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Designation of secretary of state for service
Business Corporation (BSC) CHAPTER 4, ARTICLE 16
§ 1608. Designation of secretary of state for service.

(a) Every nonresident offeror, whether or not such offeror has filed a
registration statement, except a foreign corporation which has appointed
and keeps a resident agent in this state, shall be deemed to have
appointed the secretary of state as his agent upon whom may be served
any lawful process, authorized by this article, with the same effect as
though served upon the offeror personally.

(b) Service of process pursuant to this section shall be accomplished
by leaving a copy of the process in the office of the secretary of
state, but it shall not be effective unless notice of the service and a
copy of the process is sent by certified or registered mail to the
nonresident offeror served, at his last known address.