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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
A Virginia Stock Corporation

In compliance with the requirements of A Virginia Stock Corporation, and for the purposes of forming a for-profit business corporation in Virginia, the undersigned desire to form a corporation according to the following Articles of Incorporation.

  1. Corporate Name
  2. The name of the corporation is ____________________ (the "Corporation").
  3. Duration
  4. The duration of the Corporation is perpetual.
  5. Registered Office and Registered Agent
  6. The registered agent is an individual who is a resident of Virginia and also an initial director of the Corporation.  The street address of the initial registered office is ____________________, __________, Virginia, __________. The name of the initial Registered Agent at this Registered Office is __________.

    The registered office is physically located in the county of __________.

  7. Initial Director
  8. The initial board of directors will consist of one director (individually the "Director" and collectively the "Board of Directors"  The name and address of the person who is to serve as Director until the first annual meeting of shareholders or until successors are elected and qualified is set out below.
    Name Address City State Zip Code
    __________ __________ __________ Virginia __________
  9. Authorized Capital
  10. The aggregate total number of all shares that the Corporation is authorized to issue is 0.
  11. Class A Shares
  12. The Corporation is authorized to issue a single class of shares. The total number of shares authorized is 0 Class A par value shares and the par value of each of the authorized Class A shares is $0.00 US Dollars. This class of shares is entitled to receive the net assets of the Corporation on dissolution.

    The Class A voting, cumulative  shares will have the following rights and privileges attached to them and be subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    1. The holders of Class A shares will be entitled to receive, as and when declared by the Board of Directors out of the monies of the Corporation properly applicable to the payment of dividends, cumulative, cash dividends, at the rate to be set by the Board of Directors.
    2. The Class A shares may from time to time be issued as a class without series or, may from time to time be issued in one or more series.  If the Class A shares are issued in one or more series the Board of Directors may from time to time, by resolution before issuance, fix the number of shares in each series, determine the designation and fix the rights, privileges, restrictions, limitations and conditions attaching to the shares of each series but always subject to the limitations set out in the Articles of Incorporation.
    3. The holders of Class A shares will be entitled to one vote for each Class A share held, and will be entitled to receive notice of and to attend all meetings of the shareholders of the Corporation.
    4. In the event of liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Corporation, the Class A shareholders will be entitled to share equally, share for share, in the distribution of the assets of the Corporation.
  13. Restrictions on Transfer
  14. No shares of stock in the Corporation will be transferred without the approval of the Board of Directors of the Corporation either by a resolution of the Board of Directors passed at a Board of Directors meeting or by an instrument or instruments in writing signed by all of the Board of Directors.
  15. Preemptive Rights
  16. The shareholders of the Corporation have the preemptive right to purchase any new issue of stock in proportion to their current equity percentage. A shareholder may waive any preemptive right.
  17. Amend or Repeal Bylaws
  18. Bylaws may be adopted, amended, or repealed either by approval of the outstanding shares or by the approval of the Board of Directors. In adopting, amending or repealing a bylaw the shareholders may expressly provide that the Board of Directors may not adopt, amend or repeal that bylaw. The power of the Board of Directors is subordinate to the power of the sharesholders to adopt, amend, or repeal bylaws.
  19. Cumulative Voting
  20. In an election of Directors, each shareholder's number of votes will be calculated by multiplying the number of voting shares they are entitled to cast by the number of Directors being elected.  The shareholder may cast their total votes for a single Director or may distribute them among two or more Directors, as the shareholder sees fit.
  21. Fiscal Year End
  22. The fiscal year end of the Corporation is ______ day of ________________.
  23. Indemnification of Officers, Directors, Employees and Agents
  24. The Board of Directors, officers, employees and agents of the Corporation will be indemnified and held harmless by the Corporation and its shareholders from and against any and all claims of any nature, whatsoever, arising out of the individual's participation in the affairs of the Corporation. The Board of Directors, officers, employees and agents of the Corporation will not be entitled to indemnification under this section for liability arising out of gross negligence or willful misconduct of the individual or the breach by the individual of any provisions of this Agreement.
  25. Limitation of Liability
  26. The Board of Directors and officers of the Corporation will not be personally liable to the Corporation or its shareholders for any mistake or error in judgment or for any act or omission believed in good faith to be within the scope of authority conferred or implied by the Articles of Incorporation or by the Corporation. The Board of Directors and officers will be liable for any expenses or damages incurred by the Corporation or its shareholders resulting from any and all acts or omissions involving fraud or intentional wrongdoing.
  27. Incorporator
  28. The name and address of the incorporator of ____________________ are set out below.
    Name Address City State Zip Code
    __________ __________ __________ Virginia __________
  29. Execution
  30. I, the undersigned, for the purpose of forming a corporation under the Virginia Stock Corporation Act, do make, file and record this document, and do certify that the facts stated in this document are true, and I have accordingly set my hand to this document this _____________day of _______________, A.D. 20______.

    BY:

    _________________________________________
    __________ (Incorporator)
  31. Filer Contact Information
  32. In case of filing difficulties, please contact:
    Name of Filer: ____________________
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