Koniag Update on the Coronavirus

Dear fellow Shareholders,

As concern over coronavirus or COVID-19 grows across the US, we know that how we respond as a business has an impact on the health and safety of those most important to us – our Shareholders, employees, and customers. 

Koniag is very fortunate; most of our work is technical and professional services for essential business and government functions, which means we anticipate that the coronavirus may have a minimal impact on our business operations. However, in the modern era the world has not faced a situation like this, and it can be unsettling to have our everyday activities disrupted. We are confident, though, that by being proactive and implementing the CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of disease, we will weather this storm with the resiliency that has characterized the Alutiiq people for thousands of years. 

Remember, you’re an important part of our culture of health and resilience:

  • Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching face, mouth, nose and eyes
  • Routinely clean frequently touched objects (keyboard, phone, door knobs)
  • Keep at least six feet from ill people who are coughing or sneezing

 For more information on how to keep yourself and your family healthy, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

While there are no active cases in Alaska, we are watching the situation closely. As we monitor the situation, it may become necessary to temporarily close our Anchorage or Kodiak offices and ask nonessential staff to work from home.

Please rest assured that, should we have to temporarily close our offices, we will continue to be responsive to Shareholder needs. Our main phone lines will be monitored and Shareholders who need to meet with one of our staff may schedule meetings in advance. Most Shareholder forms can be downloaded online from the Koniag website or MyKoniag Shareholder Portal and submitted via email to shareholderinfo@koniag.com. While temporarily closing our offices may be a burden, we recognize that “sapurluni” or being weathered-in isn’t anything new to us and we will be sure to keep you informed if we take this step. 

We appreciate your patience as we navigate these unknown waters and do all that we can to protect our Koniag family by limiting their exposure and the spread of the coronavirus.

Quyanna,

Shauna Hegna, President

Call for 2020 Shareholder Proposals

Koniag is accepting Shareholder proposals for the 2020 Annual Meeting to be held October 3, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. In accordance with Section 2.13.1 of Koniag’s Bylaws, proposals must be included on the agenda and must meet the following criteria:

1. Written resolution form, no more than 100 words in length and comply with Section 2.13 of the bylaws of the Corporation. No individual or organization of Shareholders may submit more than two resolutions for adoption at any meeting.

2. Accompanied by a petition signed by Shareholders who represent not less than one percent (1%) of the outstanding voting shares of the Corporation. The petition must comply with the Bylaw provisions on petitions.

3. Each resolution submitted must be accompanied by the name and address of the Shareholder submitting the resolution.

4. A supporting statement of not more than 500 words in length must also be submitted for use in the proxy statement. This statement must be incompliance with Alaska law and the bylaws of the Corporation.

5. Deadline for submission is 5:00 p.m. AKDST June 19, 2020.

Shareholder proposals will be subject to review for compliance with these requirements. If you have questions about the form of petitions or resolutions, please email elections@koniag.com or call April Fischer at 800.658.3818

Proposals should be submitted to either:

Koniag
3800 CenterPoint Drive
Suite 502
Anchorage, AK 99503
ATTN: April Fischer
E: elections@koniag.com
Fax: 907.562.5258
Koniag
194 Alimaq Drive
Kodiak, AK 99615
ATTN: April Fischer

2020 Director Nominations Being Accepted

Nominations are open for Koniag Shareholders seeking election to the Board of Directors. Three seats are up for election at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held Saturday, October 3, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska.

All valid nominations will be included in the Corporation’s Proxy Statement.

The Nomination Committee is seeking candidates that embrace Koniag’s Values and Ethics, have demonstrated leadership skills, a track-record of service to their community and strong communication skills.


Application Deadline:

Monday, March 16, 2020

At 5:00 p.m. AKDST

Applications received after this date will not be considered.


Please contact elections@koniag.com with any questions, or call 800.658.3818 and ask for April Fischer.