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PRA Health Sciences (PRAH)

Filed: 1 Jul 21, 8:54am

Exhibit 3.1

CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION

OF

PRA HEALTH SCIENCES, INC.


FIRST:          
The name of this corporation shall be: PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (the “Corporation”).

SECOND:          
The registered office in the State of Delaware is 251 Little Falls Drive, in the City of Wilmington, 19808, County of New Castle. The name of the registered agent at such address is Corporation Service Company.

THIRD:          
The nature of the business or purposes of the corporation to be conducted or promoted to engage in any lawful act or activity for which corporations may be organized under the General Corporation Law of Delaware (the “DGCL”).

FOURTH:          
The aggregate number of shares which the Corporation shall have authority to issue is 1,000 shares of capital stock all of which shall be designated “Common Stock” and have a par value of $0.01 per share.

FIFTH:          
Unless and except to the extent that the bylaws 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 shall have the power to adopt, amend or repeal the bylaws of the Corporation.

SEVENTH:          
The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by or under the direction of the Board of Directors.  Election of directors need not be by written ballot unless the bylaws of the Corporation so provide.

EIGHTH:          
To the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL as it now exists or may hereafter be amended, a director of the Corporation shall not be personally liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty owed to the Corporation or its stockholders.  Neither the amendment nor repeal of this Article Eighth, nor the adoption of any provision of this Certificate of Incorporation, nor, to the fullest extent permitted by the DGCL, any modification of law shall eliminate, reduce or otherwise adversely affect any right or protection of a current or former director of the Corporation existing at the time of such amendment, repeal, adoption or modification.

NINTH:          
The Corporation shall indemnify, advance expenses, and hold harmless, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law as it presently exists or may hereafter be amended, any person (a “Covered Person”) who was or is made or is threatened to be made a party or is otherwise involved in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (a “Proceeding”), by reason of the fact that he or she, or a person for whom he or she is the legal representative, is or was a director or officer of the Corporation or, while a director or officer of the Corporation, is or was serving at the request of the Corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or of a partnership, joint venture, trust, enterprise or nonprofit entity, including service with respect to employee benefit plans, against all liability and loss suffered and expenses (including attorneys' fees) reasonably incurred by such Covered Person. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, except for claims for indemnification (following the final disposition of such Proceeding) or advancement of expenses not paid in full, the Corporation shall be required to indemnify a Covered Person in connection with a Proceeding (or part thereof) commenced by such Covered Person only if the commencement of such Proceeding (or part thereof) by the Covered Person was authorized in the specific case by the Board of Directors of the Corporation. Any amendment, repeal or modification of this paragraph shall not adversely affect any right or protection hereunder of any person in respect of any act or omission occurring prior to the time of such repeal or modification.



TENTH:          
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 (A) any derivative action or proceeding asserting a claim on behalf of the Corporation, (B) any action or proceeding asserting a claim of breach of a fiduciary duty owed by any current or former director, officer, employee or agent of the Corporation to the Corporation or the Corporation’s stockholders, (C) any action or proceeding asserting a claim against the Corporation arising pursuant to any provision of the Delaware General Corporation Law or the Corporation’s Certificate of Incorporation or bylaws, (D) any action or proceeding asserting a claim as to which the Delaware General Corporation Law confers jurisdiction upon the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, or (E) any action or proceeding asserting a claim governed by the internal affairs doctrine, in each case subject to said Court of Chancery having personal jurisdiction over the indispensable parties named as defendants therein.

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