The Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) Board of Directors voted on Aug. 11 to declare a one-time special Elder dividend of $500. This special dividend will be paid to original BSNC shareholders who were 65 years of age or older on Nov. 10, 2016, the date of record. Checks will be mailed on or by Dec. 31, 2016.
“This special dividend is given in gratitude of those who have given so much to our communities and our people,” said BSNC Board Chairman Henry Ivanoff. “BSNC honors the contributions of our Elder shareholders.”
BSNC is an Alaska Native Corporation that was established by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. BSNC is owned by more than 7,500 Alaska Native shareholders and actively pursues responsible development of resources and other business opportunities. Through its subsidiaries, BSNC serves the federal government and commercial customers throughout the Bering Strait region, Alaska, the United States and the world.