For the purposes of this chapter the terms defined in this section have the meanings ascribed to them.
"Corporation" means a corporation formed for profit and includes a cooperative.
"Foreign trust association" includes every banking and trust association or corporation organized under the laws of any state other than this state having the power to act as executor, administrator, trustee, guardian, or conservator, and every national banking association maintaining its principal office in any state other than this state which is granted permission by the comptroller of the currency to act in a fiduciary capacity under the provisions of United States Code, title 12, chapter 92a, as amended.
"Foreign corporation" does not include any corporation which, under the Constitution and statutes of the United States, may transact business in this state without first obtaining a certificate of authority so to do, insurance companies as defined by section 60A.02, and any banking or trust association or corporation or national banking association acting in this state as an executor, administrator, trustee, guardian, or conservator under section 303.25.
"Address" means mailing address, including a zip code. In the case of a registered office, the term means the mailing address and the actual office location which may not be a post office box.
"Process" means any statutory notice or demand required or permitted to be served on a natural person or a corporation, and includes the summons in a civil action, and any process which may be issued in any action or proceeding in any court.
"Articles of incorporation" means the original articles of incorporation, all articles or certificates of amendment thereof, articles of consolidation or merger, and certificates filed or issued in connection with reduction of stated capital.