The corporation’s name must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Company," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. For banking corporations, the words "Bank," "Banking" or "Bankers" may be used. The word "Trust" cannot be used. The name may not contain language stating or implying that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than the one permitted by the Articles of Incorporation. The name cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to that of a domestic or foreign-qualified corporation.
The following are Mississippi’s requirements for directors of corporations:
- Minimum number.
Corporations must have one or more directors.
- Residence requirements.
Mississippi does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
- Age requirements.
Directors must be at least 18 years old.
- Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation.
Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation
The document required to form a corporation in Mississippi is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Mississippi's requirements include:
Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Articles of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value does not affect initial filing fees.
- Registered agent.
Corporations must list the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Mississippi. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.