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Articles of Incorporation

[Effective dates of amendments: April 14, 1983; July 1, 1987; and April 1, 2013.]

Section 1: Registered Office.

The registered office of NFA in the State of Delaware is located at 100 West Tenth Street, City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, Delaware. The name and address of its resident agent is the Corporation Trust Company, 100 West Tenth Street, Wilmington, Delaware.

Section 2: Incorporators.

The names and addresses of the incorporators of NFA are as follows:

Paul F. McGuire
184 Maple Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Leo Melamed
350 Sunrise Circle
Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Section 3: Indemnification.

NFA shall provide in its Bylaws for indemnification of its past and present directors, officers, committee members, employees and agents, and any person who is serving or has served at NFA's request as a director, officer, committee member, employee or agent of another organization, to the full extent permitted by law.

Section 4: Dissolution.

Upon dissolution, the net assets of NFA, after payment of liabilities, shall be distributed to the then Members in proportion to the dues and assessments previously paid.

Section 5: Directors' Liability.

To the fullest extent permitted by the Delaware General Corporation Law as the same exists or may hereafter be amended, a director of this corporation shall not be liable to the corporation or its members for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director.

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