In response to Section 301 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Company has established an Audit Committee Hotline for the public and/or its employees to anonymously contact a member of the Company's Audit Committee. The purpose of this hotline is to express their concerns about the Company and/or its accounting practices. The caller may choose to leave contact information if they wish to be contacted by an Audit Committee member.
All complaints will be promptly investigated and corrective action(s) taken where appropriate and where allegations substantiated. No employee will suffer retaliation, reprisal or intimidation as a result of reporting alleged violations or assisting with the investigation or claim of alleged violations. Retaliation of any kind by Management, other employees, agents, contractors or subcontractors against an employee for reporting or assisting with the investigation of allegations will not be tolerated by the Company.
In cases where a report is not made anonymously, the report will be kept confidential to the extent possible for proper investigation and in accordance with the law. Strict confidentiality cannot be guaranteed to the extent disclosure is required to conduct a sufficient and proper investigation and to take correct action(s).