Certificate of Incorporation

The Certificate of Incorporation for GE is considerable legal text. For easier viewing, it is available in a downloadable Adobe PDF file.

Certificate of Incorporation (PDF, 167KB)

Name & Purpose

General Electric Company was first created on April 15, 1892. The purposes of the corporation are outlined in this section.

Authorized Shares

GE is authorized to issue more than 13 billion in aggregate shares. Understand how GE works with its five million-plus shareowners around the globe.

Office & By-Laws

Explore the details on how our shareowners and the GE Board of Directors may amend and repeal existing by-laws.

Directors & Agent for Process

The democratic process behind the GE Board of Directors is a reflection of the high level of integrity ingrained in our culture of governance. Learn how.