INSTRUCTIONS: ARTICLES OF MERGER X-12
Functioning business entities can use this form to initiate a merger and conduct business in the state of Hawaii. Complete this entire form in black ink.
“Articles of Merger X-12 Step 1”
Check the appropriate box in each subsection in line 1 to indicate the type of entity of the merging company. Provide the name of the merging company as well as the surviving company. Note the state where the original company was formed on the last line in each subsection.
“Articles of Merger X-12 Step 2”
Provide the name of the surviving entity in line two along with its primary street address and state.
“Articles of Merger X-12 Step 3”
Do not rearrange the wording in line 3. This statement is required by state law.
“Articles of Merger X-12 Step 4”
If the articles of the surviving entity will be affected by the merger, check the appropriate box in line 4 and attach a document listing the changes.
“Articles of Merger X-12 Step 5”
List the name of the agent for the surviving entity in line 5. The agent for service of process qualified as an individual, domestic business entity, or a foreign business entity authorized to conduct business inside the state of Hawaii. If the agent is an entity, provide the state or country.
“Articles of Merger X-12 Step 6”
Check the appropriate box in line 6. If the merger is not effective on the date of filing, list an effective date no more than 30 days after the date of filing the Articles of Merger.
“Articles of Merger X-12 Step 7”
Refer to the guidelines below for details on the execution on page 3 of the form:
1. Corporations: form needs signed by at least one officer
2. General/Limited Partnerships: form needs signed by at least one general partner
3. LLC: form needs signed by at least one manager or one member of the member-managed company
4. LLP/LLLP: needs signed by at least one partner
“Articles of Merger X-12 Step 8”
The filing fee for a for-profit company is $100.00. If the surviving entity is a nonprofit company, the filing fee is $50.00. Make the check payable to Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Send the form and fee to the following address:
State of Hawaii
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division
P.O. Box 40
Honolulu, Hawaii 96810