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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 69. Organization and Corporate Procedures
- Section 30. Incorporation.
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. Articles of Incorporation.
AS 21.69.030. Incorporation.
- (a) This section applies to stock and mutual insurers incorporated in this state after July 1, 1966.
- (b) Five or more individuals, none of whom are less than 21 years of age, may incorporate a stock insurer; 10 or more
individuals may incorporate a mutual insurer. At least a majority of the incorporators shall be citizens of the United
States. At least a majority of the incorporators shall be residents of this state.
- (c) The incorporators shall execute articles of incorporation in triplicate and acknowledge their execution in the same
manner as provided by law for the acknowledgment of deeds. The articles of incorporation must state the purpose for
which the corporation is formed and must show
- (1) the name of the corporation; if a mutual, the word "mutual" must be a part of the name; an alternative name or names
may be specified for use in jurisdictions in which conflict of name with that of another insurer or organization might
otherwise prevent the corporation from being authorized to transact insurance therein;
- (2) the duration of its existence, which may be perpetual;
- (3) the kinds of insurance, as defined in this title, that the corporation is formed to transact;
- (4) if a stock corporation, its authorized capital stock, the number of shares of common stock into which divided, the par
value of each share, which par value shall be at least $1; shares without par value, or other than one class of voting
common stock, may not be authorized; the articles of incorporation may limit or deny present or future stockholders
pre-emptive or preferential rights to acquire additional issues of the stock, or bonds, debentures, or other
obligations convertible into stock, of the corporation, subject to the laws of this state fixing the required
representation and proportion of outstanding capital stock required to be represented and voted, for specified action,
at any and all corporate meetings, elections, votes, or consent proceedings;
- (5) if a stock corporation, the extent, if any, to which shares of its stock are subject to assessment;
- (6) if a stock corporation, the number of shares subscribed, if any, by each incorporator;
- (7) if a mutual corporation, the maximum contingent liability of its members, other than as to nonassessable policies, for
payment of loses and expenses incurred; the liability shall be stated in the articles of incorporation, but may not be
less than one or more than six times the premium for the member's policy at the annual premium rate for a term of one
- (8) the minimum, not less than five, and the maximum, not more than 21, number of directors who constitute the board of
directors and conduct the affairs of the corporation; also, the names, addresses and terms of the members of the
initial board of directors; the term of office of initial directors shall be for not more than one year after the date
- (9) the judicial district or other political subdivision within the judicial district, in which its principal office or
principal place of business is to be located in this state;
- (10) other provisions, not inconsistent with law, considered appropriate by the incorporators;
- (11) the name and residence address of each incorporator, and the citizenship of each incorporator who is not a citizen of
the United States.
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