§414D-282 Withdrawal of foreign corporation. (a) A foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this State shall not withdraw from this State until it obtains a certificate of withdrawal from the department director.
(b) A foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this State may apply for a certificate of withdrawal by delivering an application to the department director for filing. The application shall set forth:
(1) The name of the foreign corporation and the name of the state or country under whose law it is incorporated;
(2) That it is not transacting business in this State and that it surrenders its authority to transact business in this State;
(3) That it revokes the authority of its registered agent to accept service on its behalf, and consents that service of process in any action or proceeding based upon any cause of action arising in this State during the time the corporation was authorized to conduct affairs in this State may thereafter be made on such corporation by service thereof on the department director; and
(4) A mailing address to which the department director may mail a copy of any process served on the department director under paragraph (3).
(c) After the withdrawal of the corporation is effective, service of process on the department director under this section is service on the foreign corporation. Upon receipt of process, the department director shall mail a copy of the process to the foreign corporation at the mailing address set forth in its application for withdrawal.
(d) After the filing of the application of withdrawal, the department director shall issue a certificate of withdrawal that shall be effective as of the date of the filing of the application of withdrawal, and the authority of the foreign corporation to transact business in this State shall cease. [L 2001, c 105, pt of §1; am L 2002, c 130, §66]