UNIFIED EFI FORUM, INC.
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
The undersigned, in order to form a nonprofit corporation under Chapter 24.03 of the Revised Code of Washington, the Washington Nonprofit Corporation Act, hereby adopts the following Articles of Incorporation.
The name of the corporation shall be Unified EFI Forum, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the “Corporation”).
The duration of this corporation shall be perpetual, but may be dissolved in accordance with the Bylaws of the Corporation.
3. PURPOSES AND POWERS
3.1. Purposes. The Corporation’s purpose is the development of specifications and to create an open platform for their worldwide adoption and promotion.
3.2. Nonprofit Status. The purpose of the Corporation is to operate exclusively as an organization described in section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (hereinafter the “Code”), as amended. The Corporation is not organized for profit and no part of the Corporation’s net earnings will inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. The Corporation is not empowered to engage directly or indirectly in any activity, including distribution of its assets upon dissolution, that would invalidate its status as an organization exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(a) of the Code.
3.3. Powers. In general, and subject to such limitations and conditions as are or may be prescribed by law, or in the corporation’s Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws, the corporation shall have all powers which now or hereafter are conferred by law upon a corporation organized for the purpose set forth above, or are necessary or incidental to the powers so conferred, or are conducive to the attainment of the corporation’s purpose.
4. ADDRESS OF REGISTERED OFFICE AND AGENT
The address of the initial registered office of the Corporation shall be ______________. The name of the initial registered agent of the Corporation at such address shall be ___________.
5.1. Board of Directors. The management of the corporation will be vested in a board of no less than _____ and no more than _____ directors. The number, qualifications, terms of office, manner of election, time and place of meeting, and powers and duties of directors shall be prescribed by the Bylaws of the Corporation.
5.2. Names and Addresses of Directors. The names and addresses of the directors who will manage the affairs of the Corporation until the first annual meeting of the board of directors as provided in the Bylaws, and until their successors are elected and qualified, are: Name Address
6. DISSOLUTION Upon dissolution or winding up, all the remaining assets of the corporation shall be distributed by the board of directors, in accord with the provisions Chapter 24.03, Section 225 of the Revised Code of Washington. Assets held by the Corporation that may only be used for charitable, benevolent, or other similar purposes shall be transferred to any other organization or organizations engaged in activities substantially similar to those of the dissolving Corporation. In the process of dissolution, the Corporation shall adopt a plan of distribution in accord with the provisions of Chapter 24.03, Section 230 of the Revised Code of Washington.
7. EFFECTIVE DATE The effective date of filing of these Articles of Incorporation shall be ____.
8. INCORPORATORS The names and addresses of the incorporators are: Name Adresss
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this _____ day of _____.