ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
ARENA RESOURCES, INC.
The undersigned, for the purpose of forming a corporation, pursuant to
and by virtue of Chapter 78 of Nevada Revised Statutes, hereby adopts and
acknowledges the following Articles of Incorporation.
The name of the corporation is Arena Resources, Inc.
RESIDENT AGENT AND REGISTERED OFFICE
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OFFICE
The name of the initial resident agent and the street address of the
initial registered office in the State of Nevada where process may be served
upon the corporation is Att. Richard Barrows, Attorney at Law, Wilson & Barrows,
Ltd. 442 Court Street, Elko, Nevada, 89801. The corporation may, from time to
time in the manner provided by law, change the resident agent and the registered
office within the State of Nevada. The corporation may also maintain an office
or offices for the conduct of its business, either within or without the State
of Nevada. The initial principal place of business shall be at 4920 South Lewis
Street, Suite 107, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105.
Section 3.1 Authorized Shares. The corporation has a single class of
authorized common stock and a single class of preferred shares which may be
issued by the Board of Directors and which are described as follows:
One Hundred Million (100,000,000) common shares with a par
value of one mil ($0.001) per share. Each common share, as
issued, shall be entitled to one (1) vote per share, is
nonassessable, and is not subject to recall.
Ten Million (10,000,000) Class "A" preferred shares, with a
par value of one mil ($0.001) per share. The Class "A"
preferred shares shall be non-voting and non- assessable, but
may be made subject to recall or conversion by the Board of
Directors. The Class "A" preferred shares, as issued, shall be
entitled to priority over common shares in the payment of any
dividends, such that no dividend may be paid upon common
shares until any declared dividend is paid upon all preferred
shares. The preferred Class "A" shares, as issued, will also
have priority over common shares in the event of dissolution.
Preferred Class "A" shares, as issued, shall also be entitled
to any priority or rights now or hereafter provided for
preferred shares under Nevada law, but shall be treated
equally with any other class of preferred shares, except the
Board of Directors may affix different interest rates to
different classes of Preferred Shares and/or rights of
redemption or conversion. The Board shall determine interest,
if any, payable on the preferred shares at the time of
issuance, as well as any terms of redemption.
Section 3.2 Consideration for Shares. The shares of the corporation's
stock shall be issued for such consideration as shall be fixed, from time to
time, by the Board of Directors.
Section 3.3 Assessment of Stock. The shares of the corporation's stock,
after the amount of the subscription price has been fully paid, shall not be
assessable for any purpose, and no stock issued as fully paid shall ever be
assessable or assessed. No stockholder of the corporation is individually liable
for the debts or liabilities of the corporation.
Section 3.4 No Cumulative Voting. No stockholder of the corporation shall
be entitled to cumulative voting of his shares.
Section 3.5 No Preemptive Rights. No stockholder of the corporation shall
have any preemptive rights.
DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
Section 4.1 Number of Directors. The members of the governing board of
the corporation are styled as directors. The number of directors may be changed
to any odd number from time to time in such manner as shall be provided in the
Bylaws of the corporation. Initially there shall be three directors.
Section 4.2 First Board of Directors. The name and post office box or
street address of the initial directors constituting the first Board of
Directors, are as follows:
Lloyd T. Rochford 5 Clancey Lane South
Rancho Mirage, California 92270
Stanley McCabe 4920 South Lewis, #107
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74105
Charles Crawford 6423 South Quebec Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
Section 4.3 Limited Liability of Directors and Officers. No director or
officer of the corporation shall be personally liable to the corporation or any
of its stockholders for damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director or
officer; provided, however, that the foregoing provision does not eliminate or
limit the liability of a director or officer of the corporation for (a) acts or
omissions which involve intentional or reckless misconduct, fraud or a knowing
violation of law, or (b) the payment of distributions in violation of Nevada
Revised Statutes ss.78.300.
Section 4.4 Payment of Expenses. In addition to any other rights of
indemnification permitted by the law of the State of Nevada and may be provided
for by the corporation in its bylaws or by agreement, the expenses of officers
and directors incurred in defending a civil or criminal action, suit or
proceeding, involving alleged act or omissions of such officer or director in
his or her capacity as an officer or director of the corporation, must be paid
by the corporation or through insurance purchased and maintained by the
corporation or through other financial arrangements made by the corporation, as
they are incurred and in advance of the final disposition of the action, suit or
proceeding, upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of the director or
officer to repay the amount if it is ultimately determined by a court of
competent jurisdiction that he or she is not entitled to be indemnified by the
Section 4.5 Repeal and Conflicts. Any repeal or modification of Section
4.3 or 4.4 approved by the stockholders of the corporation shall be prospective
only. In the event of any conflict between Section 4.3 or 4.4 and any other
Article of the corporation's Articles of Incorporation, the terms and provisions
of Section 4.3 or 4.4, as the case may be, shall control.
The corporation may engage in any lawful business or enterprise of any
type in the State of Nevada or the world. The intended initial purpose shall be
the acquisition, development, production and marketing of oil and gas and other
natural resources. The Company may participate in the initial business or any
other intended business by ownership and management, investment, joint venture,
merger or other acquisition as the Board of Directors may determine at anytime.
POWERS & PERPETUITY
The corporation shall have all powers conferred or implied under Nevada
law or the laws of any jurisdiction where it may be qualified to conduct
business. Specifically, and not in limitation of the foregoing general powers,
the corporation, to achieve its purposes, may issue stock, borrow or lend money,
engage in any joint venture, union of interest, merger, sell or acquisition of
assets; or engage in any other transaction, enterprise or act in which a
corporation may engage. The corporation shall have perpetual existence.
The name and post office box or street address of the incorporator
signing these Articles of Incorporation is:
Lloyd T. Rochford 5 Clancey Lane South
Rancho Mirage, California 92270
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the sole incorporator has executed these Articles of
Incorporation of Arena Resources, Inc., this day of August, 2000.
/s/ Lloyd T. Rochford
Lloyd T. Rochford
STATE OF CALIFORNIA )
COUNTY OF __________ )
On August, , 2000, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public, Loyd
T. Rochford, personally known (or proved) to me to be the person whose name is
subscribed to the foregoing Articles of Incorporation of Arena Resources, Inc.,
as the incorporator and who acknowledged that he executed this instrument.