Employees submitting concerns regarding conflicts of interest, ethics
violations, and questionable accounting or auditing matters are complying with
the Company's Code of Ethics. The Company will not permit retaliation
against any person who submits good faith information about actual or suspected
All submissions may be made on an anonymous basis and all submissions will be
treated with confidentiality. Although all correspondence may be submitted
anonymously, providing your name may be beneficial to the investigation.
If your contact information is provided, you should expect acknowledgement of
your submission within 5 business days. E-mail submissions will be
automatically be forwarded to all independent members of the Board of Directors
and the Corporate Secretary.
When reporting a suspected violation, please include details such as:
- nature of occurrence,
- the time,
- location, and
- names of individuals involved.
Since investigations of alleged violations involve complex legal matters, it
is important that you do not conduct your own investigation. Acting on
your own may compromise the integrity of the investigation and adversely affect
both you and the Company.
Submissions may be made to the following independent directors: