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Articles of Incorporation


[Effective date of amendments: April 1, 2013.]

Section 1: Costs.

The initial costs of organization of NFA shall be borne by the Organizers, except that the Board in its discretion may reimburse the Organizers for all or any part of such verified organizational expenses.

Section 2: Initial Working Capital.

The initial working capital of NFA shall consist of borrowings from Contract Markets or other sources, to be evidenced by loan agreements, promissory notes or other evidences of indebtedness, which shall be repaid as promptly as practicable from dues, assessments or other revenue received by NFA.

Section 3: Revenue.

The operating income of NFA shall consist of dues, assessments, fees and other charges upon Members and others as prescribed from time to time in NFA's Bylaws, subject to Section 1 of Article XI. NFA schedules of such charges may prescribe different rates or amounts for different categories of Members, or sub-categories therein, endeavoring to reflect differences in the financial burden borne or expected to be borne by NFA in carrying out its duties and programs for each such category or sub-category.

Section 4: Loans and Other Receipts.

Nothing herein shall prohibit or inhibit the Board, in its discretion, from securing loans, accepting gifts, grants or contributions, or otherwise obtaining financing to meet NFA's initial or on-going needs in lieu of or in addition to the other methods of financing recited in this Article.