Certificate of Incorporation (Amended and Restated) - Altera Corp.
AMENDED AND RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
Altera Corporation, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware (the "Corporation"), hereby certifies as follows:
The original Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on March 25, 1997, under its present name. The Corporation filed an Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on February 24, 2004.
The Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of this Corporation shall be amended and restated to read in full as follows:
FIRST. The name of the corporation is Altera Corporation.
SECOND. The address of the corporation's registered office in the State of Delaware is 2711 Centerville Road, Suite 400, in the City of Wilmington, County of New Castle, 19808. The name of its registered agent at such address is Corporation Service Company.
THIRD. The purpose of the corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.
FOURTH. The total number of shares of stock which the corporation shall have authority to issue is one billion (1,000,000,000). All such shares are to be Common Stock, par value of $0.001 per share, and are to be of one class.
FIFTH. Unless and except to the extent that the by-laws of the corporation shall so require, the election of directors of the corporation need not be by written ballot.
SIXTH. In furtherance and not in limitation of the powers conferred by the laws of the State of Delaware, the Board of Directors of the corporation is expressly authorized to adopt, alter, amend and repeal the by-laws of the corporation, subject to the power of the stockholders of the corporation to alter or repeal any by-law whether adopted by them or otherwise.
SEVENTH. A director of the corporation shall not be liable to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except to the extent such exemption from liability or limitation thereof is not permitted under the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware as the same exists or may hereafter be amended. Any amendment, modification or repeal of the foregoing sentence shall not adversely affect any right or protection of a director of the corporation hereunder in respect of any act or omission occurring prior to the time of such amendment, modification or repeal.
EIGHTH. No action that is required or permitted to be taken by the stockholders of the Corporation at any annual or special meeting of stockholders may be effected by written consent of stockholders in lieu of a meeting of stockholders.
NINTH. Unless the Corporation consents in writing to the selection of an alternative forum, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware shall be the sole and exclusive forum for (i) any derivative action or proceeding brought on behalf of the Corporation, (ii) any action asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by, or other wrongdoing by, any director, officer or other employee of the Corporation to the Corporation or the Corporation's stockholders, (iii) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation arising pursuant to any provision of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or the Corporation's By-laws, (iv) any action to interpret, apply, enforce, or determine the validity of this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation or the Corporation's By-laws, or (v) any action asserting a claim against the Corporation governed by the internal affairs doctrine. Any person or entity purchasing or otherwise acquiring any interest in shares of stock of the Corporation shall be deemed to have notice of and consented to the provisions of this Article Ninth.
TENTH. The corporation reserves the right at any time, and from time to time, to amend, alter, change or repeal any provision contained in this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, and other provisions authorized by the laws of the State of Delaware at the time in force may be added or inserted, in the manner now or hereafter prescribed by law; and all rights, preferences and privileges or whatsoever nature conferred upon stockholders, directors or any other persons whomsoever by and pursuant to this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation in its present form or as hereafter amended are granted subject to the rights reserved in this article.
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Altera Corporation, a Delaware corporation, hereby certifies that the foregoing Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, which restates, integrates and further amends the provisions of the Certificate of Incorporation of this Corporation as heretofore amended or supplemented, has been duly adopted by the Corporation's Board of Directors and stockholders in accordance with Sections 242 and 245 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, with the approval of the Corporation's stockholders having been given at the annual meeting of stockholders.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Corporation has caused this Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to be signed by its duly authorized officer on this 13th day of May, 2011 and the foregoing facts stated herein are true and correct.
/s/ Katherine E. Schuelke
Katherine E. Schuelke