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. No matter who you vote for, it is very important that you voice your opinion.
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.
In addition to any identified Write-In Candidates, 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.
Two Ways to Vote!
Shareholders of voting stock of record at the close of business on April 5, 2022, are entitled to vote at the meeting or any adjournment thereof, and voting will be only by proxy. No other matters will be brought before this Annual Meeting or any adjournment thereof.
Shareholders may vote online by completing an electronic proxy (eProxy) at https://vote.ciri.com or may vote using the standard paper proxy. To log into the web-based proxy system, you will need your PIN number, 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. Alaska Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 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 online, 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) 263-5186. (If emailed or faxed, please call 907-263-5191 or 1-800-764-2474 as soon as possible to confirm that your proxy was received and is legible.)
It is important that as many shareholders as possible be represented at the meeting; therefore, please visit https://vote.ciri.com to submit an electronic proxy, or sign, date and return a paper proxy as soon as possible.
The Election Procedures provide information on the nominating procedures, proxy procedures, rules of conduct and more.