CIRI is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors. Directors are elected to three-year terms, so five director slots are open for re-election each year. This year, CIRI shareholders will elect five candidates to the CIRI Board and transact any other business properly brought before the Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska, with registration from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Each year, CIRI invites shareholders who are interested in running for the CIRI Board to apply for consideration as Boardrecommended candidates. After careful consideration of all the applicants, your CIRI Board of Directors selected five persons as Board-recommended candidates, because the Board believes they will help CIRI maintain the leadership team it needs for continued growth and success.
Shareholders who are not part of CIRI’s Board-recommended slate of candidates, but who wished to have their names, personal information and photographs included in certain of CIRI’s proxy materials, were given an opportunity to do so. One shareholder took advantage of the opportunity by submitting information by the specified deadline and is identified as a “Write-In Candidate” in CIRI’s Proxy Statement and Voter’s Guide. In addition to the identified Write-In Candidate, shareholders have the option of writing in the name of any other eligible candidate or candidates in the space provided on the CIRI proxy. Votes cast for any Write-In Candidate who is not nominated or who later withdraws continue to be counted for that candidate. In other words, such votes will not be redirected to any other nominee.
Proxies must be signed, dated and received by the Inspector of Election or the CIRI Secretary by 2 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in order to be voted at the Annual Meeting. Proxies can be mailed to the CIRI Inspector of Election, c/o Sramek Hightower, 2525 C Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99503-2632; delivered to CIRI Shareholder Relations in the Fireweed Business Center at 725 E. Fireweed Lane in Anchorage; scanned and emailed to email@example.com; or faxed to (907) 263-5186. (If emailed or faxed, please call 907-263-5191 or 1-800-764-2474 as soon as possible to confirm receipt.)
The Election Procedures provide information on the nominating procedures, proxy procedures, rules of conduct and more.