49th Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Saturday, June 4, 2022

The CIRI Board of Directors oversees the direction of your Company. One of the most important responsibilities of being a CIRI shareholder is to select well qualified individuals to serve on the CIRI Board, and this is accomplished by voting in the annual election of directors. To protect the health of CIRI employees, CIRI shareholders, other stakeholders and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, CIRI will not hold an in-person meeting this year. Instead, the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of CIRI will be held via a virtual meeting webcast beginning at 10:00 a.m. Alaska Daylight Time on Saturday June 4, 2022. Only shareholders of voting stock of record at the close of business on April 5, 2022, are entitled to vote in the election of directors at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders 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.

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Election of CIRI Directors

CIRI shareholders are responsible for ensuring the long-term strength of the corporation by electing a board of directors. In addition to providing guidance and leadership, the CIRI Board establishes policies for achieving CIRI’s corporate mission and strategic goals. Shareholders may vote for directors by submitting a valid proxy by the proxy deadline. Click on the link below for more information about the 2022 Board election.

2022 Board Election

 

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.

 

2022 Official CIRI Proxy

 

Inspector of Election

An Inspector of Election is a person, authorized by statute and CIRI’s Bylaws, who, among other duties, impartially certifies the number of shares outstanding and eligible to vote at a meeting, verifies the existence of a quorum, determines the number of shares represented at the meeting, oversees the tabulation (or counting) of votes, and certifies the election results in accordance with the law and CIRI’s Election Procedures and Rules of Conduct for Shareholder Meetings. The law does not require that the Inspector of Election count the votes. In fact, CIRI staff could legally tabulate votes. But to ensure objectivity and transparency in the election process, the Election Procedures and Rules of Conduct for Shareholder Meetings adopted by the CIRI Board of Directors direct that the impartial Inspector of Election at each meeting of shareholders is permitted to retain an accounting firm to aid in the performance of his or her duties.

 

CIRI has retained Jill McLeod as independent Inspector of Election for CIRI’s 2022 Annual Meeting. Ms. McLeod has executed an oath requiring that she conduct all affairs pursuant to her duties as Inspector of Election impartially. Ms. McLeod has retained the Anchorage accounting firm of Sramek Hightower CPAs to assist with receiving and tabulating proxy votes for CIRI’s 2022 Annual Meeting. Sramek Hightower, serving as a neutral third party, performs tabulation services for many companies, including several other ANCSA regional corporations.

 

Learn more about the Inspector of Election

 

You Vote, We Donate

The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is a living cultural center located in Anchorage, Alaska that promotes active observance of Alaska Native culture and traditions. As the only statewide cultural and education center dedicated to celebrating all cultures and heritages, ANHC serves as a statewide resource for Alaska Natives from birth until Elder, and funding from this contribution will provide additional resources that will bring virtual ANHC programming to people across the country and the world. CIRI will donate $1.00 to the Alaska Native Heritage Center for every shareholder with a valid, active proxy (for any proxyholder or candidate) on file by the proxy deadline.

 

Prizes

There are $24,000 in Annual Meeting cash prizes this year, including $13,000 in eVote prizes. If submitted by the appropriate deadlines, eProxies also qualify shareholders for the Annual Meeting Early Bird prize drawings. Click on the link below for the list of prizes, deadlines and rules.

 

List of prize drawings and official rules