The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $3.50 per share to be issued in December. The average BSNC shareholder who owns 100 shares of stock will receive $350. The total distribution will be approximately $2.2 million to BSNC’s shareholders of record.
“This is a record high dividend and a 10 percent increase from BSNC’s 2015 distribution,” said BSNC Board Chairman Henry Ivanoff. “This dividend is a reflection of BSNC’s commitment to providing meaningful benefits to its shareholders.”
There are many benefits that come with being a BSNC shareholder or descendant, including eligibility to receive scholarships from the Bering Straits Foundation and hire preference for qualified applicants. In addition to these benefits, BSNC provides bereavement benefits in the amount of $1,500 to families to assist after the death of an original BSNC shareholder or lineal descendant of an original BSNC shareholder.