BSNC Announces Emergency Dividend Distribution

The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors has voted to declare a special dividend of $3.00 per share to be distributed the week of March 23. The average BSNC shareholder who owns 100 shares of stock will receive $300. This dividend distribution will be paid through the BSNC Beringia Settlement Trust so that it will be tax-free to our shareholders.

“The BSNC Board recognizes that the coronavirus epidemic has caused an unprecedented public health crisis,” said BSNC Chairman Henry Ivanoff. “I encourage all shareholders to prepare for possibly long-term disruption in travel and the food supply, and practice social distancing by staying at home as much as possible.”

“In providing for a special dividend distribution, we want to do what we can to help our shareholders deal with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said BSNC President & CEO Gail R. Schubert. “We have adapted to many changes, are resilient and look out for each other. This is an important traditional cultural value. I pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy during this pandemic.”

BSNC will continue to closely monitor guidance from the CDC and state health agencies regarding this pandemic and continuously update its shareholders through its regular communication channels, including the Agluktuk newsletter, our social media outlets and on BSNC’s COVID-19 public resource webpage at We are happy to help answer any questions you may have via email at 

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