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Forms and Procedures

We strive to provide our shareholders with the most up-to-date information regarding their stock and shareholder records. To learn more about Sealaska shareholder procedures and to download forms, please click on one of the topics below.

Receive Distributions Faster with Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is an easy and efficient way to receive your distributions! Log in to your MySealaska account and use the Add Direct Deposit Bank Account button on the ABOUT ME tab to update your bank information online. Changes made online go into effect immediately. Sign up for direct deposit and your distributions will automatically be added to your bank account. You can access your funds on the same day by check, ATM or debit card, and using direct deposit also eliminates the risk of lost or stolen checks.

You may use the form linked below to provide Sealaska your bank information via the mail if you wish, though doing so online is much faster, more convenient and aligned with Green initiatives.

If you have any questions, call 800.848.5921 or email

Direct Deposit Registration Form

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Use the MY CONTACT INFO tab on this site to update your contact information. Changes you make online go into effect immediately.

The following are Sealaska's policies in regards to changing your address in our records using the paper form linked below. These policies are for the protection of our shareholders.

  • The shareholder is the only person who can change his or her address. Sealaska cannot accept address changes by friends or relatives of the shareholder.
  • The shareholder can update their contact information using the My Contact Info on this site. Changes made online go into effect immediately.
  • Address changes submitted using the form linked below must include a valid signature. Sealaska does not accept changes of address over the telephone or via email.
  • To change an address using the form linked below, Sealaska must have the shareholder's name as it appears on Sealaska's shareholder records, his or her Social Security number and/or the shareholder's ID number.

If you have any questions, call 800.848.5921 or email

Change of Address Form

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Sealaska cannot arbitrarily change a minor's custodian of record. Sealaska must have either a divorce decree awarding custody or a resignation from the custodian.

When a new custodian is in order, the new custodian must sign a Designation of Custodian and Custodian's Consent to Appointment form. If a custodian voluntarily resigns, he or she must sign a Resignation of Custodian form in the presence of a Notary Public and return the form to Sealaska. Once the proper documentation is in order, a new stock certificate is prepared and the duplicate sent to the new custodian.

If shares are being transferred by court order (divorce decree, dissolution of marriage) and the court order does not identify the custodian of the stock, the transferer of the stock will be named as the custodian until the child reaches age 18. The re-issuance process takes approximately three to four weeks from the date all necessary documents are received by Sealaska.

Please contact the Shareholder Relations Department to have a Designation of Custodian and Custodian's Consent to Appointment form mailed to you.

Resignation of Custodian

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When you share Sealaska stock with your family, you help continue the important Native tradition of giving. Shareholders may gift any number of their shares to a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, brother or sister.

The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) has been amended to permit gifts to relatives who have been adopted-out. A birth certificate is necessary for all recipients. Shareholders who wish to gift their shares may request a stock-gifting packet from Sealaska's Shareholder Relations office, or download the forms here. The gifting process can take up to 90 days.

Stock Gifting Form
Stock Gifting Brochure
W9 Form

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The Testamentary Disposition is a form shareholders can use to indicate to whom they want their shares to go when they die. On request, Sealaska will assist shareholders to properly complete, sign and have notarized the Testamentary Disposition form.

Testamentary Disposition Form

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When a shareholder's death is reported to Sealaska, the information is entered into the Sealaska Shareholder Information System to avoid sending any additional mail addressed to the deceased. This includes any pending distributions.

In order to transfer the shares of a deceased shareholder to another, Sealaska must have:

  1. Certified copy of the death certificate
  2. Properly completed Testamentary Disposition form; or
  3. Last Will and Testament of the decedent
  4. If there is no will or completed testamentary disposition form, then Sealaska will require the following information in order to transfer the shares according to the Alaska Statutes on Intestate Succession
    • Name of spouse
    • Names of children
    • If there is no spouse or children, the names of parents
    • If there are no spouse, children or parents, the names of brothers and sisters
    • If no spouse, children, parents, brothers or sisters, then names of the next possible heirs, according to Alaska Statutes on Intestate Succession
    • Dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and mailing addresses of the possible heirs listed above
  5. Once all of the above information is received in cases of Intestate Succession, Affidavits of Entitlement are prepared for the signatures of the heirs. In the case of minor heirs who are not already shareholders, a custodian form must be signed by his/her custodian.
  6. Once Sealaska receives the signed Affidavits of Entitlement and death certificate, the shares can be transferred as outlined in the Affidavit of Entitlement. This process takes approximately three to four weeks from the time the last piece of documentation is received. Once the duplicate stock certificates are issued, any funds accruing to the decedant's previous stock certificate will be divided among the heirs according to the Affidavit of Entitlement and paid accordingly.
Testamentary Disposition Form

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If a shareholder's name has changed due to marriage, divorce, adoption, etc., he or she must complete an Affidavit of Name Change form. This form may be requested from the Shareholder Relations department or you may download and print the form below. It must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public and returned to Sealaska.

The affidavit must include a copy of the marriage certificate, adoption or divorce decree stating that the shareholder's name has been legally changed. In all circumstances, the name of the shareholder must match the name on the shareholder's Social Security identification card to avoid backup withholding taxes of 31 percent by the Internal Revenue Service.

Upon receipt of the properly completed Affidavit of Name Change form, a stock certificate will be prepared. Sealaska retains the original stock certificate for safekeeping and a duplicate is mailed to the shareholder. This process takes approximately three to four weeks from the date both items are returned to Sealaska.

Affadavit of Name Change

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Sealaska is dedicated to keeping in touch with our shareholders and wants to ensure they can be reached for future corporate publications including the Shareholder newsletter or the eNewsletter, job openings, important notices and future distributions.

The contact information for many shareholders is not current, and we need your help to find these lost shareholders. If you know anyone on this list, please tell them to contact Sealaska:

By Telephone
Main: 907.586.1512
Toll Free: 800.848.5921
Fax: 907.586.8191
In Person
Sealaska Corporation
One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 400
Juneau, AK 99801

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