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Tunista Construction Awarded $1.6M Fairbanks Construction Job

News Facts

· Tunitsa Construction, LLC, was founded in August 2009, awarded its first contract in December 2009, and received 8(a) certification in September 2010. Tunista Construction is wholly-owned by Calista Corporation.

· Fairbanks North Star Borough Design/Build Construction Contract:

o Award amount: $1.6 million

o Award timeline: Summer 2011.

o Award scope: A design/build construction job for electrical renovation at Weller Elementary School. Replace existing lighting and light controls; disposal of PCB ballasts; demolition and install of new suspended ceiling; upgrading some exterior lighting.

Quotes

· “Earning this construction job allows Tunista Construction to further enhance our reputation,” said Tunista Construction President Josh Herren. “We are thrilled and proud.”

· “Calista is dedicated to expanding our services with this non-8(a) contract,” said Calista Corporation President Andrew Guy. “This 40th anniversary year of ANCSA should be a milestone year for Calista.”

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The second largest of the original 13 Native corporations, Calista was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and represents over 13,000 Shareholders. The Calista region encompasses over 6.5 million acres and includes 56 villages, which are incorporated into 46 individual village corporations. Calista Corporation is the parent company of 16 subsidiaries, providing services ranging from telecommunications and marketing to construction and facility management. Calista can be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/calistacorp) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/calistacorp).

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