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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 10. Corporations and Associations
- Chapter 20. Alaska Nonprofit Corporation Act
- Section 11. General Powers.
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AS 10.20.011. General Powers.
A corporation may
- (1) have perpetual succession by its corporate name unless its duration is limited by its articles of incorporation;
- (2) sue and be sued, complain and defend, in its corporate name;
- (3) adopt and use a corporate seal or a facsimile thereof, which may be altered at pleasure, and which may be impressed or
affixed or in any manner reproduced;
- (4) purchase, take, receive, lease, take by gift, devise or bequest, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, improve, use and
otherwise deal in and with real or personal property, or any interest in the property, wherever situated;
- (5) sell, convey, mortgage, pledge, lease, exchange, transfer and otherwise dispose of all or any part of its property and
- (6) lend money to its employees other than its officers and directors and otherwise assist its employees, officers and
- (7) purchase, take, receive, subscribe to, or otherwise acquire, own, hold, vote, use, employ, sell, mortgage, lend,
pledge, or otherwise dispose of, and otherwise use and deal in and with, shares or other interests in, or obligations
of, other domestic or foreign corporations, whether for profit or not for profit, associations, partnerships or
individuals, or direct or indirect obligations of the United States, or of any other government, state, territory,
governmental district or municipality or of any instrumentality thereof;
- (8) make contracts, incur liabilities, borrow money at rates of interests the corporation may determine, issue its notes,
bonds, and other obligations, and secure any of its obligations by mortgage or pledge of all or any of its property,
franchises and income;
- (9) lend money for its corporate purposes, invest and reinvest its funds, and take and hold real and personal property as
security for the payment of funds so loaned or invested;
- (10) transact its business, carry on its operations, have offices and exercise the powers granted by this chapter in any
state, territory, district, or possession of the United States, or in any foreign country;
- (11) elect or appoint officers and agents of the corporation, who may be directors or members, define their duties and fix
- (12) make and alter bylaws, not inconsistent with its articles of incorporation or with the laws of the state, for the
administration and regulation of the affairs of the corporation;
- (13) make donations for public welfare or for charitable, scientific or educational purposes; and in time of war make
donations in aid of war activities;
- (14) indemnify a director, officer or former director or officer of the corporation, or a person who has served at its
request as a director or officer of another corporation in which it owns shares of capital stock or of which it is a
creditor, against expenses actually and reasonably incurred by that person in connection with the defense of any
action, suit or proceeding, civil or criminal, in which that person is made a party by reason of being or having been a
director or officer, except in relation to matters in which that person was adjudged, in the action, suit or
proceeding, to be liable for negligence or misconduct in the performance of corporate duties; and to make any other
indemnification authorized by the articles of incorporation or bylaws, or resolution adopted after notice by the
members entitled to vote;
- (15) pay pensions and establish pension plans or pension trusts for its directors, officers and employees;
- (16) cease its corporate activities and surrender its corporate franchise;
- (17) have and exercise all powers necessary or convenient to effect the purposes for which the corporation is organized.
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