CIRI to pay fourth quarter dividend

CIRI’s fourth quarter 2009 dividend of $9.74 per share will be mailed or direct deposited on Thursday, Dec. 10. Shareholders who own 100 shares of stock will receive a fourth quarter dividend of $974.

The fourth quarter dollar per share amount is larger than the $8.50 per share quarterly dividends paid during the first three quarters of 2009, consistent with CIRI’s dividend policy. The higher amount for the fourth quarter dividend reflects CIRI’s former tradition of paying an additional distribution prior to the holiday season.

The deadline for shareholder address changes for the fourth quarter 2009 dividend is 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Address change forms can be downloaded from CIRI’s website and mailed to CIRI at P.O. Box 93330, Anchorage, AK 99509-3330, or faxed to (907) 263-5186. Please call the Shareholder Relations Department at (907) 263 5191 or toll-free at (800) 764- 2474 to confirm receipt of the fax.

Shareholders can visit CIRI’s website,, for dividend, address change, direct deposit or lost and missing dividend information. Shareholders can also call CIRI’s dividend hotline, (907) 263-5100 or toll-free at (800) 764- 2435.