2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 17 - Corporations, Partnerships and Associations
Chapter 16 - Wyoming Business Corporation Act
Article 1 - General Provisions
Section 17-16-120 - Requirements for Documents.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 17-16-120 (2020)

17-16-120. Requirements for documents.

(a) A document shall satisfy the requirements of this section, and of any other section that adds to or varies from these requirements, to be entitled to filing by the secretary of state.

(b) This act shall require or permit filing the document in the office of the secretary of state.

(c) The document shall contain the information required by this act. It may contain other information as well.

(d) The document shall be typewritten or printed or, if electronically transmitted, it shall be in a format that can be retrieved or reproduced in typewritten or printed form.

(e) The document shall be in the English language. A corporate name need not be in English if written in English letters or Arabic or Roman numerals, and the certificate of existence required of foreign corporations need not be in English if accompanied by an English translation acceptable to the secretary of state.

(f) The document shall be executed:

(i) By the chairman of the board of directors of a domestic or foreign corporation, by its president, or by another of its officers;

(ii) If directors have not been selected or the corporation has not been formed, by an incorporator; or

(iii) If the corporation is in the hands of a receiver, trustee, or other court-appointed fiduciary, by that fiduciary.

(g) The person executing the document shall sign it and shall state beneath or opposite his signature his name and the capacity in which he signs. The document may but need not contain:

(i) The corporate seal;

(ii) An attestation by the secretary or an assistant secretary;

(iii) An acknowledgment, verification or proof.

(h) If the secretary of state has prescribed a mandatory form for the document under W.S. 17-16-121, the document shall be in or on the prescribed form.

(i) The document shall be delivered to the office of the secretary of state for filing. Delivery may be made by electronic transmission if and to the extent permitted by the secretary of state. If it is filed in typewritten or printed form and not transmitted electronically, the secretary of state may require one (1) exact copy to be delivered with the document, except as provided in W.S. 17-28-103.

(j) When any document is delivered to the office of the secretary of state for filing, the correct filing fee, and any franchise tax, license fee, penalty or past due fees, taxes or penalties required to be paid by this act or other law shall be paid or provision for payment made in a manner provided by the secretary of state.

(k) Reserved.

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