The Ahtna Shareholder Services Department is based out of Glennallen, Alaska, and is headed by Eileen Ewan, Shareholder Services Manager.
Ahtna Shareholder Services
PO Box 649
Glennallen, Alaska 99588
The Ahtna Shareholder Services Department is responsible for most issues relating to shareholders, including shareholder enrollment, shareholder relations, the processing and distribution of shareholder dividends, as well as providing shareholder benefits. If you are a shareholder seeking to learn more about what services and benefits you are entitled to, please contact the Ahtna Shareholder Services Department at (907) 822-3476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ahtna originally enrolled 1,074 (?) shareholders immediately following the passage of ANCSA. On June 7, 2008, Ahtna shareholders voted to extend stock ownership to lineal descendants of Ahtna shareholders that met the eligibility requirements for that stock and were born after December 18, 1971.
As of January 31, 2014, there are 1,824 Ahtna shareholders, 721 of whom are Class L shareholders.
No. As an Alaska Native corporation, Ahtna does not hold any publicly traded stock and shares are not legally allowed to be sold. Except for Class L stock, all classes of stock may be gifted or inherited.
Unless you are already an original Ahtna shareholder, there are only 3 ways to become an Ahtna shareholder:
- Inheriting shares
- Being gifted shares
- Becoming a Class L shareholder
Class L stock is a class of Ahtna stock that was created for the purpose of enrolling lineal descendants of original Ahtna shareholders who were born after December 18, 1971, provided they met certain eligibility requirements.
In order to become a Class L shareholder, applicants must be a lineal descendant of an original Ahtna shareholder; have ¼ or more Alaska Native blood quantum; be born after Dec. 18, 1971; be a United States citizen; and must not already be a shareholder of another regional corporation, unless through gifting or inheritance. Applicants must complete an application process that includes their application form, original birth certificate, original Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB), and additional forms if needed.
Note: If you are a Class L shareholder-owner, are of age and have received your high school diploma, GED or equivalent, please remember that Shareholder Services needs proof of graduation/completion, such as a copy of your diploma, so they can transfer your remaining shares to you. Class L stock is managed under a separate program from Graduate Gift requests and requires its own submission of proof of graduation for shares to be transferred.
For more information about Class L stock, please contact the Shareholder Services Department at (907) 822-3476 or email@example.com.
Shareholder forms can be found in the Forms section of this Web site, at the Anchorage or Glennallen offices, or by contacting the Shareholder Services Department directly.
Ahtna staff at either of the Anchorage of Glennallen offices are certainly willing to assist shareholders in filling out shareholder forms, provided there is capacity to do so. Please note that the Shareholder Services Department is based out of Glennallen, and that the Anchorage office has limited staff who are able to assist with certain forms.
If you need help with any shareholder form, please call the Shareholder Services Department first before coming in.
Ahtna provides a congratulatory graduate gift to shareholders who’ve recently graduated with a high school diploma/certificate of attendance/certificate of completion, GED, college degree, or Ph. D.
The graduate gift is not automatic, however – shareholders must apply to receive the gift. This application includes the graduate gift form, w9 form, and a copy of their diploma or degree. All documents must be submitted to Ahtna within one (1) year following the shareholder’s graduation or receipt of degree, diploma or certificate. The graduate gift and w9 forms can be found in the Forms section of this website and at both the Glennallen and Anchorage offices. Graduate Gift requests are managed under a separate program from Class L stock and require their own submission of proof of graduation.
Shareholder graduates may also choose to be recognized in the Kanas shareholder newsletter, which is printed and distributed on a quarterly basis. Shareholders who wish to do so may send a business-appropriate photo of themselves to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the congratulatory graduate gift for shareholders, please contact Carlene Pete, Glennallen Office Manager at (907) 822-3495 or email@example.com.
Ahtna provides a memorial fund donation to the immediate family (legal spouses and/or descendants) of recently deceased shareholders, with the intent of defraying the cost of funeral expenses. Assistance is also available upon request with a funeral program or memorial pamphlet, which includes design, printing and folding.
If you have any questions or concerns about Ahtna’s memorial fund donation, please contact the Shareholder Services department at (907) 822-3476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call the Shareholder Services Department at (907) 822-3476 or email email@example.com for help. Information regarding dividends can also be found in the Dividends section of this website.
In 2013, Ahtna declared more than $2 million in shareholder and Elder dividends.
Ahtna provides a memorial benefit to families of deceased shareholders to help defray funeral costs; a congratulatory graduate gift for shareholders who’ve recently completed high school, GED, college, or Ph.D.; as well as direct funding for the Ahtna Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and other cultural benefits to Ahtna shareholders.
To learn more about the Ahtna Heritage Foundation, please visit their website at www.ahtnaheritagefoundation.com or contact them at (907) 822-5778.