ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

OF

BANK OF MARIN BANCORP

 

 

ARTICLE I

 

The name of this corporation is: Bank of Marin Bancorp.

 

ARTICLE II

 

The purpose of this corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which a corporation may be organized under the General Corporation Law of California other than the banking business, the trust company business, or the practice of a profession permitted to be incorporated by the California Corporations Code.

 

ARTICLE III

 

The name and address in this state of this corporation’s initial agent for service of process is Mr. Russell A. Colombo, President and Chief Executive Officer,   Bank of Marin, 504 Redwood Blvd., Suite 100, Novato, California 94947.

 

ARTICLE IV

 

(a)           The corporation is authorized to issue two classes of shares designated “Preferred Stock” and “Common Stock,” respectively.  The number of shares of Preferred Stock authorized to be issued is 5,000,000 and the number of shares of Common Stock authorized to be issued is 15,000,000.

 

(b)           The Preferred Stock may be divided into such number of series as the Board of Directors may determine.  The Board of Directors is authorized to determine and alter the rights, preferences, privileges and restrictions granted to and imposed upon any wholly unissued series of Preferred Stock, and to fix the number of shares of any series of Preferred Stock and the designation of any such series of Preferred Stock.  The Board of Directors, within the limits and restrictions stated in any resolution or resolutions of the Board of Directors originally fixing the number of shares constituting any series, may increase or decrease (but not below the number of shares of such series then outstanding) the number of shares of any series subsequent to the issue of shares of that series.

 


 

ARTICLE V

 

(a)           The liability of the directors of this corporation for monetary damages shall be eliminated to the fullest extent permissible under California law.

 

(b)           The corporation is authorized to provide indemnification of agents (as defined in Section 317 of the California Corporations Code) through Bylaw provisions, agreements with agents, vote of the shareholders or disinterested directors or otherwise, in excess of the indemnification otherwise permitted by Section 317 of the Corporations Code, subject only to the applicable limits set forth in Section 204 of the Corporations Code with respect to actions for breach of duty to the corporation and its shareholders.  The corporation is authorized to obtain, maintain and pay premiums for insurance covering the liability of its agents (as defined in said section 317) to the fullest extent permissible under the Corporations Code and other applicable law.

 

(c)           Any amendment, repeal or modification of any provision of this Article V shall not adversely affect any right or protection to an agent of this corporation existing at the time of such amendment, repeal or modification.

 

 

Dated:  March 1, 2007

 

 

 

/s/ John F. Stuart

 

JOHN F. STUART

 

Incorporator

 

[As Filed: 11-07-2007]