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. One of the most important responsibilities of being a CIRI shareholder is to select well qualified shareholders to serve, on your behalf, on the CIRI Board, and the CIRI Annual Meeting is the forum to do so. No matter who you vote for, it is very important that you voice your opinion. CIRI Shareholders will elect five candidates to the CIRI Board. The meeting will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska, with registration from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Each year, CIRI invites eligible shareholders who are interested in running for the CIRI Board to apply for consideration as Board-recommended 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 this opportunity and is identified as a “Write-in Candidate.” The CIRI Board is not soliciting proxies on behalf of the individual listed in this section.
Learn more about this year’s write in candidate
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 paper proxy or eProxy. Votes cast for any Write-In Candidate who is not eligible, or who later withdraws, continue to be counted for that candidate. In other words, such votes will not be redirected to any other candidate.
Three Ways to Vote!
Shareholders of voting stock of record at the close of business on April 4, 2023, are entitled to vote at the meeting or any adjournment thereof. Shareholders must register by 11 a.m. AKDT if they wish to vote in person at the Annual Meeting.
Shareholders may also vote electronically by completing an electronic proxy (eProxy) at https://vote.ciri.com or may vote using the standard paper proxy. To log into the electronic voting system (eVote), you will need your PIN, which is located on the top right of the paper CIRI proxy form.
Proxies must be signed, dated and received by the Inspector of Election or the CIRI Secretary by 2 p.m. AKDT on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in order to be voted at the Annual Meeting. eProxies will be considered to have been received by the Inspector of Election at the date and time of the successful electronic submission. If you do not vote electronically, you may mail your proxy to the CIRI Inspector of Election, c/o Sramek-Hightower, 2525 C Street, Suite 100, Anchorage, AK 99503-2632; scan and email it to [email protected]; or fax it to (907) 561-4341. (If emailed or faxed, you may call 907-677-3320 to confirm receipt.)
It is important that as many shareholders as possible be represented at the meeting. Therefore, whether or not you expect to be present in person, please visit https://vote.ciri.com to submit an eProxy, or sign, date and return a paper proxy. If you attend the meeting and wish to vote in person you may do so, even if you previously voted online or returned a proxy in the mail.
The Election Procedures provide information on the nominating procedures, proxy procedures, rules of conduct and more.