March 16 deadline for write-in candidate information forms

Shareholders interested in running for the CIRI Board as an “Write-in Candidate” – including those individuals not selected for the Board-nominated slate – will once again have an opportunity to submit information for inclusion in CIRI’s election materials.

Subject to CIRI’s election procedures, the names, photographs and personal statements of all eligible candidates may appear in CIRI’s election materials. Completed candidate information packets must be submitted to CIRI on or before 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2009, to qualify and may be dropped off at Shareholder Relations at 2525 C Street, Suite 104, in Anchorage, or faxed to (907) 263-5186. Interested shareholders will be able to obtain write-in candidate information packets from the Shareholder Relations Department, and the forms will also be posted to the CIRI website.

There will be no charge to write-in candidates for the inclusion of his or her information. This process enables any eligible CIRI shareholder to run for the CIRI Board with minimal effort and expense, and the company hopes it will also reduce the number of mailings and materials shareholders receive.