n. also referred to as Certificate of Incorporation or the Charter, The Articles of Incorporation are the basic rules governing the management of a corporation, and are filed with a state or other regulatory agency. The general information provided by a corporation’s Articles of Incorporation is, and not limited to: 1.) name of the Incorporator, 2.) the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue, 3.) list of the corporation’s Board of Directors, 4.) location of the corporation’s “registered office” – the location at which legal papers can be served to the corporation if necessary. Though the articles vary from country to country and from corporation to corporation but are quite general in nature; the details on the corporation’s modus operandi are covered in its by-laws.