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Articles of incorporation

Legal document establishing a corporation and its structure and purpose.
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Articles of Incorporation

A document outlining the basic functions of a company. Among other things, it states whether it will be an S Corporation or a C Corporation and how many authorized shares there will be. It also states how its corporate governance and operations will work. A company that seeks to incorporate must file articles of incorporation with the appropriate authority. In the United States, that authority is usually the states and sometimes the federal government. It is also called a corporate charter or simply a charter. See also: Charter Amendment Limitations.
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articles of incorporation

The document that a firm files with state authorities when establishing a corporation. This document contains the firm's name and address, the type and amount of stock to be authorized and issued, the type of business activity, a delineation of corporate powers, and other information. Also called charter, corporate charter.
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In addition to the power and authority expressly conferred upon it in these bylaws, the Board of Directors shall have the right, responsibility, and authority to exercise all such powers and perform such acts as may be exercised or done by the Association subject to the Statutes of the State of Ohio, provisions of the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the Association.
The affairs of the Foundation shall be managed by a board of directors consisting of eight (8) six (6) directors as set forth in Article 5 6.2(a) through Article 5.2(e) of the Articles of Incorporation as amended, no fewer than two or more than four directors as set forth in Article 5.2(f) of the Articles of Incorporation as amended, eighteen (18) directors as set forth in Articles 56.3 of the Articles of Incorporation as amended, and the duly elected officers, as set forth in Article 56.4 of the Articles of Incorporation as amended.

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