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Stock Certificate

- Stock Certificates are used to show ownership by a shareholder in a corporation.
- This Stock Certificate is to be used for privately owned companies.         Publicly traded companies should consult with their securities attorney for the various requirements necessary for its stock certificate.

When You Need It
- To provide documentation showing ownership in a newly-formed corporation.
- To provide documentation showing the transfer of existing shares of a corporation form one owner to another.

Getting Started

You will need:
- The exact name of the corporation.
- State of incorporation.
- The name of the owners of the stock and how they wish to hold the ownership.
- The class of shares and type of stock being sold.
- The number of shares being sold.
- Whether the corporation has a corporate seal.
- The name of the President and Corporate Secretary signing the certificate on behalf of the corporation.

When to Review and Revise 
- Change or revise the certificates prior to execution by the corporation.
- When a change in ownership is requested by the shareholder, if allowed by the Shareholder Agreement.