Ethics Obligations for Chief Executive Officer and Employees with Financial Reporting Responsibilities
Revised: April 29, 2015
As a public company, it is of critical importance that the Company's reports to the public and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission be accurate and timely. Depending on their position with the Company, employees may be called upon to provide information to assure that the Company's public reports are complete, fair and understandable. The Company expects all of its personnel to take this responsibility very seriously and to provide prompt and accurate answers to inquiries related to the Company's public disclosure requirements.
The Finance Department bears a special responsibility for promoting integrity throughout the organization, with responsibilities to stakeholders both inside and outside of the Company. The Chief Executive Officer and Finance Department personnel have a special role both to adhere to these principles themselves and also to ensure that a culture exists throughout the Company as a whole that ensures the fair and timely reporting of the Company's financial results and condition.
Because of this special role, the Chief Executive Officer and all members of the Company's Finance Department are bound by the following Code of Ethics, and by accepting this Code of Ethics, each agrees that he or she will:
Violations of this Code of Ethics, including failures to report potential violations by others, will be viewed as a severe disciplinary matter that may result in personnel action, including termination of employment.
It is against the Company's policy to retaliate against any employee for good faith reporting of violations of this Code.