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creede   Monday, 01/17/11 11:22:08 AM
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How to Locate a State of Incorporation

Here's what I usually do.

1. Goto http://www.otcmarkets.com/home

2. Type in the Ticker and goto the "Company Description" Tab.

3. Then check the Pinksheet Reports and SEC filings, no matter how old they are. That will at least give a starting point.

4. If that does not work then I typically take a shot in the dark and goto the Nevada (NV) SOS, since it is by far the most common state of incorportation.



Here is an article from eHow on the topic.


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How to Locate a State of Incorporation

Locating the state of incorporation for a business can give you a large amount of information about the organization. The state in which a business incorporates is its domestic state; in all other states it will operate as a foreign business. Businesses from outside the country are alien businesses, but will have a state in which they conduct their formal operations in the Unites States. Publicly traded companies are required to file reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Using the SEC and communicating with the business itself will allow you to discover the state in which a business is incorporated.

1. Visit the corporate website of the company you are researching. You may be able to find the state of incorporation and other information on the corporate website under information about the company.

2. Go to the website for the SEC at sec.gov. Use the search function to locate the most recent report from the business you are investigating.

3. Open the report. Download it as a PDF file or open the report on a web page. The state of incorporation will be located on the first page of the reports the corporation files with the SEC.

www.ehow.com/how_5700740_locate-state-incorporation.html



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