision that can be substituted for Article IV: ARTICLE IV (a) The corporation is authorized to issue two classes of shares designated "Preferred Stock" and "Common Stock", respectively, $.001 par value. The number of shares of Preferred Stock authorized to be issued is __________ and the number of shares of Common Stock authorized to be issued is __________. (b) The Preferred Stock may be divided into such number of series as the board of directors may determine. The board of directors is authorized to determine and alter the rights, preferences, privileges and restrictions granted to and imposed upon any wholly unissued series of Preferred Stock, and to fix the number of shares of any series of Preferred Stock and the designation of any such series of Preferred Stock. The board of directors, within the limits and restrictions stated in any resolution or resolutions of the board of directors originally fixing the number of shares constituting any series, may increase or decrease (but not below the number of shares of such series then outstanding) the number of shares of any series subsequent to the issue of shares of that series.
Two Classes of Stock:
Filing of Articles:
The Articles must be filed with the California Secretary of State. Phone: (916) 653-3985
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF [NAME OF CORPORATION]
ARTICLE I The name of this corporation is: [Corporation Name].
ARTICLE II The purpose of this corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a corporation may be organized under the General Corporation Law of California other than the banking business, the trust company business or the practice of a profession permitted to be inco