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Article - Corporations and Associations


    (a)    As long as it is subject to suit in this State, a foreign corporation which has registered or qualified to do business in this State shall maintain:

        (1)    A resident agent in this State whose name and address is certified to the Department; and

        (2)    An address which is certified to the Department.

    (b)    The Department may act as a resident agent for a foreign corporation that does business in this State:

        (1)    Without a resident agent; or

        (2)    With a resident agent who cannot be found or served with the exercise of reasonable diligence.

    (c)    A foreign corporation registered or qualified to do business in this State:

        (1)    At any time may certify to the Department the address of a principal office in this State, which may be a business office of the corporation; and

        (2)    With respect to an address so certified, shall certify to the Department:

            (i)    Any subsequent change in the address of the principal office; and

            (ii)    The fact that it no longer has the principal office in this State.

    (d)    Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, each certification by a foreign corporation which relates to its resident agent, address, or principal office shall be executed for the corporation by its president or one of its vice–presidents.

    (e)    A foreign corporation and its resident agent may change the resident agent, his address, or the address of a principal office of the corporation in the same manner as provided for a Maryland corporation under § 2–108 of this article.

    (f)    (1)    A resident agent of a foreign corporation may resign by filing with the Department a counterpart or photocopy of his signed resignation.

        (2)    Unless a later time is specified in the resignation, it is effective:

            (i)    At the time it is filed with the Department, if the corporation has appointed a successor resident agent; or

            (ii)    Ten days after it is filed with the Department, if the corporation has not appointed a successor resident agent.

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