We are pleased that NCC is financially able to refund capital credits to our members, and hope that you appreciate this benefit of being a cooperative member.
NCC Capital Credits
Members’ unretired capital credits are used by the cooperative to maintain a solid financial base, to build equity, to provide quality service, and to help the local communities with economic development efforts and donations. This refund reflects a partial retirement of total capital credits, based on NCC’s good financial standing.
Please advise us of any change of address so that you will continue to receive your refund each year.
The capital credits that have accrued over time will be assigned to the surviving spouse or retired to the estate if there is no surviving spouse.
In 2021, NCC retired $1.5 Million in capital credits and was distributed to members doing business with the cooperative in the years of 1992, 1993, 1994 and 2020. Your individual refund is dependent upon your patronage during these years.
A capital credit allocation statement is sent to you after the board of directors approves the previous year’s financials and summarizes the activity in your capital credit account with NCC. It is based on how much business you do with the cooperative. The more business you do each year makes your share of the profits greater. The balance on your statement is yours and over time this money will be paid to you.
As a member-owned cooperative, capital credits represent each member’s ownership of NCC. Capital credits are allocated to the members each year based on annual margins and the member purchases made at NCC. These annual margins are used as working capital to operate the business. Based on the financial condition of the cooperative and at the discretion of the Board of Directors, these capital credits can also be retired to the members as cash.
Capital credits for cooperative members result from a surplus of funds remaining from doing business. As a local telephone, internet or video subscriber, you are automatically a member/owner of NCC. Each time you pay your bill for NCC service, you are making an investment in a company you and your neighbors actually own!