1 Doyon,Limited October 2013 Volume 44, No. 10 Fe a t u r i n g pg. 2-3 Message to Shareholders Dividend FAQs Board Candidates Shareholder Awards Doyon Anvil pg. 4-5 Drive Winners Dialogue with Doyon Doyon Leadership Training Shareholder Spotlight Doyon Foundation Board OST Seeks Account Holders pg. 6 Calendar Condolences Sign up for Doyon s monthly e-newsletter by contacting Doyon Announces 2013 Shareholder Dividend The Doyon, Limited board of directors approved a shareholder dividend in the amount of $4.23 per share, or $423 per 100 shares, during their quarterly meeting in Fairbanks on August 17, The dividend will be distributed to shareholders on December 10, Doyon has paid shareholders a dividend every year since The dividend is based on a five-year average of net income. To ensure shareholders receive their dividend in a timely manner, please make a note of these important dates: November 12, 5 p.m. Last day to apply for direct deposit November 21, 5 p.m. Last day to make address changes December 10 Dividend day, dividends are direct deposited or mailed to the address on file as of November 21 Please note: All shareholders with a bad address on file at Doyon WILL NOT receive their dividend, and need to contact shareholder records. This includes shareholders signed up for direct deposit. Doyon Anvil Joins Family of Companies Doyon Emerald and Alaska Anvil have expanded their existing strategic alliance and merged their respective Alaska engineering and consulting operations to create Doyon Anvil. Headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, this new joint venture was created to better serve clients within Alaska. Doyon Anvil services will include full-service, multi-discipline engineering and procurement, process safety/risk management, project management, and construction field support. Werner Plagge serves as Doyon Anvil s president and general manager. Plagge has worked for Anvil Corporation for 20 years and led the strategic alliance effort with Doyon Emerald. Doyon, Limited Frequently Asked Questions about Dividends I didn t change my address and it is different from what Doyon has on file. What do I do? Call, fax or address changes to shareholder records by November 21. After November 21, shareholders should place a forwarding address on file with their post office and also update their address with shareholder records. How do I apply for direct deposit? Shareholders have until November 12 to apply for direct deposit. The direct deposit application is available at applications.aspx or by contacting shareholder records. When will checks be mailed? When will checks be direct deposited? On December 10, 2013, dividends will be direct deposited or mailed to the address on file as of November 21. Shareholders are strongly encouraged to update their contact information as soon as possible and to have their checks direct deposited. The deadline to apply for direct deposit is November 12. Shareholders who receive checks and have moved must update their address with Doyon by November 21. Can you hold my check so I can pick it up prior to it being mailed? All checks are either mailed to shareholders or direct deposited into their bank accounts. continued on page 3 continued on page 2
2 Message to Shareholders Board of Directors Orie G. Williams Chair Victor Nicholas Vice Chair Michael R. Fleagle Secretary Miranda Wright Treasurer Walter Wally Carlo Shirley Cleaver Lee DeWilde Jennifer Fate Andrew Jimmie Georgianna Lincoln Esther M. McCarty Sonta Roach Christopher Simon President & CEO Aaron M. Schutt Communications Doyon, Limited 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300 Fairbanks, Alaska Phone Fax Toll-Free Like Doyon on Facebook! Visit doyonlimited for up-to-date Doyon, Limited news and events. Dear Shareholders, Fall time in Alaska is always busy as we prepare for the coming winter months. I hope you had a successful hunting season and were able to put away what you need. It has been a busy time at Doyon, too. The board of directors met in August and approved Doyon s budget for fiscal year 2014, declared a shareholder dividend of $4.23 per share, and announced a partnership with Anvil Corporation. In addition, for many Native people all over Alaska, fall time typically means attendance at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention. I am excited that the AFN board decided to hold the convention in Fairbanks this year. It is always gratifying to have visitors enjoy the hospitality and warmth of the people of the Interior. AFN week begins with the First Alaskans Institute Youth and Elder Conference from October 21 23, and the convention takes place October On Wednesday, October 23, a welcome potlatch will be held at the Big Dipper, hosted by Fairbanks Native Association, Tanana Chiefs Conference and Doyon. During the convention, AFN will present two awards named after prominent leaders and Doyon shareholders who have passed: Hannah Dividend Faqs Continued from Page 1 Can my check be direct deposited to my bank? Shareholders can print the direct deposit form from applications.aspx or Doyon can fax or mail the form to shareholders. The deadline for direct deposit applications is November 12. If Doyon mails the check on December 10, when will I receive it? It depends on the postal delivery time. How long is my check valid? Checks are valid for six months; after the sixmonth period the check has to be reissued. I lost my check. Can you stop payment? Stop payments must be used as a last resort as it takes about two months and Doyon must pay a fee for every stop payment issued. The earliest a October 2013 Paul Solomon and Richard Frank. The AFN board of directors could not have picked more deserving people to honor. Dialogue with Doyon meetings will also take place this fall. We will visit Grayling, Minto, Fort Yukon, Nulato, Bethel and Anchorage, as well as Seattle. Board members, staff and I typically attend these meetings, which offer the opportunity to meet face-to-face with shareholders and local students to discuss the goals and direction of our company, as well as the importance of voting, employment and training opportunities, and benefits of being a Doyon shareholder. Thank you for your continued support. I look forward to seeing many of you in Fairbanks for AFN or at an upcoming Dialogue with Doyon meeting. Sincerely, Aaron M. Schutt President and CEO stop payment action can be submitted to the bank is January 10, Doyon can mail shareholders a stop payment form, which must be signed and returned. The bank holds the stop payment for 10 business days. Doyon will reissue a check five 10 business days later, and then it will be mailed to the shareholder. My check was stolen. What do I do? If a shareholder believes their signature was forged, Doyon can send forgery paperwork to the shareholder. This paperwork must then be delivered to the local police to file a report. For specific information, please contact shareholder records. For more FAQs, visit or contact shareholder records at ext. 2040, or
3 Candidates Sought for 2014 Board Election The Doyon, Limited board of directors is seeking qualified individuals who want to serve as a Doyon board member. There are five director seats, each with a term of three years, to be filled by election at the March 2014 annual meeting of shareholders. In order to be elected a director, a candidate must be a voting Doyon shareholder who is at least 18 years of age. In addition, Doyon s Articles of Incorporation require at least a minimum representation of rural directors. Based on the current and expected number of rural shareholders, at least one rural director will need to be elected at the March 2014 annual meeting. There is no upper limit Doyon s board can have a higher number of rural directors. Rural residence is defined in Doyon s Articles of Incorporation as residency within the Tanana Chiefs Conference region, outside of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Shareholder News Current directors whose terms expire at the March 2014 annual meeting are Andrew Andy Jimmie, Georgianna Lincoln, Esther McCarty, Victor Nicholas and Orie G. Williams. To be listed as a candidate in Doyon s proxy materials, a shareholder must submit a board candidate information form online or by mail or hand-delivery no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, October 14, Please note that this deadline is a receipt deadline. The form is available now on Doyon s website, For more information, please contact the Doyon legal department at ext or Deadline Approaching for Shareholder of the Year Nominations Each year at the Doyon, Limited annual meeting of shareholders, the Doyon board of directors presents Shareholder of the Year Awards to outstanding shareholders nominated for their exemplary characteristics and exercise of traditional Native values. Doyon will continue to accept nominations for the 2014 Shareholder of the Year Awards until October 14, 2013 at 5 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. Nominations will not be accepted after this deadline. Forms are available at If you know a shareholder who fits any of the award criteria below, please consider nominating him or her for one of the following awards: The Hannah Paul Solomon Elder of the Year Award recognizes an Elder, age 55 or older, who has devoted his or her life toward the betterment of Alaska Natives. The award is named in honor of the late Hannah Paul Solomon, who dedicated her life to teaching the younger generation traditional ways. The 2013 awardee was Pauline Peter. The Chief Andrew Isaac Leadership Award recognizes a person age 35 or younger, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities. The award is named in honor of the late Chief Andrew Isaac, who emphasized the importance of education for youth to become leaders of tomorrow. The 2013 awardee was Ginessa Jade Peter. The Daaga Community Service Award recognizes a community or individual who shows strong commitment, competence and sensitivity in helping others to make their community a healthier and safer place to live, and whose accomplishments have directly affected Alaska Natives. The 2013 awardee was Peter Captain, Jr. The Doyon Citizen of the Year Award recognizes a person who has demonstrated leadership, strong commitment, competence and sensitivity in the educational and cultural survival of Alaska Natives. Recipients may be chosen for contributions in the fields of health or education, maintenance of a traditional lifestyle, or for the example they set as parents. The 2013 awardee was Reba DeWilde. The Richard Frank Military Service Award, established in 2013, recognizes a veteran or active service member in good standing of any of the military service branches who has demonstrated strong leadership qualities in service to our country and commitment to fellow Alaska Natives and/or military families. The 2013 awardee was Clifford Charlie. For details on the 2013 awardees, more information on the awards or to obtain a nomination form, please go to or contact Colita Fiorenzi at , ext or Anvil joins Doyon Continued from Page 1 Doyon and Anvil have very similar corporate cultures with complementary experience and values. Both companies focus on developing long-term relationships with their clients and their employees. Their missions are directed toward providing quality services and continually enhancing their position as financially strong companies that provide stable and rewarding careers for their employees. I am excited about the partnership Doyon has established with Anvil Corporation, said Doyon President and CEO Aaron Schutt. This alliance is a reflection of Doyon s vision to be a Leader in All We Do as Anvil brings years of engineering expertise to the Alaska market. For more information about Doyon Anvil, please go to 3
4 Shareholder News Direct Deposit Drive and E-drive Winners Announced The drawing for the Doyon, Limited direct deposit drive that took place this summer was held September 3, Congratulations to the following shareholders who won: $1,000 winner: Donovan K. Olin $750 winner: Ivan F. Charles $500 winner: Jeffery L. Walker $250 winners: Tishina L. Oskolkoff Luke Titus James F. Elliott Frederick Kruger Joel A. Stephen Chester C. Thomas, Jr. Mercia Kalloch The winners were pulled in a random drawing from the names of 7,306 shareholders with direct deposit information on file with Doyon as of Friday, August 23, Shareholders who wish to sign up for direct deposit can download the direct deposit application at or contact shareholder records at , or doyon.com for a direct deposit application. The drawing for the Doyon e-drive that took place this fall was held September 9, The winners of the $100 Visa gift cards were: Janet M. Breitenstein Helena Marie Carlo Norvin Lee DeWilde Patrick John Honea Frederick Huntington, Jr. The e-drive winners were randomly pulled from the names of 5,041 shareholders who had addresses on file with Doyon as of September 6, Shareholders who followed Doyon on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn earned additional drawing entries. The goal of the Doyon e-drive was to introduce shareholders to additional options for receiving important Doyon-related news via Doyon s e-newsletter and social media outlets. This assists Doyon in its efforts to become more environmentally and economically responsible by reducing the amount of paper and mailing costs for the thousands of Doyon newsletters disbursed bi-monthly to shareholders. To update an address with Doyon, contact shareholder records at , or Shareholders can also connect with Doyon on Facebook (www. facebook.com/doyonlimited), Twitter and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/68337). 4 Dialogue with Doyon Meeting Update The annual Dialogue with Doyon meetings provide the opportunity for Doyon, Limited shareholders to meet and talk with Doyon board members, senior management and staff about the goals and direction of Doyon and its family of companies. This winter, Dialogue with Doyon meetings will take place in Grayling, Minto, Fort Yukon, Nulato, Bethel and Anchorage, Alaska, as well as in Seattle, Wash. Meetings will be held between October 2013 and January Specific dates are to be determined and will be announced in future Doyon newsletters and on social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. In conjunction with the meetings, Doyon also meets with local students to discuss the importance of voting, benefits of being a shareholder, and employment and training opportunities. Additionally, Doyon records staff members are available to assist shareholders with stock wills, address changes, direct deposit applications and new shareholder enrollments. Watch the Doyon newsletter for future announcements regarding upcoming Dialogue with Doyon dates. For more information about Dialogue with Doyon, please contact shareholder relations at or (toll-free) or (in Fairbanks). HR/Shareholder Outreach Update: Apply now for DLT The application period for the 2014 Doyon Leadership Training (DLT) is now open through the deadline of November 15, DLT provides personal, interpersonal, management and leadership training to help Doyon shareholders and Doyon Family of Companies employees develop skills necessary for future job opportunities and career advancement. The program is specifically designed to prepare candidates for leadership positions through personal and professional development. During the 10-month program, selected Doyon shareholders and Doyon employees participate in two day-long training sessions each month. The training includes studying and sharing insight on required developmental readings, participating in accountability and team support teleconferences, and individual personal and professional development coaching sessions. Participants also create an individual personal/professional mentoring relationship and present a self-designed program project to Doyon leadership. The DLT application is now available on Applicants are also encouraged to follow Doyon on LinkedIn to receive application tips from current DLT participants and to learn more about DLT. Flyers, videos and other resources for DLT applicants will also be available on LinkedIn during the application period. For an application or more information about DLT, please visit or contact shareholder outreach at , or October 2013
5 Shareholder News Shareholder Spotlight: 2013 Foundation Scholarship Recipients On September 6, Doyon Foundation students, staff and supporters gathered at the Doyon Industrial Facility to take part in an award ceremony for the 2013 scholarship recipients. During the ceremony, the Foundation awarded 31 competitive scholarships, which range from $2,500 - $5,000, as well as basic part-time and full-time scholarships, which range from $400 - $800 per semester. At the ceremony, Doyon Foundation Executive Director Doris Miller announced that $199,000 was awarded to 223 students this year. This is two times the amount that was awarded the previous year. The increase is due in large part to the Foundation s many volunteers and generous sponsors and donors, including individuals and companies that took part in the annual Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in June, donors who chose the Pick. Click. Give. option while applying for the 2013 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, and individuals and families who support the Foundation financially. I am so appreciative and thankful that I received this scholarship in the final year of my graduate program, said Morris Thompson Memorial Scholarship recipient and Doyon, Limited finance intern Jamie Marunde, who is pursuing her master s degree in business administration with a focus in capital markets. It will allow me to focus and perform at my best instead of worrying about finances. I now will achieve one of the biggest goals in my life thanks to Doyon. The keynote speaker for the ceremony was student Sharon Hildebrand, who is studying Alaska Native studies and Native law at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Hildebrand, who will graduate next spring, spoke of her journey to finish her degree and of the many mentors and support she received along the way. Hildebrand, a 2013 Morris Thompson Memorial Scholarship recipient, plans to attend law school after completing her bachelor s degree. To learn more about the Doyon Foundation or to apply for scholarships, please visit Doyon Foundation Seeks Board Candidates Do you support students and education? Do you value cultural and language learning opportunities? Are you seeking a way to make a difference? If so, consider serving on the Doyon Foundation board of directors. Doyon Foundation is currently seeking candidates for two open seats on its board of directors. The open positions have three-year terms expiring in The application deadline is Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5 p.m. The election will take place at the Foundation s 2013 annual membership meeting in November. Interested candidates may complete the online application or download and print a hard copy form at Hard copy forms may be mailed or hand-delivered to Doyon Foundation, 615 Bidwell Ave., Suite 101, Fairbanks, Alaska, Candidates seeking election to the Doyon Foundation board must be: A Doyon shareholder. Is OST Holding Money for You? 18 years of age or older. Knowledgeable about private foundation management and higher education. Familiar with the Foundation s strategic plan, long-term vision and goals, and mission and purpose. Committed to spending up to 200 volunteer hours a year carrying out the duties of a board member. This year, Doyon Foundation is specifically interested in candidates who have experience pursuing and obtaining funds and resources from foundations, corporations, individuals and government sources through activities such as proposal development, annual appeals, strategic campaigns and events planning. For more information, please visit or contact Doris Miller, Doyon Foundation s executive director, at or The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) is seeking current addresses for Individual Indian Money account holders. All Whereabouts Unknown (WAU) accounts have either interests in lands and/ or funds to be disbursed to rightful owners. In Alaska the lands are Native allotments or restricted townsite lots. Doyon, Limited shareholders are encouraged to visit and view the WAU lists on Lists may be searched by name or by regional corporation. Shareholders on a WAU list can download and print a change of address form from the OST website. Completed forms should be mailed to Office of the Special Trustee-Alaska, 3601 C Street, Suite 216, Anchorage, AK Doyon, Doyon, Limited Limited 5
6 Condolences The Doyon, Limited board of directors and staff extend their sincere condolences to the families and friends of the following shareholders who have recently passed away: 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300 Fairbanks, Alaska Mary Albert, 79 Tanana, AK Norman M. Big Joe, 67 Nenana, AK John J. Blackburn, 53 Fairbanks, AK Don W. Buffington, 62 Napa, CA Fabian Charlie, 67 Minto, AK Patrick Cleveland, 52 Minot, ND Lorena D. Edmonds, 44 Minden, NE John R. Folger, 38 Tanana, AK Brenda A. Golilie, 41 Shageluk, AK Eric B. Honea, 42 Brooksville, FL Zaccharias O. Hugo, 81 Anaktuvuk Pass, AK Eugene R. Ivey, 76 McGrath, AK Edward Knutson, 85 Seattle, WA Jessie M. Nelsen, 27 Seward, AK Geraldine Semaken, 52 Kaltag, AK Tayshawn Solomon, Birth Anchorage, AK William F. Westlake, Jr., 44 Kodiak, AK June M. Woodford, 30 Anchorage, AK Harold A. Woods, 48 Fairbanks, AK Calendar OCTOBER 3 Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends Disbursed Visit 14 Board Candidate Application Deadline For more information, please contact (toll-free), (in Fairbanks) or Shareholder Award Nomination Deadline For more information, please contact (toll-free), (in Fairbanks) or First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference Carlson Center, Fairbanks, Alaska. For more information, please visit or Alaska Federation of Natives Convention Carlson Center, Fairbanks, Alaska. For more information, please visit or NOVEMBer 9 Doyon, Limited Board Meeting 8 a.m., Doyon Board Room, 1 Doyon Place, Suite 300, Fairbanks, Alaska. October Direct Deposit Application Deadline For more information, contact ext. 2040, or 15 Doyon Leadership Training Application Deadline For more information and the application form, please go to 21 Address Change Deadline For more information, contact ext. 2040, or Doyon Offices Closed In observance of Thanksgiving and Alaska Day.