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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

of the

Bangladesh Development Research Center Inc.

(As executed by the incorporator on January 05, 2007, and
including amendments by the Board of Directors on March 02, 2007.)
Article 1
    The name of this corporation is: Bangladesh Development Research Center Inc.

Article 2
    The corporation is to have no members. The directors of the corporation shall be appointed by current
    directors.

Article 3
    Section 1. Purpose of Corporation
    This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for scientific purposes within the meaning of
    Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This Corporation shall be a nonprofit corporation. The
    specific purposes for which this corporation is organized are:  To undertake and disseminate
    research on development issues relevant for Bangladesh in order to foster the peaceful development
    of nations.

    Section 2. Limitations on Activities
    No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or
    otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided by Section 501(h) of the
    Internal Revenue Code), and this corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the
    publishing or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any
    candidate for public office.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of these bylaws, this corporation shall not carry on any activities
    not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501
    (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible
    under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

    Section 3. Prohibition against Private Inurement
    No part of the net earnings of this corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its
    directors or trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized
    and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and
    distributions in furtherance of the purposes of this corporation.

    Section 4. Distribution of Assets
    Upon the dissolution of this corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment,
    of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes
    within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or shall be distributed to the
    federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Such distribution shall be
    made in accordance with all applicable provisions of the laws of this state.

Article 4
    The name of the corporation’s initial registered agent is Bernhard Gunter. The individual registered
    agent is an initial director of the corporation and a resident of the State of Virginia. The corporation’s
    initial registered office is 2508 Fowler Street, Falls Church, VA 22046. The registered office is
    physically located in the County of Fairfax.

Article 5
    The initial business office is 2508 Fowler Street, Falls Church, VA 22046.

Article 6
    The initial directors of the corporation are:
    Jo Marie Griesgraber
    Bernhard Gunter
    Emma Rahman

Article 7
    The incorporator of this corporation is Bernhard Gunter.
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