For half a century, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) has been a driving force for economic growth and community development rooted in Iñupiaq values. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of UIC and its dedication to empowering our shareholders and community through responsible resource development, innovative business ventures, and investments in education and workforce development. As we reflect on our achievements over the past 50 years, we are more committed than ever to continue our mission of creating long-term value for our shareholders while preserving our culture and traditions for future generations.
The 50th UIC Shareholder’s Annual Meeting will be held in-person at Fred Ipalook Elementary School and online via Zoom on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 1:00 pm. Instructions on how to join the meeting virtually via Zoom and how to vote your proxy electronically and vote online during the meeting are in your shareholder proxy packets and are included below.
If you have not received your proxy packet by May 5, please contact the UIC Stock Department at (907) 852-7444 or by email at email@example.com.
UIC is once again providing the opportunity for its shareholders to vote their proxies electronically and vote online during the meeting this year. While traditional methods like mailing or faxing paper proxies or sending them via email are still available, e-voting allows for instant confirmation that your proxy has been received. To participate in e-voting, visit www.voteuic.com and use the blue PIN provided on your proxy that was sent to you in your proxy packet.
For the 2023 Annual Shareholder Meeting, you may vote in the following ways:
- By proxy received by the UIC Stock Department by 5:00 pm, Friday, June 2, 2023.
- Online proxy: Submit through voteUIC.com using the blue PIN that is printed on your proxy form; or
- Paper proxy: Send completed proxies to UIC by e-mail, in-person drop-off, mail, or fax.
- By ballot submitted during the Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 3, 2023.
- Online ballot: Register and vote online at voteUIC.com until the polls close by using the blue PIN that is printed on your proxy form; or
- In-person ballot: Register and cast your vote with the Stock Department at Fred Ipalook Elementary School before the polls close.
If you vote online by 5:00 pm on May 19, 2023, you will be eligible for all three (3) prizes: early bird prizes, e-vote prizes, and general voting prizes.
For assistance with voting or with online access, please contact the UIC Stock Department directly at (907) 852-7444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about this Shareholder Meeting, including prizes and “how to” instructions, are available on the Shareholder Portal and in your proxy packet.
This year, shareholders also have several options to submit their comments. You can use the self-addressed, postage-paid comment cards provided in the proxy packets, send an email to email@example.com, use the Zoom chat feature during the Annual Meeting, or raise concerns in-person during the Shareholder Concerns segment of the Annual Meeting.