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Designation of Successor Trustee by Trustee

WHEREAS, I, [TRUSTEE], of [TOWN], [STATE], am named as Co-Trustee with [NAME OF CO-TRUSTEE(S), IF ANY] of a certain Trust Agreement dated [DATE], and known as the [NAME OF TRUST] (the "Trust Agreement"); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to ARTICLE .... of the Trust Agreement, the survivor of myself and the said [NAME OF CO-TRUSTEE(S), IF ANY] is authorized to appoint any individual as a Successor Trustee to succeed such survivor; and

WHEREAS, I now desire to name a Successor Trustee, to succeed me in the event I am such survivor.

NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to ARTICLE .... of the Trust Agreement, I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint [NAME OF SUCCESSOR] of [TOWN], [STATE], as Successor Trustee thereunder. If the said [NAME OF TRUSTEE] predeceases me or fails to qualify or act as such Trustee, or having qualified, shall for any reason whatsoever cease to act as such Trustee, then I nominate, constitute and appoint ......................, of [TOWN], [STATE] in said Successor Trustee's place and stead as such Trustee.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set hand and seal this [date]


Print Name of Trustee


Print Name of Co-Trustee, if any

Acknowledged and accepted this [DATE]

This Section for Notary:


State of _________

County of ________ [County]

On [Date] before me, [Name of Notary], notary, personally appeared [Name of Person(s) Involved], personally known to me (or proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.

Witness my hand and official seal.

Signature ________

My commission expires: _____