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     35-1-216. Articles of incorporation. (1) The articles of incorporation must set forth:
     (a) a corporate name for the corporation that satisfies the requirements of 35-1-308;
     (b) the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue;
     (c) (i) the information required by 35-7-105(1); and
     (ii) the name of its initial registered agent; and
     (d) the name and business mailing address of each incorporator.
     (2) The articles of incorporation may set forth:
     (a) the names and complete street addresses of the individuals who are to serve as the initial directors;
     (b) provisions consistent with law regarding:
     (i) the purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized;
     (ii) managing the business and regulating the affairs of the corporation;
     (iii) defining, limiting, and regulating the powers of the corporation, its board of directors, and shareholders;
     (iv) a par value for authorized shares or classes of shares; and
     (v) the imposition of personal liability on shareholders for the debts of the corporation to a specified extent and upon specified conditions;
     (c) any provision that under this chapter is required or permitted to be set forth in the bylaws; and
     (d) a provision eliminating or limiting the liability of a director to the corporation or its shareholders for money damages for any actions taken or any failure to take any action, as a director, except liability for:
     (i) the amount of a financial benefit received by a director to which the director is not entitled;
     (ii) an intentional infliction of harm on the corporation or the shareholders;
     (iii) a violation of 35-1-713; or
     (iv) an intentional violation of criminal law.
     (3) The articles of incorporation are not required to set forth any of the corporate powers enumerated in this chapter.

     History: En. Sec. 17, Ch. 368, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 75, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 20, Ch. 240, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 26, L. 2011.

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