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Can I use unfamiliar Notary certificate wording?

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Is it okay for a Minnesota Notary to use the following Notary wording?

“On (Date), before me, personally appeared Linda Smith, Vice President of Acme Bank , personally known to me (or proved to me the basis of satisfactory evidence) to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that she/he/they executed the same in her/his/their authorized capacity(ies), and that by her/his/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.”M.B., Minnesota

Yes, a Minnesota Notary Public would be able to complete the acknowledgment you cite if it also contains a venue, the title of officer (Notary Public), the Notary’s signature, and the Notary’s official stamp and date of commission expiration.

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