certificate of incorporation


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certificate of incorporation

n. some states issue a certificate to prove a corporation's existence upon the filing of Articles of Incorporation. In most states the Articles are sufficient proof.

certificate of incorporation

a document signed by the Registrar of Companies showing that the company to which it relates has been formed. In the case of a public company, the certificate of incorporation must contain a statement that the company is a public company.
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Under its restated certificate of incorporation, Alumax was authorized to issue 750 shares of voting common stock, and 10 million shares of preferred stock (Alumax preferred) with a par value of $25 per share.

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