Wyoming LLC and Wyoming Corporation
Filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State Corporations Division
Wyoming Corporation Names
The Wyoming Corporation name must include the word or an abbreviation of a word that indicates that the named entity is a corporation. Examples of a corporate name ending include “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Company” or “Limited.” The name cannot state or imply that the corporation is formed for a purpose other than what is permitted in the articles of incorporation. Also, the name cannot be the same or deceptively similar to any active domestic or foreign corporation or LLC filed with the state.
Wyoming Limited Liability Company (LLC) Names
The Wyoming Limited Liability Company (Wyoming LLC) must use the term “Limited Liability Company”, “LLC” or “L.L.C.” The word “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.” And the word “Company” as “Co.” The name cannot state or imply that the LLC is formed for a purpose other than what is permitted in the articles of organization. Also, the name cannot be the same or deceptively similar to any active domestic or foreign corporation or LLC filed with the state.
A corporation must maintain a registered agent at all times to accept any important service of process from the state. The registered agent must be located and available during regular business hours at a legal address within the state. Wyoming prohibits the use of a P.O. Box as your registered agent’s address.
- Minimum Number – One or more.
- State Residence Requirements – None.
- Age Requirements – Directors must be a natural person at least 19 years of age.
- Directors are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
Officers are not required to be listed in the articles of incorporation.
The articles of incorporation must set forth the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue, which may be unlimited. If more than one class of shares is authorized, the articles of incorporation must set a distinguishing designation for each class, and, prior to the issuance of shares of a class, the preferences, limitations, and relative rights of that class must be described in the articles of incorporation.
The articles of incorporation, bylaws, board resolutions creating classes or series of shares, minutes of all shareholders’ meetings, records of all actions taken by shareholders without meeting for the past three years, all written communications to shareholders within the past three years, a list of names and business addresses of current directors and officers, and the most recent annual report must be kept at the principal office of the corporation.
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