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Shareholder Services FAQ

How can I contact the Ahtna Shareholder Services Department?

The Ahtna Shareholder Services Department is based out of Glennallen, Alaska.

Ahtna Shareholder Services
Eileen Ewan, Shareholder Services Manager or Leandra Martin, Shareholder Records Assistant
PO Box 649 Glennallen, Alaska 99588
(907) 822-3476
shservices@ahtna.net

I’m an Ahtna shareholder. What can the Ahtna Shareholder Services Department help me with?

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 shservices@ahtna.net.

How many shareholders does Ahtna have?

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 (known as Class L shareholders).

As of April 2019, there are 2,065 Ahtna shareholders, nearly half of whom are Class L shareholders.

Can Ahtna shares be sold?

No. As an Alaska Native corporation, Ahtna shares are not publicly traded and cannot be sold. Except for Class L stock, all classes of stock may be gifted or inherited.

How do I become an Ahtna shareholder?

Original Ahtna shareholders were enrolled following the passage of ANCSA. If you are not an original Ahtna shareholder, there are only three ways to become an Ahtna shareholder:

  • Inheriting shares.
  • Being gifted shares.
  • Becoming a Class L shareholder.
What is Class L stock?

Class L stock is a class of Ahtna stock that was created to enroll descendants of original Ahtna shareholders who were born after December 18, 1971, provided they meet certain eligibility requirements.

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 December 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, and original Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB); additional forms may be required.

Eligible descendants who are minors when they are enrolled in Class L stock receive 30 shares at the time of enrollment, and an additional 70 shares when they turn 18 and graduate from high school (or turn 21 without high school completion). If you are a Class L shareholder, are over 18 years old and have received your high school diploma, GED or equivalent, Shareholder Services needs proof of graduation/completion (such as a copy of your diploma) so they can issue your remaining 70 shares to you. Class L stock is managed under a separate program from Graduate Gift requests and requires its own proof of graduation for shares to be issued.

For more information about Class L stock, please contact the Shareholder Services Department at (907) 822-3476 or shservices@ahtna.net.

Where can I find forms, like the Change of Address or Direct Deposit form, for Ahtna shareholders?

Shareholder forms can be found on the Services & Forms webpage. Paper copies can be obtained at the Glennallen or Anchorage offices or by contacting the Shareholder Services Department. You can complete certain record changes, such as a change of address, by registering for the Ahtna Shareholder Portal at MyAhtna.com.

Does Ahtna assist shareholders with assistance in filling out Ahtna forms?

Ahtna staff at the Anchorage or Glennallen offices are willing to assist shareholders in filling out shareholder forms, provided there is capacity to do so. Note that the Shareholder Services Department is based out of Glennallen, and the Anchorage office has limited staff available to assist with certain forms.

If you need help with any shareholder form, please first call the Shareholder Services Department at (907) 822-3476 before coming in.

Does Ahtna provide a gift for shareholder graduates?

Ahtna provides a congratulatory graduate gift to shareholders who’ve recently graduated with a high school diploma/certificate of attendance/certificate of completion, GED, journeyman level trade, 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 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 news@ahtna.net.

For more information about the congratulatory graduate gift for shareholders, please email graduate@ahtna.net.

What assistance does Ahtna provide for the families of recently deceased shareholders?

Ahtna provides a Memorial Fund for deceased shareholders, to help defray expenses of putting the loved one to rest. Assistance is also available upon request for preparing a funeral program or memorial pamphlet, including 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 shservices@ahtna.net.

Where can I find more information about shareholder dividends?

You can view payment information and print dividend confirmations using the Ahtna Shareholder Portal at MyAhtna.com. Information regarding dividends can also be found on the Dividends & Distributions webpage. Please call the Shareholder Services Department at (907) 822-3476 or email shservices@ahtna.net for further help.

What types of cultural and social services does Ahtna provide its shareholders?

As an Alaska Native corporation, Ahtna constantly seeks to enhance the overall well-being of our shareholders through employment, educational opportunities, monetary dividends, and other benefits. We are not focused solely on profitability, but also the provision of vital shareholder services and programs aimed at developing our resources, protecting our land, enhancing the lives of our people and maintaining our cultural identity. Visit the Shareholder Benefits webpage to learn more.