17:17-4. Certificate of incorporation
The persons so proposing to incorporate shall sign a certificate stating their intention to form a corporation under chapters 17 to 33 of this Title (17:17-1 et seq.), and setting forth:
a. The name of the company, which shall contain the words "insurance company," except that a company which may be formed for any or all of the purposes specified in paragraphs "d" to "o" of section 17:17-1 of this Title may adopt a name containing the words "insurance company," "indemnity company," "casualty company," "surety company" or "guaranty company." The name shall not so closely resemble that of any existing corporation as to be likely to mislead the public, and shall be approved by the commissioner;
b. The place where its principal office in this State is to be located;
c. The kind or kinds of insurance proposed to be transacted by the company, stating the paragraphs of section 17:17-1 of this Title authorizing the same;
d. Whether the company is to be a stock company or a mutual company;
e. If a stock company, the amount of its capital stock, which shall not be less than $200,000.00, the number of shares into which it is divided, and the par value of each share, which shall not be less than $1.00, except that if such company proposes to transact the kinds of insurance set forth in paragraphs "c" and "d" of section 17:17-1 of this Title, the amount of its capital stock shall not be less than the minimum capital stock requirement set forth in section 17:17-6 of this Title; and
f. The period, if any, limited for the duration of the company.
The certificate may contain such other particulars as may be necessary to explain and make manifest or limit the objects and purposes of the corporation, and such other provisions not inconsistent with chapters 17 to 33 of this Title (17:17-1 et seq.), or the Constitution or laws of this State, which the corporators may choose to insert for the conduct of the affairs of the company, the regulation of its business, or for defining, regulating and limiting the powers of the directors or stockholders.
L.1938, c. 289, p. 621, s. 3. Amended by L.1945, c. 224, p. 730, s. 3; L.1947, c. 80, p. 458, s. 1; L.1968, c. 336, s. 1, eff. Nov. 13, 1968; L.1971, c. 7, s. 1, eff. Jan. 15, 1971.
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