BUSINESS REGISTRATION DIVISION P. O. BOX 29622 RALEIGH, NC 27626-0622
(Revised July 2017) (Form B-01)
Instructions for Filing
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
Item 1 Enter the complete corporate name which must include a corporate ending required by N.C.G.S. §55D-20-01(a) (corporation,
company, limited, incorporated, corp., co., ltd., or inc.).
Item 2 Enter the number of shares the corporation will have the authority to issue. The minimum number of shares to authorize is one
(1). Please speak with an attorney for advice on the number of shares to authorize.
Item 3 Check (a) or (b), whichever is applicable. If (b) is checked, add an attachment that includes the description of the designations,
preferences, limitations, and relative rights of the shares.
Item 4 Enter the name of the registered agent. The registered agent must be either an individual who resides in North Carolina; a
domestic business corporation, nonprofit corporation, or limited liability company whose business office is identical with the
registered office; or a foreign corporation, nonprofit corporation or limited liability company authorized to transact business in
North Carolina whose business office is identical with the registered office.
Item 5 Enter the complete street address of the registered office located in North Carolina and the county in which it is located.
Item 6 Enter the complete mailing address of the registered office only if mail is not delivered to the street address stated in Item 5 or if
you prefer to receive mail at a P. O. Box or Drawer.
Item 7 Select item “a” if the corporation has a principal office. Enter the principal office telephone number and the complete street
address of the principal office and the county in which it is located. If mail is not delivered to the street address of the principal
office or if you prefer to receive mail at a P.O. Box or Drawer, enter the complete mailing address of the principal office.
Select item “b” if the corporation does not have a principal office. Note that a principal office is required on the first annual report.
Item 8 Other provisions may address the purpose of the corporation, the limitation of liability, etc. per statutes in Chapter 55 of the North
Carolina General Statutes.
Item 9 Enter the name and address of each incorporator. Only one incorporator is required in order to file.
Item 10 (Optional): This field is being provided in order to assist business entities in identifying its company officials and complying with
Federal banking regulations.
Item 11 (Optional): The Department offers a free voluntary notification system for which you may choose to participate. If you would like
to receive this free service, please provide a business e-mail address in the space provided. Your participation will not result in
your e-mail address being viewable on our website. Participation will help us to prevent identity theft in the event an unauthorized
person submits a fraudulent document for filing in the name of the business entity.
Item 12 The document will be effective on the date and at the time of filing, unless a delayed date or an effective time (on the day of filing)
is specified. If a delayed effective date is specified without a time, the document will be effective at 11:59:59 p.m. on the day
specified. If a delayed effective date is specified with a time, the document will be effective on the day and time so specified. A
delayed effective date may be specified up to and including the 90
day after the day of filing.
Date and Execution
Enter the date the document was executed.
In the blanks provided enter:
The name of the entity executing the Articles of Incorporation; if an individual, leave blank.
The signature of the incorporator or representative of the incorporating entity.
The name of the incorporator or name and title of the above signed representative
ATTENTION: Corporations wishing to render a professional service as defined in N.C.G.S. §55b-2(6) shall contact the appropriate North
Carolina licensing board to determine whether compliance with additional licensing requirements may be mandated by law.