CIRI nominating committee seeks applicants for the 2014 Board slate

The CIRI Nominating Committee seeks CIRI shareholders interested in being considered for nomination to the 2014 CIRI Board of Directors’ candidate slate. To be considered, all Board slate applicants, including incumbents, must complete and return a candidate nominee application to CIRI by Monday, January 20, 2014, 5 p.m. AKST. Additional information can be found online at or by contacting CIRI’s Shareholder Relations Department.

The Nominating Committee will review all timely applications, conduct selected interviews and recommend candidates to CIRI’s Board of Directors. Based on the Nominating Committee’s recommendations and the Board’s own subsequent evaluation, the CIRI Board will name five candidates to the Board-recommended slate.

Director Eligibility
Pursuant to CIRI’s by-laws, CIRI Directors must:
(1) be at least 18 years of age;
(2) a voting CIRI shareholder;
(3) has not been convicted, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, of a felony within five years before election;
(4) has not been found, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, to have engaged in fraud or illegal business practices; and

(5) has not been found, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, to have breached a confidentiality agreement with the corporation.

Director Responsibilities and Experience
CIRI Directors are responsible for initiating and developing the policies that further the goals of the company, while addressing the economic, social and cultural needs of the shareholders. All applicants should be well-rounded and possess a strong business understanding. The Nominating Committee and CIRI Board looks for demonstrated decision-making, leadership and communication skills, as well as honesty and integrity. Knowledge of business operations, involvement with Alaska Native issues and a college degree or equivalent business experience are also desired.